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Don’t help Russia’s invasion, Biden tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face-to-face via video, President Joe Biden explained to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday the dire consequences the Chinese would face from the United States if it provided military or economic assistance to The Russian invasion of Ukraine. There was no indication that he had obtained insurance in return. In fact, Xi […]

Report: Russian Court Extends Griner’s A

A Moscow court announced it had extended the arrest of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to Russian news agency Tass. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February after Russian authorities said a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges. They were identified as containing cannabis-derived oil, which carries a maximum […]

Seoul: North Korean launch apparently en...

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest weapons launch on Wednesday apparently ended in failure, the South Korean military said, amid speculation the North may soon launch its largest long-range missile in its biggest provocation in years. It was not immediately clear what North Korea launched […]

Iran claims missile barrage near US cons...

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran on Sunday claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that struck near a sprawling U.S. consulate compound in northern Iraq, saying it was retaliation for a Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guards earlier this week. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on […]

Croatia criticizes NATO after the crash ...

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian officials criticized NATO on Saturday for what they said was a slow response to a military drone that apparently flew from the Ukrainian war zone over several member states of the NATO, before crashing in an urban area of ​​the Croatian capital. The Russian-made unmanned plane flew through Romania and […]

500,000 people on flood alert as rain hi...

By RICK RYCROFT and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — About 500,000 people in and around Sydney were ordered Thursday to evacuate or prepare to flee floodwaters as torrential rains battered an extraordinarily long stretch of Australia’s east coast. Rivers were rising in Australia’s most populous city, which has a population of 5 million, […]

Another report alleges corruption of for...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Another damning report into government corruption in South Africa has recommended new investigations and possible prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma, current and former cabinet ministers and senior leaders of the ruling party on African National Congress for allegedly receiving bribes. This is the third report resulting […]

Big tech grapples with Russian state med...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia’s war in Ukraine unfolds around the world on social media, major tech platforms are working to block Russian state media from using their platforms to spread content. propaganda and disinformation. Google announced on Tuesday that it was blocking the YouTube channels of these outlets in Europe “with immediate effect”, but […]

Swings Return to Wall Street, Oil Rises ...

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Markets trembled on Monday amid concerns about rising oil prices and the severity of the impact on the global economy after the United States and its allies increased financial pressure on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Stocks fell, rose and then […]

Toyota production in Japan halted due to...

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is suspending production at all 28 lines of its 14 plants in Japan starting Tuesday, due to a “system malfunction” that a domestic supplier suspects was a cyberattack. Kojima Industries Corp., based in the city of Toyota in central Japan, said on Monday that the problem could be a cyberattack because […]

Regulators delay action on trackers for ...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Regulators will pass a plan to require lobsters to install electronic trackers on their boats this spring. The American Lobster Management Board discussed the plan this week before deciding more time was needed to assess the issues. Steve Train, a lobster fisherman from Long Island, Maine, said it’s important that lobster […]

Protests grow in Puerto Rico amid demand...

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four men made their way to the parking lot before dawn, then sat blocking the entrance and tied their arms to await the arrival of hundreds of federal and state employees to the working day. Protesting years without a pay rise, the four employees […]

WHO sends supplies to Ethiopian Tigray b...

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations health agency said it had been authorized to send medical supplies to Ethiopia’s beleaguered Tigray region for the first time in six months, but fuel shortages are hampering distribution . World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian who calls the region home, tweeted on Monday night that […]

Ontario drops vaccine proof, protests pe...

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ontario’s premier announced Monday that Canada’s most populous province will lift its COVID-19 vaccination proof requirements in two weeks — not because of the stalled protests the border and paralyzed Ottawa, he said, but because “it’s safe to do so”. The busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada, meanwhile, […]

The UN is preparing to finalize a scient...

By SETH BORENSTEIN and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Scientists and governments will meet on Monday to complete a major United Nations report on how global warming is disrupting people’s lives, their natural environment and the Earth itself. Don’t expect a flowery Valentine’s Day on the planet: instead, a group of activists predicted […]

Canadian border blockade eases, proteste...

By ROB GILLIES and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press WINDSOR, Ont. (AP) — A tense standoff at a U.S.-Canada border bridge eased somewhat on Saturday after Canadian police persuaded protesters to move the trucks they had used to barricade the busy international crossing. But protesters still blocked access after dark, hampering traffic and trade between the […]

Blockade of truckers’ bridges forces clo

TORONTO (AP) — The blockade of trucks by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, General Motors and other automakers to close plants or reduce production on both sides of the US border. The bumper-to-bumper protest by the self-proclaimed Freedom Convoy entered its fourth day Thursday […]

Staff shortages and supply shortages are...

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is seeing its economic emergence from the unprecedented COVID-19 downturn hampered by coronavirus-induced staffing shortages, supply bottlenecks, rising energy prices soar and the resulting bouts of inflation. In its winter 2022 forecast, the European Commission said on Thursday that while the economy rebounded from […]

Police arrest convoy protesters at New Z...

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police on Thursday began arresting dozens of protesters camping on the grounds of New Zealand’s parliament on the third day of a convoy protesting coronavirus mandates. The arrests came after Speaker of Parliament Trevor Mallard made the rare decision to close the ground. Police called […]

Asian stocks follow Wall St higher after...

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose on Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded as investors awaited U.S. inflation data that could influence the pace of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark, the S&P 500, rose 0.8%, recovering from the previous day’s […]

More diplomacy: Macron visits Kiev after...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions around Ukraine continued on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron expected in Kyiv a day after hours of talks with the Russian leader in Moscow yielded no results. no apparent breakthrough. Macron is due to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as fears of a possible Russian […]

Ukraine crisis talks take place in Mosco...

By SYLVIE CORBET and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — International efforts to defuse the standoff over Ukraine intensified on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron holding talks in Moscow and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Washington to coordinate policies amid fears of a Russian invasion were mounting. The buildup of around 100,000 Russian […]

Ottawa declares state of emergency over ...

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency on Sunday and a former U.S. ambassador to Canada said groups in the United States must stop interfering in internal affairs from the American neighbor as protesters opposed to COVID-19 restrictions continued to paralyze Ottawa. downtown. Mayor […]

Rescuers fear for the life of a 5-year-o...

By MOSA’AB ELSHAMY and TARIK EL-BARAKAH, Associated Press IGHRAN, Morocco (AP) — Attempts to rescue a 5-year-old boy trapped in a Moroccan well stretched into a fourth day Saturday, with unstable ground threatening painstaking labor trying to dig him out safely. Fears have grown that it may be too late. Online messages of support and […]

Montenegro’s government is on the verge

By PREDRAG MILIC, Associated Press PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s pro-Serb government is on the brink of collapse as its prime minister warned of the possibility of a longtime ruling pro-Western party returning to power. Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic said on Twitter that plans by his ruling coalition partners to install a new minority government […]

Victim of 2019 New Hampshire motorcycle ...

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man seriously injured in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven members of his motorcycle club has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles for allegedly failed to suspend the driver’s license of the man charged in connection with the accident. Joshua Morin, of […]

Burkina Faso junta leader promises secur...

By SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s new military leader has said he will bring security and order to the conflict-torn nation and unite the country, but warned that betrayal will not be tolerated by the new regime. Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, leader of the Patriotic Movement for […]

Michigan school shooting suspect to cont...

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school will pursue an insanity defense, his attorneys said in a notice filed Thursday as he, his parents and school officials were facing a new trial for the attack at Oxford High School. The notice, listed in a summary of […]

Samsung Reports Robust Earnings Based on...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday its operating profit for the latest quarter rose more than 53% from the same period last year as it continued to thrive during the pandemic while leveraging its dual strength in parts and finished products. Samsung’s operating profit of 13.9 trillion won ($11.6 billion) for […]

British lawmaker claims she was fired fo...

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government has said she was told her Muslim faith was a reason she was fired, a claim that has deepened divisions in the prime minister’s ruling party. Boris Johnson. Former transport minister Nusrat Ghani told The Sunday Times that when she […]

2 priests and 2 lay people beatified in ...

By MARCOS ALEMÁN, Associated Press SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church on Saturday beatified two priests and two lay people, all victims of right-wing death squads during El Salvador’s civil war. Reverend Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest killed alongside his friends Manuel Solorzano and teenage Nelson Lemus on March 12, 1977, […]

Stay away from missing lab monkey after ...

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania county were warned on Saturday not to approach a monkey that went missing after an accident involving a pickup truck that was towing a trailer carrying about 100 of the animals to a lab . State troopers have urged people not to search for or capture the […]

Intel to Build $20 Billion Chip Facility...

By JOHN SEEWER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chipmaker Intel said Friday it will invest $20 billion to build a new factory in Ohio, an attempt to help ease a global shortage of chips powering everything from phones to computers. cars to household appliances, all while signaling the giant company’s commitment. […]

Pope promises justice for victims of abu...

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Friday to bring justice to victims of clergy sex abuse, a day after an independent audit blamed his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, for botching four cases of abusive clergy when he was Archbishop of Munich, Germany. Francis met with members of the Vatican office […]

Advocacy group: Internet down across Yem...

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen lost nationwide internet connection on Friday morning after Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a site in the disputed city of Hodeidah, a security group said. defense, plunging the war-torn nation offline. NetBlocks said the disruption began around 1 a.m. local and affected TeleYemen, the state […]

The man who threatened a Dutch minister ...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man who stood outside the home of a former Dutch foreign minister shouting and waving a flaming torch was sent to jail on Wednesday for six months, Dutch media reported . Threats against Dutch politicians have increased in recent years amid polarization fueled by the pandemic and lockdown measures. […]

Indonesian activist gets 15 years in pri...

By NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic activist who evaded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of withholding information about the attacks from authorities. Bali bombing in 2002 and harboring other suspects. Prosecutors previously sought life in […]

Russia moves more troops west amid Ukrai...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is sending troops from the far east of the country to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, during a deployment further bolstering Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of an invasion. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the exercises were aimed at […]

UN special envoy visits Western Sahara c...

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara on Saturday visited refugee camps in Algeria housing people displaced by fighting decades ago, in a renewed effort to find a diplomatic solution for the territory. Staffan de Mistura’s visit to the Smara camps, broadcast on Algerian public television, was met with skepticism by […]

Tonga issues tsunami warning after under...

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The peaceful nation of Tonga issued a tsunami warning on Saturday after an undersea volcano erupted, and video posted to social media showed large waves crashing into coastal areas. The Tonga Meteorological Services said the tsunami warning was in effect for all of Tonga. Authorities […]

UK leader’s office apologizes for party

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson’s office apologized to the royal family on Friday for hosting staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral last year — the latest in a catalog of gatherings allegedly breaking the lockdown that threaten to overthrow Britain’s prime minister. Farewell parties […]

China Faces Omicron Testing Weeks Ahead ...

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the closest to the capital being driven by the variant highly transmissible omicron. With the success of the Games and China’s national dignity at stake, Beijing […]

Djokovic admits travel statement contain...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Novak Djokovic has admitted that his Australian travel declaration form contained incorrect information, as the government prepares to take the decision to expel the Serbian tennis star, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, for reasons of public interest. The men’s tennis No.1 saw his visa revoked upon arriving in Melbourne last […]

Official: Police used false DNA reports ...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Virginia Beach Police have used fake documents linking the DNA of people to a crime to trick them into confessing or cooperating with investigators, the outgoing Virginia attorney general said on Wednesday. The city’s police department changed its policy following the state’s investigation, Attorney General Mark Herring said in a […]

head of the Serbian Orthodox Church test...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Patriarch Porfirije, head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, tested positive for COVID-19, the church said on Tuesday, amid a surge in infections in the country and elsewhere in the Balkan region. Porfirije has developed “very mild symptoms of the viral infection” and remains in home isolation, the statement said. He added […]

Nicaraguan Congress takes office after q...

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) – Members of Nicaragua’s new congress have taken office, a day before President Daniel Ortega is sworn in following highly questionable elections. Of the 90 legislators sworn in on Sunday, 75 belong to the Sandinista party of Ortega and the 15 others come from small parties considered to be collaborators of the […]

Biden’s low profile on Guantanamo Rankle

By BEN FOX, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Supporters of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center were optimistic when President Joe Biden took office. And they were relieved this summer after the United States released a prisoner for the first time in years. Many are now more and more impatient. In the months since this […]

Police Search for Harmony Montgomery in ...

CONCORD, NH (AP) – Authorities arrived at Harmony Montgomery’s last known residence on Saturday to investigate the disappearance of the New Hampshire girl, who went missing in 2019 at the age of 5 but was not only reported missing at the end of last year. Law enforcement was working out of a house in Manchester, […]

Pandemic Adds Time and Costs to Reconstr...

By PATTY NIEBERG and LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) – The 23-year-old home of Rex and Barba Hickman near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the December 30 fire, which ravaged nearly 1,100 homes, the Hickmans often […]

Bulgarian sees its population drop by 11...

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – The Bulgarian population has shrunk by 11.5% over the past decade, according to the first results of the 2021 census. The National Institute of Statistics said the country has shrunk by 844,000 people, from some 7.3 million in 2011 to 6.5 million today. Experts attribute the decline to low birth rates, […]

Asian Stocks Track Wall St Cut After Fed...

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday after investors saw minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting as a sign the US central bank could raise interest rates faster to calm inflation. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney fell. Oil prices have fallen. On Wednesday, […]

Australian Prime Minister meets with nat...

SYDNEY (AP) – Australia on Wednesday saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and long queues at testing centers as it continued to fight the rapid spread of the virus in most states. The country has recorded more than 64,000 cases, up from 47,000 a day earlier, and Prime Minister Scott […]

stranded drivers endure freezing night o...

By SARAH RANKIN and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Hundreds of motorists were desperate for help on Tuesday after a winter storm hampered traffic in Virginia and left some drivers stranded for nearly 24 hours in freezing temperatures along a impassable stretch of highway south of the national capital. The problems began […]

South African leader gets part one of co...

By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has received part one of a corruption report from a judicial inquiry into President Jacob Zuma’s tenure from 2009 to 2018. Upon receiving the report, Ramaphosa described it as a “defining moment” in South Africa’s fight against corruption. He said this would […]

A wave of evangelicals in Spain, fueled ...

By ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) – When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary in Spain in 1996, he was not prepared for insults and threats, nor for fines from the police for distributing Protestant leaflets on the streets of Salamanca. “The social animosity was great […]

Blazers Top Hawks, Weather Young Best NB...

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Anfernee Simons recorded a career-high 43 points and the Portland Trail Blazers broke an NBA season record of 56 points by Trae Young of Atlanta, ending a four-game losing streak back-to-back in a 136-131 win over the Hawks on Monday night. Young shot 17 […]

Pope in New Year’s Homily Praises Women

By FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis opened the New Year on Saturday by praising the skills of women to promote world peace, and equated violence against women with an offense against God. The Roman Catholic Church marks January 1 as a day dedicated to world peace, and a late morning […]

Queen remembers ‘missing familiar laught

LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II, in her Christmas Day post, shared the pain she felt after the death of her husband as she encouraged people around the world to celebrate with their friends and family. family, despite the grief caused by the ongoing pandemic. Saying that she understood the difficulty of making it through […]

At Christmas, the Pope prays for the end...

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) – Pope Francis prayed on Saturday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, using his Christmas Day address to urge health care for all, vaccines for the poor and for dialogue to prevail in the conflict resolution around the world. Amid a record spike in COVID-19 cases in […]

Kremlin awaits US response on security g...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) – The Kremlin said on Friday it expects the United States to respond to Moscow’s request for security guarantees next month to prevent NATO expansion in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday urged the West to respond “immediately” to Russia’s request, accusing the United States and its […]

Los Angeles Police Kill Teenage Girl By ...

By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Police on Thursday shot dead a 14-year-old girl who was in the locker room of a clothing store as she shot a suspect who assaulted a woman earlier, said authorities. Police also killed the male suspect, authorities said. He and the girl have not […]

Global Stocks Extend Gains in Pre-Christ...

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) – Global stocks were higher on Thursday after stocks rose on Wall Street, supported by encouraging reports on the potential impact of the omicron variant of the coronavirus and stronger US economic data. Major indices are on track for Christmas week gains, with trade clearing as the […]

Stocks End Higher on Wall Street, Shatte...

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Editors Energy and tech companies led stocks higher on Wall Street on Tuesday, ending a three-day losing streak in the market. The S&P 500 rose 1.8%, more than making up for the ground lost the day before. The tech-rich Nasdaq rose 2.4%, while the Dow Jones […]

EXPLAINER: Boosters are essential in fig...

By LAURAN NEERGAARD ​​and CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Editors The new omicron variant only took a few weeks to live up to dire predictions of its contagiousness, but scientists are not yet sure if it is causing more serious illness even as the world grapples with cases. explosives just before Christmas. “Everything is riskier […]

Storms of December 15 in the north-centr...

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’A line of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that swept through the north-central United States last week is the result of a serial derecho – the first recorded in December, National officials said on Monday Weather Service. At least 45 tornadoes have been tentatively confirmed in the Storms of December 15 which […]

Pope says domestic violence to abused mo...

ROME (AP) – Pope Francis has denounced domestic violence against women as “almost satanic” and said parents should never slap their children. Francis made the comments during a televised encounter with an abused woman who recently fled her home with her four children. Their reunion aired Sunday evening on the private network Mediaset’s TG5 program […]

Hong Kong votes for legislature with onl...

By ZEN SOO, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong voted on Sunday in the first election since Beijing changed laws to reduce the number of directly elected lawmakers and veterinary candidates to ensure that only those loyal to China can run. The semi-autonomous territory was rocked by pro-democracy protests in 2014 and 2019, […]

Ken Kragen, who helped organize “We are

NEW YORK (AP) – Ken Kragen, a leading entertainment producer, manager and philanthropist who turned to clients such as Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers to help organize the 1985 charity single “We Are the World” is dead. He was 85 years old. Kragen died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday, according […]

Russia sets strict demands for security ...

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and LORNE COOK, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) – Russia on Friday released draft security demands that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other countries of the former Soviet Union and cancel military deployments from the Soviet Union. alliance in Central and Eastern Europe – bold ultimatums that will almost certainly be rejected […]

EU will strike Russia with new sanctions...

By RAF CASERT, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) – The EU chief executive on Wednesday warned Russia that the bloc has a battery of additional sanctions if Moscow decides to invade neighboring Ukraine. On the eve of an EU summit on the issue, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that beyond strengthening and extending existing […]

Mormon Women’s Influence Expands Despite

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and HOLLY MEYER, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – When she was younger, Sharon Eubank believed she would one day marry and form the kind of nuclear family one would usually expect from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Saints in the Last days. Today, at 58, she is […]

Banks Slowly Reconsider Overdraft Fees, ...

NEW YORK (AP) – The banking industry appears to have exaggerated on overdraft fees. After decades of accumulating billions of dollars of mostly cash-strapped poor Americans in their accounts, the biggest banks – under pressure from lawmakers and regulators – are slowly decreasing their reliance on it. largely unpopular practice. A number of major banks […]

Blinken rivals senior Russian official i...

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – After issuing another stern warning to Russia over Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Indonesia on Monday to find a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin already in Jakarta for security interviews. Just a day after joining fellow Group of Seven […]

Stories of Guards Deployed to Children B...

By TYLER MANNING, Independent Disc HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Fred Terry, a Helena Valley resident, never aspired to be a published author, but he ended up being published after writing a children’s book as a way to connect with his children during his deployment with the US Army National Guard. His children’s book, “White Paw: […]

Smollett’s lawyer says former “Empire” a

CHICAGO (AP) – Defense attorney for Jussie Smollett said on Thursday he would appeal the former ‘Empire’ actor ‘s conviction for lying to police about being the victim of a racist and anti-gay attack. A jury has found Smollett guilty of five of six disorderly conduct charges against him following a trial lasting almost two […]

Report: Chinese Hackers Target Southeast...

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Chinese hackers, presumably state-sponsored, have widely targeted government and private organizations across Southeast Asia, including those closely involved with Beijing in infrastructure development projects, according to a report released Wednesday by a private body based in the United States. cybersecurity company. The specific targets included the office […]

Omicron V. Delta: the battle of the coro...

By LAURA UNGAR and ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and appears in countries around the world, scientists anxiously watch a battle that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the last dominant delta competitor in the world supplant it? Some scientists, looking at data from South […]

Trump-linked group pushes for voting cha...

By SCOTT BAUER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press MADISON, Wisc. (AP) – A group formed to support former President Donald Trump’s platform is working with Republicans in Wisconsin on a ballot measure that would bypass the state’s Democratic governor to change the way elections are conducted in the State of the battlefield. The effort represents […]

violence as a French far-right televisio...

By SYLVIE CORBET, The Associated Press VILLEPINTE, France (AP) – Anti-racist activists were beaten up on Sunday as former far-right French television expert Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, days after officially declaring his candidacy in a video highlighting his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views. Zemmour drew comparisons in France with former […]

Paranormal Investigation Team Hopes For ...

By ROBERT JORDAN, Index-Journal ABBEVILLE, SC (AP) – Kids love ghost stories. Some children never grow up. Others grow up and become paranormal investigators. Ghost stories in Abbeville and Greenwood counties piqued the interest of Patrick Welsh and Courtney Bautista. They, along with members of their team, the Paranormal Society of Savannah, will travel to […]

Baker signs bill making genocide educati...

BOSTON (AP) – Middle school and high school students in Massachusetts are reportedly learning about genocide history and human rights issues under a bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker this week. The bill requires colleges and high schools in the state to include education on the history of the genocide. The legislation comes as cases […]

Australian opposition promises deeper em...

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia would set itself a more ambitious target of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% by the end of the decade if the government changes hands in an election earlier this year. next year, the opposition leader said on Friday. Center-left Labor Party leader Anthony […]

Gucci heirs say ‘House of Gucci’ account

The Gucci family are not satisfied with the portrayal of their loved ones in the new “House of Gucci” movie. In a statement released this week, they said the account was “anything but accurate” and that the filmmakers had not consulted them at all. The Guccis, who no longer have any association with the global […]

Kuwaiti opposition in exile returns home...

KUWAIT CITY (AP) – Several prominent Kuwaiti opposition figures have returned home after a decade of exile after obtaining amnesty from the ruling Emir, a long-awaited move celebrated on Tuesday that aims to end the political paralysis that made a dent in public opinion finances. Faisal al-Muslim was the last to be greeted Tuesday morning […]

jailed former president of ex-Soviet Geo...

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) – The imprisoned former president of the former Soviet republic of Georgia appeared in court on Monday on charges of abuse of power, proceedings that sparked clashes between his supporters and the police. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as president in 2008-13, left Georgia for Ukraine after his second term ended and was […]

WHO criticizes travel bans in southern A...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose a flight ban on countries in southern Africa amid concerns over the new variant of the omicron. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti called on countries to follow international science and health regulations to avoid using travel […]

South African scientists brace for omicr...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Concerned scientists in South Africa are scrambling to tackle the spread of lightning across the country of the new highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence. Within two weeks, the omicron variant took South Africa from a period of low transmission to a rapid growth of new […]

Maxwell’s brother says US prosecutors se

Brother of British socialite accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls said his lawsuits were “the most high-profile lawsuit of the century”, designed to break up woman targeted by authorities desperate to blame someone for the crimes of the deceased financier. Ghislaine Maxwell continues to have the support of her family, and a family […]

US Lawmakers Meet Taiwan President on Su...

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Five US lawmakers met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday morning on a one-day surprise visit intended to reaffirm “solid” US support for the autonomous island. The bipartisan group of U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Thursday evening and planned to meet with […]

Solomon Islands leader accuses foreign p...

By DAVID RISING and ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday blamed foreign interference on his government’s decision to move alliances from Taiwan to Beijing over the anti-government protests, arson and looting that ravaged the capital Honiara in recent days. But critics also blamed the unrest […]