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As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — On a recent morning in an Afro-Caribbean community in northeast Puerto Rico, Dr. Pedro Juan Vázquez went door-to-door as part of his medical rounds.
These plants wait their whole lives to bloom once. It's usually spectacular

These plants wait their whole lives to bloom once. It's usually spectacular

Flowering annuals generally bloom nonstop before dying at the end of the year or season.
Coca-Cola raises full-year sales guidance after stronger-than-expected second quarter

Coca-Cola raises full-year sales guidance after stronger-than-expected second quarter

Coca-Cola is raising is full-year sales guidance after a stronger-than-expected second quarter. The Atlanta beverage giant said Monday that it now expects organic sales to grow between 9% and 10% this year, up from 8% to 9% previously.
Faster progress needed on removing interprovincial trade barriers: CFIB report

Faster progress needed on removing interprovincial trade barriers: CFIB report

TORONTO — Doing business across provincial lines is starting to get easier but progress is slow, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
The late Colombian artist Botero is celebrated with an open-air sculpture exhibition in Rome

The late Colombian artist Botero is celebrated with an open-air sculpture exhibition in Rome

ROME (AP) — The daughter of the late Colombian artist Fernando Botero has helped to turn the streets and piazzas of the Italian capital into an open-air museum to display eight of her father’s famously voluminous, whimsical sculptures .
Cyprus displays jewelry, early Christian icons and Bronze Age antiquities once looted from island

Cyprus displays jewelry, early Christian icons and Bronze Age antiquities once looted from island

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Monday put on display artifacts — some of them thousands of years old — that were returned after a Turkish art dealer looted them from the ethnically divided island nation decades ago.
Ukraine's largest music festival returns with a break from the inescapable reality of war

Ukraine's largest music festival returns with a break from the inescapable reality of war

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — This year, Ukraine’s largest music festival struck a different chord. Gone were the international headliners, the massive performance halls and the hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Gaza protesters at University of Victoria clearing encampment after trespass notice

Gaza protesters at University of Victoria clearing encampment after trespass notice

VICTORIA — The pro-Palestinian protest encampment on the campus of the University of Victoria has been vacated after an almost three-month stay.
Calgary's restrictions on sprinkler and water hose use to remain until further notice

Calgary's restrictions on sprinkler and water hose use to remain until further notice

CALGARY — Calgary's outdoor water restrictions will remain in place for now. The city has been cautiously testing the water system in recent days, and says there were issues at both water treatment plants, including pumps at water intakes.
U.S. drops planned regulations for dogs crossing border from rabies-free countries

U.S. drops planned regulations for dogs crossing border from rabies-free countries

OTTAWA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has rolled over on plans to require dog owners crossing the border from Canada to fill out onerous paperwork this summer, the agency announced Monday.