Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in Caribbean just off border between Panama and Colombia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has struck in the Caribbean Sea just off the Panama-Colombia border PANAMA CITY — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Wednesday night in the Caribbean Sea just off the Panama-Colombia border, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There … Read more

Russia extends arrest of US journalist Evan Gershkovich by 3 months

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Tuesday extended the arrest of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich by three months in a closed-door hearing emblematic of the secrecy that has marked the case against the first United States correspondent since the Cold War to be detained in Russia on spying charges. Gershkovich, a 31-year-old American … Read more

Kentucky sheriff’s deputy fatally shot during traffic stop

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a man who fled and wounded another man during a carjacking before being taken into custody, officials said. Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Caleb Conley, 35, was shot Monday evening during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Georgetown just … Read more

Nebraska governor signs 12-week abortion ban, limits on gender-affirming care for minors

LINCOLN, Neb. — Republican Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed a bill Monday that bans abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy and restricts gender-affirming medical care for people younger than 19. The abortion ban takes effect immediately, while the ban on gender-affirming care takes effect on Oct. 1. The hybrid measure ties together restrictions that Republicans … Read more

Rare earths, Ukraine top agenda on French President Macron’s historic visit to Mongolia

Access to rare earth minerals and Russia’s war against Ukraine topped the agenda on French President Emmanuel Macron’s historic visit to Mongolia France’s President Emmanuel Macron, right, speaks with U.S. President Joe Biden after a family photo session of leaders of the G7 and invited countries during the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima, western Japan, … Read more

Zelenskyy says ‘Bakhmut is only in our hearts’ after Russia claims controls of Ukrainian city

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Bakhmut was “only in our hearts,” hours after Russia’s defense ministry reported that forces of the Wagner private army, with the support of Russian troops, had seized the city in eastern Ukraine. Speaking alongside U.S. President Joe Biden at the Group of Seven summit in … Read more

Volcanic ash from Popocatepetl temporarily shuts down Mexico City airports

Mexico City’s two main airports temporarily resumed operations after shutting down for a few hours due to ash spewing from Popocatepetl volcano, located 45 miles southeast of the country’s capital FILE – A plume of ash and steam rises from the Popocatepetl volcano, as seen from Mexico City, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Popocatepetl rumbled to … Read more

G7 urges China to press Russia to end war in Ukraine, respect Taiwan’s status, fair trade rules

HIROSHIMA, Japan — HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies united Saturday in urging China to pressure its strategic partner Russia to end its war on Ukraine. In a joint statement issued Saturday, the G7 leaders emphasized they did not want to harm China and were seeking “constructive and stable relations” with … Read more

Shooting at Ohio auto plant kills 1, sends 2nd victim and alleged gunman to hospital

Police in Ohio say a man was killed and a second victim was wounded in a shooting at an auto plant Thursday night MORAINE, Ohio — A man was killed and a second victim was wounded in a shooting at an Ohio auto plant Thursday night, police said. Police and firefighters responded just after 9 … Read more

Montana becomes 1st state to enact ban on TikTok; law likely to be challenged

HELENA, Mont. — Montana became the first state in the U.S. to enact a complete ban on TikTok on Wednesday when Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a measure that’s more sweeping than any other state’s attempts to curtail the social media app, which is owned by a Chinese tech company. The measure, which is scheduled … Read more