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

Aug. 17, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent in the face of growing North Korean nuclear weapons capabilities, even as the North fired two suspected cruise missiles toward the sea in the latest...

Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House

Aug. 17, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, advanced from Tuesday's primary, while Republican Sarah Palin, seeking a return to elected office after more than a decade, was among the...

Fast-warming, ailing Med Sea may be a sign of things to come

Aug. 17, 2022 02:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — While vacationers might enjoy the Mediterranean Sea's summer warmth, climate scientists are warning of dire consequences for its marine life as it burns up in a series of severe heat waves. From Barcelona to Tel Aviv, scientists say they are witnessing exceptional...

Thailand's restive south hit by wave of arson and bombings

Aug. 17, 2022 02:40 AM EDT

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A wave of arson and bombing attacks overnight hit Thailand’s southernmost provinces, which for almost two decades have been the scene of an active Muslim separatist insurgency, officials said Wednesday. At least 17 attacks occurred Tuesday night in...

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary

Aug. 17, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a rout that reinforced his grip on the party’s base. The third-term congresswoman...

Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

Aug. 17, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — It was early one morning when life under Russian occupation became too much for Volodymyr Zhdanov: Rocket fire aimed at Ukrainian forces struck near his home in the city of Kherson, terrifying one of his two children. His 8-year-old daughter “ran in panic to...

Chinese factories close as drought hurts hydropower

Aug. 17, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China’s southwest have shut down after reservoirs used to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his position in power. Companies in Sichuan province...

Democrat Les Gara advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Aug. 17, 2022 02:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Les Gara advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Independent Bill Walker advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Aug. 17, 2022 02:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent Bill Walker advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Republican Nick Begich advances to November general election in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.

Aug. 17, 2022 01:57 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Nick Begich advances to November general election in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.