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Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" said third officer...

US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

Sep. 23, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily. Thursday's report from the...

Democrats see tax 'framework' to pay for huge $3.5T package

Sep. 23, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they face the daunting task of narrowing the menu to tax possibilities they can pass to fund...

Fears of global shockwaves from Chinese builder's debts ease

Sep. 23, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Fears that a Chinese real estate developer’s possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease Thursday as creditors waited to see how much they might recover. Shares of Evergrande...

Asian shares mixed on China developer, virus concerns

Sep. 23, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday amid concerns over troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande and over the pandemic. Japan’s benchmark jumped after reopening from Thursday’s national holiday, but shares were little changed in South Korea and...

US court revives suit against Facebook over TV host's image

Sep. 23, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a Philadelphia newscaster’s lawsuit against Facebook over the unauthorized use of her image in advertisements for dating sites and sex-related products that ran on the site. A divided panel concluded that...

Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year

Sep. 22, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary support it unleashed after the coronavirus paralyzed the economy 18 months ago. Powell said...

Philanthropies pledge billions during UN meeting

Sep. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans Thursday to spend more than $900 million over the next five years to curb global malnutrition, a move to stem the rise in world hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's one of several pledges private donors made this week as world leaders...

Bank of England keeps rates on hold, warns over inflation

Sep. 23, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate at the record low of 0.1% while warning Thursday that inflation is set to be double its target rate by the end of this year, largely due to a sharp spike in energy prices. The decision from the central bank's...

Dubai real-estate firm DAMAC approved to take firm private

Sep. 23, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai real-estate company known for its deals with former President Donald Trump said Thursday it had received regulator approval for an effort to take the firm private. DAMAC Properties still plans to offer $595 million for...

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From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

Sep. 10, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death. In Iran, chants of “death to America”...

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

Sep. 10, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death. In Iran, chants of “death to America”...

Review: Dealing torture and guilt in 'The Card Counter'

Sep. 09, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

You would have to shuffle a lot of movie ideas to come up with one that pairs a card sharp with the horrors of Abu Ghraib. But writer-director Paul Schrader has for some time known his cards, playing variations of the same hand over and over again. The protagonist of his...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Sept. 6 The Boston Herald on how the Afghan war has reshaped U.S., the world: Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 08, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Sept. 6, 2021. Editorial: 20 years after 9/11, reflecting on grief, justice, and vengeance By the time the sun set on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, a wounded, grieving nation wept. The full magnitude of the loss of life...

They were some of 9/11's biggest names. Where are they now?

Sep. 08, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Rudolph Giuliani was a hero before he was a punchline. Lisa Beamer was a wife and mother before she became a symbol of Sept. 11 — and though her celebrity passed, her widowhood cannot. In the aftermath of the planes falling from the sky, America and the world were...

They were some of 9/11's biggest names. Where are they now?

Sep. 08, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

Rudolph Giuliani was a hero before he was a punchline. Lisa Beamer was a wife and mother before she became a symbol of Sept. 11 — and though her celebrity passed, her widowhood cannot. In the aftermath of the planes falling from the sky, America and the world were...

'Imbecilic': Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal

Aug. 22, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tony Blair, the British prime minister who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks, says the U.S. decision to withdraw from the country has “every Jihadist group round the world cheering.” In a lengthy essay posted on his...

Journalist Joe Galloway, chronicler of Vietnam War, dies

Aug. 18, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime American foreign correspondent Joseph L. Galloway, best known for his book recounting a pivotal battle in the Vietnam War that was made into a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 79. A native of Refugio, Texas, Galloway spent 22 years as a war...

Bill repealing Iraq war powers advances in Senate

Aug. 04, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to finally repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, an early round of action in a growing Democratic push to reclaim congressional say over U.S. military strikes and deployments. ...