• Center-right mayor leads socialist in Brazil’s biggest city

    Center-right mayor leads socialist in Brazil’s biggest city
    SAO PAULO (AP) — The mayor of the largest city in the Americas appears headed to successfully fending off a reelection challenge from the socialist leader of a squatters movement as 57 Brazilian cities held runoff elections Sunday. With nearly two-thirds of ballots counted in Sao Paulo, Mayor Bruno Covas leads with just under 60% of the votes to 40% for Guilherme Boulos, who was backed by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Covas is the grandson of a former state governor an
  • Shadow contracts, corruption keep the lights out in Iraq

    Shadow contracts, corruption keep the lights out in Iraq
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Electricity is a potent symbol of endemic corruption in Iraq, rooted in the country’s sectarian power-sharing system. It’s perpetuated after each election cycle: Once results are tallied, politicians jockey for appointments in a flurry of negotiations, based on the number of seats won. Ministry portfolios and state institutions are then divided among them into spheres of control. Current and former officials and contractors say that in the Electricity Ministry, t
  • India’s farmers renew protests, challenging Modi government

    India’s farmers renew protests, challenging Modi government
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indian farmers are blocking major roads and railway tracks outside the capital of New Delhi, marking one year of protests against agricultural laws that they say will shatter their livelihoods. The mood on Monday was charged with determination to keep the anti-government demonstrations going — some even brought mattresses with them, camping out as the day went on. The farmers called for a nation-wide strike to mark one year since the legislation was pass
  • China’s factories, households grapple with power cuts

    China’s factories, households grapple with power cuts
    BEIJING (AP) — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet government targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. In the northeastern city of Liaoyang, 23 people were hospitalized with gas poisoning after ventilation in a metal casting factory was shut off following a power outage, according to state broadcaster CCTV. No deaths were reported. The disruption to China’s vast m
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  • India’s farmers renew protests, call for nationwide strike

    India’s farmers renew protests, call for nationwide strike
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indian farmers are blocking major roads and railway tracks outside the capital of New Delhi, marking one year of protests against agricultural laws that they say will shatter their livelihoods. The mood on Monday was charged with determination to keep the anti-government demonstrations going — some even brought mattresses with them, camping out as the day went on. The farmers called for a nation-wide strike to mark one year since the legislation was pass
  • Strong quake rattles Greek island of Crete; 1 dead

    Strong quake rattles Greek island of Crete; 1 dead
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck the southern Greek island of Crete. Greek authorities say one person has been killed and several more have been injured. The quake sent people fleeing into the streets, while schools were evacuated. Repeated aftershocks were rattling the area, and local media reported damage in villages near the epicenter. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck at 9:17 a.m. local time (0617 GMT), with an
  • Monsoon rain may worsen floods in Thailand, Bangkok prepares

    Monsoon rain may worsen floods in Thailand, Bangkok prepares
    BANGKOK (AP) — Seasonal monsoon rains may worsen flooding that has already badly affected about a third of Thailand. A tropical storm swept through the upper part of the country over the weekend, causing flash floods that affected thousands. Disaster-prevention officials say 12 provinces along the Chao Phraya river, including Bangkok and the old capital Ayutthaya, should be prepared for new flooding as water levels increase in the Chao Phraya dam by 1 to 3 feet over the next few days. Sold
  • Strong quake rattles Greek island of Crete

    Strong quake rattles Greek island of Crete
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck the southern Greek island of Crete, rattling residents. There was no immediate information on damage or injuries. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake struck at 9:17 a.m. local time (0617 GMT), with an epicenter 246 kilometers (153 miles) south southeast of the Greek capital, Athens. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center and the US Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6
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  • Germany embarks on tricky search for post-Merkel government

    Germany embarks on tricky search for post-Merkel government
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is embarking on a potentially lengthy search for its next government after the center-left Social Democrats narrowly beat outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc in an election that failed to set a clear direction for Europe’s biggest economy under a new leader. Leaders of the parties in the newly elected parliament were meeting Monday to digest a result that saw Merkel’s Union bloc slump to its worst-ever result in a national election
  • Asian shares mixed as virus fears cloud economic outlook

    Asian shares mixed as virus fears cloud economic outlook
    TOKYO (AP) — Asian share are mixed as skepticism about the regional economic outlook tempered any rally because of worries about further waves of COVID-19 outbreaks. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was little changed, while benchmarks in Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong gained. Japan’s ruling party holds an election this week to choose a leader, who is likely to be the next prime minister. All the candidates are promising further fiscal stimulus measures. In Singapore, further
  • Cardinals survive ‘kick-six’ to beat winless Jacksonville

    Cardinals survive ‘kick-six’ to beat winless Jacksonville
    By Mark Long
    The Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Byron Murphy intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a touchdown following a botched trick play, and the Arizona Cardinals rallied to beat the skidding Jacksonville Jaguars 31-19 (HIGHLIGHTS) on Sunday.Cardinals Postgame Download: JacksonvilleThe Cardinals improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. The Jaguars (0-3) lost their 18th straight game, leaving them eight shy of the NFL record for futility.Jacksonville led 19-
  • Shadow contracts, smoke, mirrors keep the lights out in Iraq

    Shadow contracts, smoke, mirrors keep the lights out in Iraq
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Electricity is a potent symbol of endemic corruption in Iraq, rooted in the country’s sectarian power-sharing system. It’s perpetuated after each election cycle: Once results are tallied, politicians jockey for appointments in a flurry of negotiations, based on the number of seats won. Ministry portfolios and state institutions are then divided among them into spheres of control. Current and former officials and contractors say that in the Electricity Ministry, t
  • The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

    The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels.
    Currently New Zealanders have to quarantine in hotels for two weeks when they return home from abroad.
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday a pilot program that will allow New Zealanders to quarantine at home will include 150 business travelers who arrive between Oct. 30 a
  • Judge will consider ending restrictions for John Hinckley

    Judge will consider ending restrictions for John Hinckley
    A hearing is set to begin to consider whether the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan should be freed from restrictions he’s been living under. John Hinckley Jr. is now 66. He moved from a Washington hospital to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2016. A federal judge has required doctors to oversee his medication and therapy. He can’t have a gun. And he can’t travel far without informing his doctors. A court hearing is set to begin Monday. Hinckley’s attorney sa
  • Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment

    Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment
    JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Investigators are seeking the cause for the weekend derailment of an Amtrak train in far northern Montana that killed three people. Seven people remained hospitalized Sunday but were in stable condition. The Empire Builder train was westbound when the derailment occurred about 4 p.m. Saturday just outside the tiny community of Joplin. Nearby residents rushed to the scene to help first responders attend to the roughly 160 passengers and crew. National Transportation Saf
  • Top US general: whisperer to presidents, target of intrigue

    Top US general: whisperer to presidents, target of intrigue
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. Mark Milley has been the target of more political intrigue in two years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff than any of his recent predecessors were in four. One after another, political firestorms have ignited around him. Milley will face congressional questioning Tuesday when he appears at a hearing about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Also a likely topic is a new book that portrays Milley as having taken steps to guard against Donald Trump potentially
  • Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college

    Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are promising historic investments across all levels of education as they push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan. The proposal includes universal prekindergarten, two years of free community college and expanded child care subsidies. Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan touches nearly every aspect of American life, but education serves as a bedrock. Advocates call it a landmark bill that makes improvements along t
  • Cyclone floods parts of India’s east coast, knocks out power

    Cyclone floods parts of India’s east coast, knocks out power
    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A cyclone flooded parts of India’s eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday. A local official said heavy rains had lashed the town of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state, swamping roads and marooning hundreds of villages. One fisherman was missing. Authorities in two coastal states had been on high alert as the cyclone with sustained winds blowing up
  • Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

    Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a consequential week for President Joe Biden’s agenda as Democratic leaders work to delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” package and pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. The Senate has a test vote set Monday to keep the government running and avert a federal debt default. But that package stands to run into a blockade by Republican senators. Funding runs out after Thursday’s fiscal year-end deadline. Behind
  • Man who refused to wear mask arrested after alleged assault

    Man who refused to wear mask arrested after alleged assault
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Campus police say a man who refused to wear a mask and was asked to leave during a performance at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted two staff members. ASU police say the man was asked to leave the venue during a performance of “Hamilton.” Witnesses say those who were attending Saturday’s show began cheering when the man was removed. Campus police say the man was being held on suspicion of
  • Hurricane Sam is small but mighty; still well offshore

    Hurricane Sam is small but mighty; still well offshore
    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam is a powerful Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters said late Sunday that it had peaked in intensity. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sam was centered about 850 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands. It had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. Forecasters say there will be some fluctuations in strength over the next day or so, followed by a slow weakening. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect. However, swells from H
  • Asian shares up, Shanghai slips as virus fears cloud outlook

    Asian shares up, Shanghai slips as virus fears cloud outlook
    TOKYO (AP) — Asian share are mostly higher, but skepticism about the regional economic outlook tempered the rally amid worries about further waves of COVID-19 outbreaks. Benchmarks in Japan, China, Australia and South Korea gained, while Shanghai declined. Japan’s ruling party holds an election later this week to choose a leader, who is likely to be the next prime minister. All the candidates are promising further fiscal stimulus measures. In Singapore, further COVID-19 restrictions
  • Tonys Latest: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins best new musical crown

    Tonys Latest: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins best new musical crown
    The Latest on the Tony Awards(all times local):
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    10:45 p.m.“Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, has danced away with the best new musical Tony Award.
    It beat “Jagged Little Pill” and “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” for the coveted title during the pandemic-shortened Broadway season.
    The show is about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, updated with tunes like “S
  • The Latest: Social Democrats beat Merkel bloc in German vote

    The Latest: Social Democrats beat Merkel bloc in German vote
    The latest on Germany’s general election on Sunday:
    The center-left Social Democrats have won the biggest share of the vote in Germany’s national election, beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc in a closely fought race.
    Election officials said early Monday that a count of all 299 constituencies showed the Social Democrats won 25.9% of the vote, ahead of 24.1% for the Union bloc.
    The environmentalist Greens came third with 14.8% followed by the pro-
  • Social Democrats beat Merkel’s bloc in German elections

    Social Democrats beat Merkel’s bloc in German elections
    BERLIN (AP) — The center-left Social Democrats have won the biggest share of the vote in Germany’s national election, beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc in a closely fought race. Election officials said early Monday that a count of all 299 constituencies showed the Social Democrats won 25.9% of the vote, ahead of 24.1% for the Union bloc. The environmentalist Greens came third with 14.8% followed by the pro-business Free Democrats with 11.5%. Th
  • ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

    ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ sashays home with 10 Tony Awards
    NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming audiences again. “The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez was named the best new play and Charles Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” won best play revival. The p
  • Final count in German election shows center-left Social Democrats beating outgoing chancellor Merkel’s Union bloc

    Final count in German election shows center-left Social Democrats beating outgoing chancellor Merkel’s Union bloc
    BERLIN (AP) — Final count in German election shows center-left Social Democrats beating outgoing chancellor Merkel’s Union bloc.The post Final count in German election shows center-left Social Democrats beating outgoing chancellor Merkel’s Union bloc appeared first on KVOA.
  • The Latest: Left party, Danish minority in with loopholes

    The Latest: Left party, Danish minority in with loopholes
    The latest on Germany’s general election on Sunday:
    BERLIN — Germany’s Left party has scraped into parliament, despite failing to meet the required 5% threshold.
    The Left, which is partly rooted in the communist party that ruled East Germany for decades, managed to win three constituencies outright in Sunday’s election.
    Had it failed to win those constituencies it would likely have been kicked out of the Bundestag, as it is currently projected to receive only 4.8% of the
  • Tony Awards: ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ wins best musical

    Tony Awards: ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ wins best musical
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Awards: ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ wins best musical.The post Tony Awards: ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ wins best musical appeared first on KVOA.
  • Rolling Stones open American tour, pay tribute to drummer

    Rolling Stones open American tour, pay tribute to drummer
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rolling Stones are touring again, this time without their heartbeat, or at least their backbeat. The legendary rockers relaunched their “No Filter” tour Sunday at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis without their drummer of nearly six decades. It was clear from the outset just how much the band members — and the fans — missed Charlie Watts, who died last month at age 80. Early in their first public show without Watts; Mick Jagger, Ke

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