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Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Jun. 26, 2022 07:10 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east. Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw...

Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel reaches majors with Phillies

Jun. 26, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mark Appel is a big league ballplayer nine years after he was selected No. 1 overall in the amateur draft. Appel was promoted by the Philadelphia Phillies, but didn't pitch in the team's 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The right-hander,...

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Jun. 25, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and...

Dueling narratives of Arizona protests ended with tear gas

Jun. 25, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas were variously described Saturday as either peaceful or driven by anarchists intent on destruction. Republican Senate President...

10 arrested in Eugene protest over abortion ruling

Jun. 25, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say 10 people were arrested during a Friday night protest following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. The arrests were mostly for disorderly conduct, Portland television station KOIN...

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Jun. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session. Thousands of protesters had...

Police: 5-month-old girl in car fatally shot in Chicago

Jun. 25, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-month-old girl was shot to death while in the rear of a car in a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The infant, who was identified as Cecilia Thomas, was struck in the head Friday evening when shots were fired from another vehicle in the South Shore...

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Jun. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has bought Spanish soccer club Leganés. “We will do all we can to improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Pope hails families, blasts 'culture of waste' after Roe

Jun. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated families Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion. Francis didn’t refer to the...