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US sanctions a Venezuela gang for spreading criminal activity across Latin America

US sanctions a Venezuela gang for spreading criminal activity across Latin America

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday sanctioned a Venezuelan gang allegedly behind a spree of kidnappings, extortion and other violent crimes tied to migrants that have spread across Latin America and the United States. The U.S.
A miner dies and another is missing after a coal mine accident in Poland. 17 miners are injured

A miner dies and another is missing after a coal mine accident in Poland. 17 miners are injured

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One of the Polish coal miners who were injured when a tremor struck the Rydultowy coal mine on Thursday has died in hospital, a mining official in southern Poland said. At least 17 miners were reported injured in the accident.
Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

Philadelphia labor union powerbroker gets 6 years for bribery and theft

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2 Australians and a Filipina killed in Philippine hotel, officials say

2 Australians and a Filipina killed in Philippine hotel, officials say

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Two Australian nationals and their Filipina companion were killed in a hotel in a popular resort city south of the Philippine capital and police were trying to identify and track down the suspects, officials said Thursday
Kenyan president dismisses Cabinet ministers after weeks of protests over taxation, poor governance

Kenyan president dismisses Cabinet ministers after weeks of protests over taxation, poor governance

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday dismissed almost all of his Cabinet ministers and promised to form a new government that will be lean and efficient following weeks of protests over high taxes and poor governance.
Small fire in towering spire of medieval cathedral in French city of Rouen is under control

Small fire in towering spire of medieval cathedral in French city of Rouen is under control

PARIS (AP) — A small fire broke out Thursday in the spire of the medieval cathedral in Rouen, a major landmark in northern France that was under renovation, but authorities said it was quickly brought under control.
Oil tanker held by Iran for over a year heads toward international waters, tracking data shows

Oil tanker held by Iran for over a year heads toward international waters, tracking data shows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker held by Iran for over a year after being seized amid tensions between Tehran and the U.S. was sailing Thursday toward international waters, tracking data showed.
China tells NATO not to create chaos in Asia and rejects label of 'enabler' of Russia's Ukraine war

China tells NATO not to create chaos in Asia and rejects label of 'enabler' of Russia's Ukraine war

BEIJING (AP) — China accused NATO on Thursday of seeking security at the expense of others and told the alliance not to bring the same “chaos” to Asia.
Biden's candidacy faces new peril, as first Senate Democrat says he should exit race

Biden's candidacy faces new peril, as first Senate Democrat says he should exit race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's imperiled reelection campaign hit new trouble Wednesday as House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi said merely “it's up to the president to decide” if he should stay in the race, celebrity donor George Clooney said
Las Vegas hits record of fifth consecutive day of 115 degrees or greater as heat wave scorches US

Las Vegas hits record of fifth consecutive day of 115 degrees or greater as heat wave scorches US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas baked Wednesday in its record fifth consecutive day of temperatures sizzling at 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1 Celsius) or greater amid a lengthening hot spell that is expected to broil much of the U.S. into the weekend.