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CFP championship games to return to Atlanta, South Florida

Atlanta and South Florida have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games for the second time. The CFP announced Monday that Hard Rock Stadium in Miam...

WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. ...

Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

CAIRO (AP) — A deadly fire that ripped through a Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt's capital has spurred an outpouring of condolences and mourning from many in the country. But the devastating blaze als...

Smokies to require parking passes beginning next March

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Beginning next March, visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park will need to purchase a parking pass to use the facilities. Park Superintendent Cassiu...

London's Heathrow Airport extends passenger cap to October

LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport said Monday it will extend its cap on daily passenger numbers until the end of October as part of its efforts to cope with soaring demand for air travel amid st...

Jury hears from key informant in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot

A man charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was ecstatic and exclaimed, “That's it!” as he rode past her vacation home in 2020 and told an ally to make a video, according to...

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent...

Four HKTDC August fairs and ICMCM close on a High Note

Food Expo and concurrent events attract more than 430,000 visitorsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 August 2022 - The HKTDC Food Expo, HKTDC Home Delights Expo, HKTDC Beauty & Wellness ...

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the United States and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who o...

World shares mostly higher after China cuts key rate

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher early Monday after China's central bank cut a key interest rate and Japan reported its economy picked up momentum in the last quarter. ...

Taiwan ends pre-entry PCR rule for all arrivals Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Aug. 15) ended its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for all inbound passengers. ...

Taiwan to ease 4-day self-monitoring rule on Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that it will allow arriving passengers to spend their four days of self-health monitoring in their homes und...

Japan economy grows 2.2% in 2Q on revived consumer spending

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the April-June quarter, the government said Monday, as consumer spending rebounded with the gradual lifting of pandemic precautions. ...

Deadline looms for drought-stricken states to cut water use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. Mor...

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. ...