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NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

Aug. 17, 2022 07:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids' bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rubbing elbows with their favorite players to get those coveted autographs. Yes, the...

Measles outbreak in Zimbabwe kills 157 unvaccinated children

Aug. 17, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has killed 157 children, most of whom were unvaccinated due to their family's religious beliefs, officials said. The measles outbreak was first reported in the eastern Manicaland province in early April and has since spread to...

Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

Aug. 17, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased and the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will further boost traffic to the city-state’s second airfield, its chief executive said Wednesday. ...

South Korean leader: Seoul won't seek own nuclear deterrent

Aug. 17, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent and called instead for more diplomacy in the face of growing North Korean nuclear weapons capabilities, even as the North test-fired two suspected cruise missiles. ...

Victims of UK tainted blood scandal to get government payout

Aug. 17, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people in Britain who contracted HIV or hepatitis from transfusions of tainted blood in the 1970s and 1980s will receive 100,000 pounds ($120,000) in compensation, the U.K. government said Wednesday. Survivors welcomed the payment, which came after years...

Article on 'fat' Arab women sparks uproar over body-shaming

Aug. 17, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — To Enas Taleb, the headline felt like a spiteful punch line. “Why women are fatter than men in the Arab world,” it read in bold, above a photograph of the Iraqi actress waving onstage at an arts festival. The Economist article...

Former Australia PM says secret powers were needed in crisis

Aug. 17, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison said Wednesday that giving himself extra powers when he was Australia’s prime minister was necessary during the coronavirus crisis, as criticism rose the moves were deceptive and undemocratic. Current Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seeking an...

Gov. Gordon wins Wyoming GOP primary in bid for 2nd term

Aug. 17, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection after winning the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday, while state Rep. Chuck Gray won the GOP primary for secretary of state. A competitive state superintendent of public instruction primary featured Republicans Megan...

Asian shares rise on optimism about US, China economies

Aug. 17, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday as regional markets looked to strong economic signs out of the U.S. and China as drivers of growth. Benchmarks rose in morning trading in Japan, China and Australia, although shares dipped slightly in South Korea. Analysts...

Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Aug. 16, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy. Da Silva, whose...