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GLIMPSES: At United Nations, boats safeguard current affairs

Sep. 21, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This week, the United Nations is the world's premier venue for current events — which, one could say, is the forte of the U.S. Coast Guard. So naturally the military branch's boats are a familiar presence during the U.N. General Assembly, guarding the...

Inmate dies after jumping from New York City jail barge

Sep. 21, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate who jumped into the East River from a New York City jail barge has died, the city Department of Correction announced Wednesday. Gregory Acevedo, 48, was pronounced dead at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, 11 hours after he climbed a fence at the Vernon C. Bain...

Inmate taken to hospital after jumping from NYC jail barge

Sep. 20, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate jumped from an East River barge that's part of New York City's jail system on Tuesday and was taken to a hospital, authorities said. The inmate climbed a recreation yard fence at the the floating jail known as the Vernon C. Bain Center shortly before noon...

Kay degenerates after veering from Mexico- California border

Sep. 09, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Kay became a post-tropical cyclone Friday night after veering away from the U.S.-Mexico border region, though it continued to cause rain in parts of northwestern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Kay came made landfall as a hurricane near Mexico's...

Flights grounded in South Korea as Typhoon Hinnamnor nears

Sep. 05, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of flights were grounded and more than 200 people evacuated in South Korea on Monday as Typhoon Hinnamnor approached the southern region with heavy rains and winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour, putting the nation on alert for its worst storm in...

China, Japan ground ferries, flights as typhoon approaches

Sep. 04, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Cities in eastern China suspended ferry services and classes and flights were canceled in Japan on Sunday as Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest global storm this year, blew its way past Taiwan and the Koreas with fierce winds and heavy rains. Shanghai grounded ferry...

G-7 pledges to move forward with Russia oil price cap system

Sep. 02, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrial powers on Friday pledged to impose a cap on the price of Russian oil in a bid to limit the Kremlin's revenues and ability to fund its war in Ukraine, while also curtailing the war's impact on energy prices and inflation. ...

Fire on Baltic Sea ferry is out, no injuries

Aug. 29, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A fire was reported Monday on a passenger ferry carrying nearly 300 people from Sweden to Latvia but officials said the blaze — which they described as “limited” — was put out. No one was reported injured. The ferry was north of Sweden's Baltic Sea island...

More than 80 people rescued from Philippine ferry fire

Aug. 26, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine coast guard personnel and volunteers have rescued more than 80 passengers and crew of an inter-island ferry that caught fire as it approached a port south of Manila, prompting many to jump into the water as flames spread fast in windy weather, officials said...

Report: Benefits of dams must be replaced before breaching

Aug. 25, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The benefits provided by four giant hydroelectric dams on the Snake River must be replaced before the dams can be breached to save endangered salmon runs, according to a final report issued Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. ...