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World shares advance despite losses on Wall Street

May. 17, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

Shares advanced in Europe and Asia on Tuesday despite mounting doubts over the U.S. economic outlook that gave some benchmarks on Wall Street another day of losses. Signs of progress in China's effort to bring outbreaks of coronavirus under control appeared to be outweighing...

Beijing locks down more people in China's 'zero-COVID' fight

May. 17, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Beijing restricted more residents to their homes on Tuesday in a now 3-week-long effort to control a small but persistent COVID-19 outbreak in the Chinese capital. Seven adjoining areas in the city's Fengtai district were designated lockdown zones for...

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

May. 17, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During more than a decade as North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic strategies to fix his battered economy. But as an illness suspected to be...

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

May. 17, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A whole town celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art medicine that was previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. The timing for the ribbon-cutting seemed perfect:...

Idaho governor faces Trump-backed candidate in GOP primary

May. 17, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little is fighting back a primary challenge on Tuesday from his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Donald Trump-backed candidate who twice attempted a power grab last year when Little was out of state on business. The intraparty...

Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

May. 17, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

Brad Moline, a fourth-generation Iowa turkey farmer, saw this happen before. In 2015, a virulent avian flu outbreak nearly wiped out his flock. Barns once filled with chattering birds were suddenly silent. Employees were anguished by having to kill sickened animals. The family...

Execution for Georgia man who killed girl temporarily stayed

May. 17, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily delayed the execution of a Georgia man who was scheduled to die Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago. Virgil Delano Presnell Jr., 68, killed the girl and raped her 10-year-old friend after abducting them as they walked...

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

May. 16, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres. Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, appears to...

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

May. 16, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military officers were deployed to distribute medicine. State media...

Migrant border entries rise in April, boosted by Ukrainians

May. 16, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities said Monday that they stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...