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Plants, but no pants: Florida man gardens in the nude

STUART, Fla. — Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbours of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the nude.
World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

VICTORIA, Seychelles — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme.
Meghan Markle takes mom along to UK cooking fundraiser

Meghan Markle takes mom along to UK cooking fundraiser

LONDON — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire.
New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

NAGA, Philippines — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help.

Girl critical after 2nd shark attack on same Australian isle

BRISBANE, Australia — A girl was attacked by a shark at the same Great Barrier Reef island in Australia on Thursday as a woman who was mauled a day earlier.
EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

BRUSSELS — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's efforts to improve transparency with users about their data, warning it could face sanctions for not complying.
Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S.

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. Sen.
Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's centre

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's centre

NEW YORK — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.
Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

OXFORD, Pa. — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine.