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Europe's push to cut Russian gas faces a race against winter

May. 18, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter. Europe is trying to cut use of Russian natural gas because of the war in Ukraine, but still find enough fuel to keep the lights on and homes warm before it gets cold again. That...

With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

May. 18, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Chandler Jones realized she was pregnant during her junior year of college, she turned to a trusted source for information and advice. Her cellphone. “I couldn’t imagine before the internet, trying to navigate this,” said Jones, 26, who...

EU rushes out $300 billion roadmap to ditch Russian energy

May. 18, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm moved Wednesday to jump-start plans for the 27-nation bloc to abandon Russian energy amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine, proposing a nearly 300 billion-euro ($315 billion) package that includes more efficient use of fuels and faster rollout of...

Sharp drop in retailers helps pull Wall Street indexes lower

May. 18, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, led by steep drops in retailers as Target plunged after issuing a grim quarterly earnings report. Target lost a quarter of its value in the early going Wednesday after saying its results were hit by higher costs, dragging other store...

Green options transforming a wedding industry prone to waste

May. 18, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The wedding industry remains fraught with waste, but a growing contingent of brides and grooms is pushing for more sustainable changes, from the way they invite guests to the food they serve and the clothes they wear. The wedding resource The Knot estimates that...

Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

May. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that taking over Twitter would enable him to rid the social media platform of its annoying “spam bots." Now he's arguing — without presenting any evidence — that there might be just too many of those automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead. ...

US, banks unveil plan to ease food crisis from Russia's war

May. 18, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

BONN, Germany (AP) — The U.S., several global development banks and other groups on Wednesday unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan to stave off a worldwide food security crisis worsened by Russia's war in Ukraine, a key danger facing an increasingly fragile world economy. The...

Target feels inflation's sting in Q1, shares plunge

May. 18, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target took a big hit from higher costs during the first quarter despite brisk sales and shares appeared headed for their most severe sell-off since the Black Monday market crash of 1987. Profits for major retailers has come under pressure from both surging...

UK inflation hits 40-year high amid Russia's war in Ukraine

May. 18, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s inflation rate rose to the highest level in 40 years last month as Russia's war in Ukraine fueled further increases in food and fuel prices. Consumer price inflation accelerated to 9% in the 12 months through April, up from 7% the previous month, the...

NATO talks with Finland, Sweden falter but will continue

May. 18, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO envoys failed to reach a consensus on Wednesday about whether to start membership talks with Finland and Sweden, diplomats said, as Turkey renewed its objections to the two Nordic countries joining. The envoys met at NATO headquarters in Brussels after Finland...

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Many in Mideast see hypocrisy in Western embrace of Ukraine

Mar. 29, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Within days of the Russian invasion, Western countries invoked international law, imposed crippling sanctions, began welcoming refugees with open arms and cheered on Ukraine's armed resistance. The response has elicited outrage across the Middle East, where many...