Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup 'between 400 and 500'
A top Qatari official involved in the country's World Cup organization has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament "between 400 and 500" for the first time, a drastically higher number than any other previously offered by Doha.
Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tensionThe last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the U.S. and Iran face off once again on Tuesday in Qatar.
Students sent home, police on patrol as China curbs protestsChinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades.
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Lightfoot files paperwork to run for reelectionAfter turning in her nominating petitions Monday morning -- a stack of signatures nearly half as tall as she is -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot flexed a bit as she explained her decision to skip the chance to get her name on the bottom of the ballot, a position some believe offers an advantage.
Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 millionHouston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification plant caused pressure to drop.
White House intervenes in rail dispute, but Metra's on alert for possible strikeWith a deadline looming next week for a possible strike by freight railway workers, Metra officials are watching even as the White House intervenes to prevent a walkout.
Thinking of going solar this winter? Here's what you need to knowThere are a range of options to make a energy transition to solar power happen. Whether you're considering having panels installed on your home or subscribing to a community solar field, here's the info you need to get started.
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Here's how you can avoid holiday scamsThe Better Business Bureau has received reports of nearly $380 million in online retail fraud losses in 2022 so far, but 'tis the season when scammers really up their game.
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