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Wausau couple to build inclusive playground in son's honor

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The Hoerter home is brimming with energy. Jasmine, 6, twirls through the house in a floral sundress while Isaiah, 4, trails her, shouting and laughing. Micah, 2, is shy but active and wastes no time tottering after his siblings at full speed. Elijah looks on, smiling at everyone and everything. ... (full story)


South Africa marks mine shootings, workers still in squalor

South Africa marks mine shootings, workers still in squalor

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — Mine worker Mziseni Zotyatha lives in a neat, one-room metal shack with plastic sheeting stretched above his bed to keep out the rain. He must go elsewhere for running water and a toilet.
"I can't come here with my wife and children and expect them to live with me like this," says Zot ... (full story)


Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.
It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study — this winter, when mosquitoes aren't biting — to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.
The quest for a vaccine began less than a yea ... (full story)


Janesville mom writes book about grief after death of child

Janesville mom writes book about grief after death of child

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — When Laura Diehl visited her daughter Becca the last time, she knew something was wrong.
So she made supper for her Janesville family and drove back to the hospital in Madison, The Gazette (http://bit.ly/2bq2N37 ) reported.
Laura was too late.
By the time she arrived, Becca's heart gave out. Ir ... (full story)


China says no South China Sea at G-20, US urges transparency

China says no South China Sea at G-20, US urges transparency

CHINESE DIPLOMAT DISCOURAGES DISCUSSION OF SOUTH CHINA SEA AT G-20 SUMMIT
A senior Chinese diplomat made clear Monday that Beijing wants next month's meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies to avoid political issues such as its territorial disputes with its neighbors in the South China Sea.
Deputy Foreign Ministe ... (full story)