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Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

Aug. 13, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt announced a Cabinet reshuffle Saturday to improve his administration’s performance as it faces towering economic challenges stemming largely from Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Cabinet shake-up, which was approved by...

Afghan rights leader heartbroken after year of Taliban rule

Aug. 13, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A year after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, prominent Afghan rights activist Sima Samar is still heartbroken over what happened to her country. Samar, a former minister of women’s affairs and the first chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights...

Driver walkout halts trains as UK summer strike wave spreads

Aug. 13, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of U.K. train drivers walked off the job Saturday in a strike over jobs, pay and conditions, scuppering services across much of the country. The action was the latest in a spreading series of strikes by British workers seeking substantial raises to offset soaring prices...

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

Aug. 13, 2022 04:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the country 5 1/2 months ago. In an interview with The Associated...

Vikings' Cousins has COVID-19, won't play preseason opener

Aug. 12, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play this weekend in the team's first preseason game. Coach Kevin O'Connell confirmed the diagnosis Friday at practice, where Cousins was absent for a second straight day....

New Mexico updates public health order following CDC changes

Aug. 12, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's emergency public health order was streamlined Friday, with state health officials saying the changes were in order given the evolution of the virus, the changing nature of the pandemic and new recommendations adopted by the federal government. ...

Peloton cuts jobs, raises prices in bid for profitability

Aug. 12, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Peloton is laying off employees and raising prices for some of its equipment as part of its latest bid to make the business profitable and free up cash. The changes were disclosed Friday in a memo to employees of the maker of high-end exercise bikes and treadmills...

Guardians' Karinchak on restricted list for games in Toronto

Aug. 12, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians put unvaccinated right-hander James Karinchak on the restricted list before Friday night's game at Toronto and selected righty Peyton Battenfield from Triple-A Columbus. Foreign nationals who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 aren’t...

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati

Aug. 12, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Novak Djokovic pulled out of next week's hard-court tournament in Cincinnati on Friday because he has not gotten any COVID-19 vaccine shots and so is not allowed to travel to the United States. That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the...

Lionel Messi misses cut for Ballon d’Or list of nominees

Aug. 12, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi was omitted from the 30-man list of nominees for the prestigious award on Friday for the first time since 2005. The Argentina great edged out Poland striker Robert Lewandowski for the Ballon d’Or last year but wasn't nominated this time...