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Balloon bickering over Biden's actions, China's intentions

Feb. 05, 2023 19:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Sunday accused China of deliberately surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites with a suspected spy balloon and said the Biden administration had given Beijing an intelligence opening by not downing the balloon during its high-altitude drift through...

Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, show

Feb. 05, 2023 19:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country. ___ ...

US officials offer Congress briefing on Trump, Biden papers

Feb. 05, 2023 16:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into the classified documents found at former President Donald Trump's Florida residence as well as President Joe Biden's Delaware home and former private office, people familiar with the matter...

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

Feb. 05, 2023 06:30 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, officials said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president...

Ukraine defense minister expects help from West on warplanes

Feb. 05, 2023 14:13 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's defense minister expressed confidence Sunday that Western allies would agree to the country's latest weapons request — warplanes to fight off Russian forces that invaded nearly a year ago. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told a news conference in...

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

Feb. 05, 2023 12:09 PM EST

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis, the head of the Anglican Communion and top Presbyterian minister together denounced the criminalization of homosexuality on Sunday and said gay people should be welcomed by their churches. The three Christian leaders spoke out on LGBTQ...

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

Feb. 05, 2023 10:18 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe imposed a ban Sunday on Russian diesel fuel and other refined oil products, slashing energy dependency on Moscow and seeking to further crimp the Kremlin's fossil fuel earnings as punishment for invading Ukraine. The ban comes along with a price cap...

Amid crisis, Haitians find solace in an unlikely place: soup

Feb. 05, 2023 16:45 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — For Wilfred Cadet, buying soup on Sunday is the equivalent of going to church. Seated on plastic chairs next to a street food stand tucked in an alleyway, the 47-year-old Haitian slurps orange-colored soup out of a metal bowl next to his 9-year-old son....

It wasn’t me: Ex-UK PM Truss blames 'system' for her failure

Feb. 05, 2023 07:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss says her failure wasn't her fault. Truss on Sunday blamed a “powerful economic establishment” and internal Conservative Party opposition for the rapid collapse of her government, and said she still believes her tax-cutting...

Cubans respond with zeal to new US migration policy

Feb. 05, 2023 11:21 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — In barely a week, 25-year-old engineer Marcos Marzo went from riding his small electric motorcycle past the low buildings of Havana’s Vedado district to traveling the mega-highways of Florida, amazed by the towering high-rises and giant supermarkets. A close...

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Grammys fashion: Lizzo, Doja Cat. Styles wow on red carpet

Feb. 05, 2023 19:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo wowed in a bright orange Dolce & Gabbana robe adorned with flowers and a huge hood as the wild and wacky Grammys red carpet did not disappoint Sunday. Tattered streetwear, T-shirts and denim mixed with blinged-out couture, wild patterns and plenty of skin. ...

Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, show

Feb. 05, 2023 19:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country. ___ ...

Chinese balloon's downing creates spectacle over tourism hub

Feb. 05, 2023 19:42 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon just off South Carolina’s coast created a spectacle over one of the state’s tourism hubs and drew crowds reacting with a mixture of bewildered gazing, distress and cheers. The balloon was struck by a...

Beyoncé wins 2 Grammys, Viola Davis win makes her an EGOT

Feb. 05, 2023 18:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé has already won two Grammys on Sunday, bringing her a step closer in her pursuit of being the most decorated artist in the show's history. During the Grammys pre-telecast ceremony, Beyoncé won for the first time ever in the best dance-electronic music...

Safety Board: Mechanical defect caused Ohio train wreck

Feb. 05, 2023 19:35 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — A mechanical issue with a rail car axle caused the fiery derailment of dozens of freight cars in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line Friday night, federal investigators announced Sunday. The smoldering tangle of cars, some carrying hazardous materials, kept an...

FACT FOCUS: Egg shortage breeds chicken-feed conspiracies

Feb. 05, 2023 19:21 PM EST

Social media users claim to have found a new culprit for sky-high egg prices: chicken feed. The theory gained steam on Facebook, TikTok and Twitter in recent weeks, with some users reporting that their hens stopped laying eggs and speculating that common chicken feed products were...

Ransomware attacks in Europe target old VMware, agencies say

Feb. 05, 2023 19:05 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Cybersecurity agencies in Europe are warning of ransomware attacks exploiting a 2-year-old computer bug as Italy experienced widespread internet outages. The Italian premier’s office said Sunday night the attacks affecting computer systems in the country involved...

Route to Super Bowl dangerous for Mexico's avocado haulers

Feb. 05, 2023 19:03 PM EST

SANTA ANA ZIROSTO, Mexico (AP) — It is a long and sometimes dangerous journey for truckers transporting the avocados destined for guacamole on tables and tailgates in the United States during the Super Bowl. It starts in villages like Santa Ana Zirosto, high in the misty, pine-clad...

Three teens die, two seriously hurt in St. Louis car crash

Feb. 05, 2023 18:49 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three teenagers were killed and two others were flown to a hospital with injuries after a car struck a tree and overturned in the St. Louis area this weekend. The Lincoln County Sheriff's department says the crash was reported on South Chantilly Road before 4:30...

One killed and four injured at rap concert in Arkansas

Feb. 05, 2023 18:38 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — One person is dead and four others injured following a shooting at a rap concert in Newport, Arkansas, early Sunday, police told KAIT-TV in Jonesboro. A 19-year-old woman was killed and four people were injured in the attack, which occurred during a Fredo Bang...