Mental health discussion in Osaka resonates at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over after a first-round loss. The players who remain in the tournament will see and hear products of her candid discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a wider realization that mental … Read more

Boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes, 16 . kill

BANGKOK (AP) — At least 16 people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were traveling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a member of the rescue team said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of Saturday’s accident that took place on Saturday off Myanmar’s southwest coast … Read more

11 dead in shooting attacks on 2 bars in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eleven people, including eight women, have been killed in simultaneous shooting attacks on two bars in north central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. Handwritten signs at the scene of the killings suggested the attacks were part of a rivalry between two drug cartels that had been battling for control of the state … Read more

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to fight plastic waste

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Environmentalists are gathering in South Africa this week to pressure governments and companies to cut plastic production as it harms the continent’s environment. The conference, “Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa”, to be held until Friday in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), South Africa, will bring together academics and experts on … Read more

Ontario Party Leaders Target Greater Toronto Area Campaigns

TORONTO — Leaders of Ontario’s major political parties will campaign in the Greater Toronto Area today. Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford heads to Brampton, Ontario, where he will make an undisclosed announcement this morning. Liberal leader Steven Del Duca will make a few stops around Toronto. NDP leader Andrea Horwath, who contracted COVID-19 last week, … Read more

Posts: Jet fighter crashes in Iran, killing two pilots

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A fighter jet crashed into Iran’s central desert on Tuesday, killing both pilots of the plane, local media reported. The plane crashed into the Anarak training site near the central city of Isfahan, the semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim reported. The agency, which is close to the country’s military, has not … Read more

Survivors of adult sexual abuse win second chance to sue in New York

ALBANY, NY (AP) — Adult survivors of sexual assault who have missed legal deadlines to charge their abusers will be given a second chance to file lawsuits under a bill finalized Monday by the New York legislature York. Once enacted, the Adult Survivors Act would give victims of sexual abuse a one-year period during which … Read more

Southern Baptists Face Push for Public List of Sex Abusers

A mind-boggling report of the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sexual abuse allegations raises the prospect that the denomination will create, for the first time, a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers. . The creation of an “Offender Information System” was one of the key recommendations in a … Read more

Countless injured after chaos breaks out on East Toronto beach

Toronto police say they have made more than a dozen arrests after chaos erupted on an east side beach Sunday night, injuring several people. Police say crowds of people would set off fireworks at Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay, sometimes pointing at other people. There were also reports of a shooting, stabbing and two robberies … Read more

Cooler weather helps firefighters fight fire in New Mexico

MORA, NM (AP) – New Mexico firefighters fighting the nation’s largest active wildfire said on Monday that cooler weather helped them prevent the blaze from spreading as nearly 3,000 firefighters worked to fortify and enlarge their firebreaks. The fire that started nearly seven weeks ago in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains was only 40% … Read more