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Doctors stay in Ukraine's war-hit towns: 'People need us'

Aug. 19, 2022 06:35 AM EDT

ZOLOCHIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dr. Ilona Butova almost looks out of place in her neatly pressed lavender scrubs as she walks through a door frame that hangs from a crumbled wall into what used to be an administrative office of her hospital in Zolochiv. Not one building in the facility in...

China's response to Pelosi visit a sign of future intentions

Aug. 19, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China's response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was anything but subtle — dispatching warships and military aircraft to all sides of the self-governing island democracy, and firing ballistic missiles into the waters nearby. The dust has still...

Iran deal tantalizingly close, but US faces new hurdles

Aug. 19, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national in a plot to kill former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. ...

Judge appears willing to unveil some of Mar-a-Lago affidavit

Aug. 18, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to put forward proposed redactions as he committed to making public at least part of the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump's estate in Florida. U.S....

Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels

Aug. 19, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The conservation charity founded by Prince William, second in line to the British throne and who launched the Earthshot Prize, keeps its investments in a bank that is one of the world's biggest backers of fossil fuels, The Associated Press has learned. The Royal...

Yangtze shrinks as China's drought disrupts industry

Aug. 19, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

CHONGQING, China (AP) — Ships crept down the middle of the Yangtze on Friday after China's driest summer in six decades left one of the mightiest rivers barely half its normal width and set off a scramble to contain the damage to a weak economy in a politically sensitive year. ...

R. Kelly's lawyer gets chance to question government witness

Aug. 19, 2022 06:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s legal team will get its chance to question the government’s star witness on Friday after she gave what jurors could see as damning testimony against Kelly at his federal trial in Chicago on charges that include the production of child pornography. ...

Nigeria's Osun River: Sacred, revered and increasingly toxic

Aug. 19, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

OSOGBO, Nigeria (AP) — Yeyerisa Abimbola has dedicated most of her 58 years on Earth to the Osun, a waterway in deeply religious Nigeria named for the river goddess of fertility. As the deity’s chief priestess, she leads other women known as servants of Osun in daily worship and sacrificial...

Crisis looms without big cuts to over-tapped Colorado River

Aug. 19, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hydroelectric turbines may stop turning. Las Vegas and Phoenix may be forced to restrict water usage or growth. Farmers might cease growing some crops, leaving fields of lettuce and melons to turn to dust. Those are a few of the dire consequences that could...

Backyard mosquito spraying booms, but may be too deadly

Aug. 19, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It’s an increasingly familiar sight in U.S. cities and suburbs: A van pulls up to the curb. Workers wearing gloves, masks and other protective gear strap on backpack-type mechanisms with plastic hoses, similar to leaf blowers. Revving up the motors,...

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No Tube: London subway hit by strike, day after rail walkout

Aug. 19, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A strike by London Underground workers brought the British capital’s transit network to a grinding halt on Friday, a day after a nationwide walkout by railway staff. Another rail strike is scheduled for Saturday as the U.K. endures a summer of action by workers demanding pay...

Nicaraguan police arrest bishop, other priests in raid

Aug. 19, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan police on Friday raided the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop, apparently detaining him and several other people holed up inside for two weeks after police set up a cordon. The pre-dawn raid came as Nicaraguan authorities last week accused Matagalpa...

See it? Squish it! Fighting the invasive spotted lanternfly

Aug. 19, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

When Stephen Nixon recently noticed a “beautiful” spotted lanternfly by his bag as he skateboarded in Brooklyn, he heeded the request of city officials. He stomped on it. “I don’t like killing things. Not many people do. I’ll catch and release cockroaches if...

Australia upset at Indonesia reducing Bali bomber's sentence

Aug. 19, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader said Friday that it's upsetting Indonesia has further reduced the prison sentence of the bombmaker in the Bali attack that killed 202 people — which could free him within days if he's granted parole. The most recent reduction of Umar...

2 Russian villages evacuated after fire at munitions depot

Aug. 19, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The residents of two villages in Russia’s Belgorod region on Ukraine’s northeastern border were evacuated after a fire at a munitions depot near the village of Timonovo. The fire is the latest in a series of destructive incidents on Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine...

Germany's Scholz faces grilling over role in tax scam

Aug. 19, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is due to appear Friday before a parliamentary panel in the northern state of Hamburg to answer lawmakers' questions regarding what he knew about a tax evasion scam when he was mayor of the city. Political opponents have called on Scholz...

Iran deal tantalizingly close, but US faces new hurdles

Aug. 19, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national in a plot to kill former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. ...

Palestinians: Israeli troops shot, killed man in West Bank

Aug. 19, 2022 06:46 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry said Friday Israeli forces shot and killed a man during an arrest raid near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Salah Sawafta, 58, was in critical condition after a bullet hit his head in Tubas and he died hours later in a...

Biden to host unity summit against hate-fueled violence

Aug. 19, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will host a White House summit next month aimed at combating a spate of hate-fueled violence in the U.S., as he works to deliver on his campaign pledge to “heal the soul of the nation.” The White House announced Friday that Biden will...

South Africa's Zulu nation to host celebration for new king

Aug. 19, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

KWANONGOMA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s ethnic Zulu nation is preparing to host a coronation event for its new traditional king amid internal divisions that have threatened to tear the royal family apart. King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini, a son of the late King Goodwill...