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Month: August 2023

US vice chair of Armed Services Committee promises ‘resolute reaction’ if Taiwan is attacked

By HUIZHONG WU Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A United States congressional delegation visiting Taiwan says Washington would act if the island was attacked, and promised to resolve the $19-billion backlog in its defense purchases from the U.S. Rob Wittman, vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said: “Know that any hostile unprovoked

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US jobs report for August could point to a moderating pace of hiring as economy gradually slows

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Slowly and steadily, an overheated American job market is returning to room temperature. The Labor Department is expected to report Friday that U.S. employers — companies, nonprofits and government agencies combined — added 170,000 jobs last month, according to a survey of forecasters by the data

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Australian consumer watchdog calls for record fine against Qantas over canceled flights

By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s consumer watchdog has called for Qantas Airways to be punished with a record fine for allegedly selling tickets on thousands of flights that had already been canceled. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb said Qantas’ penalty for allegedly breaching consumer law should be

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Hawaii investigates unsolicited land offers as the state tries to keep Lahaina in local hands

By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said Thursday his administration has opened several investigations into people who have allegedly made unsolicited offers for property in the fire-stricken Maui town of Lahaina in violation of a new emergency order. Green prohibited such offers by signing an

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A backyard of a house is seen flooded in Steinhatchee

‘This is a life-changing event’: Floridians start an arduous recovery after disastrous Idalia

By Aya Elamroussi and Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) — Idalia, now a post-tropical cyclone, is moving farther away from North Carolina’s coast after unleashing heavy rains and powerful winds across the Southeast this week and leaving parts of Florida’s west coast with “significant damage.” It was the most powerful hurricane to slam its Big Bend

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Aitana Bonmatí won the Golden Ball for best player at the Women's World Cup.

Spain star calls out ‘abuses of power’ as FIFA boss says World Cup celebrations ‘spoiled’

By Jacob Lev, Matias Grez, David Close and Tara Subramaniam, CNN (CNN) — Spain star Aitana Bonmatí used her UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award speech to call out “abuses of power” following a top official’s unwanted kiss, as FIFA’s chief said the team’s World Cup-winning celebrations had been “spoiled” by the controversy. Spain’s

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