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North Korea accuses Japan of discrimination in education

Aug. 23 (UPI) — North Korea said Japan is withholding financial support for kindergartens and day-care centers affiliated with pro-Pyongyang organizations in Japan. Pyongyang’s foreign ministry said Friday Japan is discriminating against child-care providers in the world’s third-largest economy based on political affiliation. The ministry

In photo: Newly engaged couples of 2019

Bindi Irwin (R) and her boyfriend Chandler Powell attend the star unveiling ceremony for her late father Steve Irwin as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018. The couple became engaged on July 24, Irwin’s birthday.

Lindsey Vonn engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban

Aug. 23 (UPI) — Lindsey Vonn is engaged to her boyfriend, NHL star P.K. Subban. People confirmed Friday that Vonn, a retired Olympic skier, and Subban, a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils, are engaged to be married. Vonn, 34, and Subban, 30, told Vogue

TB cases drop among children, but racial disparities persist

There’s good and bad news in a new report on tuberculosis rates among American children and teens: Overall, the number of cases have fallen by nearly half, but they still remain much higher among minorities than whites. Tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial lung disease, is potentially

Thousands evacuated from path of Northern California wildfire

Aug. 23 (UPI) — Authorities have evacuated thousands of residents from a Northern California town due to a growing wildfire that’s so far charred hundreds of acres. Fire officials said Friday the Mountain Fire has already burned about 600 acres in Shasta County, near Redding.

GenDyn nabs $64.8M contract to outfit British Dreadnought subs

Aug. 23 (UPI) — A $64.8 million contract to General Dynamics to support work on the inner hull of the British nuclear submarine HMS Valiant has been awarded by the U.S. Navy. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, announced on Thursday, calls for hardware, assorted deliverables and spare