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Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Aug. 16, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the blasts in the...

American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes

Aug. 16, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. Neither American nor the manufacturer Boom Supersonic would provide financial details...

Chinese navy ship docks in Sri Lanka, stokes worry in India

Aug. 16, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese navy vessel arrived at a Beijing-built port in southern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, after its port call was earlier delayed due to apparent security concerns raised by India. The Yuan Wang 5 sailed into the Hambantota port and was welcomed by Sri...

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

Aug. 15, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit by U.S. House Speaker...

Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders

Aug. 15, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's chief justice fired all the members of the Public Defense Services Commission on Monday, frustrated that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. The...

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

Aug. 15, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the United States and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who ousted an elected government early last year. Human rights advocates and comments...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

Aug. 14, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its...

Preserving a WWII tail-gunner’s harrowing story in a comic

Aug. 14, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — World War II veteran Russell L. Scott, comic book hero. Well, sure, why not? The late Scott, a B-25 tail gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps who was held as a prisoner of war, certainly had a story to tell. To sum up, as he told me in 2014, seven...

Requests led former paratrooper to start his own business

Aug. 14, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — From a young age, Chris Cruz had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit. He sold chocolate bars in elementary school. In middle school, he’d bring Capri Suns to sell to classmates for $1. “I guess I kind of always wanted to be my own...

SpaceX launches 46 satellites into orbit from California

Aug. 12, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX launched 46 more Starlink satellites into orbit from California on Friday. The satellites were carried aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that blasted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base on the central coast at 2:40 p.m. The...