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Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders

Dec. 02, 2023 11:32 AM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day...

With 'shuttle diplomacy,' step by step, Kissinger chased the possible in the Mideast

Dec. 02, 2023 08:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — When it came to the Middle East, Henry Kissinger wasn't pushing for peace — only for what was possible. By the time Kissinger died Wednesday at 100, the agreements he negotiated as United States secretary of state between Israel, Egypt and Syria stabilized borders...

At COP28 meeting, oil companies pledge to combat methane. Environmentalists call it a "smokescreen"

Dec. 02, 2023 12:11 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fifty oil companies representing nearly half of global production have pledged to reach near-zero methane emissions and end routine flaring in their operations by 2030, the president of this year's United Nations climate talks said Saturday, a move that...

Teen girls are being victimized by deepfake nudes. One family is pushing for more protections

Dec. 02, 2023 08:16 AM EST

A mother and her 14-year-old daughter are advocating for better protections for victims after AI-generated nude images of the teen and other female classmates were circulated at a high school in New Jersey. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, officials are investigating an...

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor paved a path for women on the Supreme Court. Four are serving today

Dec. 02, 2023 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One fall day in 2010, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor slipped into the courtroom where she worked for nearly 25 years to take in an “amazing” sight. The first — and for 12 years, the only — woman on the high court saw three women in...

7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern Philippines and a tsunami warning is issued

Dec. 02, 2023 10:44 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the cost of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao and Philippine authorities issued a tsunami warning. The quake struck at 10:37 p.m. and was measured at a depth of 32...

Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement 'extremist'

Dec. 02, 2023 04:23 AM EST

Russian security forces raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow Friday night, less than 48 hours after the country’s top court banned what it called the “global LGBTQ+ movement” as an extremist organization. Police searched venues across the Russian capital, including a...

McCarthy was ditched and Santos expelled. The House is making history, but not as the GOP envisioned

Dec. 02, 2023 11:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is making history this year in ways that Republicans could hardly have envisioned when the party took control. First, the Republicans voted to oust their speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in October. On Friday they voted to get rid of one of their own,...

Trump and DeSantis will hold dueling campaign events in Iowa with the caucuses just six weeks away

Dec. 02, 2023 00:36 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ron DeSantis plans on Saturday to complete his campaign promise to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties, a timeworn tactic for presidential candidates hoping to make their mark in the leadoff state over months mingling with voters at the state's diners, cookouts and Pizza...

Judge rejects Trump’s claim of immunity in his federal 2020 election prosecution

Dec. 01, 2023 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution in his election interference case in Washington, a federal judge ruled Friday, knocking down the Republican's bid to derail the case charging him with plotting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District...

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Las Vegas police search for suspect after 5 homeless people are shot, killing 1

Dec. 02, 2023 12:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five homeless people were shot in Las Vegas on Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. near a freeway overpass in the northeastern part of the city, according to Las Vegas...

London police make arrests as pro-Palestinian supporters stage events across Britain

Dec. 02, 2023 12:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in London said they arrested two people Saturday during pro-Palestinian events, part of a “day of action” organized by campaigners around Britain. In the south London neighborhood of Brixton, a man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public...

Gun factory in upstate New York with roots in 19th century set to close

Dec. 02, 2023 12:04 PM EST

ILION, N.Y. (AP) — A gun factory in upstate New York with a history stretching back to the 19th century is scheduled to close in March, according to a letter from the company to union officials. RemArms, the current version of Remington Arms, will close its facility in the Mohawk...

Vermont day care provider convicted of causing infant's death with doses of antihistamine

Dec. 02, 2023 11:57 AM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A child care provider accused of sedating an infant with an antihistamine was convicted of manslaughter, and faces up to 25 years in prison when she's sentenced. A jury on Friday convicted of Stacey Vaillancourt of manslaughter and child cruelty in the 2019...

US targets oil and natural gas industry's role in global warming with new rule on methane emissions

Dec. 02, 2023 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Saturday issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the U.S. oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming as President Joe Biden seeks to advance his climate legacy. The Environmental Protection...

Sheriff says Alabama family’s pet 'wolf-hybrid’ killed their 3-month-old boy

Dec. 02, 2023 11:53 AM EST

CHELSEA, Ala. (AP) — A 3-month-old boy was killed as his parents tried to rescue the baby from the family pet, a hybrid animal that was part dog, part wolf, authorities said. The boy had been bitten but was alive when first responders arrived shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday at the...

Police in Greece arrest father, son and confiscate tons of sunflower oil passed off as olive oil

Dec. 02, 2023 11:49 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A father and son duo in Greece were arrested for selling adulterated sunflower oil marketed as olive oil, police said Saturday. A raid in a warehouse outside the northern city of Thessaloniki on Friday yielded over 13 tons of the oil, with slightly more...

Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders

Dec. 02, 2023 11:32 AM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day...

McCarthy was ditched and Santos expelled. The House is making history, but not as the GOP envisioned

Dec. 02, 2023 11:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is making history this year in ways that Republicans could hardly have envisioned when the party took control. First, the Republicans voted to oust their speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in October. On Friday they voted to get rid of one of their own,...

7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern Philippines and a tsunami warning is issued

Dec. 02, 2023 10:44 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the cost of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao and Philippine authorities issued a tsunami warning. The quake struck at 10:37 p.m. and was measured at a depth of 32...