127 football fans, police, killed in Indonesia football match

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) – Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian football teams in East Java province have killed 125 fans and 2 police officers, most of whom were trampled, police said on Sunday. Several brawls were reported at the stadium between supporters of the two rival football teams after the Indonesian Premier League match ended … Read more

Moose back free after rescuers freed it from fence

BARKHAMSTED, Conn. (AP) – A moose has been released in Connecticut after some fast-acting rescuers freed it from a fence. The Connecticut State Environmental Department received a call around midnight about a moose trapped in Barkhamsted, northwest of Hartford. Local firefighters and state police arrived early Saturday to find the animal that was not impaled … 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

Lawmakers in breakaway Somaliland extend president’s term

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – The House of Elders in Somalia’s breakaway Somaliland region has extended the term of President Muse Bihi Abdi for two years, a decision expected to spark more unrest among opposition groups. Sulayman Mohamud Adan, the speaker of the chamber, said lawmakers voted 72 to 1 with one abstention in favor of … Read more

Western pressure on China, Russia at UN rights body is being tested

GENVE (AP) — Western countries are leading a rare bipartisan push on the UN’s main human rights body to better investigate the human rights records of two major world powers: China, over allegations of abuse during an anti-extremism campaign in western Xinjiang, and Russia, on the government’s crackdown on dissent and protests against the war … Read more

Ontario minimum wage hike begins; most workers now earn at least $15.50 per hour

TORONTO – Ontarians earning minimum wage are waking up to a raise. As of today, the general minimum wage has increased by 50 cents to $15.50 an hour — a move the Ford government announced in April. Students under 18 now earn $14.60 an hour, up from $14.10, while homeworkers – those who do paid … Read more

Governor’s Debate: Call for abortion ban, Smith wants changes

SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said Friday during the only debate of her reelection campaign with her Democratic challenger, state legislator Jamie Smith, that if she is re-elected, she will uphold the state’s abortion ban that provides no exceptions for rape or incest. The Republican governor simply explained her stance … Read more

Higuaín scores late winner to ruin Toronto FC’s last home game

TORONTO – Gonzalo Higuaín came through at just the right moment when his 86th-minute goal propelled Inter Miami CF to a 1-0 victory to ruin Toronto FC’s final home game of the season on Friday. Higuain’s goal was the culmination of a rock-solid second half for Miami (13-13-6), which desperately needed a win as it … Read more

Floods left students homeless in Florida after Ian

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — A typical Friday for University of Central Florida students living in Arden Villas apartments means getting ready for a weekend of college football, playing beer pong, and maybe opening a few books. Hurricane Ian required a change of plans. Students living in the complex near the UCF campus on Friday wore … Read more