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Austrian chancellor threatens lockdown for unvaccinated

VIENNA (AP) — Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said Friday night. The news came after a...
Oct. 23, 2021

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more...
Oct. 23, 2021

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island nation gears up to further...
Oct. 23, 2021

Official: Dozens of inmates free in latest Nigeria jailbreak

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have attacked a prison in southwest Nigeria, freeing dozens of inmates, an official told The Associated Press Saturday. The third jailbreak in Africa’s most populous...
Oct. 23, 2021

Officials: 10 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Counterterrorism police killed nine alleged militants in a shootout during a raid in southwest Pakistan early Saturday, they said, and two soldiers and a militant were...
Oct. 23, 2021

Major oil producer Saudi Arabia announces net-zero by 2060

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced on Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining...
Oct. 22, 2021

Saudi Arabia announces ambitious net-zero target by 2060, joining more than 100 nations to curb man-made climate change

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announces ambitious net-zero target by 2060, joining more than 100 nations to curb man-made climate change.
Oct. 22, 2021

Bangladesh to share 'climate prosperity plan' at COP26

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in...
Oct. 22, 2021

Frenchman tied to far-right abduction charged with terrorism

PARIS (AP) — A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government was charged Friday with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was an extreme-right...
Oct. 22, 2021

Baldwin was told gun was 'cold' before movie set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As a film crew and actors in Western garb prepared to rehearse a scene inside a wooden, chapel-like building on a desert movie ranch outside...
Oct. 22, 2021

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been...
Oct. 22, 2021

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, Yordan Alvarez stayed hot at the plate and the Houston Astros earned yet another trip to the...
Oct. 22, 2021

Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of ALCS to reach World Series for second time in three seasons

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of ALCS to reach World Series for second time in three seasons.
Oct. 22, 2021

Tropical Storm Rick strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Rick formed Friday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit that coast at hurricane strength early next week. The U.S. National...
Oct. 22, 2021

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues,...
Oct. 22, 2021

Police: Burglar gets new keys before she's locked up

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A woman pretended she owned a Southern California home so a locksmith would make her new keys. Then police locked her up. Officers arrested a 43-year-old...
Oct. 22, 2021

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking...
Oct. 22, 2021

Tropical Storm Rick forms off Mexico's south Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Rick formed Friday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit that coast at hurricane strength early next week. The U.S. National...
Oct. 22, 2021

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean...
Oct. 22, 2021

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to...
Oct. 22, 2021

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally...
Oct. 22, 2021

Warrant: Before fatal shooting, Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun on film set by director who was unaware it was loaded

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Warrant: Before fatal shooting, Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun on film set by director who was unaware it was loaded.
Oct. 22, 2021

UN investigator: North Korea has never been more isolated

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has never been more isolated from the international community as a result of its drastic steps to prevent COVID-19, and the ruptured global ties...
Oct. 22, 2021

Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have...
Oct. 22, 2021

EXPLAINER: California proposes limits on community drilling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An ambitious plan by California regulators to block new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet (975 meters) of schools and homes is drawing protests from...
Oct. 22, 2021

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