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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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BLY, Ore. — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work...

European agency is 1st to clear Moderna jab for children

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LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has recommended authorizing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17, the first time the shot has...

Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

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Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive...

Man sentenced for deadly ‘swatting’ scheme over username

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was sentenced to five years in prison this week for his role in an international “swatting” scheme that...

Mexico to bury archeological find because of virus costs

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MEXICO CITY — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and...

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

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BRASILIA, Brazil — With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to...

Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen

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TOKYO — Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. ...

Police: Armed person stole ambulance with patient inside

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HOUSTON — An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said. ...

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

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Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive...