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Rahm getting to enjoy success back home after long absence

MADRID (AP) — Jon Rahm has quickly realized things have changed for him in Spain. His U.S. Open triumph and rise to No. 1 golfer in the world has turned him into a star transcending sports in the country, on the same level as the likes of Rafael Nadal, Pau Gasol and Fernando Alonso. It…MORE

Virus deaths in Russia hit record for third time this month

MOSCOW (AP) — Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit a record for the third time this month on Tuesday, and new infections once again exceeded 25,000 a day — a surge that comes as vaccination rates in the country remain stagnantly low and the government shuns imposing tough restrictions to stem the spread. Russia’s state coronavirus…MORE

Johnson & Johnson asks FDA to authorize COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

(CNN) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize booster shots for its coronavirus vaccine, but has left it up to the FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to decide just who should get their boosters and when. “We’re describing the data…MORE

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…MORE

$699.8M Powerball jackpot won, 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 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 15. Thanks…MORE

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…MORE

‘Pandora papers’ show London is a key hub for tax avoidance

LONDON (AP) — Transparency advocates are calling on Britain to tighten the country’s defenses against money laundering and tax avoidance after a massive leak of financial data showed how London is a key destination of choice for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people to conceal their cash. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=””>The cache of…MORE

Lightning strike: Raiders can’t catch Bolts after slow start

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A slow start is becoming a familiar predicament for the Las Vegas Raiders, who have fallen behind by two touchdowns in three of their four games this season. But a delayed kickoff because of a lightning threat — at a stadium with a roof? That was a novel source of lateness…MORE

Herbert, Ekeler propel Chargers to 28-14 win over Raiders

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers came into their showdown against the Las Vegas Raiders after a signature win on the road at Kansas City. In front of a prime-time audience on Monday night, the Chargers showed they are indeed for real. Herbert threw for three touchdowns, Austin Ekeler rushed…MORE

Rural Alaska at risk as COVID surge swamps faraway hospitals

TANACROSS, Alaska (AP) — One Alaska Native village knew what to do to keep out COVID-19. They put up a gate on the only road into town and guarded it round the clock. It was the same idea used a century ago in some isolated Indigenous villages to protect people from outsiders during another deadly…MORE