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As summer wanes, water crisis looms for east Ukrainian city

Aug. 08, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The echo of artillery shells thundering in the distance mingles with the din of people gathered around Sloviansk's public water pumps, piercing the uneasy quiet that smothers the nearly deserted streets of this eastern Ukrainian city. The members of...

Former coal town comes together in face of Kentucky floods

Aug. 08, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

FLEMING-NEON, Ky. (AP) — Barely a week after floodwaters swept downtown and left a foot of mud and twisted, gutted buildings along Main Street, an incongruous sight appeared: A flashing sign declaring JR’s Barber Shop “OPEN.” As National Guard troops patrolled outside and...

4 riding in golf cart killed in crash at Texas intersection

Aug. 07, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said. Miguel Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of...

Alabama town disbands police department over racist text

Aug. 06, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

VINCENT, Ala. (AP) — A racist text message sent by a police officer has prompted officials in a small Alabama town to disband their police department and fire the police chief and assistant chief. Vincent Mayor James Latimore on Thursday confirmed that Police Chief James Srygley...

Role of race contested in killing of Nigerian man in Italy

Aug. 06, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

CIVITANOVA MARCHE, Italy (AP) — Two marches Saturday in a well-to-do Italian Adriatic beach town both sought justice in the brutal daylight killing of a Nigerian man at the hands of an Italian stranger but were divided by one word: Racism. One march by Nigerians living in Italy's...

Clackamas County again under fire for election issues

Aug. 06, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Clackamas County is under fire for another elections blunder. Thousands of voters this week received the wrong pamphlets for the Oregon City mayor’s race. County officials noticed the error on Thursday and said voters in the county’s...

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

Aug. 06, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown. The restrictions came into force on Saturday morning, as authorities sought to stem the spread of COVID-19 in...

Hiroshima vows nuke ban at 77th memorial amid Russia threat

Aug. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Saturday remembered the atomic bombing 77 years ago as officials, including the head of the United Nations, warned against nuclear weapons buildup and fears grow of another such attack amid Russia's war on Ukraine. “Nuclear weapons are nonsense. They...

Search renewed for remains of 4 victims of 1973 gay bar fire

Aug. 05, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never identified. The UpStairs Lounge burned on June 24, 1973, killing 31 men,...

Republicans pick Milwaukee to host 2024 national convention

Aug. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on Friday unanimously chose Milwaukee in swing state Wisconsin for the 2024 national convention, a win for the city on the shores of Lake Michigan after its hosting of the Democratic convention in 2020 was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...