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Kim Jong Un shows off daughter, missiles at N. Korean parade
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his young daughter took center stage at a huge military parade, fueling speculation that she’s being primed as a future leader of the...
By KIM TONG-HYUNG
Zelenskyy wraps up European tour with visit to EU summit
Afghan women, children chase false rumor to Kabul airport
Live Updates I Turkish president to visit quake-hit areas
Beijing calls US claims over balloons 'information warfare'
Australian Defense Department to remove Chinese-made cameras
Death toll in Turkey, Syria earthquake rises, hope fades
Asian shares mixed after Wall St falls on rate hike worries
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street gave back some of its recent gains on persisting uncertainty over interest rates and inflation. Benchmarks declined in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but rose in Hong Kong and Shanghai....
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
US general to aggressors: Allies are battle-ready in Asia
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces and their allies in Asia are ready for battle after years of joint combat exercises, a United States general said Wednesday, adding that Russia’s setbacks in Ukraine should serve as a warning to potential...
By JIM GOMEZ
Toyota reports 8% drop in Oct-Dec profit, keeps forecast
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota reported an 8.1% drop in fiscal third quarter profit Thursday, as a global shortage of computer chips and soaring raw material costs battering the auto industry hit Japan’s top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp.’s October-December...
By YURI KAGEYAMA
Driver plows bus into Canadian day care, killing 2 children
Police have charged a bus driver with first-degree murder after he drove his vehicle at a high speed into a day care center north of Montreal, killing two children, injuring six and leaving authorities searching for a motive. Witnesses say that...
By ROB GILLIES
The pandemic missing: The kids who didn’t go back to school
She’d be a senior right now, preparing for graduation in a few months, probably leading her school’s modern dance troupe and taking art classes. Instead, Kailani Taylor-Cribb hasn’t taken a single class in what used to be her high school since the...
By BIANCA VÁZQUEZ TONESS and SHARON LURYE
Focused on 2024, Biden sees opportunity in GOP-held Florida
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward the 2024 campaign, President Joe Biden on Thursday ventures to Florida, a state defined by its growing retiree population and status as the unofficial headquarters of the modern-day Republican Party. The...
By JOSH BOAK and STEVE PEOPLES
Biden's oil comments spark debate over energy production
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden sparked a firestorm in energy circles when he said in Tuesday's State of the Union address that the United States will need oil “for at least another decade.″ Republicans in the House chamber laughed in...
By MATTHEW DALY
Passport rush blamed on US policy stalls adoptions in Haiti
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dozens of children are stuck in orphanages across Haiti, unable to leave the increasingly volatile country and start new lives with adoptive parents because a U.S. policy change has unleashed a rush for passports at...
By DÁNICA COTO
Pentagon: China's conducted spy balloon program for years
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chinese balloon shot down off the South Carolina coast was part of a large surveillance program that China has been conducting for “several years,” the Pentagon said Wednesday. When similar balloons passed over U.S. territory...
By TARA COPP and LOLITA C. BALDOR
Tiny California mouse wins Guinness award for longevity
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tiny California mouse now has a big title after winning a Guinness World record for longevity. A Pacific pocket mouse named Pat — after “Star Trek" actor Patrick Stewart — received the Guinness approval Wednesday as the oldest...
Reporter arrested during news event on Ohio train derailment
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A broadcast reporter was pushed to the ground, handcuffed and arrested for trespassing Wednesday while covering a news conference about the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals in Ohio. NewsNation posted video...
Asian shares mostly lower, tracking Wall Street retreat
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia after Wall Street gave back some of its recent gains on persisting uncertainty over interest rates and inflation. Benchmarks declined in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney but rose in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Wall...
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
Residents can return after air deemed safe from derailment
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Evacuated residents can return to the Ohio village where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line now that monitors show no dangerous levels in the air,...
UN eyes revival of millets as global grain uncertainty grows
RUSHINGA, Zimbabwe (AP) — While others in her Zimbabwean village agonize over a maize crop seemingly headed for failure, Jestina Nyamukunguvengu picks up a hoe and slices through the soil of her fields that are lush green with a pearl millet crop...
By FARAI MUTSAKA and JAMEY KEATEN
Earthquake stuns Syria's Aleppo even after war's horrors
BEIRUT (AP) — For years, the people of Aleppo bore the brunt of bombardment and fighting when their city, once Syria’s largest and most cosmopolitan, was among the civil war’s fiercest battle zones. Even that didn’t prepare them for the new...
By BASSEM MROUE and KAREEM CHEHAYEB
MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down...
By MIKE CORDER
Heads may roll in Oregon agency due to love for rare bourbon
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A thirst for rare bottles of bourbon appears set to cost the executive director and other top officials of Oregon's liquor and marijuana regulating agency their jobs. An internal investigation by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis...
By ANDREW SELSKY
Day care in Canada struck by city bus; 2 children dead
A city bus crashed into a day care center north of Montreal on Wednesday, killing two children and injuring six, authorities said. The driver was arrested and charged with first degree murder. A neighbor who ran to the center in Laval, Quebec,...
By ROB GILLIES
Turkish leader acknowledges 'shortcomings' in quake response
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — The president of Turkey on Wednesday acknowledged “shortcomings” in his country's response to the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade as hope dwindled that more survivors would emerge from the rubble of...
By MEHMET GUZEL, GHAITH ALSAYED, SUZAN FRASER and ZEYNEP BILGINSOY
Tennessee House speaker mulls rejecting US education money
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of Tennessee's most influential Republican lawmakers says the state should stop accepting the nearly $1.8 billion of federal K-12 education dollars that help provide support for low-income students, English learners and...
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE