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Warnock delivers 51-seat Senate for Democrats, and much more

Dec. 07, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Senate Democrats, an oh-so-slim 51-49 majority never sounded so good. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in swing-state Georgia gives Democrats a welcome “lift,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday at the Capitol -- newly confident of...

FBI got tip about shooting suspect a day before 2021 arrest

Dec. 07, 2022 20:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said the person who would later kill five at a Colorado gay nightclub was on the FBI’s radar a day before being arrested for threatening to kill family members, but agents closed out the case just weeks later. The disclosure by the FBI to The Associated...

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

Dec. 07, 2022 16:11 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to “the look.” But this time it was more intense. ...

Peru's president ousted by Congress in political crisis

Dec. 07, 2022 19:40 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The president of Peru was ousted by Congress and arrested on a charge of rebellion Wednesday after he sought to dissolve the legislative body and take unilateral control of the government, triggering a grave constitutional crisis. Vice President Dina Boluarte...

Idaho police seek car seen near site where 4 students killed

Dec. 07, 2022 19:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police are asking for help finding the occupant of a car that was seen near where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last month, saying that person could have “critical information" about the case. The Moscow Police Department issued a...

Holmes' former partner gets nearly 13 years in Theranos case

Dec. 07, 2022 20:47 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in the company’s blood-testing hoax — a sentence slightly longer than that given to the CEO, who was his lover and accomplice in one of Silicon...

Suspected German coup plot spawns dozens of arrests

Dec. 07, 2022 17:35 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police rounded up dozens of people including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a former judge Wednesday, accusing the suspects of discussing the violent overthrow of the government but leaving unclear how concrete the plans were. A German official...

Putin says Ukraine fight is taking longer than expected

Dec. 07, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Wednesday that his “special military operation” in Ukraine is taking longer than expected but said it has succeeded in seizing new territory and added that his country’s nuclear weapons are deterring escalation of the...

Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors

Dec. 07, 2022 18:40 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago. The audience sat quietly during a moment of...

Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting

Dec. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked in making rules for congressional and presidential elections. In nearly three hours of arguments, liberal and conservative justices...

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Holmes' former partner gets nearly 13 years in Theranos case

Dec. 07, 2022 20:47 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in the company’s blood-testing hoax — a sentence slightly longer than that given to the CEO, who was his lover and accomplice in one of Silicon...

Boeing's last 747 to roll out of Washington state factory

Dec. 07, 2022 20:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — After more than half a century, the last Boeing 747 rolled out of a Washington state factory on Tuesday. The 747 jumbo jet has taken on numerous roles — a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, and the Air Force One...

Apple: Most iCloud data can now be end-to-end encrypted

Dec. 07, 2022 20:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — As part of an ongoing privacy push, Apple said Wednesday it will now offer full end-to-encryption for nearly all the data its users store in its global cloud-based storage system. That will make it more difficult for hackers, spies and law enforcement agencies to access sensitive...

Guatemalan court convicts ex-president of fraud, conspiracy

Dec. 07, 2022 20:35 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala convicted former President Otto Pérez Molina and his vice president, Roxana Baldetti, on fraud and conspiracy counts Wednesday. Their sentences have yet to be announced. Both were acquitted of illegal enrichment charges. ...

New York Times braces for 24-hour newsroom strike

Dec. 07, 2022 20:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is bracing for a 24-hour walkout Thursday by hundreds of journalists and other employees, in what would be the first strike of its kind at the newspaper in more than 40 years. Newsroom employees and other members of The NewsGuild of New York say...

California death row inmate dies of natural causes at 69

Dec. 07, 2022 20:29 PM EST

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A prison inmate who spent more than 30 years on California's death row for beating to death a woman and her 2-year-old daughter during a burglary died early Wednesday of natural causes, state corrections officials said. Richard Gonzales...

Ludacris, Mercedes-Benz grant holiday wishes with new shoes

Dec. 07, 2022 20:24 PM EST

ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Ludacris and Mercedes-Benz have surprised schoolchildren in Atlanta with more than 500 new pairs of shoes. “It’s all about giving kids moments that they’re going to remember for the rest of their lives,” Ludacris said...

FBI got tip about shooting suspect a day before 2021 arrest

Dec. 07, 2022 20:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said the person who would later kill five at a Colorado gay nightclub was on the FBI’s radar a day before being arrested for threatening to kill family members, but agents closed out the case just weeks later. The disclosure by the FBI to The Associated...

Indonesia paroles bombmaker in deadly Bali attacks in 2002

Dec. 07, 2022 20:16 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant convicted of making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed over 200 people was paroled Wednesday — after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence — despite strong objections by Australia, which lost scores of...

Polygamous 'prophet' leader had child brides, documents say

Dec. 07, 2022 20:10 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet, newly filed federal court documents show. The filing provides insight into what...