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Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins

May. 24, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. The...

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

May. 24, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting aboard a New York City subway train was under arrest Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was expected to...

Live updates | Governor says Ukraine's Luhansk area at risk

May. 24, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian governor of the eastern Luhansk region said Tuesday that the area was facing “the most difficult time” since conflict with Russia-backed separatists began in 2014. “Now, for the Luhansk region, is the most difficult time in the eight years of the...

Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite COVID surge

May. 24, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren't allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los...

London mayor seeks police answers over 'partygate' fines

May. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The mayor of London asked the city’s police chief on Tuesday to explain how decisions were made about issuing fines for lockdown-breaking government parties, after photos were published of Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at an event in his office in 2020. Some...

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal denies charges over relief fund

May. 24, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Arrested former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others denied charges on Tuesday that they failed to register a relief fund aimed at assisting protesters who faced legal costs during 2019 anti-government protests. The six, who also include...

Iran building collapse kills 11 as mayor and others detained

May. 24, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 11 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster. The...

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

May. 24, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Environmental activists are meeting in South Africa this week to press governments and businesses to reduce the production of plastic because it is harming the continent’s environment. The conference, “Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa,” being...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 24, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...