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Justice Department asks judge to pause Idaho abortion ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state...

Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government,...

Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Philippines

MANILA, July 27 (Reuters) - A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday killing fourpeople, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through th...

Strong quake kills 2, injures dozens in northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake left at least two people dead and injured dozens in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, where the temblor set off small landslides and damaged buildin...

Philippines: Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks nation

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on the island of Luzon on Wednesday, damaging buildings and triggering landslides. Tremors as far away as the capital Manila, where high-ris...

Iran's state TV says 2 moderate quakes hit southern province

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes rattled Iran's southern province of Hormozgan on Saturday evening, the country's state TV reported. There were no immediate reports of c...

Earthquake hits southern Iran, at least 5 dead

At least five people were killed when a strong earthquake shook southern Iran early Saturday. "Five people have died in the earthquake ... and so far 12 are hospitalized," Mehrdad Hassanzad...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest ...

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in ...

Biden's mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

MUNICH (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no sign of ...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled east Taiwan at 9:34 p.m., the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday (June 25). The quake was centered in the township of Guangfu in Hu...

Oil industry says Granholm meeting sends 'positive signal'

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil industry meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to lower gas prices and boost domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, admini...

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was g...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in Taitung at 10:57 a.m. on Saturday (June 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter was 57.1 kilometers nor...

Biden's burdens grow: Sagging global economy adds to US woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden embarks for Asia on Thursday, he's facing a new risk at home for the economy and his Democratic Party: a global slowdown caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine...