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In this combo from file photos taken between 2009 and 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is shown wearing her iconic blazers in different colors, as she leads the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin.

Did Merkel aid German women?

In this combo from file photos taken between 2009 and 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is shown wearing her iconic blazers in different colors, as she leads the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin.

September 26, 2021, 6:09am Nation & World

BERLIN — Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany’s helm reveals missed opportunities for fighting gender inequality… Read story

Seraphine Warren poses for a photo in her home in Tooele, Utah, on Sept. 23, 2021, with a rug made by her aunt, Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay. Begay, 62, disappeared in June, one of thousands of missing Indigenous women across the U.S. The extensive coverage of the Gabby Petito case is renewing calls to also shine a spotlight on missing people of color.

Gabby Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

Seraphine Warren poses for a photo in her home in Tooele, Utah, on Sept. 23, 2021, with a rug made by her aunt, Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay. Begay, 62, disappeared in June, one of thousands of missing Indigenous women across the U.S. The extensive coverage of the Gabby Petito case is renewing calls to also shine a spotlight on missing people of color.

September 25, 2021, 8:47pm Nation & World

Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay, 62, is one of thousands of Indigenous women who have disappeared throughout the United States. Some receive no public attention at all, a disparity that extends to many other people of color. Read story

Multiple injuries after Amtrak train derails in Montana

September 25, 2021, 7:15pm Latest News

JOPLIN, Mont. — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said. Read story

Wild boars eat garbages near trash bins in Rome, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. They have become a daily sight in Rome, families of wild boars trotting down the city streets, sticking their snouts in the garbage looking for food. Rome's overflowing rubbish bins have been a magnet for the families of boars who emerge from the extensive parks surrounding the city to roam the streets scavenging for food.

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city

Wild boars eat garbages near trash bins in Rome, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. They have become a daily sight in Rome, families of wild boars trotting down the city streets, sticking their snouts in the garbage looking for food. Rome's overflowing rubbish bins have been a magnet for the families of boars who emerge from the extensive parks surrounding the city to roam the streets scavenging for food.

September 25, 2021, 6:07pm Nation & World

ROME — Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars. Read story

Jean Charles Celestin, right, carries luggage belonging to his cousin Jhon Celestin, left, Jhon's wife Delta De Leon, and their daughter Chloe, in Port au Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Jhon Celestin arrived in Haiti aboard the last flight Wednesday to the Haitian capital, a city the 38-year-old left three years ago in search of a better-paying job to help support his family.

Back in Haiti, expelled migrant family plans to flee again

Jean Charles Celestin, right, carries luggage belonging to his cousin Jhon Celestin, left, Jhon's wife Delta De Leon, and their daughter Chloe, in Port au Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Jhon Celestin arrived in Haiti aboard the last flight Wednesday to the Haitian capital, a city the 38-year-old left three years ago in search of a better-paying job to help support his family.

September 25, 2021, 6:00pm Nation & World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — You’re lucky, the U.S. officials said. “You’re going to see your family.” Read story

In this photo taken from video, Ariel Henry, Prime Minister of Haiti, remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Saturday Sept. 25, 2021 at UN headquarters.

Haiti’s leader: Migration won’t end unless inequality does

In this photo taken from video, Ariel Henry, Prime Minister of Haiti, remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Saturday Sept. 25, 2021 at UN headquarters.

September 25, 2021, 5:24pm Nation & World

UNITED NATIONS — Amid an outcry over the U.S. treatment of Haitian asylum-seekers, the beleaguered island country's embattled prime minister pointedly said Saturday that inequalities and conflict drive migration. But he stopped short of directly criticizing Washington over the issue. Read story

Police stand guard as supporters of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou gather at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. China's government was eagerly anticipating the return of a top executive from global communications giant Huawei Technologies on Saturday following what amounted to a high-stakes prisoner swap with Canada and the U.S.

Huawei executive returns as China releases 2 Canadians

Police stand guard as supporters of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou gather at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. China's government was eagerly anticipating the return of a top executive from global communications giant Huawei Technologies on Saturday following what amounted to a high-stakes prisoner swap with Canada and the U.S.

September 25, 2021, 5:23pm Business

SHENZHEN, China — An executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies returned from Canada Saturday night following a legal settlement that also saw the release of two Canadians held by China, potentially bringing closure to a nearly 3-year-long feud embroiling Ottawa, Beijing and Washington. Read story

FILE - In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, a technician works on a line for packaging preparation for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

FILE - In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, a technician works on a line for packaging preparation for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus.

September 25, 2021, 4:24pm Business

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. Read story

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, stands for a photograph on the deck of the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard, in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA Spectrum Diversity Council just a few months after the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed on Sept. 20, 2011.

10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Kelli Normoyle, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel, stands for a photograph on the deck of the vessel, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at a shipyard, in North Kingstown, R.I. Normoyle was one of two cadets who formally started the process to create the CGA Spectrum Diversity Council just a few months after the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed on Sept. 20, 2011.

September 25, 2021, 4:22pm Nation & World

Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting… Read story

Dave, who declined to give his last name, from Toledo, Ohio, checks his phone as he waits to hear from his friend Ruth, a Haitian migrant, her husband and their 3-year-old daughter, who he believes continue to be in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Dave, who has been to Haiti many times and befriended Ruth on one of his trips, drove down from Ohio to Southwest Texas in hopes of picking the family up and driving them to Ohio, where Ruth has family awaiting them.

Haitians face uncertain future as migrant camp closes

Dave, who declined to give his last name, from Toledo, Ohio, checks his phone as he waits to hear from his friend Ruth, a Haitian migrant, her husband and their 3-year-old daughter, who he believes continue to be in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Dave, who has been to Haiti many times and befriended Ruth on one of his trips, drove down from Ohio to Southwest Texas in hopes of picking the family up and driving them to Ohio, where Ruth has family awaiting them.

September 25, 2021, 4:16pm Nation & World

On Tuesday, Dave set out from his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, and made the nearly 1,300-mile drive to Del Rio, where up to 15,000 migrants suddenly crossed in from Mexico this month, most of them Haitian and many seeking asylum. Read story