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Winter's approach sets clock ticking for Ukraine, Russia

Sep. 25, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The onset of autumnal weather, with rains making fields too muddy for tanks, is beginning to cloud Ukraine's efforts to take back more Russian-held territory before winter freezes the battlefields, a Washington-based think tank said Sunday. Russia, meanwhile,...

'Multilateral'? Global South's leaders question solidarity

Sep. 25, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations was established on one simple notion above all others: Working together is better than going it alone. But while the term “multilateralism” might be trending at this year's U.N. General Assembly, some leaders are calling out the heads of richer...

Canada sends troops to help clear Fiona's devastation

Sep. 25, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday and officials tried to assess the scope of devastation of from former Hurricane Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. ...

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

Sep. 25, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbled through the Caribbean on Sunday, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane in the coming days on a forecast track toward the state. ...

Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia

Sep. 25, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president, but Kamala Harris will confront controversy at nearly every turn as she visits Asia for the memorial honoring former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power

Sep. 25, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West's resolve to stand united against Russian aggression. ...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...

Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics

Sep. 25, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas' new abortion law made no exceptions in cases of rape, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott defended it with an assurance: Texas would get to work eliminating rapes. One year later, Lindsey LeBlanc is busy as ever helping rape victims in a college town...

Critics: Oregon's move to decriminalize hard drugs a failure

Sep. 25, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two years after Oregon residents voted to decriminalize hard drugs and dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to treatment, few people have requested the services and the state has been slow to channel the funds. When voters passed the state's pioneering Drug...

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

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'Eco-warrior" and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Sep. 25, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dave Foreman, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior who was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement and a co-founder of Earth First!, has died. He was 74. The New Mexico-based Rewilding Institute, which Foreman founded as a think tank to develop...

Heavy crane topples onto downtown Oklahoma City building

Sep. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 60-ton crane being used to remove a video display board from a downtown Oklahoma City building toppled onto the building that houses several news offices, officials said. The crane’s operator suffered minor injuries in the Saturday afternoon accident. Two...

Canada sends troops to help clear Fiona's devastation

Sep. 25, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday and officials tried to assess the scope of devastation of from former Hurricane Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and blocked roads across the country’s Atlantic provinces. ...

San Diego County to pay $1.35M over 2018 in-custody death

Sep. 25, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County and other defendants have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Mexican citizen who died after sheriff’s deputies arrested him in 2018, officials said. The lawsuit filed by Dolores Rosales, of Tijuana, alleged...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...

Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics

Sep. 25, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas' new abortion law made no exceptions in cases of rape, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott defended it with an assurance: Texas would get to work eliminating rapes. One year later, Lindsey LeBlanc is busy as ever helping rape victims in a college town...

Swiss voters OK plan to raise retirement age for women to 65

Sep. 25, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed a proposal to raise the retirement age for women from 64 to 65, public broadcaster SRF reported. A separate proposal to impose stricter animal welfare rules for livestock was heading for a big defeat, SRF also reported. ...

Family of Palestinian slain by Israel denies he was attacker

Sep. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BEIT IJZA, West Bank (AP) — Relatives pushed back Sunday against Israeli claims that a Palestinian teacher intentionally rammed an Israeli police car before he was shot dead by security forces. The family of 36-year-old Mohammed Abu Kafieh said he had no possible reason to carry...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...

Fire breaks out at world's biggest produce market in Paris

Sep. 25, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A billowing column of dark smoke towered over Paris on Sunday from a warehouse blaze at a massive produce market that supplies the French capital and surrounding region with much of its fresh food and bills itself as the largest of its kind in the world. Firefighters...