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  1. African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities

    African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to reach South Africa and most of the world's poorest people.

  2. Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

    Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, a camera crew for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns.

  3. States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

    States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

    Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill.

  4. French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

    French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

    PARIS (AP) — One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer.

  5. EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

    EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

    LONDON (AP) — The term “metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what some consider the next big thing online.

  6. Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is 'confident'

    Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is 'confident'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it.

  7. Colombia's most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

    Colombia's most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right.

  8. AP PHOTOS: Sufi religious order finally able to gather again

    AP PHOTOS: Sufi religious order finally able to gather again

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Followers of a Sufi religious order convened on a Moroccan village near the city of Nador for the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in the first such gathering since the pandemic.

  9. Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series

    Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series

    ATLANTA (AP) — Led by an unlikely hero, the Atlanta Braves are heading back to a place that used to be so familiar to them.The World Series.Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Braves to the biggest stage of all with a 4-2 victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

  10. Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

    Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

    NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations and interests.