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Explosive souvenir in rucksack prompts German airport alert

BERLIN (AP) — A 28-year-old man in Germany faces a hefty bill after trying to catch a flight at Munich airport Thursday with a live mortar shell in his rucksack.
Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms

Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19. The high court said in a press release Friday that Kavanaugh has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated since January.
Romanian hospital blaze kills at least 7 COVID-19 patients

Romanian hospital blaze kills at least 7 COVID-19 patients

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A hospital fire in the Romanian port city of Constanta killed at least seven COVID-19 patients Friday, prompting concerns over the state of the country's ageing health care infrastructure amid the pandemic.
Democrats struggle to save Biden $3.5T bill, no deal struck

Democrats struggle to save Biden $3.5T bill, no deal struck

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a long night of frantic negotiations, Democrats were still struggling late Thursday to reach a deal on President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion government overhaul. Late-night votes were called off, with action to resume Friday.
Mayor apologizes for backing mask critics' Holocaust imagery

Mayor apologizes for backing mask critics' Holocaust imagery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Alaska's largest city apologized Thursday for his comments supporting some residents' use of Holocaust imagery to liken a proposed citywide mask mandate to the oppression of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
Police: Human remains could be Iowa boy who vanished in May

Police: Human remains could be Iowa boy who vanished in May

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for an Iowa boy who vanished in May days before his 11th birthday said Thursday they have found human remains matching his description in a nearby cornfield.
Ethiopia expels UN officials amid Tigray blockade pressure

Ethiopia expels UN officials amid Tigray blockade pressure

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia said Thursday it is kicking out seven United Nations officials whom it accused of “meddling" in the country's internal affairs, as pressure grows on the government over its deadly blockade of the Tigray region.
Boy shot, wounded at Tennessee school; juvenile detained

Boy shot, wounded at Tennessee school; juvenile detained

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A teenage boy was shot and critically wounded Thursday at a school in Memphis, Tennessee, and police detained a second boy believed to be the shooter.
Very heavy rain causes flash floods in Slovenia's capital

Very heavy rain causes flash floods in Slovenia's capital

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Very heavy rainfall has caused flash floods in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana that interrupted a theatre show, surged inside homes, hospitals and other buildings, and forced hundreds of interventions by emergency crews, autho
Sarkozy convicted by French court in campaign financing case

Sarkozy convicted by French court in campaign financing case

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty Thursday of illegal campaign financing of his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid. Sarkozy wasn't present at the Paris court for the verdict’s announcement.