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Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. “stubborn” in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence.
AP Interview: Japan minister urges young to get vaccinated

AP Interview: Japan minister urges young to get vaccinated

TOKYO (AP) — As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan’s vaccination minister said the speed of the country's inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who some health experts
Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics.
GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

GOP’s Jake Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office.
CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S.
Democratic donor convicted of offering drugs for sex; 2 died

Democratic donor convicted of offering drugs for sex; 2 died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.
'This is how I'm going to die': Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

'This is how I'm going to die': Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — “This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan.
Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged messages Tuesday in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps but ones that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiati
Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in four of the killings and was handed four sentences of life without parole.
Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst was sentenced to 45 months in prison on Tuesday for leaking top secret information about the U.S. government's drone strike program to a journalist.