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10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang

Nov. 26, 2022 04:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A fire in an apartment building in northwestern China's Xinjiang region killed 10 people and injured nine, authorities said Friday, amid stringent lockdowns that have left many residents in the area stuck in their homes for more than three months. The fire broke out...

Brooks, Morant lead Grizzlies in rout of Pelicans, 132-111

Nov. 25, 2022 23:48 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 25 points, Ja Morant had 23 points and 11 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies built an early lead on 3-point shooting and routed the New Orleans Pelicans 132-111 on Friday night. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 20 points and three blocks for Memphis....

5 years prison, $2.5M restitution for Las Vegas COVID fraud

Nov. 25, 2022 15:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution for bilking the government out of millions of dollars in federal loans and COVID-relief funds during the pandemic two years ago. Federal prosecutors...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday 11/25/2022

Nov. 25, 2022 14:04 PM EST

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 edged lower Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose and the Nasdaq fell. Technology stocks were the biggest drags on the broader market....

US stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

Nov. 25, 2022 13:45 PM EST

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street Friday, but every major index notched weekly gains in a holiday-shortened week. Investors faced a relatively quiet day, though concerns about inflation, high interest rates and a potential recession still hover over Wall Street. Markets...

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

Nov. 25, 2022 09:09 AM EST

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency...

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

Nov. 25, 2022 08:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports...

Australia to make posts public to avoid repeat of power grab

Nov. 25, 2022 02:34 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An inquiry into a former Australian prime minister secretly appointing himself to multiple ministries recommended Friday that all such appointments be made public in the future to preserve trust in government. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he would...

UK voters warm to new leader Sunak, but not to his party

Nov. 25, 2022 02:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak has been Britain’s prime minister for a month. In the tumultuous world of U.K. politics in 2022, that’s an achievement. Sunak, who took office a month ago Friday on Oct. 25, has steadied the nation after the brief term of predecessor Liz Truss....

Asian shares mixed as investors eye Tokyo inflation data

Nov. 24, 2022 23:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as worries deepened about the regional economy and Japan reported higher-than-expected inflation. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong, but rose in Sydney and Shanghai. Oil prices advanced. Investors have their...