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North Korea fires short-range missile to sea in latest test

Sep. 27, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea early Tuesday, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, in the latest weapon tests by Pyongyang that raised questions about the sincerity of its recent offer for talks with South Korea. In an...

Japan set to lift all virus emergency steps nationwide

Sep. 27, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to lift all coronavirus emergency measures when they expire later this week as the infections slow and the nation tries to reactivate its economy. Officials in charge of coronavirus measures sought advice from experts at a meeting Tuesday, with...

N. Korea accuses US of hostility, continues weapons tests

Sep. 27, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United States of hostility and demanded the Biden administration permanently end joint military exercises with South Korea even as it continued its recent streak of weapons tests apparently aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul...

China's power cuts may foreshadow shortages of global goods

Sep. 27, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. In the northeastern city of...

China: 2 Canadians in prisoner swap freed for health reasons

Sep. 27, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that two Canadians detained in late 2019 who were allowed to return to Canada in a prisoner swap were released on bail for health reasons. A ministry spokesperson made the comment as Beijing sought to...

South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile off its eastern coast

Sep. 27, 2021 19:15 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile off its eastern coast.

Hawaii tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules

Sep. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — New federal rules for international travelers are expected to help Hawaii's crippled tourism industry. The state's international market has been nearly nonexistent since the pandemic largely shut down travel last year. Last week,...

Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as US Ski & Snowboard CEO

Sep. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as president and CEO on Monday, replacing Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt was most recently CEO of the World Surf League and has held executive positions at the NBA, WTA, PGA European Tour, Rugby...

Gen. Milley: Whisperer to presidents, target of intrigue

Sep. 27, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. Mark Milley has been the target of more political intrigue and debate in two years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff than any of his recent predecessors were in four. One after another, firestorms have ignited around him — unusual for an officer who by law is...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 27, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: We’ve seen enough. It’s time for Iowa to legalize marijuana Iowa, or at least its policymakers, has been resolutely reticent to join the bandwagon of states and countries permitting medical and then...