French scientist leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72

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PARIS (AP) — Bernard Bigot, a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died. He was 72. The organization behind the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, said Bigot died Saturday from an unspecified illness. The organization’s …

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Trump Endorses Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania Governor

Former President Donald J. Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano, a retired colonel and state senator who has propagated myriad false claims about the 2020 election and attended the protest leading up to the Capitol riot, in the Republican primary race for governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Trump made his choice …

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New bill will make repairing powered wheelchairs easier

New bill will make repairing powered wheelchairs easier

The bill just needing the Governor’s signature requires manufacturers to provide parts, software, tools and more to stores and powered wheelchair owners. DENVER — When Pat Abernathey was running his non-medical home care business, he noticed a problem.  “There’s a big need for repairs in the elderly community especially, but …

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE’s president

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes UAE’s president

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rulers in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unanimously appointed Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the autocratic nation’s president, signaling both unity and stability in this key energy-rich country that hosts Western militaries. The ascension of Sheikh Mohammed, 61, had …

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In London, a Long-Awaited High-Speed Train Is Ready to Roll

In London, a Long-Awaited High-Speed Train Is Ready to Roll

LONDON — When Andy Byford ran New York City’s dilapidated subway system, fed-up New Yorkers hailed his crusade to make the trains run with fewer delays and lamented his premature exit after clashes with the governor at the time, Andrew M. Cuomo. He was a familiar, unfailingly cheerful presence on …

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South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher hospitalizations, but not increases in severe cases and deaths, said Professor Marta …

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What to See Now in France’s Loire Valley

What to See Now in France’s Loire Valley

On my last prepandemic trip to the Loire Valley, in 2018, I found myself in a familiar place. Ten years after my first road trip on the region’s castle route, I was back at the 500-year-old Château de Chambord, joining a small group of European and American tourists on a …

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Palestinian man dies of head wound from Jerusalem violence

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JERUSALEM (AP) — A 21-year-old Palestinian man died Saturday from a head wound sustained last month after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators during violence at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. Israel’s Hadassah hospital announced the death early Saturday, saying only that Waleed Shareef had died weeks …

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