Germany's Scholz confident of turning round party's fortunes

BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday he is confident of turning around his struggling center-left party’s fortunes and will run for a second term as Germany’s leader in an election expected next year, dismissing a suggestion that he could emulate U.S. President Joe Biden and make way for someone else.

Floods blamed for surge in dengue in the Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Since the United Arab Emirates witnessed its heaviest recorded rainfall ever three months ago, the desert nation has issued a multitude of warnings about dengue which, activists say, has surged and struck hardest among the vast populations of laborers.

Delta expects flight cancellations to end by Thursday

Delta Air Lines expects flight cancellations and delays that resulted from a global technology breakdown last week to be resolved by Thursday, the carrier’s chief executive said.

Venezuelans turn to odd jobs and gambling to stretch meager wages

MATURIN, Venezuela (AP) - A municipal market in eastern Venezuela is teeming with weekend customers hoping to score a deal among the stalls of produce, meat, cheese and shelf-stable products. Some carry plantains, cassava crackers, corn flour or half a carton of eggs as they walk home.

Andrew Tate's defamation lawsuit can go to trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A judge says controversial social media personality Andrew Tate ‘s defamation lawsuit against a Florida woman who accused him of imprisoning her in Romania can go to trial, but he threw out Tate’s allegations against her parents and some allegations against the woman.

Snoop Dogg aims to inspire global audience at Paris Olympics as torch bearer before opening ceremony

PARIS (AP) - When Snoop Dogg agreed to become an Olympic torch bearer, the hip-hop star recalled an emotional, iconic moment watching Muhammad Ali light the cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Surprise Yellowstone geyser eruption highlights little known hazard

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A surprise eruption of steam in a Yellowstone National Park geyser basin that sent people scrambling for safety as large rocks shot into the air has highlighted a little-known hazard that scientists hope to be able to predict someday.