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Saudi king, 84, undergoes surgery to remove gallbladder

Saudi king, 84, undergoes surgery to remove gallbladder

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia's King Salman underwent a successful surgery that removed his gallbladder, the kingdom said Thursday, just days after being admitted to hospital over an inflammation of the organ.

Witnesses: Afghan government airstrike kills at least 14

KABUL — A government airstrike killed at least 14 people in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, many of them women and children, witnesses said Thursday.
Kuwait emir, 91, flies to US for medical care after surgery

Kuwait emir, 91, flies to US for medical care after surgery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kuwait's 91-year-old ruling emir left Thursday morning for the United States to seek further medical care after recently undergoing surgery, its state-run news agency reported.
AP-NORC poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening

AP-NORC poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening

BOSTON — Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans.
California moves past NY, now tops in nation for virus cases

California moves past NY, now tops in nation for virus cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A record one-day total of newly confirmed coronavirus cases gave California more than 415,000 since the pandemic began, sending it past New York for the most in the country, data from Wednesday showed.
Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers. The new factory will build Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S.
DC mayor orders mandatory masks as infections rise again

DC mayor orders mandatory masks as infections rise again

WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases rising, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order Wednesday making face masks mandatory outside homes — an unprecedented step in the nation's capital.
United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said Wednesday that travel will rise when the number of new coronavirus cases drops but the airline's revenue will stall around 50% of pre-pandemic levels until there is a vaccine.
Powerful quake shakes Alaska towns, creates small tsunami

Powerful quake shakes Alaska towns, creates small tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast shook sparsely populated coastal communities late Tuesday and prompted some residents to briefly flee to higher ground because of tsunami fears.
Amber Heard accuses Depp of throwing bottles like 'grenades'

Amber Heard accuses Depp of throwing bottles like 'grenades'

LONDON — Amber Heard alleged in a British court on Wednesday that ex-husband Johnny Depp threw "30 or so bottles" at her as if they were “grenades or bombs” during a drunken and frenzied assault in Australia in March 2015 that also saw him accidental