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Alaska lawmakers pass budget on last day of session

May. 19, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature approved a state spending package late Wednesday that would pay residents about $3,200 this year after a vote that would have boosted the payout to about $3,850 narrowly failed in the House. A tentative budget agreement reached by House...

Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol

May. 19, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The international Red Cross said Thursday it has registered “hundreds” of Ukrainian prisoners of war who left the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The International Committee for the Red Cross said the registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war, which...

Ford found liable in lawsuit in West Virginia woman's death

May. 19, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury in West Virginia has awarded $7 million in a product liability lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. to the family of a woman who died when her Mustang was involved in a fiery crash. A Kanawha County jury made the award this week to the Raleigh County...

World shares sink after inflation driven retreat on Wall St

May. 19, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares declined in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a broad retreat on Wall Street triggered by worries over the impact of persistent high inflation on corporate profits and consumer spending. U.S. futures were lower, while oil prices advanced. ...

Court considers whether US can seize a Russian yacht in Fiji

May. 19, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — At Lautoka harbor in the heart of Fiji's sugar cane region, five U.S. federal agents boarded the Russian-owned Amadea, a luxurious superyacht the length of a football field. “They want to take 20 crew and sail east!” the ship's captain wrote in a...

Germany's top court OKs vaccine mandate for health workers

May. 19, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top court has approved rules requiring that health workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Constitutional Court announced Thursday that it has rejected a complaint against the measure, arguing that protecting vulnerable people in hospitals and care homes...

Governor, lawmakers highlight support for military families

May. 19, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by Republican lawmakers to highlight recently passed legislation to support military families. One measure expands the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund to provide money for emergency expenses for members of...

Live updates | Red Cross registers Ukrainian POWs

May. 19, 2022 04:00 AM EDT

GENEVA — The international Red Cross says it has registered “hundreds” of Ukrainian prisoners of war who left the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The International Committee for the Red Cross said Thursday the registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war, which included...

International Red Cross says it has registered "hundreds" of Ukrainian POWs who left Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

May. 19, 2022 03:43 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — International Red Cross says it has registered "hundreds" of Ukrainian POWs who left Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm'

May. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government said Thursday it will hand out an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes as “the peak of the global inflation storm.” The payments are part of a...