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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Group aiding kin of slain CIA officers comes out of shadows

Dec. 04, 2022 17:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calista Anderson was at a sleepover when the email from a friend arrived. She was 12 years old and had just experienced the worst moment of her life: Her mother had been killed while working overseas. The email offered a further jolt. It linked to a news article...

UN experts denounce Taliban treatment of women as crime

Nov. 25, 2022 10:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity and should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, a U.N. team of experts said Friday. The Taliban promptly rejected the allegation. The...

Qatar at World Cup pinnacle after years of Mideast turmoil

Nov. 15, 2022 03:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hosting the World Cup marks a pinnacle in Qatar's efforts to rise out of the shadow of its larger neighbors in the wider Middle East, where its politics and its upstart ambitions have brought both international attention and regional ire. The...

EXPLAINER: Qatar's history, politics ahead of FIFA World Cup

Nov. 10, 2022 00:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar will be on the world stage like it has never been before as the small, energy-rich nation hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this month. The country, on a thumb-shaped peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, has seen its...

Today in History: November 7, Twitter was taken public

Nov. 07, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2022. There are 54 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 2013, shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time; by the closing bell, the social...

Today in History: October 29, "Black Tuesday" on Wall Street

Oct. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2022. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” descended upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic...

Today in History: October 18, U.S. gets Alaska

Oct. 18, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2022. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1867, the United States took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. On this date: ...

US hits al-Shabab finance facilitators with sanctions

Oct. 17, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday that it has sanctioned a group of high-ranking members of the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group, who act as key middle men between the group and local companies in Somalia. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control...

Pakistan hits back at Biden's 'dangerous nation' comment

Oct. 15, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan pushed back Saturday against a comment by President Joe Biden in which he called the South Asian country “one of the most dangerous nations in the world.” Biden was at an informal fundraising dinner at a private residence in Los Angeles on Thursday...