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Zambia's Kenneth Kaunda, 97, hospitalized amid virus surge

Zambia's Kenneth Kaunda, 97, hospitalized amid virus surge

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda, 97, has been admitted to hospital, his office announced Monday, as the southern African country battles a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Peru fitness coach for Copa America tests positive for COVID

LIMA (AP) — One of Peru's fitness coaches for Copa America has COVID-19, the country's soccer federation said on Monday. Nestor Bonillo joins several Venezuelans, Bolivians and Colombians who tested positive before the tournament in Brazil.
Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies

Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies

The Girl Scouts have an unusual problem this year: 15 million boxes of unsold cookies. The 109-year-old organization says the coronavirus — not thinner demand for Thin Mints — is the main culprit.
Jimmy Smits figured he could carry a tune 'In the Heights'

Jimmy Smits figured he could carry a tune 'In the Heights'

NEW YORK (AP) — He hadn't been in a musical since his high school years, but when Jimmy Smits saw the opportunity to play Kevin Rosario in the film adaptation of “In the Heights,” he was happy to check that off his artistic bucket list.
Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds

Endangered corpse flower blooms in Warsaw, drawing crowds

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The endangered Sumatran Titan arum, a giant foul-smelling blossom also known as the corpse flower, went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, drawing crowds who waited for hours to see it.
Noom CEO talks life goals, weight loss and heavy metal

Noom CEO talks life goals, weight loss and heavy metal

Noom CEO and co-founder Saeju Jeong moved to the U.S. in 2005 with $3,000, zero acquaintances and a lot of gusto to help people live healthier lives.
Recipe Unlimited signs deal to sell Milestones chain to Foodtastic

Recipe Unlimited signs deal to sell Milestones chain to Foodtastic

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited Corp. says it has signed a deal to sell its Milestones chain of restaurants to Quebec-based Foodtastic Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi. A Pekingese named Wasabi won best in show Sunday night, notching a fifth-ever win for the unmistakable toy breed.

10-year-old dies in South Dakota river after saving sister

HUDSON, S.D. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy who died in the Big Sioux River saved one of his younger siblings who had fallen into the water, family members said.
Asian seasonings simplify weeknight salmon

Asian seasonings simplify weeknight salmon

Seafood starts out simple. It cooks fast and typically neither requires nor is improved by elaborate seasoning strategies. But getting the flavors and texture right does require some thought.