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Last musher brings dogs over Alaska's Iditarod finish line

Last musher brings dogs over Alaska's Iditarod finish line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The final musher has crossed the finish line in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, nearly three days after the winner reached the finish line near the small Alaska community of Willow.
Becerra confirmed to shepherd Biden's ambitious health plans

Becerra confirmed to shepherd Biden's ambitious health plans

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand

Hungary’s governing Fidesz leaves European party group

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s governing party announced Thursday it would resign from its conservative European political family, bringing an end to years of conflict within the group over Hungary’s record on democratic values and the rule of law.
Republicans seize on immigration as border crossings surge

Republicans seize on immigration as border crossings surge

WASHINGTON — Delegation trips to the border. Apocalyptic warnings. A flurry of news conferences.
Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

MANDALAY, Myanmar — A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers said he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television aimed at discrediting the ousted c
Bank of England: Cautious optimism over UK economic outlook

Bank of England: Cautious optimism over UK economic outlook

LONDON — The Bank of England voiced cautious optimism Thursday about the U.K.'s economic outlook in the wake of a sharp fall in coronavirus infections and the rapid rollout of the nation's COVID-19 vaccination program.
US jobless claims rise to 770,000 with layoffs still high

US jobless claims rise to 770,000 with layoffs still high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 770,000, a sign that layoffs remain high even as much of the U.S. economy is steadily recovering from the coronavirus recession.

Florida couple offers free beer as way to meet the neighbours

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbours after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer.

Girl, 8, throws mattress from burning home, jumps to safety

CHICAGO — An 8-year-old Chicago girl whose mother was at work somehow managed to toss a mattress from her family's third-story window during a fire and then jump onto it to safety, a fire official said Thursday.
Armenia to hold early parliamentary election in June

Armenia to hold early parliamentary election in June

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia’s prime minister on Thursday set an early parliamentary election for June as he sought to defuse the country’s political crisis.