The World Today: Top stories from the Associated Press
Sunday 8 May 2022
Rodrigo Chaves takes over as the new president of Costa Rica
The Israeli army shoots a Palestinian in the West Bank
New Yorkers are coming out of the epidemic, and so are the rats
‘Doctor Strange 2’ scores best opening of 2022
Kar-general Kobe blast
HAVANA – For the second day in a row, dog-assisted rescuers worked around the clock to clear huge amounts of debris in search of survivors of the explosion at a luxury hotel in the Cuban capital, while authorities raised the death toll to 30. By Andrea Rodriguez. 813 words. AP photos. Sends.
Zaporizhia, Ukraine – Dozens of Ukrainians are feared killed in Luhansk after a Russian bomb brought down a school with about 90 people in its basement, while Ukrainian forces refuse to surrender at a besieged steel mill in the strategic port of Mariupol. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US First Lady Jill Biden are making a surprise visit to Ukraine. Written by Elena Picatoros and John Gambrill. 1165 words. AP photos. Sends.
– General Europe in Ukraine – Jill Biden: First Lady of the United States Jill Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine
– General of Europe and Ukraine: Biden, Johnson and G7 leaders express their support for Zelensky
AMN-GEN Trump – Legal Issues
NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s legal team, which is seeking to overturn a contempt sentence and a $10,000-a-day fine against the former president for subpoenaing documents relating to a New York civil investigation into his business dealings, said it has conducted a thorough search. of related files. The New York state attorney general’s office is investigating whether Trump misrepresented the value of assets such as skyscrapers and golf courses in financial statements for more than a decade. 330 words. AP photos. Sends.
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Delegate General of the United States Open Source Press
NEW YORK – Newspaper companies are using sophisticated new technologies to change the way they conduct their investigations. Much of this technology is publicly available, or “open source” material from cell phones, satellite images and security cameras, but it also extends to computer modeling and artificial intelligence. A form of reporting that barely existed a decade ago has become an important part of the future of journalism. The New York Times, which sent part of its open source team to Ukraine to supplement the traditional work of journalists, is a pioneer in this field. Written by David Boder. 1200 words. AP photos. Sends.
Latin America and the Caribbean
AMC-GEN Costa Rica – New President
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – With a long list of reproaches to his predecessor and the country’s political class, but with numerous promises of change, Rodrigo Chaves Robles takes over the presidency of Costa Rica for the next four years. Written by Javier Cordoba. 411 words. AP photos. Sends.
NEW YORK – When the coronavirus swept through New York City, mice emerged from their underground nests to feed on outdoor debris. But with New Yorkers returning to routine, rat viewing is more frequent than it was a decade ago. Written by Bobby Kayna Calvan. 461 words. AP photos. Sends.
Security-General North Carolina shooting police
Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina police have killed a man who was setting cars on fire near a police station in Raleigh, North Carolina. The police chief said that the officers ordered the man to stop, but the man not only continued throwing Molotov cocktails, but also threw one of them near a nearby police officer. 210 words. AP photos. Sends.
Amen-Med returns to the Mental Health Office
NEW YORK – With more and more companies making requests to return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals, with some pressure returning to the workplace. By Anne de Innocenzio. 964 words. AP photos. Sends.
Israel – Palestine
TEL AVIV, Israel – The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that a Palestinian was killed after being shot by Israeli forces near a military checkpoint in the West Bank. Written by Tia Goldenberg. 495 words. AP photos. Sends.
MOR-GEN Iran – Syria
Tehran, Iran – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Iranian leaders in Tehran, according to Iranian official media reports, on his second visit to Iran, his main fighting ally, since the outbreak of the war. A civilian in Syria in 2011. 385 words. AP photos. Sends.
Hong Kong elections, Asia Paul
Hong Kong – John Lee, a Beijing supporter, has been chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader. As the only candidate in the polls, Lee was expected to win, especially since he is backed by China. Lee will replace current leader Carrie Lam on July 1. 310 words. AP photos. Sends.
Corner Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – King
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The octogenarian Saudi king has been taken to hospital for medical checks just weeks after replacing the battery in a pacemaker. The king’s health raises a lot of attention because he has absolute power in the kingdom. 210 words. AP photos. Sends.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc starts on pole at the Miami Grand Prix, alongside teammate Carlos Sainz. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez in the second row. by Gina Fryer. 500 words. AP photos. Editors: The race begins at 1930 GMT.
DEP-TEN MADRID. Presidency – Teen Madrid
MADRID – Carlos Alcaraz capped another amazing week by defeating Alexander Zverev in straight sets to become the Madrid Open champion and become the second youngest tennis player to win two Masters 1000 titles. After victories against his idol Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals and world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, he sent Young Spanish third seed Zverev 6-3, 6-1. by Tales Azzoni. 134 words. AP photos. Sends.
Manchester, England – Manchester City could jump three points on top of the Premier League if they beat Newcastle and take advantage of Liverpool’s draw the day before. Arsenal prove themselves in fourth place after beating Leeds 2-1. by Rob Harris. 500 words. AP photos. Editors: In development.
Shows and culture
The 10 ESP-CIN Movies
No Proof – The summer movie season kicked off with great fanfare thanks to “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” which grossed an estimated $185 million in its opening weekend in US and Canadian theaters. Written by Lindsey Barr. 344 words. AP photos. Sends.
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