US ‘concerned’ over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government says it is “concerned” about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.’s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency. In a statement late Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said the government remains “committed to ensuring […]
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Germany flips switch on Baltic Sea’s biggest wind park

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has officially switched on the biggest offshore wind park in the Baltic Sea, which will supply some 400,000 households with electricity. The Arkona facility about 35 kilometers (22 miles) northeast of Germany’s Baltic island of Ruegen went online Tuesday. It is operated by German utility company Eon and Norwegian energy giant […]
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Mainstream retailers embrace CBD despite murky status

NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. Retailers are taking advantage of the booming industry […]
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The Trump team's Mueller report game plan: Read the report quickly and put out responses

Aides and lawyers to President Trump will be assigned sections of Mueller's report to digest so they can quickly craft statements and talking points.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Is paying for summer camp a challenge? Here's how to cover it without breaking the bank

High summer camp fees can be stressful for parents who set aside tax refunds or save all year so that they can afford it.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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ShowBiz Minute: BTS, Jackson, Hui

BTS launches new record in Seoul; Entertainment attorney John Branca says supporters will protect Jackson's legacy; Hui apologizes at press conference. (April 17)            [Author: AP]
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Cruise ship tour: Holland America Line's Volendam

The Volendam may lack some of the bells and whistles of Holland America's newer ships, but it offers an intimate, traditional cruising experience.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
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Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent much of his time as Manchester United manager harking back to the club’s trophy-laden past under Alex Ferguson. Now it’s time to focus on the future — and he knows it. United’s 4-0 aggregate loss to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals highlighted just how far England’s biggest club remains […]
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Yuma, Arizona, mayor declares emergency, warns of 'imminent threat' over migrant releases at border

In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue.            [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Noah Lyles is just the guy to pick up where Usain Bolt left off

Noah Lyles had the world's fastest time in the 200 meters last year, and hasn't lost a race at that distance since the 2016 Olympic trials.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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5 unmissable moments from Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' documentary on Netflix

In 'Homecoming,' Beyoncé gets personal, revealing everything from show prep to how she suffered from preeclampsia during her pregnancy with the twins.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Former PGA Tour winner Jason Bohn calls heart attack 'greatest thing that could ever happen to me'

Former PGA Tour winner Jason Bohn suffered a heart attack when he was 43. He hopes his story inspires others.            [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
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Scientists call teen girls killed over bad breakups a 'public health issue'

Nine out of 10 teens and adolescents killed by a dating partner are girls, a study found. Jealousy and breaking up are primary reasons.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Paris needs Notre Dame': Donations to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral near $1 billion

Recovery efforts continued Wednesday at the charred Notre Dame Cathedral, following reports priceless relics and historical treasures survived.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift, Gayle King, more cover Time's 100 most influential people issue

Time's celebrates its issue honoring the "100 Most Influential People in the World” with multiple covers.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Why Trump's Cabinet vacancies, turnover threaten our government

The lack of political leadership in Trump's Cabinet can be debilitating for the functioning of the federal government.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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ISIS offshoot in Afghanistan willing, able to strike US, says intelligence official

ISIS-K, the terror group's offshoot in Afghanistan, represents the top threat to western countries, according to a senior intelligence official.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Stoned to death for being gay? Americans immune to cruelty must wake up and speak out

Americans should condemn a penal code that sentences gays to death by stoning in the tiny nation of Brunei instead of immunizing ourselves to cruelty.            [Author: Opinion columnist]
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Release Of Redacted Version Of Mueller Report Expected Thursday

While the fight over the report will continue, its release is the culmination of investigations that go back nearly three years. (This piece initially aired April 14, 2019 on All Things Considered.)
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Spain allows NGOs to sail with aid supplies for migrants

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish aid groups say Spain has reluctantly allowed them to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps. But the humanitarian aid groups face hefty fines if their boats venture into official search and rescue areas in the Central Mediterranean. Spain had blocked the […]
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Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat’s den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in […]
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Denver Area Schools Closed As Authorities Search For 'Armed And Dangerous' Woman

Schools in the Denver area are closed Wednesday after the FBI and local law enforcement warned of an "armed and dangerous" 18-year-old white woman who has an "infatuation" with the Columbine shooting.(Image credit: David Zalubowski/AP)
Tags: News, Fbi, Denver, Columbine, Denver Area Schools

Spanish TV election debate excludes far-right party

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Socialist leader and incumbent prime minister Pedro Sanchez has agreed to a single television debate with the lead candidates from three other main parties, following controversy over a potential debate appearance by a surging far-right party. The Socialist party said Wednesday Sanchez will appear ahead of the April 28 ballot on […]
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Lebanese parliament approves plan to restructure electricity

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament has passed amendments necessary to implement a plan to restructure the country’s crumbling electricity sector. Wednesday’s approval was widely expected in the country that has suffered electricity problems since the civil war ended in 1990. Subsidies to the state electricity company cost the government nearly $2 billion a year. The […]
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Frances Austen's cashmere sweaters are built to last a lifetime

Longevity is precisely what we should be looking for in clothing, even if it means an upfront investment.
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MandalaGaba, a drawing board for creating recursive, symmetrical, tessellating art

MandalaGaba is a drawing board that specializes in mandalas and other artistic mathematical magic. Click and drag and watch what happens! You can save and share your work; the creators have a blog and an instagram featuring quality examples. After radial symmetry (mandalas) and tessellations, I just finished implementing recursive drawing. Do tweak the buttons & sliders, seeing their effect on a pen stroke is the best way to understand what they do. I hope this is fun.
Tags: Post, Art, Recursion

CT Appeals Court To Hear Arguments About Alleged Failures At Sandy Hook

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown that could have saved lives before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. The parents of two children killed at the Newtown school are appealing the dismissal of their lawsuit by a trial court judge, who ruled last year that school officials were immune from being sued and security protocols wer...
Tags: News, Shooting, Connecticut, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Adam Lanza, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Hartford, Conn AP, Appellate Court, Lanza, Jesse Lewis, Noah Pozner, Kate Riga, AP story, CT Appeals Court

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such garments were once common and style-setters including Marilyn Monroe, […]
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Days After Conflagration, $1 Billion Raised To Rebuild Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done. Construction teams brought in a huge crane and a delivery of planks of wood to the site Wednesday morning. Firefighters are still examining damage and shoring up the structure after Monday’s fire collapsed the cathedral’s spire ...
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Bernie Sanders among top one per cent of US earners, newly released tax returns show

Bernie Sanders and his wife made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017, newly released tax returns have revealed, shining a light on the wealth of the Left-wing presidential hopeful.  Mr Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist who sits as an independent in the US Senate, enjoyed the surge of income in part thanks to books he has written about politics.  The 77-year-old released 10 years of tax returns on Monday, following similar moves by rivals who are also seeking the Democratic P...
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