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Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of sacred sites

Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of sacred sites

CANBERRA, Australia — Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson said Wednesday he was accountable for the mining giant destroying sacred Indigenous sites in Australia to access iron ore and he will not seek reelection as a board director next year.
Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. The governor hasn’t taken questions from reporters since a Feb.
US service sector growth slows sharply in February

US service sector growth slows sharply in February

WASHINGTON — Growth in the services sector, where most Americans work, slowed sharply in February with hurdles related to the pandemic hindering growth.
UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy

UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy

LONDON — Britain’s treasury chief on Wednesday announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, extending job support programs and temporary tax cuts to help workers and businesses
Senate Finance panel OKs Tai as top U.S. trade negotiator

Senate Finance panel OKs Tai as top U.S. trade negotiator

WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee easily approved President Joe Biden's pick to be America's top trade negotiator. The panel on Wednesday confirmed Katherine Tai to be U.S. trade representative on a voice vote.
Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

NEW YORK — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission.
Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland - in fall

Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland - in fall

CLEVELAND — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30.
Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives

Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s governing party pulled out of its conservative group in the European Union’s legislature on Wednesday following years of conflict over the rule of law and European values.
'Dr. Oz' aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport

'Dr. Oz' aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport

NEWARK, N.J. — When a traveller became stricken at Newark Liberty International Airport, the police got an assist from a celebrity doctor: Mehmet Oz.
Australian AG Porter denies rape accusation, won't resign

Australian AG Porter denies rape accusation, won't resign

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s attorney-general denied having sexual contact with a 16-year-old who had accused him of raping her 33 years ago and said Wednesday he would not resign as the nation's top law officer.