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Veteran Indian investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

Aug. 14, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veteran stock market investor and Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, nicknamed India’s own Warren Buffett, died Sunday in Mumbai city, Press Trust of India news agency reported. He was 62. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes for the business...

Iraqi judiciary says it has no powers to dissolve parliament

Aug. 14, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top judicial body said Sunday it doesn't have the authority to dissolve the country’s parliament, days after an influential Shiite cleric gave it one week to dismiss the legislature so that new elections can be held. The decision by the Supreme Judicial...

Brief scuffles slow tallying in Kenya's close election

Aug. 14, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s peaceful presidential election saw a brief disruption late Saturday when riot police responded to scuffles at the national tallying center amid tensions over the close results. An agent for longtime opposition leader and candidate Raila Odinga...

Physician Green wins Hawaii Democratic primary for governor

Aug. 14, 2022 04:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — For their 16th wedding anniversary, Democrats in Hawaii gifted Josh Green and his wife, Jaime, a comfortable margin of victory in the gubernatorial primary Saturday. Green, the state’s current lieutenant governor, handily defeated former first lady Vicky Cayetano...

Conrad Kress wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District.

Aug. 14, 2022 04:55 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conrad Kress wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District.

In Ukraine, rebuilding starts with neighbors' help

Aug. 14, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

NOVOSELIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — As battles raged around Kyiv, one Russian advance was stopped in front of Maria Metla’s home. Artillery gutted most of the house, while the rest was pulverized by tank fire. Metla, 66, is now counting on her neighbors to have somewhere to live this...

Saudi Aramco's profits already $88B as oil prices stay high

Aug. 14, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil company Aramco’s half-year profits peaked just shy of $88 billion for the first half of the year as oil prices remain high globally, the company said Sunday. The oil and gas company, which is nearly entirely state-owned by Saudi...

Joe Akana wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Akana wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.

Jill Tokuda wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:23 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Tokuda wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.

Bob McDermott wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Hawaii primary election.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:17 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob McDermott wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Hawaii primary election.