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Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through...
May. 18, 2022

Australian conservative party faces teal independent threat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The daughter of a conservative federal lawmaker and granddaughter of a conservative cabinet minister, Sydney businessperson Allegra Spender has an impeccable pedigree for a career in...
May. 18, 2022

Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after surrender

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The battle that turned Mariupol into a worldwide symbol of defiance and suffering drew toward a close as Russia said nearly 1,000 last-ditch Ukrainian fighters who...
May. 18, 2022

Today in History: May 19, Anne Boleyn beheaded

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 19, the 139th day of 2022. There are 226 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 19, 1536, Anne...
May. 18, 2022

UN: Mali pullout from counterterrorism force `unfortunate'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s top political official for Africa called Mali’s decision to withdraw from the Sahel regional counterterrorism force “unfortunate and regrettable” Wednesday, especially at a time...
May. 18, 2022

New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government said Thursday it will hand out an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate...
May. 18, 2022

Alberta premier steps down after weak showing in party vote

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The premier of oil-rich Alberta province announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after only narrowly winning a leadership review from his party members. Alberta Premier...
May. 18, 2022

Asian shares track Wall Street's inflation-fueled retreat

TOKYO (AP) — Shares dropped sharply in Asia on Thursday after a broad retreat on Wall Street triggered by dismal results from major retailer Target that renewed worries over the...
May. 18, 2022

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing...
May. 18, 2022

Brazil's Lula gets married at 76 with a political touch

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner heading into Brazil's presidential election in October, was married Wednesday in a ceremony that had a political...
May. 18, 2022

Alleged church shooter sent diary to newspaper before attack

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire on a Southern California church congregation because of his political hatred for Taiwan dubbed himself a “destroying angel" in...
May. 18, 2022

House votes to bolster efforts to prevent domestic terrorism in response to Buffalo supermarket shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to bolster efforts to prevent domestic terrorism in response to Buffalo supermarket shooting.
May. 18, 2022

Climber from Japan dies after crevasse fall in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber from Japan is presumed dead following a fall into a crevasse on Mount Hunter in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, officials said. The...
May. 18, 2022

Crews slow New Mexico fires, brace for dangerous conditions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 2,000 firefighters battling the largest U.S. wildfire dug back-up fire lines and rearranged fire engines around homes in northeast New Mexico on Wednesday in...
May. 18, 2022

Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.
May. 18, 2022

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

The U.S. has gathered intelligence that shows some Russian officials have become concerned that Russian forces in the port city of Mariupol are carrying out grievous abuses, according to an...
May. 18, 2022

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week...
May. 18, 2022

911 dispatcher who took Buffalo shooting call put on leave

A 911 dispatcher has been placed on leave and may lose her job after allegedly hanging up on an supermarket employee hiding during this weekend's shooting rampage in buffalo, New...
May. 18, 2022

Live updates | Russia using prototype of new laser weapon

Russia has begun using the prototype of a new laser weapon in Ukraine that is capable of hitting a target 5 kilometers (3 miles) away, according to Russian Deputy Prime...
May. 18, 2022

Ex-judge to head office probing Washington police shootings

SEATTLE (AP) — A former judge and prosecutor is being appointed to oversee Washington state’s new independent office to review cases where police use deadly force — the first such...
May. 18, 2022

California tree trimmer guilty in deadly throat-slashings

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A tree trimmer in rural Northern California was found guilty in a series of throat-slashing attacks that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Wednesday. A jury...
May. 18, 2022

Live updates | Russia has fired more than 2K missiles in war

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia has already fired more than 2,000 missiles during its attack on Ukraine, which he said was a large part of its arsenal...
May. 18, 2022

Prosecutor: Officer who shot armed motorist was justified

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana police officer who fatally shot a stranded motorist who opened fire on him was justified in doing so, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The...
May. 18, 2022

Family suing widow of late US lawmaker for medical expenses

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota say his widow, Jennifer Carnahan, who is running to replace her husband in Congress, hasn't come...
May. 18, 2022

EXPLAINER: Why is Wall Street close to a bear market?

NEW YORK (AP) — The bears are rumbling toward Wall Street. The stock market’s skid this year has pulled the S&P 500 close to what’s known as a bear market...
May. 18, 2022

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