North Korea continues flurry of rocket launches to sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward eastern waters on Thursday, the South Korean military said. The launch marked the sixth round of weapons firing by the North in less than two weeks, leading to condemnation from the United States and other countries. The country has fired nearly 40 ballistic … Read more

Biden focuses on Florida hurricane victims, not politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit hurricane-ravaged Florida with a promise that federal, state and local governments will work together to rebuild homes, businesses and lives — muting politics for now to focus on people in need. Hurricane Ian has resulted in at least 84 deaths, including 75 in Florida, as hundreds of … Read more

Judge bans enforcement of a gun ban in city parks, swimming pools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A judge has banned the enforcement of an executive order signed last week by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney that bans guns and lethal weapons in the city’s indoor and outdoor recreation areas, including parks, basketball courts, and swimming pools. Judge Joshua Roberts ordered Philadelphia “permanently ordered” to carry out the order on … Read more

Reports: Mysterious Migrant Flight Recruiter Identified

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The mysterious woman who allegedly killed dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard has been identified by various media outlets as Perla H. Huerta, a former U.S. Army combat medic and counterintelligence agent living in Tampa. The New York Times reported late Sunday that … Read more

Supreme Court dismisses Russian company’s dispute with Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with a Russian oil company in a dispute with Ukraine worth millions, a victory for the company as Russia continues to wage war in Ukraine. The judges said Monday they would not intervene in a dispute between PAO Tatneft, one of Russia’s largest oil companies, and Ukraine. The … Read more

Centre-right party wins on pledges to stabilize Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The center-right GERB party of ex-Prime Minister Boyko Borissov appeared to be the winner of Bulgaria’s parliamentary election, the country’s central electoral commission said Monday, with nearly 99% of the vote counted. The results showed the party received 25.4% of the vote, ousting the reformist party We Continue the Change founded … Read more

King Charles III receives South African leader during state visit

LONDON (AP) – King Charles III will welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the UK next month for three days of high-level talks, celebrating his government’s first state visit with the leader of a Commonwealth member has close ties to the royal family. family. Ramaphosa has accepted Charles’s invitation for a November 22-24 state … Read more

Election officials brace for confrontational polls

GOLDSBORO, NC (AP) — The pollster situation had gotten so bad that Anne Risku, the election director in Wayne County, North Carolina, had to intervene over the loudspeaker. “You must retreat!” Risku recalled the screams after the woman wedged herself between a voter and the machine where the voter was trying to cast his vote … Read more

Fewer Russians cross the border to flee despite military calls

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — According to local authorities, fewer Russians have entered neighboring countries in recent days, despite ongoing concerns about the partial mobilization launched less than two weeks ago by the Kremlin to bolster its armed forces in Ukraine. The mass exodus of Russian men — alone or with their families or friends — … Read more

Turkish minister says deadly weapons attack was ‘in America’

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s interior minister on Saturday described a firearms attack that killed a police officer in the south of the country as an “American-based” operation. Two suspected Kurdish militants opened fire on security forces residences in the Mediterranean province of Mersin late Monday, killing one officer and injuring a second officer and a … Read more