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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, speaks to a health official at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving their own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo.

Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, speaks to a health official at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving their own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo.

May 14, 2021, 8:18am Nation & World

LONDON — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. Read story

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a sign indicating that only carry-out or delivery options are available hangs in the window of a closed Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore. U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages, in some cases to $15 an hour or higher.

Desperate for workers, U.S. businesses raise wages

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a sign indicating that only carry-out or delivery options are available hangs in the window of a closed Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore. U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages, in some cases to $15 an hour or higher.

May 13, 2021, 7:56pm Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington. From left, Secretary of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

Biden, GOP senators plan infrastructure talks

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington. From left, Secretary of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

May 13, 2021, 7:55pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — After meeting at the White House, President Joe Biden and a group of Republican senators agreed to talk again early next week as negotiations intensified Thursday over a potentially bipartisan infrastructure package that could become one piece of the administration’s ambitious $4 trillion public investment plan. Read story

Authorities respond to the scene where multiple people were wounded in a shooting, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/William J.

Police: 9 wounded in Providence, Rhode Island, shooting

Authorities respond to the scene where multiple people were wounded in a shooting, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/William J.

May 13, 2021, 7:55pm Nation & World

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Nine people were wounded Thursday evening in Rhode Island’s capital in what police there believe to be the largest shooting in city history. Read story

Colombian city of Cali epicenter of violence

May 13, 2021, 7:14pm Nation & World

Juan Camilo Suárez was standing on a street in the Colombian city of Cali on a recent evening, lighting candles in homage to those killed in the nation’s recent unrest, when he suddenly found himself in the midst of violence. Read story

Pharmacist Rita El Khoury speaks in the middle of her empty pharmacy after selling her stock in preparation for her move to France with her husband, in Ballouneh, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. They are part of the latest wave of emigration in the small country's tortured modern history, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty.

Driven by despair, Lebanese pharmacist looks to life abroad

Pharmacist Rita El Khoury speaks in the middle of her empty pharmacy after selling her stock in preparation for her move to France with her husband, in Ballouneh, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. They are part of the latest wave of emigration in the small country's tortured modern history, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty.

May 13, 2021, 6:00pm Nation & World

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The shelves are bare at the Panacea pharmacy north of Beirut. Its owner, Rita El Khoury, has spent the past few weeks packing up her career, apartment and belongings before leaving Lebanon for a new life abroad. Read story

Brown University graduate Jason Carroll, a Maryland native whose ancestors were slaves in the Carolinas, stands for a portrait on the Brown campus in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, near University Hall, background, that was constructed in part using slave labor. "There's real trauma and pain here," says Carroll. "This shouldn't just be an academic question.

Colleges pushed anew for reparations for slavery, racism

Brown University graduate Jason Carroll, a Maryland native whose ancestors were slaves in the Carolinas, stands for a portrait on the Brown campus in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, near University Hall, background, that was constructed in part using slave labor. "There's real trauma and pain here," says Carroll. "This shouldn't just be an academic question.

May 13, 2021, 2:45pm Nation & World

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For Brown University students, the Ivy League college’s next step in its yearslong quest to atone for its legacy of slavery is clear: Pay up. Read story

People inspect the rubble of a destroyed residential building which was hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Nowhere to run: Fear in Gaza grows amid conflict with Israel

People inspect the rubble of a destroyed residential building which was hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

May 13, 2021, 12:45pm Nation & World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Screams and flying debris enveloped Umm Majed al-Rayyes as explosions hurled her from her bed in Gaza City. Groping in the dark, the 50-year-old grabbed her four children and ran as Israeli bombs struck their apartment building Wednesday, shattering windows, ripping doors to splinters and… Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Sidney Powell attends a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell says she created a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. A company suing Powell over her baseless claims of a rigged presidential election says the true beneficiary of her social welfare organization is Powell herself. Dominion Voting Systems claims Powell raided Defending the Republic's coffers to pay for personal legal expenses.

Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Sidney Powell attends a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell says she created a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. A company suing Powell over her baseless claims of a rigged presidential election says the true beneficiary of her social welfare organization is Powell herself. Dominion Voting Systems claims Powell raided Defending the Republic's coffers to pay for personal legal expenses.

May 13, 2021, 11:04am Nation & World

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. Read story

Times Square shooting suspect mulls extradition from Florida

May 13, 2021, 9:33am Nation & World

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The man suspected of shooting and wounding three people in New York's Times Square, including a 4-year-old girl, will get a few days to consider extradition from Florida. Read story