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US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

WASHINGTON — The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social

Drone video shows endangered whales appearing to embrace

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Were these whales really hugging — or was it just a fluke? Drone video of two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales swimming in Cape Cod Bay shows the animals appearing to embrace one another with their flippers.
US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

DETROIT — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans.
Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

NEW YORK — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.
Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

NEW YORK — Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phoney listings last year before any of their offerings could b
Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100

Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100

ROME — Several hundred more migrants reached a tiny Italian island before dawn on Monday, swelling to past 2,100 the number of arrivals in around 24 hours and fueling calls from across the political spectrum for the Italian government to strengthen i
UN: Migrant boat capsized off Libya; 2 dozen presumed dead

UN: Migrant boat capsized off Libya; 2 dozen presumed dead

CAIRO — A boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya on Monday, leaving at least two dozen presumed dead, the U.N. refugee agency said. It was the latest disaster in the Mediterranean Sea involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe.

Untroubled waters: Bridge transported along Rotterdam river

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A 200-meter (656-foot)-long bridge took a slow cruise through the heart of Rotterdam on Monday, heading for its new home near the city's busy port area.
Malaysia's 1MDB, former unit file suits to recover $23 bln

Malaysia's 1MDB, former unit file suits to recover $23 bln

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's finance ministry said Monday that sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and a former subsidiary have filed 22 lawsuits to recover assets worth over $23 billion from various institutions and individuals.
Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

BERLIN — The head of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that there is no need to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines because manufacturers will be able to produce enough shots to supply the world over the coming year.