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Opponents pile on Republican Rosendale in US House debate

Oct. 01, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale was slammed over his opposition to aid for Ukraine and votes against federal projects that could benefit Montana, during a live Saturday night debate in eastern Montana's U.S. House race that showed deep policy divisions between the...

Nigerians mark independence anniversary ahead of key poll

Oct. 01, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated the 62nd anniversary of their independence Saturday with the country's leader acknowledging the economic and security hardships citizens are facing as they prepare to vote for a new president in four months. Nigerian President Muhammadu...

5 more bodies recovered from Puget Sound floatplane crash

Sep. 30, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The bodies of six of the 10 victims in a floatplane crash in Washington state's Puget Sound have been recovered and five have been identified, officials said Friday. Island County Emergency Management deputy director Eric Brooks confirmed Friday that four additional...

Witnesses: Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills civilians

Sep. 30, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians during a major religious holiday earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The Associated Press. The...

Fewer trips for China's Golden Week amid quarantine fears

Sep. 30, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — While China's top leaders commemorated revolutionary martyrs Friday, far fewer Chinese are expected to be traveling during the upcoming “Golden Week” National Day holidays amid rigid anti-COVID-19 restrictions and calls from health officials for people to stay put. ...

Amazon to hold holiday shopping event in October

Sep. 26, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

Amazon said Monday that next month it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets. During the Oct. 11-12 event, Amazon Prime members will...

New Zealand marks queen's death with holiday, church service

Sep. 25, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a public holiday, a moment of silence and an official memorial service. The South Pacific nation is among 14 outside of the United Kingdom that continue to recognize the British...

3 wounded in shooting at amusement park near Pittsburgh

Sep. 25, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

West Mifflin, Pa. (AP) — Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded by gunfire late Saturday at an amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival. Allegheny County police said a 39-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys sustained...

Boy shot in July 4 parade massacre returns home to family

Sep. 22, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eight-year-old Cooper Roberts is back home after more than two months of treatment for injuries from a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, his family said Thursday. The attack this past summer killed seven and wounded dozens,...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...