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Erdogan orders removal of 10 ambassadors, including US envoy

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona...
Oct. 23, 2021

Rick becomes hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rick strengthened to a hurricane Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit that coast by Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said...
Oct. 23, 2021

Virus surge persists in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday is set to launch partial COVID-19 passes while Croatia and Slovenia reported high daily rates of infections, as countries with low vaccination rates...
Oct. 23, 2021

1st big New Orleans parade since pandemic a go: Krewe of Boo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Parade-loving New Orleans is about to get its groove back. After over a year where the coronavirus largely put an end to parades, an assortment of...
Oct. 23, 2021

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can...
Oct. 23, 2021

575 inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have attacked a prison in southwest Nigeria, freeing around 575 inmates, officials said Saturday. The third jailbreak in Africa’s most populous country this year raises...
Oct. 23, 2021

Hungary: Thousands of Orban supporters march across Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind the populist...
Oct. 23, 2021

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George...
Oct. 23, 2021

Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez fatally shot in Ecuador

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñónez was fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil, police said Saturday. Quiñónez, who was 32, became a national hero in 2012...
Oct. 23, 2021

Palestinian rights groups see muzzle in Israel's terror tag

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Activists said Saturday they hope an international backlash will help reverse Israel's designation of six Palestinian human right groups as terrorist organizations, a label that...
Oct. 23, 2021

Salvini on trial in Italy over 2019 migrant ship

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to...
Oct. 23, 2021

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in...
Oct. 23, 2021

Is there a constitutional right to food? Mainers to decide

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Depending on whom you ask, Maine’s proposed “right to food” constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or...
Oct. 23, 2021

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the U.K. for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there is a “dangerously narrow”...
Oct. 23, 2021

Iran provincial governor slapped in a rare security breach

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new governor of a northwestern Iranian province found himself slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration Saturday, an unusual...
Oct. 23, 2021

Libya FM: Security, stability necessary to usher in new govt

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s chief diplomat says the transitional government is working to hold long-awaited elections later this year, but security and political and economic stability are necessary for...
Oct. 23, 2021

Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeting a Taliban vehicle in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two civilians Saturday, including a child, Taliban and health officials said. Four others...
Oct. 23, 2021

Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops

There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics will be celebrating a shared outlook on church teaching and...
Oct. 23, 2021

Disruptions to schooling fall hardest on vulnerable students

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation,...
Oct. 23, 2021

Prison chief: Mississippi preps for 1st execution since 2012

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prison employees will conduct once-a-week rehearsals as the state prepares for its first execution since 2012, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain says. Cain told The Associated...
Oct. 23, 2021

Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever...
Oct. 23, 2021

Trial opens against Italy's Salvini for blocked migrant ship

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock...
Oct. 23, 2021

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days aimed at stemming the sharp...
Oct. 23, 2021

Thousands of Islamists continue marching to Pakistan capital

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a banned radical Islamist party Saturday departed the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second straight day with police who...
Oct. 23, 2021

Bosnia police say 6 people die in fire, some injured

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A fire in a northern Bosnian town has killed six people and injured several others, police said Saturday. The fire broke out early on Saturday in...
Oct. 23, 2021

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