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Canada warns LGBTQ people of U.S. state laws in updated travel advisory

Ottawa’s advice for travelers to check local laws in the U.S. comes amid a surge in state legislation targeting LGBTQ rights this year.

August 30, 2023

Florida warns of fuel contamination as Tropical Storm Idalia approaches

Diesel and regular gas were switched in a shipment to 29 stations along the Gulf Coast, officials said, with Idalia projected to hit Florida as a hurricane.

August 28, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russian investigators confirm Prigozhin’s death; ex-U.S. official says crash was retribution

Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed that Yevgeniy Prigozhin died in a plane crash. Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill said his death was probably retaliation.

August 27, 2023

Prigozhin most likely dead, and an explosion may have downed his plane, U.S. officials say

There is no indication thus far the jet was downed by a missile, according to three U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a preliminary assessment.

August 24, 2023

Man flees China on water scooter, crossing 200 miles of sea to S. Korea

A human rights activist identified the man who washed up on South Korea’s coastal flats as Kwon Pyong, who had previously been jailed in China.

August 23, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. says war is not a ‘stalemate’; Russian bomber destroyed by drone

Ukraine’s 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade claimed to have entered Robotyne, a village in southeast Ukraine that is strategic in the battle for control of Melitopol.

August 22, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky hails new F-16 pledge; Wagner chief says group is hiring for work in Africa

Denmark and the Netherlands agreed to deliver the fighter jets to Kyiv when conditions such as successful testing and training are met.

August 21, 2023

Russia says Luna-25 spacecraft crashed into the moon’s surface

Russia’s space agency said Sunday that its Luna-25 spacecraft — its first lunar mission in almost half a century — crashed into the moon.

August 20, 2023

What to know about dengue fever after Florida officials warn of cases

Broward and Miami-Dade counties reported rare, locally acquired cases of dengue, a disease also known as breakbone fever that is increasingly common worldwide.

August 17, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. ambassador meets Gershkovich in prison; Odessa targeted by ‘waves’ of airstrikes

A Russian patrol ship fired toward a Palau-flagged carrier, which Moscow said didn’t respond to a demand to halt for inspection. Li Shangfu will visit Russia and Belarus this week.

August 14, 2023