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On a mission to heal after exposing her dad to deadly virus

SHARON, Mass. (AP) — For a year, Michelle Pepe awoke every day, recited the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer, and kissed a photo of her father. And coped with her guilt. “’Dad,” she says, “I’m so sorry that this happened.” “This” was COVID-19. In March 2020, just as the ...

Monk turned carpenter: Man builds homes for less fortunate

RACINE, Wis. — Tedd Swartz doesn’t own a TV and hasn’t for 10 years. He considers watching television a “time waster.” “I threw it out the front door,” he said. “I had enough of it.” He would much rather read the classics, or about philosophy and other “obscure topics” ...

Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled Monday due to coronavirus concerns. English Heritage, which looks after the Neolithic monument, had planned a live feed of the sunrise at ...

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper says it may shut down

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily reported Monday that its board of directors has asked authorities to unfreeze some assets so it can pay salaries and avoid labor violations, and that the board will meet again on Friday to decide if the newspaper ...

Iran’s hard-line president-elect says he won’t meet Biden

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week’s ...

Dismantling a nuclear power station

AP Photo/Gene Puskar Workers line up to take Geiger counter readings of themselves following a shift dismantling the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Shippingport, Pa., June 22, 1987.