Thailand eyes developing storms as flooding continues

BANGKOK (AP) — As floodwaters persisted in areas of northern and central Thailand and have started to hit low-lying areas in the capital, officials were looking warily ahead Tuesday to developing storms later this month, but were optimistic the devastation of a decade ago would not be repeated. The Royal Irrigation Department was forced this… Continue reading Thailand eyes developing storms as flooding continues

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Czechs ink $630 million deal to get Israeli air defense

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic signed a deal to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The SPYDER system, which is made by the Israeli state-run company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is capable of providing protection against aircraft, helicopters, bombers, cruise missiles… Continue reading Czechs ink $630 million deal to get Israeli air defense

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Vineyards, farms across EU raided in labor abuse crackdown

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Law enforcement authorities clamping down on the exploitation of agricultural workers raided hundreds of vineyards and farms across Europe last month, the European Union police agency Europol announced Tuesday. Eight suspects were arrested in France and four in Spain; a total of 54 suspected human traffickers were identified in France,… Continue reading Vineyards, farms across EU raided in labor abuse crackdown

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J&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward expanding its booster campaign to millions more vaccinated Americans. J&J said it filed a request with the FDA to authorize boosters for people who previously received the… Continue reading J&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

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Black couple’s daring escape from slavery marked in London

LONDON (AP) — A Black couple who escaped slavery in the U.S. state of Georgia and fled to Britain to campaign for abolition have been honored with a historic plaque on their home in London. English Heritage on Tuesday marked the accomplishments of Ellen and William Craft with a blue plaque outside the two-story brick… Continue reading Black couple’s daring escape from slavery marked in London

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EU leaders to discuss defense, US and China relationships

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are meeting for the first time since the messy Western troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and France’s loss of a multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Australia, events that they argue have exposed Europe’s need for more autonomy on defense. The leaders will have plenty to discuss during their dinner at… Continue reading EU leaders to discuss defense, US and China relationships

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We have a winner! Single winning $699.8 million Powerball ticket sold in California

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn Monday and was the lucky winner of the nearly $700 million jackpot prize, officials said. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69. The Powerball was… Continue reading We have a winner! Single winning $699.8 million Powerball ticket sold in California

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Spotty showers coming Tuesday afternoon with high temps in mid-70s

St. Louis weather from FOX 2 Meteorologist Linh Truong: ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis area will see mostly cloudy skies Tuesday morning. Spotty showers will come in Tuesday afternoon with highs reaching the mid-70s. A low-pressure system to the south will bring more rain Tuesday night and the wet weather will stick around until Thursday. St.… Continue reading Spotty showers coming Tuesday afternoon with high temps in mid-70s

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Man shot in head while trying to break into vehicle in Carondelet, police say

ST. LOUIS – A man is fighting to survive Tuesday morning after being shot in the head Monday night in the Carondelet neighborhood.  The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Iron Street at South Broadway.  Top Story: Alleged California meth kingpin charged with sending drugs to Missouri Police said the man was shot while trying… Continue reading Man shot in head while trying to break into vehicle in Carondelet, police say

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