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A school group walks by the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.  Major indexes are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains for banks and industrial companies are offset by losses in Big Tech stocks like Apple and Amazon. The S&P 500 was down 0.2% in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday, a day after it narrowly managed to break a five-day losing streak.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Global stocks follow Wall Street higher after Fed pledge

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman said the U.S.

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, Shawna Ventimiglia from Manhattan Beach holds a sign in support of a local group of surfers during a traditional paddle out ceremony in Hermosa Beach in support of Black Lives Matter over the death of George Floyd in Los Angeles. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched in February 2021, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help p

How will COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

14-year old Bamba Bourahima from Ivory Coast, centre, waits to receive a life vest as rescuer Alberto Agrelo distributes them to all the migrants aboard an overcrowded rubber boat after being rescued by the Spanish NGO Open Arms rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, international waters, at 80 miles off the Libyan coast, Saturday Feb. 13, 2021. Various African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats have been rescued. In recent days, the Libyans had already thwarted eight rescue attempts by the Open Arms, a Spanish NGO vessel, harassing and threatening its crew in international waters. (AP Photo/Bruno Thevenin)

AP PHOTOS: Migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS (AP) — The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migran