By Cristiana Mesquita And Curt Anderson
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA (AP) – Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday. Ian made landfall at 4:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials […]

By Cristiana Mesquita
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist Party-governed island. The measure — which […]

By David Mchugh, Justin Spike, Karel Janicek And Veselin Toshkov
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can’t afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses stand idle. […]

By Edith M. Lederer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In an alarming assessment, the head of the United Nations warned world leaders Tuesday that nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction” and aren’t ready or willing to tackle the challenges that threaten humanity’s future — and the planet’s. “Our world is in peril — and […]

By Grant Peck
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-ruled government on Tuesday denied reports it carried out an air attack on a school in the country’s turbulent north-central region that killed at least seven children, accusing the media of distorting the truth. Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, spokesperson for the ruling military council, acknowledged […]

By Danica Coto
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HAVANA (AP) – Hurricane Fiona roared over the Dominican Republic on Monday after knocking out power across all of Puerto Rico, causing damage the governor said was “catastrophic.” No deaths had been reported, but authorities in the U.S. territory said it was too early to know the full scope of […]

By Mike Corder
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) — Two minutes of silence will be observed Monday across the United Kingdom at the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey, giving British public across the nation a chance to pay their respects to the late monarch. Buckingham Palace released more details Thursday about […]

By Tom Davies
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge won’t hear arguments until next week on a lawsuit seeking to block the state’s abortion ban, leaving that new law set to take effect on Thursday. The special judge overseeing the case issued an order Monday setting a court hearing for Sept. 19, which […]

By Morgan Lowrie
THE CANADIAN PRESS

A pink papier maché flamingo, a marmalade sandwich and a Queen-shaped rubber duck are among the items being left among the cards and flowers at a tribute site to the late Queen Elizabeth II in London. Palace officials have restricted access to the gates of Buckingham Palace, instead asking mourners […]