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FBI's search of Trump's Florida estate: Why now?

Aug. 09, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland —...

Albuquerque police detain suspect in killing of 4 Muslim men

Aug. 09, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Police announced Tuesday that they have detained a “primary suspect” in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose deaths sparked fear in Muslim communities nationwide. Police Chief Harold Medina made the announcement on Twitter, saying that authorities had...

Serena Williams says 'countdown has begun' to retirement

Aug. 09, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports. In an essay...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 09, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. ...

Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

Aug. 09, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. ...

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

Aug. 09, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-sparing...

Town honors Ahmaud Arbery day after end of hate crimes case

Aug. 09, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A crowd of dozens chanted on a sweltering street corner Tuesday as Ahmaud Arbery's hometown unveiled new street signs honoring the young Black man who was fatally shot after being chased by three white men in a nearby neighborhood — a crime local officials vowed to never...

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

Aug. 09, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spider-Man fandom is in Tyler Scott Hoover's blood — but not because he was bitten by an irradiated arachnid. His father had collected Marvel comic books featuring the character since the 1970s. “He passed down a ton of comics to me,” says Hoover, 32, of Glen...

'El Jefe' the jaguar, famed in US, photographed in Mexico

Aug. 09, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They call him “El Jefe,” he is at least 12 years old and his crossing of the heavily guarded U.S.-Mexico border has sparked celebrations on both sides. “El Jefe” — or “The Boss” — is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier, one of...

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Remains found Saturday at Lake Mead may be from July 25 set

Aug. 09, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Human remains found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area last weekend may actually be from the same set of bones discovered 12 days earlier, authorities said Tuesday. National Park Service officials said rangers were called Saturday to the reservoir between Nevada...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 09, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After...

Cowboys give Turpin shot at NFL amid backdrop of TCU assault

Aug. 09, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — KaVontae Turpin is getting his first chance in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys nearly four years after the receiver and kick returner was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, ending his career at TCU. Turpin was kicked off the team at TCU in part because the...

DNA leads to arrest of Hawaii man in 1982 California killing

Aug. 09, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A Hawaii man has been arrested after DNA technology helped investigators identify him as a suspect in the 1992 slaying of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted in Northern California from a bus stop, raped and killed, authorities said. Karen Stitt was...

AP PHOTOS: Serena Williams, the athlete and cultural icon

Aug. 09, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams says she is turning her focus to having another child and her business interests as she readies to step away from tennis. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday...

Beshear: FEMA has to 'get it right' in response to flooding

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday he will be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, insisting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. ...

Jarchow, Toney vie for chance to taken on Wisconsin AG Kaul

Aug. 09, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A testy race between the Republicans seeking to knock off Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul went to voters Tuesday. Adam Jarchow and Eric Toney were the leading candidates in a race that hasn't drawn as much attention as Wisconsin's governor and Senate...

EXPLAINER: How does the FBI get a warrant to search a home?

Aug. 09, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

News that FBI agents descended on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and searched it have spawned accusations of a politicized law enforcement organization doing the bidding of the Biden administration in targeting political enemies. The reality is that the process of...

Wall Street slips as weak earnings hit tech, travel stocks

Aug. 09, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

Stocks on Wall Street extended their recent run of losses Tuesday as investors reviewed disappointing earnings reports and looked ahead to the release of an inflation snapshot closely watched by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 fell 0.4%, marking its fourth consecutive drop. The...

Mario Fiorentini, decorated Italian resistance fighter, dies

Aug. 09, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated resistance fighter against fascist and Nazi forces during World War II, died Tuesday in a Rome hospital. He was 103. The Rome chapter of the National Partisans Association of Italy announced his death. Fiorentini commanded a...