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Today in History: July 22, First solo around-the-world flight

Jul. 22, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 22, the 204th day of 2024. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1933, Aviator Wiley Post landed at Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, completing the first solo...

Britain's Treasury chief vows to run the economy with 'iron discipline' amid demands for pay raises

Jul. 21, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Treasury chief said Sunday she will run the economy with “iron discipline,” but suggested she’ll give public sector workers an above-inflation pay raise to help end a wave of strikes and strife. The Labour Party government is under pressure from...

Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

Jul. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain. Government cybersecurity agencies across the globe and...

Tech outage latest | Airlines rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Jul. 20, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

Transport providers, businesses and governments on Saturday are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage. The biggest continuing effect has been on air travel. Carriers canceled thousands of flights on Friday and...

Malaysia honors a new king in coronation marked by pomp and cannon fire

Jul. 20, 2024 03:57 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Traditional pomp and cannon fire on Saturday marked the coronation of Malaysia's billionaire King Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, who pledged to govern fairly during the five-year term he will serve under a unique rotating monarchy system. Sultan Ibrahim,...

What to know about Malaysia's coronation of its king, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar

Jul. 20, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's billionaire king Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar was installed on Saturday, six months after he was sworn in for a five-year term under a unique rotating monarchy system. The coronation at the national palace formalized the sultan's role as...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges Britain to help it strike deeper inside Russia as he addresses UK Cabinet

Jul. 19, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Britain’s new government to help Ukrainian forces attack deeper inside Russia to stop deadly missile strikes on his country, as he gave a rare address by a foreign leader to a U.K. Cabinet meeting. Zelenskyy said “long-range...

Ursula von der Leyen reelected to a second 5-year term as European Commission president

Jul. 18, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawmakers at the European Parliament on Thursday reelected Ursula von der Leyen to a second 5-year term as president of the European Union’s executive commission, giving her a comfortable majority and heading off a possible leadership vacuum. Von der...

European leaders discuss migration and Ukraine at a UK summit as concern grows about direction of US

Jul. 18, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, England (AP) — Leaders from across Europe expressed support for Ukraine and concern about the direction of the United States on Thursday at a security-focused summit clouded by worries about whether the U.S. will remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump wins a second presidency. ...

British climate protesters who plotted highway shutdown given record harsh prison sentences

Jul. 18, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Five climate activists who planned a protest to cause gridlock and block traffic over four days on a major highway circling London were sentenced Thursday to as much as five years in prison. The sentences were the harshest terms handed down for a peaceful protest in...