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Russia says more Ukrainian fighters from Mariupol stronghold have surrendered, bringing total who have left to 1,730

May. 19, 2022 04:23 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia says more Ukrainian fighters from Mariupol stronghold have surrendered, bringing total who have left to 1,730.

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...

Australian conservative party faces teal independent threat

May. 19, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The daughter of a conservative federal lawmaker and granddaughter of a conservative cabinet minister, Sydney businessperson Allegra Spender has an impeccable pedigree for a career in Australian politics. More surprising than her decision to run for...

3 communities get funding to assess potential brownfields

May. 19, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky communities have been awarded federal funding to assess potential brownfield sites, officials said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the communities a combined $1.4 million to inspect industrial and commercial properties that...

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. ...

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...

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...