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At least 3 dead in Amtrak train derailment in Montana

Sep. 26, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto their sides, authorities said. The westbound Empire Builder train derailed...

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Sep. 26, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative...

Panel OKs Dems' $3.5T bill, crunch time for Biden agenda

Sep. 26, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee, but one Democrat voted “no,” illustrating the challenges party leaders face in winning the near unanimity they'll need to push the...

Closely fought German election ushers in post-Merkel era

Sep. 26, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German voters are choosing a new parliament in an election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy. Polls point to a very close race Sunday between Merkel's center-right Union...

Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank clashes

Sep. 26, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest violence...

Concerned United Nations can only sidestep Myanmar crisis

Sep. 26, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — In his speech last week to open the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations where "peace and stability remain a distant dream.” He declared unwavering support for the people of...

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Sep. 25, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How much the manufacturers stand to gain depends on how big the rollout proves to be. ...

Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

Sep. 25, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast Navajo Nation landscape near her...

Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban

Sep. 25, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s foreign minister said...

Canadians, Chinese executive return home in prisoner swap

Sep. 25, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China, the U.S. and Canada completed a high-stakes prisoner swap with joyous homecomings for two Canadians held by China and for an executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies charged with fraud, potentially bringing closure to a 3-year feud that...

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Iceland's coalition govt could retain power after election

Sep. 26, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland’s coalition government appeared likely to continue after voters rallied around the political center in a volatile parliamentary election. The outcome may become historic: The incoming members of parliament were 54% women on Sunday...

Closely fought German election ushers in post-Merkel era

Sep. 26, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German voters are choosing a new parliament in an election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy. Polls point to a very close race Sunday between Merkel's center-right Union...

The Latest: Laschet: Every vote counts in Germany's election

Sep. 26, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

The Latest on Germany's election: ___ BERLIN — Armin Laschet, the candidate of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc to become Germany’s new leader, says the election result “will come down to every vote.” ...

Police make 'significant' arrest over London teacher's death

Sep. 26, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Sunday they have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher killed as she walked in a London park. Nessa’s death — as she went to meet a friend a few minutes from her home — has fueled concerns...

San Marino voters decide whether to decriminalize abortion

Sep. 26, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Voters in San Marino, a tiny republic surrounded by Italy, voted Sunday whether to decriminalize abortion, with the Roman Catholic Church firmly opposed and the “yes” camp hoping to make the procedure legal in some circumstances. The ballot proposal...

South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for any talks

Sep. 26, 2021 05:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore dormant communication hotlines, a day after the North repeated an offer to open conditional talks. The North might be seeking to extract concessions about two weeks after it raised tensions by...

Forecasters: Sam a major hurricane, but intensity to vary

Sep. 26, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a Category 4 storm early Sunday, but forecasters said the system could fluctuate in strength over the next day or so as it churns far from land over the Atlantic Ocean. Sam was centered about 940 miles (1,510 kilometers) east-southeast of...

Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank clashes

Sep. 26, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest violence...

Concerned United Nations can only sidestep Myanmar crisis

Sep. 26, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — In his speech last week to open the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations where "peace and stability remain a distant dream.” He declared unwavering support for the people of...

Turkey could buy more Russian missiles despite US warnings

Sep. 26, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has said he would consider buying a second Russian missile system in defiance of strong objections by the United States. In an interview with American broadcaster CBS News, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would have to...