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46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

Jun. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in what marked the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four...

Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine

Jun. 28, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Rescuers searched through the charred rubble of a shopping mall Tuesday looking for more victims of a Russian missile strike that killed at least 18 and wounded scores in what Ukraine's president called “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.”...

The AP Interview: Spanish PM says NATO summit to show unity

Jun. 28, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the NATO summit in Madrid this week aims to showcase the Western allies' united front in defense of democratic values in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while increasing the bloc’s deterrence capabilities. In an...

G7 leaders wrap up summit meant to bolster Ukraine support

Jun. 28, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven developed economies on Tuesday wraps up a summit intended to send a strong signal of long-term commitment to Ukraine's future, ensuring that Russia pays a higher price for its invasion while also attempting to alleviate a global hunger crisis and show...

Jan. 6 panel to hold surprise hearing, present new evidence

Jun. 28, 2022 00:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is holding a surprise hearing on Tuesday with an unidentified witness, cloaking the last-minute proceedings in extraordinary secrecy and raising expectations for new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the...

Post Roe: Dems challenge GOP to show they care for mothers

Jun. 28, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade's constitutional protections for abortion rights set off a contest between Democrats and Republicans going into the midterm elections over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. Sen. Rick Scott,...

Election 2022: Abortion central in first post-Roe primaries

Jun. 28, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican...

Hong Kong burnishes China ties as luster as global hub fades

Jun. 28, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Every few generations, Hong Kong transforms itself, evolving from a swampy fishing village to 19th century colonial port, to capitalist outpost and factory after China’s 1949 revolution, to 21st century financial center. As the former British colony marks the...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

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Gunmen kill 2 policemen, polio worker in northwest Pakistan

Jun. 28, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday during a door-to-door inoculation campaign in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing two policemen and a polio worker, police said. No one immediately...

Germany: former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

Jun. 28, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 101-year-old man was convicted in Germany of 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on Tuesday for serving at the Nazis’ Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. The Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced him to five years in prison. The man,...

Ethiopia names negotiators for looming Tigray peace process

Jun. 28, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian authorities have named a team of seven negotiators for possible peace talks with Tigray forces. The announcement comes after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced earlier in June the formation of a committee to handle negotiations with...

Live updates | Bad weather forces Biden's early departure

Jun. 28, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ U.S....

North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

Jun. 28, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as outside observers worry any flooding could aggravate the country’s economic hardships amid its COVID-19...

Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine

Jun. 28, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Rescuers searched through the charred rubble of a shopping mall Tuesday looking for more victims of a Russian missile strike that killed at least 18 and wounded scores in what Ukraine's president called “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.”...

2 men missing in floods in northwest Turkey

Jun. 28, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people were missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger operator who was swept away by floods in Duzce province and the other a resident in a village in...

China reduces quarantine for people arriving from abroad

Jun. 28, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday announced an easing of its quarantine requirement for people arriving from abroad but stopped short of lifting what remains a stringent COVID-19 policy compared to most other countries. Anyone coming from outside the country will be required to stay...

Hong Kong confirms Chinese leader Xi's visit for anniversary

Jun. 28, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police confirmed Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the city this week for the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule. Xi will attend a number of official events including the inauguration of Hong...

As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

Jun. 28, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spread of coronavirus infections began gradually loosening earlier this month. That's...