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North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

Oct. 04, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday conducted its longest-ever weapons test, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan and could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond, forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains. ...

Russian losses evident in key liberated Ukrainian city

Oct. 04, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of Russian soldiers were lying in the streets of a key eastern Ukrainian city on Tuesday, evidence of a hasty retreat that marked a new military defeat for Moscow as it struggles to hang on to areas it illegally annexed last week. Russia’s upper...

Frustration with Ukraine war spills out on Russian state TV

Oct. 03, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms. A series of embarrassing military losses in recent weeks has presented a challenge for prominent hosts...

In Ian's wake, Florida residents brave a slow wait for power

Oct. 04, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a week after Hurricane Ian smashed into Florida and carved a path of destruction that reached into the Carolinas, more than half a million Florida residents faced another day without electricity Tuesday as rescuers continued their search for those trapped inside...

3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science

Oct. 04, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists jointly won this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work on quantum information science that has significant applications, for example in the field of encryption. Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian Anton...

Indonesia police: Stadium exit gates too small for escape

Oct. 04, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — The gates at the Indonesian soccer stadium where police fired tear gas that set off a deadly crush were too small and could only accommodate two at a time when hundreds were trying to escape, police investigators said Tuesday. Photos from the Malang...

Herschel Walker paid for girlfriend's abortion, report says

Oct. 04, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009, according to a new report published late Monday. The candidate called the accusation a “flat-out lie” and...

Hurricane Ian shakes SW Florida's faith but can't destroy it

Oct. 04, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — In darkness and despair, there were flickers of light and hope, even for Jane Compton who lost her home and possessions to Hurricane Ian’s wrath. As the storm approached last week, she and her husband found sanctuary at their Baptist church, huddling with fellow...

California wells run dry as drought depletes groundwater

Oct. 04, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

FAIRMEAD, Calif. (AP) — As California's drought deepens, Elaine Moore’s family is running out of an increasingly precious resource: water. The Central Valley almond growers had two wells go dry this summer. Two of her adult children are now getting water from a new well the...

Rams LB Bobby Wagner flattens protestor who gets on field

Oct. 04, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner delivered one of the biggest hits on a person who got onto the field. The Rams linebacker flattened the protestor who ran on the field with a device emitting pink smoke late in the second quarter of Los Angeles' game against the San Francisco...

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German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030

Oct. 04, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German energy giant RWE said Tuesday that it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe's most polluting power plants and a vast...

Romania investigates leaks from Russian-owned company

Oct. 04, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania have opened a criminal investigation into suspected data leaks against four employees of the local branch of neighboring Serbia's NIS Petrol, which is majority-owned by Russia's Gazprom Neft. Organized crime prosecutors said late...

Bulgaria: Borissov offers coalition, doesn’t want PM's post

Oct. 04, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, whose center-right GERB party emerged as the winner of Bulgaria’s parliamentary election, invited his political opponents Tuesday to talks on forming a government. Results from Sunday’s election showed GERB with...

World Bank: Ukraine's war-torn economy will sink 35% in '22

Oct. 04, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Devastated by Russia's invasion eight months ago, the Ukrainian economy will plunge 35% this year, the World Bank forecast Tuesday. The war has destroyed factories and farmland and displaced millions of Ukrainians. The World Bank, a 189-country anti-poverty...

Prisons chief killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Oct. 04, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The prisons chief in Indian-controlled Kashmir has been killed, officials said Tuesday, as India’s powerful home minister arrived in the disputed Himalayan region on a three-day visit. The body of Director-General of Prisons Hemant Kumar Lohia bore multiple...

Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill Philippine radio commentator

Oct. 04, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a longtime radio commentator in metropolitan Manila in the latest attack on a member of the media in the Philippines, considered one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. Police said Percival Mabasa, 63,...

German minister tells Poland no chance for WWII reparations

Oct. 04, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister told her Polish counterpart Tuesday there will be no more World War II reparations because Berlin considers the matter is closed. Annalena Baerbock directly addressed Poland’s Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau at a news conference in...

10 mountaineers killed after avalanche in northern India

Oct. 04, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 10 trainee mountaineers died Tuesday after being swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas in northern India, media reports said, as rescuers searched for 11 others missing. A group of 29 people was hit by an avalanche on a mountain peak located in the...

Russian court fines TikTok for not deleting LGBT content

Oct. 04, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

A Russian court on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete LGBT material, the country's latest crackdown on Big Tech companies. The Tagansky District Court in Moscow issued the 3 million ruble ($50,000) penalty to the short-video sharing platform following a complaint by Russian...

Chanel goes understated in final day of Paris Fashion Week

Oct. 04, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An understated collection awaited the VIP guests who attended Chanel's show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week. Kristen Stewart and Diane Kruger were among those who arrived at the Grand Palais Ephemere for one of the day's biggest events, while some eyes looked forward to Miu...