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A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...

Mexico's president is getting a little sloppy in the rush to finish projects before his term ends

Apr. 19, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president is in a rush to finish the big legislative and building projects he promised before his term ends in September, and experts say officials are getting a bit sloppy amid all the haste. This week, legislators from the governing Morena party...

Police to review security outside courthouse hosting Trump's trial after man sets himself on fire

Apr. 19, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police officials said they were reviewing whether to restrict access to a public park outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial after a man set himself on fire there Friday. “We may have to shut this area down,” New York City Police...

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Apr. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Salvage crews at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are turning their focus to the thousands of tons of debris sitting atop the Dali, a massive cargo ship that veered off course and caused the deadly catastrophe last month. An estimated...

US intelligence finding shows China surging equipment sales to Russia to help war effort in Ukraine

Apr. 19, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China has surged sales to Russia of machine tools, microelectronics and other technology that Moscow in turn is using to produce missiles, tanks, aircraft and other weaponry for use in its war against Ukraine, according to a U.S. assessment. Two senior Biden...

EPA designates 2 forever chemicals as hazardous substances, eligible for Superfund cleanup

Apr. 19, 2024 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday designated two forever chemicals that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, an action intended to ensure quicker cleanup of the toxic compounds and require industries and others...

World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war

Apr. 18, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no shortage of stressors to the global economy when Ajay Banga took charge at the World Bank almost a year ago: inflation eating at nations drowning in debt, a once-in-a-generation pandemic, climate disasters and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Factor in...

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits holds steady as labor market remains strong

Apr. 18, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits didn't change last week as the labor market continues to defy efforts by the Federal Reserve to cool hiring. The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims for the week ending April 13 were unchanged from the...

Reuters photographer wins World Press Photo of the Year with poignant shot from Gaza

Apr. 18, 2024 07:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem captured this year’s prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award Thursday with a depiction of loss and sorrow in Gaza, a heartrending photo of a Palestinian woman cradling the body of her young niece. The photograph, taken in Khan Younis just...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. April 16, 2024. Editorial: Delta Must Unite On Regional Idea A Senate committee chairman’s reluctance to push hard for legislation to help the Delta’s hospitals and generally improve health-care delivery in the region was understandable. ...