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Palestinians: At least 3 killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

Sep. 28, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — At least three Palestinians were killed and nine others wounded during an Israeli military raid on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The Israeli military said troops arrived at the Jenin...

US seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions

Sep. 28, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Standing on the deck of an American destroyer at a naval base here on Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris directly challenged China by accusing it of “disturbing behavior” and “provocations” around Taiwan. Harris said the United States would in...

Pakistan appoints new finance minister amid economic crisis

Sep. 28, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan appointed a new finance minister on Wednesday, as the impoverished Islamic nation struggles to recover from an economic crisis worsened by deadly floods. Ishaq Dar, a senior figure in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League party, has been finance minister three...

Churches defend clergy loophole in child sex abuse reporting

Sep. 28, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

It was a frigid Sunday evening at the Catholic Newman Center in Salt Lake City when the priest warned parishioners who had gathered after Mass that their right to private confessions was in jeopardy. A new law would break that sacred bond, the priest said, and directed the...

Oregon gubernatorial candidates clash over guns, abortion

Sep. 28, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The three women who want to be Oregon's next governor clashed Tuesday over gun control, abortions and other hot-button issues at an in-person debate, just six weeks before election day. Democratic nominee and former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek set the tone...

Lawsuit demands San Francisco stop homeless camp sweeps

Sep. 27, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless people and their advocates sued the city of San Francisco on Tuesday, demanding that it stop harassing and destroying the belongings of people living on the streets with nowhere to go, and with the goal of forcing the city to spend billions of dollars on affordable...

Lawsuit says woman gave birth alone on Maryland jail floor

Sep. 27, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty, concrete floor of her jail cell in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for help for six hours. Jazmin Valentine alleges some nurses working for...

Biden keeps US target for refugee admissions at 125,000

Sep. 27, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday kept the nation’s cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure from advocates to raise it even higher to meet the need after falling far short of that target this year. Refugees advocates have...

UN official warns of conflict, more poverty in Afghanistan

Sep. 27, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned Tuesday of a possible internal conflict and worsening poverty in Afghanistan if the Taliban don’t respond quickly to the needs of all elements of society, saying their crackdown on the rights of girls and women signals indifference to over 50%...

Alabama prisoners refusing to work in 2nd day of protest

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama inmates were in their second day of a work strike Tuesday, refusing to labor in prison kitchens, laundries and factories to protest conditions in the state’s overcrowded, understaffed lock-ups. Prisoners including those who provide food, laundry...