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Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms

GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) — Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do. As U.N. military peacekeepers ... Read More »

Ex-President George H.W. Bush remains in Houston hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation’s 41st president remains under observation at a Houston hospital after recovering from “a mild case of pneumonia.” Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday that the 92-year-old Bush “continues to gain strength … had a good night’s rest, and his spirits are high.” McGrath disclosed Tuesday that ... Read More »

Dental clinic where children got infections can reopen

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California dental clinic where nearly 70 kids contracted serious infections has received permission from health officials to reopen. Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim has been closed for four months after dozens of young patients were sickened following pulpotomies, or baby tooth root canals. The Orange County Register reported Tuesday ( that the clinic will ... Read More »

Nationalist leader Petry won’t head German election campaign

BERLIN (AP) — The best-known figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany says that she won’t be its top candidate in September’s German election — a decision that appears to reflect growing opposition among other leading members of the party. Frauke Petry ousted co-founder Bernd Lucke, an economics professor, to become the party’s chairwoman in 2015. Opposition to immigration and ... Read More »