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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba en route to Florida

Sep. 27, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds lashed Cuba’s western tip, where authorities have evacuated 50,000 people, as it became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and roared on a path that could see it hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane. ...

Putin's call-up fuels Russians' anger, protests and violence

Sep. 26, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Long lines of cars on roads snaking to Russia’s border crossings with Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia, and similar queues at airports. Angry demonstrations — not just in Moscow and St. Petersburg — but in the remote far north province of Yakutia and...

Japan's former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

Sep. 27, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's hawkish former leader Shinzo Abe was honored by a rare and divisive state funeral Tuesday that was full of militaristic presentation like soldiers carrying his ashes in a box brought by his widow and praise of his nine-year premiership. Prime Minister Fumio...

Jury to be picked for Oath Keeper boss' Jan. 6 sedition case

Sep. 27, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

Jury selection is expected to get underway Tuesday in the trial of the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates charged with seditious conspiracy, one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Stewart...

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

Sep. 26, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles (11.3 million kilometers) away, with the...

Pound stabilizes but turmoil continues for UK economy

Sep. 27, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British pound stabilized in Asian trading on Tuesday after plunging to a record low a day earlier, as the Bank of England and the British government tried to soothe markets nervous about a volatile U.K. economy. The instability began to have real-world impacts,...

At UN, a fleeting opportunity to tell their nations' stories

Sep. 27, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan's new prime minister stepped onto the U.N. podium and faced world leaders, ready to spin a tale of floods and climate change and more than 33 million people at risk. Shahbaz Sharif began: “As I stand here today to tell the story of my country ...” ...

Vietnam imposes curfew, evacuations ahead of Typhoon Noru

Sep. 27, 2022 03:26 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam imposed a curfew and evacuated over 800,000 people as a powerful typhoon that had flooded villages and left at least eight dead in the Philippines aimed Tuesday for the country's central region. People living near the coast where Typhoon Noru was...

As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

Sep. 26, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn Cantonese in San Francisco wasn't hard. But today in the city that's drawn Cantonese speakers from South China for over 150 years, there's fear that political and social upheaval are diminishing a language that is a cultural...

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Sep. 27, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states...

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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba en route to Florida

Sep. 27, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds lashed Cuba’s western tip, where authorities have evacuated 50,000 people, as it became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and roared on a path that could see it hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane. ...

ADB to devote $14B to help ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

Sep. 27, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it will devote at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific. The development lender said it plans a comprehensive program of support to help the 1.1 billion people in...

Company plans to make Dixie paper plates in Tennessee

Sep. 27, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say Georgia-Pacific plans to spend at least $425 million to build a facility that will make Dixie-brand paper plates in Jackson. The project is expected to create 220 jobs in Madison County, and construction is expected to start before...

Authorities seek cause of Russian gas pipeline leaks in sea

Sep. 27, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities were trying to determine the cause of mysterious leaks and pressure drops on natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, when a new pipeline meant to wean Poland and Europe off Russian gas is to be inaugurated. ...

Czechs to renew border checks amid new migrant wave

Sep. 27, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has decided to renew checks at its border with Slovakia amid a new wave of migration. The new measure becomes effective on Thursday at 27 border crossings between the two European Union countries that belong to Europe’s visa-free Schengen zone...

World shares mostly gain after Dow tumbles into bear market

Sep. 27, 2022 04:50 AM EDT

World shares were mostly higher on Tuesday as buying kicked in after heavy selling on Wall Street put the Dow Jones Industrial Average into what’s known as a bear market. U.S. futures and oil prices gained. In early European trading, Germany's DAX climbed 0.7% to...

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba as major Category 3 storm, keeps heading toward Florida’s coast

Sep. 27, 2022 04:47 AM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba as major Category 3 storm, keeps heading toward Florida’s coast.

Tokyo Olympics bribery arrests widens to third Japan sponsor

Sep. 27, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member ensnared a third company that sponsored the Games, as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi for the third time Tuesday. The latest allegations of dubious payments...

Washington announces more aid for floods-ravaged Pakistan

Sep. 27, 2022 04:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has boosted assistance to Pakistan’s flood relief efforts, announcing $10 million in aid, in addition to Washington's already announced financial assistance of $56.1 million, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Washington is the biggest...

He's back: Italy's Berlusconi wins Senate seat after tax ban

Sep. 27, 2022 04:30 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from holding public office over a tax fraud conviction. Berlusconi, who has...