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'One screen, two movies': Conflicting conspiracy theories emerge from the Trump rally shooting

Jul. 18, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former president is wounded in a shooting, the gunman quickly neutralized, and all of it is caught on camera. But for those who don't believe their eyes, that's just the start of the story. For some supporters of Donald Trump, the failure of the Secret Service...

Green agendas clash in Nevada as company grows rare plant to help it survive effects of a mine

Jul. 18, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A botanist gently strokes the pollen of endangered wildflowers with a paintbrush as she tries to reenact nature inside a small greenhouse in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada. It's part of a lithium mining company's grand experiment intended to help keep an...

US Army honors Nisei combat unit that helped liberate Tuscany from Nazi-Fascist forces in WWII

Jul. 18, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The U.S. military is celebrating a little-known part of World War II history, honoring the Japanese-American U.S. Army unit that was key to liberating parts of Italy and France even while the troops' relatives were interned at home as enemies of the state following Japan’s attack on...

New Mexico governor cites 'dangerous intersection' of crime and homelessness, wants lawmakers to act

Jul. 18, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Citing what she calls the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, New Mexico's governor is calling on lawmakers to address stubbornly high crime rates as they convene Thursday for a special legislative session. In issuing her proclamation, Gov....

Syrian official who oversaw prison where alleged abuse took place arrested by US officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Syrian military official who oversaw a prison where human rights officials say torture and abuse routinely took place has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents took Samir Ousman al-Sheikh into custody last...

California first state to get federal funds for hydrogen energy hub to help replace fossil fuels

Jul. 17, 2024 20:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to receive federal funds under a program to create regional networks, or “hubs,” that produce hydrogen as an energy source for vehicles, manufacturing and generating electricity, officials announced Wednesday. The...

Mother of 3-year-old found dead at recycling center feared ex-husband would harm daughter

Jul. 17, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a San Francisco Bay Area recycling center over the weekend said Tuesday she feared for her daughter’s well-being whenever the child was with her ex-husband, who authorities said died by suicide and is suspected in the...

Navy exonerates 256 Black sailors unjustly punished in 1944 after a deadly California port explosion

Jul. 17, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy has exonerated 256 Black sailors who were found to be unjustly punished in 1944 following a horrific port explosion that killed hundreds of service members and exposed racist double standards among the then-segregated ranks. On July 17, 1944,...

California passed a law to fix unsafe homeless shelters. Cities and counties are ignoring it

Jul. 17, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

Now that the Supreme Court has granted cities more power to ban sleeping outside, homeless Californians face a crucial decision: Try to get into a shelter, or risk going to jail. Those able to find a shelter bed will step into a world rife with reports of violence, theft, health...

Remains of World War II POW who died in the Philippines returned home to California

Jul. 17, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — The long-unidentified remains of a World War II service member who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 were returned home to California on Tuesday. The remains of U.S. Army Air Forces Pvt. 1st Class Charles R. Powers, 18, of...