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FILE - ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, center, and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson pose for a photo before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024

Country will focus on building its own orbiting station

FILE - ESA French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, center, and U.S. astronaut Peggy Annette Whitson pose for a photo before their final preflight practical examination in a mock-up of a Soyuz space craft at Russian Space Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space chief said Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope set for historic apology for abuses against Indigenous children in Canada

Pope set to speak in Alberta community of Maskwacîs on Monday

Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Sophia Schubert, of the United States, follows her ball after playing on the 5th hole during the last round of the Evian Championship women’s golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Sophia Schubert, of the United States, follows her ball after playing on the 5th hole during the last round of the Evian Championship women’s golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Sunday, July 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the United States: a toddler in California and an infant who is not a U.S. resident, health officials said Friday, July 22, 2022. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency

Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event”

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the United States: a toddler in California and an infant who is not a U.S. resident, health officials said Friday, July 22, 2022. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)
FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered.” (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

Population of monarch butterflies in North America has declined between 22% and 72% over 10 years

FILE - Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said migrating monarch butterflies have moved closer to extinction in the past decade – prompting scientists to officially designate them as “endangered.” (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, New York health officials reported a polio case, the first in the U.S. in nearly a decade. (Sarah Poser, Meredith Boyter Newlove/CDC via AP)

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

Polio was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 1979, meaning there was no longer routine spread

This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, New York health officials reported a polio case, the first in the U.S. in nearly a decade. (Sarah Poser, Meredith Boyter Newlove/CDC via AP)
FILE - “Ariagato” is displayed at the end of the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits are as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Tokyo Olympic aftermath still being untangled a year later

Japan’s goal after the pandemic-fueled postponement was to get through it

FILE - “Ariagato” is displayed at the end of the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Olympics survived the COVID-19 postponement, soaring expenses and some public opposition. A year later, the costs and benefits are as difficult to untangle as the Games were to pull off. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Thousand of fans gathered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, for the first in-person event in two years. (Associated Press/Screenshot)

VIDEO: Comic-Con welcomes back excited fans for first in-person event in 2 years

Thousands of fans are gathering in San Diego July 21 to 24

Thousand of fans gathered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, for the first in-person event in two years. (Associated Press/Screenshot)
A pair of U.S. senators say tariff relief on imports from Canada would take inflationary pressure off the U.S. housing market. (file)

Let’s make a deal with Canada on softwood, U.S. senators urge Biden administration

About 30 per cent of the timber used in the U.S. comes from Canada

A pair of U.S. senators say tariff relief on imports from Canada would take inflationary pressure off the U.S. housing market. (file)
The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

American automakers targeting average households with new crop of EVs

In their first rollouts of electric vehicles, America’s automakers targeted people who…

The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
People swim in the elevated pool, called Sky Pool, in London, Monday, July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK breaks record for highest temperature as Europe sizzles

Britain cracks 40 C for first time ever as heat draws attention to climate change

People swim in the elevated pool, called Sky Pool, in London, Monday, July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
FILE - World Health Organization Director for Europe Hans Kluge speaks during a press conference at a vaccination center in Bucharest, Romania, April 7, 2021. The World Health Organization said Tuesday. July 19, 2022 that coronavirus cases have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks, accounting for nearly half of all infections globally. Hospitalization rates have also doubled, although intensive care admissions have remained low. In a statement on Tuesday, Kluge described COVID-19 as “a nasty and potentially deadly illness” that people should not underestimate. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)

WHO: COVID triples across Europe, hospitalizations double

Intensive care cases remain low as super-infectious relatives of the omicron variant drive new waves

FILE - World Health Organization Director for Europe Hans Kluge speaks during a press conference at a vaccination center in Bucharest, Romania, April 7, 2021. The World Health Organization said Tuesday. July 19, 2022 that coronavirus cases have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks, accounting for nearly half of all infections globally. Hospitalization rates have also doubled, although intensive care admissions have remained low. In a statement on Tuesday, Kluge described COVID-19 as “a nasty and potentially deadly illness” that people should not underestimate. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer/director Jordan Peele on the set of “Nope.” (Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures via AP)

QA: director Jordan Peele on the dreams and nightmares of ‘Nope’

Film is a flying saucer horror that digs into the nature of spectacle and the desire to document it

This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer/director Jordan Peele on the set of “Nope.” (Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures via AP)
A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
FILE - Don McLean rides a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Feb. 22, 2019. For all those fans of the iconic song “American Pie” who have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly, singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, “The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie.’”. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Don McLean looks back at his masterpiece, ‘American Pie’

Song voted among the top five Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America

FILE - Don McLean rides a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Feb. 22, 2019. For all those fans of the iconic song “American Pie” who have sometimes wondered about the lyrics they are singing loudly, singer-songwriter Don McLean shares the secrets in the new full-length feature documentary, “The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s ‘American Pie.’”. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
A woman uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun in Greenwich Park, south east London, Monday July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Millions swelter as UK endures its 1st extreme heat warning

Highest temperature ever recorded in Britain is 38.7 C, temperatures may reach 40 C this week

A woman uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun in Greenwich Park, south east London, Monday July 18, 2022. Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, health care and schools. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: Thai elephant calf, mother rescued from deep pit

The two fell into a deep mud pit during a storm

An elephant and her calf are rescued from a deep pit in Thailand. (Associated Press/screenshot)
This photo released by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service shows the International Space Station on March 30, 2022, photographed by the crew of a Russian Soyuz MS-19 spaceship after undocking from the station. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are trying to find new ways to produce huge batches of a type of stem cell that can generate nearly any other type of cell in the body _ and potentially be used to make treatments for many diseases. The cells arrived at the space station on a supply ship, on Saturday, July 16, 2022. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP)

High-flying experiment: Do stem cells grow better in space?

Scientists hoping to mass produce a certain stem cell with potential to treat numerous disease

This photo released by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service shows the International Space Station on March 30, 2022, photographed by the crew of a Russian Soyuz MS-19 spaceship after undocking from the station. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are trying to find new ways to produce huge batches of a type of stem cell that can generate nearly any other type of cell in the body _ and potentially be used to make treatments for many diseases. The cells arrived at the space station on a supply ship, on Saturday, July 16, 2022. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP)
A bear tried to cool off in a pond but got afraid of some koi. (Associated Press photo)

VIDEO: Bear cools off in pond, scared away by koi carp

A bear went down in a pond and found himself a big surprise

A bear tried to cool off in a pond but got afraid of some koi. (Associated Press photo)
A Wordle game is seen on a mobile phone, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Boston. Hasbro Inc. and The New York Times, which owns Wordle, announced Thursday that Wordle: The Party Game will be available for purchase in North America in October. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

5-letter word for fun? Hasbro, NYT create Wordle board game

Board version will give players opportunity to play against others, and play as much as they want

A Wordle game is seen on a mobile phone, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Boston. Hasbro Inc. and The New York Times, which owns Wordle, announced Thursday that Wordle: The Party Game will be available for purchase in North America in October. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)