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Warrant: Rapper YFN Lucci was driver in fatal shooting

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said.

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr.
Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Divers found parts of the cockpit voice recorder on Friday as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board.
Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band was fake. The band suggested the bird found in a Melbourne backyard on Dec.
China builds new quarantine centre as virus cases rise

China builds new quarantine centre as virus cases rise

BEIJING — A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the annual Lunar New Year travel rush.
Amid cacophony since Capitol siege, key officer stays silent

Amid cacophony since Capitol siege, key officer stays silent

In the week since a mob laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the House has impeached President Donald Trump. Dozens of people have been arrested nationwide over participation in the riots.
Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hope

Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hope

YEI RIVER, South Sudan — First, the soldiers stole their belongings. Then they took their food. On their third and final visit, the woman said, the soldiers raped her and her daughter-in-law until they were unable to walk.
Sparse trees, little work for woodcutters in squeezed Gaza

Sparse trees, little work for woodcutters in squeezed Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — With a chainsaw in his car, Ahmed Abdelal tours the Gaza Strip, asking around for people wanting to cut down trees, regrow orchards or make way for construction.
Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden's presidency

Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden's presidency

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow.
GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

GOP senators in spotlight as second impeachment trial looms

WASHINGTON — For a second time, Republican senators face the choice of whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial.