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Rights group: Israel approves over 4,000 new settler homes

Rights group: Israel approves over 4,000 new settler homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel advanced plans for the construction of more than 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a rights group said, a day after the military demolished homes in an area where hundreds of Palestinians face the thre
Delayed Southeast Asian Games begin in Vietnam's capital

Delayed Southeast Asian Games begin in Vietnam's capital

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Southeast Asian Games officially kicked off Thursday with a mask-optional opening ceremony in Vietnam's capital, the first major gathering in the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wickremesinghe chosen Sri Lanka PM in effort to quell crisis

Wickremesinghe chosen Sri Lanka PM in effort to quell crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, engulfed in a political and economic crisis.
North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired a total of three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea.
Trump-backed US Rep. Alex Mooney wins W.Va. GOP primary

Trump-backed US Rep. Alex Mooney wins W.Va. GOP primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District Republican primary.
Court: California's under-21 gun sales ban unconstitutional

Court: California's under-21 gun sales ban unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S.

North Korea raises alarm after confirming 1st COVID-19 case

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for raising COVID-19 preventive measures to maximum levels as the country announced its first coronavirus infection more than two years into the pandemic.
Conservative groups go against Trump, Oz in Pa. Senate race

Conservative groups go against Trump, Oz in Pa. Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several prominent conservative groups are getting involved in Pennsylvania's race for U.S.
Lawyers: Nearly $1B tentative settlement in condo collapse

Lawyers: Nearly $1B tentative settlement in condo collapse

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A nearly $1 billion tentative settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by families of victims and survivors of last June's condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, an attorney said Wednesday.
2 shootings leave 10 injured, 1 dead on Chicago's South Side

2 shootings leave 10 injured, 1 dead on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — One person was killed and 10 were injured in two shootings on Chicago’s South Side in the space of six hours, a spasm of gun violence on the hottest day of 2022 so far, serving as a warning that the city is entering the warmest and dea