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Largest housing provider for migrant children engaged in pervasive sexual abuse, US says

Jul. 19, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Employees of the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S. repeatedly sexually abused and harassed children in their care for at least eight years, the Justice Department said Thursday, alleging a shocking litany of offenses that took place as...

A faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments

Jul. 19, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday, grounding flights, knocking down some financial companies and news outlets, and disrupting hospitals, small businesses and government offices. The breadth of the outages highlighted the...

Internet outage latest | Airlines, businesses, border crossings hit by global tech disruption

Jul. 19, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

Businesses and governments worldwide experienced hours-long disruptions Friday as a widespread technology outage affected services across industries. Flights were grounded and numerous hospitals, small businesses and government offices were disrupted. At the heart of the massive...

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Jul. 19, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air. At the heart of the massive disruption is...

Biden pushes party unity as he resists calls to step aside, says he'll return to campaign next week

Jul. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapidly growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers called Friday for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the president insisted he’s ready to return to the campaign trail next week to counter what he called a “dark vision” laid out by Republican Donald...

Firefighter killed at Trump rally honored with bagpipes, gun salute and a bugle sounding taps

Jul. 19, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

CABOT, Pa. (AP) — The keen of bagpipes, a three-volley gun salute and a bugle sounding taps pierced the air of a small Pennsylvania town on Friday as hundreds gathered to honor an ex-fire chief who was shot and killed at a rally for former President Donald Trump. Following funeral...

Missouri woman who served 43 years in prison is free after her murder conviction was overturned

Jul. 19, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years of a life sentence was released Friday, despite attempts in the last month by Missouri’s attorney general to keep her behind bars. Sandra Hemme, 64, left a prison in Chillicothe,...

Ten Commandments won't go in some Louisiana classrooms until at least November as lawsuit plays out

Jul. 19, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana won't take official steps to implement a law requiring the Ten Commandments be placed in all of the state's public school classrooms until at least November as a lawsuit makes its way through the courts, according to an agreement approved by a federal judge...

Churchill Downs lifts suspension of trainer Bob Baffert following Medina Spirit's failed drug test

Jul. 19, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has rescinded its extended suspension of Bob Baffert, allowing the Hall of Fame trainer to resume racing his horses at the historic track and partner facilities after more than three years of banishment for a failed drug test of ultimately disqualified 2021...

Drone strike by Yemen's Houthi rebels kills 1 person and wounds at least 10 in Tel Aviv

Jul. 19, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Iranian-made drone sent by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck Tel Aviv on Friday, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded in the group’s first lethal strike into Israel. The aerial strike rumbled through the center of the city near the U.S. Embassy,...

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Indonesian women assert themselves with martial arts as gender-based violence remains a challenge

Jul. 19, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An emotionally and physically abusive marriage of 11 years led Rani Miranti to join a fight club that has trained her in martial arts, enabling her to stand up against violence. Miranti is one of the growing number of Indonesian women who are taking...

Alaska election officials to recalculate signatures for ranked vote repeal measure after court order

Jul. 19, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday disqualified numerous booklets used to gather signatures for an initiative that aims to repeal Alaska's ranked choice voting system and gave elections officials a deadline to determine if the measure still had sufficient signatures to qualify...

Top UN court says Israel's presence in occupied Palestinian territories is illegal and should end

Jul. 19, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court said Friday that Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is unlawful and called on it to end, and for settlement construction to stop immediately, issuing an unprecedented, sweeping condemnation of Israel’s rule over...

Yankees honor late AP photojournalist Kathy Willens with moment of silence before game vs. Rays

Jul. 19, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees honored late Associated Press photojournalist Kathy Willens with a moment of silence before Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Willens died Tuesday at 74 of ovarian cancer, diagnosed shortly after her 2021 retirement. ...

Missouri woman who served 43 years in prison is free after her murder conviction was overturned

Jul. 19, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years of a life sentence was released Friday, despite attempts in the last month by Missouri’s attorney general to keep her behind bars. Sandra Hemme, 64, left a prison in Chillicothe,...

Shane Lowry keeps calm and carries British Open lead at Troon

Jul. 19, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Shane Lowry was a surprising model of calm amid all the calamity in the British Open on Friday. Lowry was not immune from the endless punishment Royal Troon dished out on a day when Tiger Woods missed another cut, along with nine of the top 20 players in the...

Florida man arrested, accused of making threats against Trump, Vance on social media

Jul. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of making threats against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. JD Vance and their families on social media was arrested on Friday, police said. The Jupiter Police Department said in a news release that officers arrested Michael W....

Migrant children were put in abusive shelters for years, suit says. Critics blame lack of oversight

Jul. 19, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — As allegations of sexual abuse built up at the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S., officials continued placing children in their care in a system that lacks adequate oversight, advocates say. A lawsuit filed Thursday by...

Appeals court hears Christian homeless shelter's challenge to Washington anti-discrimination law

Jul. 19, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian homeless shelter were in a federal appeals court Friday to challenge a Washington state anti-discrimination law that would require the charity to hire LGBTQ+ people and others who do not share its religious beliefs, including those on sexuality and...

Judge turns down ex-Rep. George Santos' request to nix some charges ahead of fraud trial

Jul. 19, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. George Santos on Friday lost a bid to get rid of part of the criminal case against him as he heads toward trial on charges that include defrauding campaign donors. U.S. District Joanna Seybert turned down Santos' request to dismiss charges of...