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Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others
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Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others

MOSCOW -- Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping war games drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin's action in Ukraine.The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Vostok 2022 (East 2022) exercise will be held Sept. 1-7 in various locations in Russia's Far East and the Sea of Japan and involve more than 50,000 troops, over 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships.The drills will be conducted at seven firing ranges in far eastern Russia and will engage troops from several ex-Soviet nations, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Syria.The ministry said that units of Russian Airborne troops, long-range bombers and military ...
Turbulence on Florida to Utah Flight Injures 3 Passengers
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Turbulence on Florida to Utah Flight Injures 3 Passengers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Orlando to Salt Lake City suffered injuries when the jet encountered turbulence, the airline said.Delta spokesman Anthony Black said Flight 394 was transporting 143 passengers and six crew members when it experienced mild turbulence Friday afternoon.The Airbus A321 jet continued to Salt Lake City International Airport, where it landed without problems. The injured passengers were evaluated by airport paramedics who released two of them and sent the third to a hospital.The identities of the patients and the nature of their injuries were not disclosed.Delta did not immediately respond Saturday to an email Saturday seeking additional details.Political CartoonsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Thi...
Diplomacy, business, break-dancing: Macron visits Algeria
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Diplomacy, business, break-dancing: Macron visits Algeria

ORAN, Algeria (AP) — The leaders of France and Algeria took an important step Saturday toward mending relations scarred by disputes over migration and the legacy of colonial crimes, agreeing to cooperate on energy, security and reassessing their joint history.French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up a three-day visit to Algeria with a raft of accords that France hopes will smooth ties with Africa’s largest country, a major gas and oil supplier to Europe and an influential regional military player.Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hailed “a very successful visit” and credited Macron’s personal efforts toward rapprochement. The two were chummy at their final meeting Saturday, smiling, embracing and holding hands. Tebboune specifically praised their meetings on security, without e...
Garbage Piles in Scotland Raise Health Concerns Amid Strikes
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Garbage Piles in Scotland Raise Health Concerns Amid Strikes

LONDON (AP) — Stinking piles of garbage on the streets of Edinburgh are threatening the health and safety of the public, a health authority warned Saturday as strikes by garbage collectors in the Scottish capital moved into their ninth day.The warning from Public Health Scotland came as garbage collectors in Newham, a borough of London, also walked out for a week over a pay dispute.Images of food waste and diapers rotting on the streets is just adding to scenes of chaos in U.K. as industrial disputes multiply amid soaring food and energy costs. Bathers in the U.K. were warned last week to stay away from dozens of beaches as heavy rain flushed raw sewage into rivers and seas.Public Health Scotland told local authorities that the “decontamination of public areas where bins have overflowed...
Business Highlights: Fed’s fight, Wall Street slump
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Business Highlights: Fed’s fight, Wall Street slump

___Powell: Fed’s inflation fight could bring ‘pain,’ job lossesJACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell delivered a stark message Friday: The Fed is determined to fight inflation with more sharp interest rate hikes, which will likely cause pain for Americans in the form of a weaker economy and job losses. “These are the unfortunate costs of reducing inflation,” Powell said in a high-profile speech at the Fed’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole. “But a failure to restore price stability would mean far greater pain.” Investors had been hoping for a signal from Powell that the Fed might soon moderate its rate increases later this year if inflation were to show further signs of easing. But the Fed chair indicated that that time may not be near.___Dow drops 1,...
Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department
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Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department

Addition Reflects the Continued Growth of the New York Office and High Demand for Transactional Experience Among Life Sciences Clients Contact:Wayne KesslerBaretz+Brunelle732.239.9710 Mobilewkessler@baretzbrunelle.com PALO ALTO, CA (August 25, 2022) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Seth Flaum has joined the firm’s technology transactions department as a partner in the New York office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients. He brings more than 25 years of broad transactional experience, representing companies in complex strategic transactions and various corpora...
Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting
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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting

By ACACIA CORONADO, Associated PressUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district fired police chief Pete Arredondo on Wednesday under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers over letting a gunman at Robb Elementary School remain in a fourth-grade classroom for more than an hour with an AR-15 style rifle as 19 children and two teachers were killed.In a unanimous vote, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s board of trustees fired Arredondo in an auditorium of parents and survivors of the May 24 massacre. Arredondo, who did not attend the meeting, becomes the first officer to lose his job following one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.His ouster came three months to the day after the tragedy, and less than two weeks before stud...
New entertainment business opening in Myrtle Beach mall soon
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New entertainment business opening in Myrtle Beach mall soon

A new $9 million entertainment center, Stars and Strikes Getaway-n-Play, is opening in Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall later this year. It will offer “high-tech” bowling, an arcade, a multi-story laser tag arena and axe throwing. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Who said malls were just for shopping? This fa...
Kelowna rickshaw company expands as business increases – Okanagan
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Kelowna rickshaw company expands as business increases – Okanagan

A Kelowna man who’s been in the rickshaw driving business since 2013 has recently expanded his fleet, after he noticed an increase in demand from tourists and locals alike. Dan Power has been driving a rickshaw cart since he was 17 years old. The dream all started back in Halifax, Nova Scotia after seeing someone pulling around people behind a wooden cart. Power worked as a rickshaw driver in Halifax before started his own business in Kelowna in 2020, calling it ‘Power Rickshaw.’ For Power and his passengers, it’s been relatively smooth riding ever since.“I just love seeing so many people on the streets having fun and enjoying the Okanagan,” describes Power.“We have locals coming out and enjoying themselves and we’re seeing them week after week, and then there’s people that come f...
Dorli Rainey, Symbol of Occupy Movement, Dies at 95
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Dorli Rainey, Symbol of Occupy Movement, Dies at 95

SEATTLE (AP) — Dorli Rainey, a self-described “old lady in combat boots” who became a symbol of the Occupy protest movement when she was photographed after being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, has died. She was 95.The longtime political activist died on Aug. 12, the Seattle Times reported. Her daughter, Gabriele Rainey, told the newspaper her mom was “so active because she loved this country, and she wanted to make sure that the country was good to its people.”Rainey was a fixture in the local progressive movement for decades, demonstrating for racial justice, affordable housing and public transit, and against war, nuclear weapons and big banks.In November 2011, in the early days of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Rainey, then 84, joined protesters in blocking downtown intersections...