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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A report into dealings by senior officials at South Africa’s health ministry during the coronavirus pandemic has revealed corruption, fraud and the misappropriation of millions of dollars meant to aid the fight against COVID-19. The highly awaited report by the Special Investigating Unit was released by president Cyril Ramaphosa. It found wrongdoing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults have fueled protests on at least eight U.S. college campuses just weeks into the new school year. Victims’ advocates say more young people are vulnerable this year as they settle into campus life after learning remotely because of the pandemic. They also say students seem more engaged

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon descended, hit power lines and crashed into a busy intersection.

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding. The report released Tuesday by the Census Bureau says the decline in births was most noticeable at the end of 2020 and beginning of

PHOENIX (AP) — A new government report has found that Latinos are vastly underrepresented in newsrooms, Hollywood films and TV and other media industries. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate last October, and the report was released Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat, has made the inclusion

In a story published September 15, 2021, about donations for racial equity, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity used its own definition of “racial equity” giving for a report. The organization used a definition it developed with the philanthropy research organization Candid for the report, not its own. 

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state television says former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France and was ousted from power in 2019 amid pro-democracy protests, has died at age 84. The television report late Friday night, citing a statement from the office of current Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, did not provide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank has dropped a popular report that ranked countries by how welcoming they are to businesses after allegations that it bowed to pressure from China and other governments. The report is important to many companies and investors around the world: They use the World Bank’s “Doing Business” report to help