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Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 2,300

Feb. 06, 2023 11:51 AM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled hundreds of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble or pancaked floors. ...

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Feb. 06, 2023 08:19 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé sits alone atop the Grammy throne as the ceremony's most decorated artist in history, but at the end of Sunday's show it was Harry Styles who walked away with the album of the year honor. The Grammys spread its top awards among other artists, leaving...

Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you: AP-NORC poll

Feb. 06, 2023 00:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of...

Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment

Feb. 06, 2023 11:18 AM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were threatening to arrest anyone who doesn't leave an evacuation zone near the smoldering wreckage of an Ohio train derailment near the Pennsylvania state line and warned Monday there was a high probability of a toxic gas release. While...

China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

Feb. 06, 2023 05:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of indiscriminate use of force in shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, saying it “seriously impacted and damaged both sides’ efforts and progress in stabilizing Sino-U.S. relations.” The U.S. shot down the...

Russian forces keep up pressure as Ukraine anniversary nears

Feb. 06, 2023 10:31 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with attacks in the eastern Donbas region as Moscow assembles additional combat power there for an expected offensive in the coming weeks, Ukrainian officials said Monday. Intense fighting that has been...

ChatGPT bot channels history to pen State of Union speech

Feb. 06, 2023 05:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’ve heard it once in a president's State of the Union speech, you’ve heard it 100 times: There is nothing the American people can’t do when they pull together. But you haven’t heard that thought in a State of Union address from William Shakespeare:...

Spiritual advisers offering final comfort in execution rooms

Feb. 06, 2023 10:08 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For decades, Missouri executions played out in similar fashion: An inmate was strapped to a gurney in a drab room, alone except for the eyes of witnesses staring through thick, soundproof glass as unidentified executioners administered the lethal chemical from behind a...

National Enquirer, caught in 'catch-and-kill' scandal, sold

Feb. 06, 2023 08:48 AM EST

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold. VVIP is buying the National Examiner and another tabloid, the Globe, from magazine publisher a360...

For Super Bowl ads this year, crypto is out, booze is in

Feb. 06, 2023 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The hottest ticket in town for advertisers is officially sold out. Fox said Monday that in-game ads for Super Bowl LVII have all been sold. The big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles takes place on Sunday. The Super Bowl...

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Mali orders UN human rights official to leave the country

Feb. 06, 2023 12:08 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's government has ordered the U.N. peacekeeping mission's human rights chief to leave the country by Tuesday, declaring him persona non grata in the latest sign of tensions between Mali's leaders and the international community. A government statement Sunday...

Vaccine litigation lingers after lifting of military mandate

Feb. 06, 2023 12:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for a group of Navy SEALS and other Navy personnel who oppose a COVID-19 vaccination requirement on religious grounds want a federal appeals court to keep alive their legal fight against the Biden administration, even though the requirement has been lifted. ...

Russia's revenue falls sharply in January from year earlier

Feb. 06, 2023 12:04 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's finance ministry said Monday that budget revenue in January was 35% lower compared with the same month in 2022, the last month before Russia sent troops into Ukraine. The ministry also said the budget deficit for January was 1.77 trillion rubles ($23.9...

Super Bowl draws epic air show of private planes to Phoenix

Feb. 06, 2023 11:55 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL player Jim Bob Morris is heading to the Super Bowl in Phoenix from Bloomington, Illinois, in a newly refurbished set of wheels. His ride has new paint, new seating and even a new bathroom. Morris, who played for the Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers and...

Brignone wins worlds combined race after Shiffrin straddles

Feb. 06, 2023 11:54 AM EST

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Leaning on her ski poles and shaking her head, Federica Brignone thought she had squandered her chance for a gold medal in the women's combined. The Italian had just finished her slalom run on the opening day of the world championships, but a costly mistake...

Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 2,300

Feb. 06, 2023 11:51 AM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled hundreds of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble or pancaked floors. ...

Police chief of Huntington, WVa resigns, citing family

Feb. 06, 2023 11:51 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The police chief in Huntington, West Virginia, has resigned after a little more than a year on the job, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Steve Williams said Karl Colder resigned for undisclosed family reasons. “Out of respect to him and...

Zambia drops child trafficking charges against 8 Croatians

Feb. 06, 2023 11:49 AM EST

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — A court in Zambia has discharged eight Croatians who had been charged with child trafficking. The court dropped the charges against the Croatians — four couples — following applications by their lawyers. They had earlier pleaded not guilty. ...

French parliament debates Macron's divisive pension bill

Feb. 06, 2023 11:48 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament on Monday started debating a fiercely contested pension bill that’s triggered recent strikes and large street demonstrations, with more protests set to come this week. The lower house, the National Assembly, began debating the plans that would...

Deadly earthquake exacerbates suffering of displaced Syrians

Feb. 06, 2023 11:46 AM EST

DARKUSH, Syria (AP) — A steady stream of injured were flowing into an overwhelmed hospital in the town of Darkush, in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Monday, after a deadly earthquake struck the region. Mothers hovered over crying children. Amid the chaos, one man sat with a...