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Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world

Aug. 16, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington's alleged efforts to maintain its global hegemony. Addressing a security conference attended by...

US, South Korea to begin expanded military drills next week

Aug. 16, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea will begin their biggest combined military training in years next week in the face of an increasingly aggressive North Korea, which has been ramping up weapons tests and threats of nuclear conflict against Seoul and Washington, the South...

Ex-NFL star Aqib Talib's brother turns self in after slaying

Aug. 16, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in to authorities Monday after police identified him as the suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Police said that a murder warrant was issued for Yaqub...

World Cup Watch: Jesus out to reclaim Brazil's No. 9 jersey

Aug. 16, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

It's one of the biggest honors in soccer: Playing as the center forward for Brazil at a World Cup. Gabriel Jesus knows all about that, having been handed the No. 9 jersey at the 2018 tournament in Russia and — as every Brazilian is acutely aware — failing to score a goal. ...

Memphis hospital locks down while treating shooting victims

Aug. 16, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A hospital was on lockdown early Tuesday while treating multiple victims of a shooting involving two crime scenes in in Memphis, Tennessee, local media reported. A sedan was left riddled with bullet holes outside Methodist North hospital. Memphis Police also...

Companies facing 1st tax on stock buybacks in Biden bill

Aug. 16, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have pulled off a quiet first in their just-passed legislation addressing climate change and health care: the creation of a tax on stock buybacks, a cherished tool of Corporate America that had long seemed untouchable. Under the bill President Joe Biden...

Miami-Dade officer critical after shooting; suspect killed

Aug. 16, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — A Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase Monday night, authorities said. The suspect smashed his vehicle into a police cruiser and another car while trying to flee...

China sets sanctions on Taiwan figures to punish US, island

Aug. 16, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed visa bans and other sanctions Tuesday on Taiwanese political figures as it raises pressure on the self-governing island and the U.S. in response to successive congressional visits. The sanctions come a day after China announced more military exercises...

Biden to sign massive climate, health care legislation

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden will sign Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months...

Asian shares mostly higher, echoing Wall Street rebound

Aug. 16, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday after a rebound on Wall Street, despite regional investor risks reflected in negative economic data out of China. The benchmark in Tokyo was little changed, erasing earlier gains, but indexes in South Korea and Australia gained. Hong...