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Red Cross registers Mariupol POWs as hundreds more surrender

May. 19, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered, Russia said Thursday, and the Red Cross worked to register them as prisoners of war, as the end of a key battle in the conflict drew closer. A...

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID lockdown

May. 19, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more than six weeks. The city will also restart 273 bus lines...

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

May. 18, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has...

Judge finds ailing mayor unfit, names council prez to serve

May. 18, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A north central Indiana judge determined a hospitalized mayor was unfit for office Wednesday and appointed the city's council president to be acting mayor. Peru Mayor Miles Hewitt is still recuperating at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following a heart attack on...

Jury trial for 3 ex-Honolulu officials in chief payout case

May. 18, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Three indicted former Honolulu officials will be tried by a jury on allegations they conspired to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire during a corruption investigation. Attorneys for the three requested a trial before a judge, but...

Missouri governor OKs new US House map favoring Republicans

May. 18, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed new U.S. House districts into law Wednesday that are expected to shore up Republican strength in the state's most competitive congressional district ahead of this year's elections. The new voting districts took effect...

Indiana man charged with murder withdraws from township race

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man who was one of three Republican candidates who advanced in the primary for a township board position has withdrawn after being charged with murder in connection with the March death of his wife. Andrew Wilhoite's withdrawal form signed...

Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store

May. 18, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives. "It's where we go to buy bread and...

Former mayor's remains pulled from Willamette River

May. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — A medical examiner has confirmed the human remains found inside a vehicle pulled from the Willamette River last week are those of the former mayor of Cornelius, Oregon, who had been missing for a year. The remains were confirmed to be that of 77-year-old Ralph...

Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio exploring run for US House

May. 18, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's considering a run for Congress after a legal battle over the state's political maps opened up a seat in Brooklyn. The two-term Democrat, who left office at the end of 2021, said Wednesday that he's formed an...