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Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for elections that will be the country's first of the pandemic. At stake in the Oct.
Overnight building blaze in Taiwan raged for hours, 46 dead

Overnight building blaze in Taiwan raged for hours, 46 dead

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday.
Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway

Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man armed with a bow fired arrows at shoppers in a small Norwegian town Wednesday, killing five people before he was arrested, authorities said.
Arizona jury convicts airman in death of Mennonite woman

Arizona jury convicts airman in death of Mennonite woman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause loved words. She loved learning and translating them into different languages. She loved reading them in nursery rhymes and assembling them into poetry.
Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika

Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser in Texas because an organizer was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

William 'Bud' Davis, former university leader, dies at 92

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — William Eugene “Bud” Davis, who was a higher education leader in Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico and Louisiana as well as a college football coach and candidate for U.S. Senate, has died. He was 92.
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former Justice Dept. lawyer

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former Justice Dept. lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S.
Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate's donations

Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate's donations

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday with plenty of talk about $1 million from a Russian financier that prosecutors contend was aimed at illegally influencing U.S.
Hurricane Pamela makes landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Pamela makes landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Pamela made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast just north of Mazatlan Wednesday, bringing high winds and rain to the port city.

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.