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Worker who quietly lowered town's fluoride for years resigns

Worker who quietly lowered town's fluoride for years resigns

A town employee who quietly lowered the fluoride in a Vermont community's drinking water for years has resigned — and is asserting that the levels had actually been low for much longer than believed.
Qatar's 12-year journey as World Cup host has 1 month to go

Qatar's 12-year journey as World Cup host has 1 month to go

GENEVA (AP) — The first World Cup in the Middle East is one month away, nearing the conclusion of an often bumpy 12-year journey for Qatar that has transformed the nation.
Strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes western Panama

Strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes western Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook western Panama early Thursday, though there were no initial reports of damage.
LA Councilman de Leon says he will not resign amid uproar

LA Councilman de Leon says he will not resign amid uproar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Councilman Kevin de Leon said Wednesday he will not resign amid an uproar over a leaked tape that revealed him participating in a meeting in which Latino officials made crude, racist remarks and plotted to exp
Israel: Forces kill Palestinian who shot dead female soldier

Israel: Forces kill Palestinian who shot dead female soldier

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman who killed an Israeli soldier earlier this month was shot dead Wednesday after opening fire at a security guard at a West Bank settlement near Jerusalem, Israel’s prime minister said.
'Swift-footed lizard' named Massachusetts state dinosaur

'Swift-footed lizard' named Massachusetts state dinosaur

BOSTON (AP) — A “swift-footed lizard” that lived millions of years ago in what is now Massachusetts has been named the state's official dinosaur under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker.
DA: Hoarder charged after 300 animals rescued from NY home

DA: Hoarder charged after 300 animals rescued from NY home

MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities rescued nearly 300 rabbits, birds and other animals from a filthy home in New York and charged a self-help book author with cruel confinement of animals, prosecutors announced. “Operation Open Cage” started Oct.
Putin declares martial law in annexed regions of Ukraine

Putin declares martial law in annexed regions of Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law Wednesday in the four regions of Ukraine that Moscow annexed and gave all regional governors in Russia emergency powers that open the door for sweeping new restrictions throughout th
EU awards top human rights prize to the people of Ukraine

EU awards top human rights prize to the people of Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — The people of Ukraine and their representatives were awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday's for their resistance to Russia's invasion and ongoing war.
Iran's Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without hijab, in Tehran

Iran's Elnaz Rekabi, who competed without hijab, in Tehran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi received a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran early Wednesday, after competing in South Korea without wearing a mandatory headscarf required of female athletes from the I