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Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19, in 'good health'

Texas governor tests positive for COVID-19, in 'good health'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to his office, who said the Republican is in good health and experiencing no symptoms.

NATO chief: Afghan leaders responsible for military collapse

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is blaming a failure of Afghan leadership for the swift collapse of the country’s armed forces but says the alliance must also uncover flaws in its military training effort.
Taliban announces 'amnesty,' urges women to join government

Taliban announces 'amnesty,' urges women to join government

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as despera
Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

Sources: US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.
Two Holocaust researchers, including Ottawa professor, win libel case on appeal in Poland

Two Holocaust researchers, including Ottawa professor, win libel case on appeal in Poland

WARSAW, Poland — An appellate court in Poland on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars - one of them an Ottawa professor - in a case that has been closely watched because it was expected to serve as a precedent for research
Kabul airport plunges into chaos as Taliban patrol capital

Kabul airport plunges into chaos as Taliban patrol capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of Afghans rushed into Kabul’s main airport Monday, some so desperate to escape the Taliban that they held onto a military jet as it took off and plunged to their deaths. At least seven people died in the chaos, U.
Haiti quake death toll rises to 1,419, injured now at 6,000

Haiti quake death toll rises to 1,419, injured now at 6,000

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — A hospital in southwestern Haiti, where a powerful earthquake flattened homes, shops and other buildings over the weekend, was so overwhelmed with patients that many had to lie in patios, corridors, verandas and hallways.
Biden says he stands 'squarely behind' Afghanistan decision

Biden says he stands 'squarely behind' Afghanistan decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking a defiant tone, President Joe Biden said Monday that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan and that the Afghan government's collapse was quicker than anticipated.
US official: Top commander talks with Taliban on evacuation

US official: Top commander talks with Taliban on evacuation

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of America’s top military commanders met face-to-face with senior leaders of the Taliban, urging the longtime enemy not to interfere with the massive evacuation at the Kabul airport as the United States withdraws from Afghanista

Air raid sirens sound in Israel after rocket fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel on Monday after a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, the first since the 11-day war between Israel and Palestinian militants in May.