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Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

LAS VEGAS — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug.
New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice.
UK defends its new virus strategy but experts are skeptical

UK defends its new virus strategy but experts are skeptical

LONDON — The British government on Wednesday defended its strategy for combating a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop coronavirus from spreading exponentially.
Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said Muslims will be allowed to perform the smaller, year-round pilgrimage starting Oct.
Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead

Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead

HOBART, Australia — More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia on Wednesday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.
Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting

Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 100 kilometres (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats.
France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

PARIS — France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan on Instagram before visiting a child-care facility on Wednesday.
Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave

Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave

MADRID — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding restrictions on free movement that are already controv
EU proposes new asylum system to help frontline nations

EU proposes new asylum system to help frontline nations

BRUSSELS — The European Union announced a major overhaul of its asylum system Wednesday in hopes that more countries will finally share responsibility for people landing on Europe’s shores seeking sanctuary or better lives.
Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

NEW YORK — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.