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Rapid fall from power, arrest for embattled Peru president

Dec. 08, 2022 01:17 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — In just three tumultuous hours, President Pedro Castillo went from decreeing the dissolution of Peru’s Congress to being replaced by his vice president, but the threats against his government had been building throughout his nearly 17-month presidency. The...

Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions set for passage

Dec. 08, 2022 00:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to give final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages in federal law, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes. A law...

Biden approval, views of economy steady, sour: AP-NORC poll

Dec. 08, 2022 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off his party’s better-than-anticipated performance in the midterm elections, President Joe Biden is facing consistent but critical assessments of his leadership and the national economy. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

EXPLAINER: China's relaxed 'zero-COVID' brings big changes

Dec. 08, 2022 02:15 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In a move that caught many by surprise, China announced a potentially major easing of its rigid “zero-COVID” restrictions, without formally abandoning the policy altogether. It’s not clear what exactly prompted the move, although it follows the largest show of...

Iran executes first known prisoner arrested in protests

Dec. 08, 2022 01:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Thursday it executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran. The execution comes as other detainees also face possible...

Putin says Ukraine fight is taking longer than expected

Dec. 07, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Wednesday that his “special military operation” in Ukraine is taking longer than expected but said it has succeeded in seizing new territory and added that his country’s nuclear weapons are deterring escalation of the...

Australia wants Indonesia to monitor released bombmaker

Dec. 08, 2022 00:36 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government on Thursday said it was seeking assurances from Indonesia that the man convicted of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali terrorist attacks would continue to be monitored after his release from prison. Islamic militant Hisyam bin...

EXPLAINER: Pronouns, nonbinary people and the Club Q attack

Dec. 08, 2022 01:07 AM EST

The Colorado Springs gay bar shooting suspect’s assertion of being nonbinary has put gender identity and pronouns — and some sensitive questions around them — back in the spotlight. Respecting Anderson Lee Aldrich’s request to be referenced with they/them pronouns does not...

New York Times journalists, other workers on 24-hour strike

Dec. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of journalists and other employees at The New York Times began a 24-hour walkout Thursday in what would be the first strike of its kind at the newspaper in more than 40 years. Newsroom employees and other members of The NewsGuild of New York say they are...

Zelenskyy quip, Trump conspiracy top 2022 notable quote list

Dec. 08, 2022 02:00 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A tart retort by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a U.S. offer of help and a call by former U.S. President Donald Trump for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution top a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotations of 2022. ...

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Asian shares slip after tech stock slump on Wall St

Dec. 08, 2022 02:32 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street sagged under weakness in tech stocks. U.S. futures turned higher and oil prices rebounded more than $1 a barrel. Japan revised upward its GDP data to show the economy contracted less than...

Scrutiny of Ukraine church draws praise, fear of overreach

Dec. 08, 2022 02:23 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After its searches of holy sites belonging to Ukraine’s historic Orthodox church, the nation’s security agency posted photos of evidence it recovered — including rubles, Russian passports and leaflets with messages from the Moscow patriarch. Supporters...

EXPLAINER: China's relaxed 'zero-COVID' brings big changes

Dec. 08, 2022 02:15 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In a move that caught many by surprise, China announced a potentially major easing of its rigid “zero-COVID” restrictions, without formally abandoning the policy altogether. It’s not clear what exactly prompted the move, although it follows the largest show of...

Police to reveal identity of Philly's slain 'Boy in the Box'

Dec. 08, 2022 02:08 AM EST

Nearly 66 years after the battered body of a young boy was found stuffed inside a cardboard box, Philadelphia police are set to reveal the identity of the victim in the city’s most notorious cold case. Police say detective work and DNA analysis helped them learn the name of a...

Palestinians: Israeli army kills 3 in West Bank raid

Dec. 08, 2022 02:08 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during an early Thursday raid in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the latest violence to shake the region after months of unrest. The Israeli military said it was carrying out an arrest...

Zelenskyy quip, Trump conspiracy top 2022 notable quote list

Dec. 08, 2022 02:00 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A tart retort by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a U.S. offer of help and a call by former U.S. President Donald Trump for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution top a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotations of 2022. ...

Iran executes first known prisoner arrested in protests

Dec. 08, 2022 01:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Thursday it executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran. The execution comes as other detainees also face possible...

Murderous 1600s pirate hid out in US colonies with impunity

Dec. 08, 2022 01:44 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — One tarnished silver coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity. Newly surfaced documents also strengthen the case that English buccaneer...

Pennsylvania panel to vote on proposal defining sex, race

Dec. 08, 2022 01:35 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania government regulations would be revised with extensive definitions of sex, religious creed and race under a proposal set for a vote on Thursday — a change some Republican lawmakers see as an overreach on a subject they think should not be addressed without...

Oregon high court declines to overturn decision on gun law

Dec. 08, 2022 01:27 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court late Wednesday declined to overturn a lower court judge’s decision and allow a tough new voter-approved gun law to take effect this week. Chief Justice Martha Walters denied the emergency motion to intervene filed earlier in the day...