$500M-plus from opioid deal starts heading to Washington

apnews.com SEATTLE (AP) — The first payments from a $518 million settlement with the nation's three largest opioid distributors will begin reaching Washington communities in December, providing much-needed cash officials can...

NYC plans recharging stations for food delivery workers

apnews.com NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's thousands of food delivery workers will get places to recharge electric bike batteries, cellphones and themselves, under a city plan announced Monday to turn abandoned newsstands and...

Florida launches large search and rescue operation as recovery from Ian begins

theweek.com Federal emergency management officials have launched their largest-ever search and rescue operation as states begin recovery from Hurricane Ian. Officials have reported that the U.S. death toll has reached over 80...

Libya’s Tripoli government signs economic deals with Turkey

apnews.com BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival governments signed preliminary economic and maritime deals with Turkey on Monday, in a move that has inflamed tensions between it and the North African country’s other...

Indonesian soccer stampede: What you need to know

investing.com - A soccer stampede in Indonesia killed at least 125 people on the weekend, with 32 children among them, officials said, as pressure builds on the Southeast Asian country to explain how one of the world's worst...

Japan's Finance Minister says ready to take 'decisive' steps on yen

investing.com TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said on Monday the government was ready to take "decisive" steps in the foreign exchange market as needed. "Sharp (OTC:SHCAY) currency moves are undesirable," Suzuki...

Russia smuggling Ukrainian grain to help pay for Putin's war

apnews.com BEIRUT (AP) — When the bulk cargo ship Laodicea docked in Lebanon last summer, Ukrainian diplomats said the vessel was carrying grain stolen by Russia and urged Lebanese officials to impound the ship. Moscow called...

Death toll from Ian, storm-caused flooding crosses 50 people

foxnews.com incoming update… More than 50 people have died to Ian, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S., and its subsequent weather effects such as structural damage and flooding. The state of Florida was the most...

174 dead after fans stampede to exit Indonesian soccer match

apnews.com MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away rioting fans left at least 174 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated,...

Australian government slams Optus for cybersecurity breach

investing.com MELBOURNE - The Australian government on Sunday levelled its harshest criticism yet against Optus, the second-biggest telecoms company, for a cybersecurity breach that affected the equivalent of 40% of the country's...

Ukraine celebrates capturing key town, Putin ally mulls possible nuclear response

investing.com By Tom Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KYIV - Ukrainian troops said they had taken the key bastion of Lyman in occupied eastern Ukraine, a stinging defeat that prompted a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin...

The UN Food Programme and the WHO say a nearly two-year internet and phone shutdown in Ethiopia's Tigray region is hampering aid delivery and health monitoring

context.news Six million silenced: A two-year internet outage in Ethiopia Refugees at a makeshift camp in Tigray, Ethiopia. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Stringer What’s the context? As fighting rages on in Ethiopia's...

U.S. cheers Ukraine's "significant" battlefield success at Lyman

investing.com By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday cheered Ukraine's capture of the key bastion of Lyman from Russia in eastern Ukraine, saying it was an encouraging battlefield success...

Ron DeSantis pivots from political battles in aftermath of Hurricane Ian

cnn.com Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had just delivered sobering details of Hurricane Ian's destruction Friday evening at his third news conference of the day, this time in flood-ravaged St. Augustine.

Malaysia aims to add US flights after safety rating boost

apnews.com KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia's air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country's carriers to expand flights to the United States after a...