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Philippine president fires ambassador seen assaulting staff

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has dismissed his former ambassador to Brazil after she was seen on video physically abusing a Filipino member of her household staff.
Harassment, bullying claims dog Cuomo, once a pandemic star

Harassment, bullying claims dog Cuomo, once a pandemic star

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose televised coronavirus briefings won plaudits last spring, is now fighting for his political life amid accusations of sexual harassment, bullying and undercounting virus deaths connected to the state's nursing homes.
Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON — Democrats' hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package.
Cambodian court sentences opposition leaders in absentia

Cambodian court sentences opposition leaders in absentia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian court has convicted and sentenced the exiled leader and eight senior members of the country's banned opposition party to more than 20 years in prison, effectively barring them from ever returning home.
UN chief: Appeal for Yemen raises 'disappointing' $1.7B

UN chief: Appeal for Yemen raises 'disappointing' $1.7B

CAIRO — A United Nations appeal for aid to Yemen to alleviate the world’s worst humanitarian disaster raised some $1.7 billion Monday— a result the U.N. chief called “disappointing.
Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

ELK GROVE, Calif. — The majority of California's 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. Critics panned the plan as inadequate.
Defying deadly crackdown, crowds again protest Myanmar coup

Defying deadly crackdown, crowds again protest Myanmar coup

YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month's coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

WASHINGTON — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation.
Biden tries to reset relationship with Mexican president

Biden tries to reset relationship with Mexican president

WASHINGTON — As President Joe Biden looks to dismantle the last administration’s hardline immigration agenda, he worked Monday to build a partnership with someone who found an unexpected understanding with Donald Trump: Mexican President Andrés Manue

Boy, 15, injured in Arkansas school shooting; classmate held

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — A 15-year-old boy shot and seriously injured a fellow student Monday morning at an Arkansas junior high school, and the suspect was detained in a juvenile detention facility, authorities said.