Mexico’s presidential front-runner walks a thin, tense line in following outgoing populist

Mexico’s presidential front-runner walks a thin, tense line in following outgoing populist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As she runs to replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Claudia Sheinbaum is struggling to construct her own image, leaving many wondering whether she can escape the shadow of the larger-than-life incumbent. The former Mexico City mayor and frontrunner in the June 2 presidential election has had to unquestioningly adopt

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Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sustained Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power grid in recent weeks have forced leaders of the war-ravaged country to institute nationwide rolling blackouts. Without adequate air defenses to counter assaults and allow for repairs, though, the shortages could still worsen as need spikes in late summer and the bitter-cold winter. The Russian

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Takeaways from AP examination of how 2 debunked accounts of sexual violence on Oct. 7 originated

Takeaways from AP examination of how 2 debunked accounts of sexual violence on Oct. 7 originated

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Nations and other organizations have presented credible evidence that Hamas militants committed sexual assault during their Oct. 7 rampage in southern Israel. Though the number of assaults is unclear, photo and video from the attack’s aftermath have shown bodies with legs splayed, clothes torn and blood near their genitals. Other

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Zhang Zhan is released from prison after 4 years for ‘provoking trouble’ while reporting on COVID

Zhang Zhan is released from prison after 4 years for ‘provoking trouble’ while reporting on COVID

BANGKOK (AP) — Zhang Zhan was released from prison after serving four years for charges related to reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, according to a video statement she released Tuesday, eight days after her sentence ended. Zhang was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a

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Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Barbie dolls will honor tennis champion Venus Williams and eight other athletes as part of a project announced by Mattel on Wednesday. The others being depicted as dolls are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine Sinclair, boxer Estelle Mossely, swimmer Federica Pellegrini, paratriathlete Susana

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