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Russia's war in Ukraine to overshadow G-20 talks in Bali

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security. ...

US stocks gain ground while bond market signals caution

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in early trading Thursday, putting major indexes on track for weekly gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% as of 10:19 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 156 points, or 0.5%, to 31,189 and the Nasdaq rose 1.5%. ...

Pandemic-delayed World Games open in Birmingham a year late

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Games open Thursday in Alabama featuring more than 3,600 athletes participating in non-Olympic events including sumo wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts and tug of war. The opening ceremony, set for...

Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported. The reports quoted Griner as saying through an...

Yellowstone floods reveal forecasting flaws as world warms

Jul. 07, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone National Park area's weather forecast the morning of June 12 seemed fairly tame: warmer temperatures and rain showers would accelerate mountain snow melt and could produce “minor flooding." A National Weather Service bulletin recommended moving livestock...

Arizona Gov. Ducey backs Robson as successor over Trump pick

Jul. 07, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday endorsed businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson to be his successor, adding his name to a growing list of mainstream conservatives looking to boost her past Donald Trump-endorsed frontrunner Kari Lake. Robson, a political newcomer,...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday sided with a former member of the state Public Service Commission who did not want to turn over his cellphone in a fight over the approval of a new power line. Opponents argued that the evidence...

Russia taking 'operational pause' in Ukraine, analysts say

Jul. 07, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Foreign analysts say Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in eastern Ukraine as the Russian military attempts to reassemble its forces for a significant - and what it hopes could prove decisive - offensive to conquer the neighboring country. On...

EU Parliament condemns US abortion ruling, seeks safeguards

Jul. 07, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly condemned the end of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States and called for such safeguards to be enshrined in the EU's fundamental rights charter. In a 324-155 vote with 38...

Fatal overdoses nearly double in Maine's largest city

Jul. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest city has experienced a spike in fatal drug overdoses this year, and the deaths have already surpassed last year's total, police said. Portland has been dealing with a worsening overdose crisis that is linked to opioid drug use. Police in the...