Fiona washes houses and cuts power in Canada

TORONTO (AP) – Fiona washed homes into the sea, ripped roofs off others and knocked out power in the vast majority of Canada’s two provinces on Saturday as it made landfall in a big and powerful post cyclone. -tropical. Fiona transformed of a hurricane in a post-tropical storm Friday night, but there were still hurricane-force … Read more

Russia bombs Ukrainian cities amid Kremlin-organized votes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities on Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes were held in occupied areas to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for trying to protest a mobilization order that commits more troops to the fight in Ukraine. … Read more

Dissident: “Iranian women are furious” over the death of the headscarf

NEW YORK (AP) — Tears come quickly to Masih Alinejad as she discusses the messages she has received in recent days from women in Iran protesting against their government after a young woman died in police custody for violating the country’s strict religious dress code. They speak of the risks, possibly deadly, of confronting government … Read more

Russians hit Ukraine as Kremlin-organized votes continue

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities on Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes continued in occupied parts of Ukraine to pave the way for their annexation by Moscow. Zaporizhzhia Governor Oleksandr Starukh said the Russians targeted infrastructure in the Dnieper River city and one of the missiles hit a building, killing … Read more

Amended autopsy: Black man died from sedation and restraint

DENVER (AP) — A black man died after an encounter with police in a suburb of Denver in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained, according to an amended autopsy report released Friday. Despite the discovery, the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist, was still listed as … Read more

Russian men join exodus, fearful of being called up to fight in Ukraine

ISTANBUL (AP) — Military-aged men fled Russia in droves on Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid arrest to fight in Ukraine after the Kremlin partially mobilized military. Queues stretching 10 kilometers (6 miles) formed on a road leading to the southern border with Georgia, according to Yandex Maps, a … Read more

Regions of Ukraine held by Moscow in ‘fictitious’ vote to join Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Voting began Friday in Ukrainian regions held by Moscow on referendums to become part of Russia, Russian-backed officials said. The referendums orchestrated by the Kremlinwhich have been widely denounced by Ukraine and the West as impostures without any legal force, are seen as a step towards the annexation of the territories … Read more

Officials: Fugitive in Navy corruption case tried to visit Russia

SAN DIEGO (AP) — From escaped two weeks agoofficials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed ‘Fat Leonard’ – who orchestrated one of the US Navy’s biggest corruption scandals – has been crossing countries to find a place where he could practically become untouchable for the American authorities. It almost worked. After cutting an ankle … Read more

Trump’s legal woes mount without presidential protection

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stark repudiation by federal judges he named. Large scope fraud allegations by the New York Attorney General. It’s been a week of growing legal troubles for Donald Trump, laid bare the challenges keep piling up because the former president operates without the protections offered by the White House. The bravado that has … Read more

Why does a NASA spacecraft crash into an asteroid?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In the first of its kind, a world-saving experiment, NASA is about to strike a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A spacecraft named Dart will zero in on the asteroid on Monday, intending to hit it head-on at 14,000 mph (22,500 km/h). The impact should be just enough … Read more