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US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 03:55 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' World Cup match Tuesday. Iran's government reacted by accusing...

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Nov. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling” from 1983's “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. ...

Commanders unveil Sean Taylor memorial 15 years since death

Nov. 27, 2022 18:06 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Washington Commanders unveiled a helmet, No. 21 jersey, pants and cleats stood up in mannequin form as a memorial to Sean Taylor on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the late safety's death. It was not a statue but rather a glass-enclosed installation on the...

Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down

Nov. 27, 2022 13:04 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party. ...

Cuba's informal market finds new space on growing internet

Nov. 27, 2022 11:24 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — In the Telegram group chat, the messages roll in like waves. “I need liquid ibuprofen and acetaminophen, please,” wrote one user. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10-month-old baby.” Others offer medicine brought from outside of Cuba, adding,...

Pakistan arrests senator over comments about army chief

Nov. 27, 2022 05:06 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Federal police in Pakistan have arrested a senator for comments critical of top military officers, colleagues from his Tehreek-e-Insaf political party said Sunday. It was the second time he was taken into custody in as many months. Azam Khan Swati, a senior member...

Protests over China's COVID controls spread across country

Nov. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Protests against China's pervasive anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes spread to Shanghai and other cities after complaints they might have worsened the death toll in an apartment fire in the northwest. Shanghai police used pepper...

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye

Nov. 26, 2022 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is renewing attention to his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House. Trump...

Iran leader praises force tasked with quashing protests

Nov. 26, 2022 08:38 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader praised paramilitary volunteers tasked with quashing dissent on Saturday in a televised address as dozens of eye doctors warned that a rising number of demonstrators have been blinded by security forces during anti-government protests. ...

10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang

Nov. 26, 2022 04:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A fire in an apartment building in northwestern China's Xinjiang region killed 10 people and injured nine, authorities said Friday, amid stringent lockdowns that have left many residents in the area stuck in their homes for more than three months. The fire broke out...