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Reports: Twitter challenges India order to block content

Jul. 05, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twitter on Tuesday challenged the Indian government in court over its recent orders to take down some content on the social media platform, media outlets reported. The lawsuit was filed in the Karnataka High Court in southern Bengaluru city and comes after the...

Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget

Jul. 05, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Most Pennsylvania lawmakers were absent from the state Capitol on Tuesday, five days into the new budget year without a state government spending agreement in place. Leaders were hoping negotiations would wrap up over the coming days and the House announced...

EU urges N Macedonia to back proposed deal with Bulgaria

Jul. 05, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel urged North Macedonia on Tuesday to back a French-proposed compromise on ending a dispute with neighboring Bulgaria that's blocking the country's long-delayed European Union accession bid. Violent protests...

Florida 15-week abortion ban reinstated after legal appeal

Jul. 05, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new 15-week abortion ban was blocked and then quickly reinstated Tuesday after an appeal from the state attorney general in a lawsuit challenging the restriction. Judge John C. Cooper issued the order temporarily halting the law after reproductive...

Pope's envoy is joyfully welcomed by faithful in South Sudan

Jul. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Hundreds of people braved a scorching sun Tuesday to welcome Pope Francis' envoy to South Sudan's capital, Juba, where many were disappointed last month when the pontiff canceled a trip to this East African country. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's...

Turkish police break up LGBTQ Pride march; 30 detained

Jul. 05, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Turkey's capital broke up a LGBTQ Pride march Tuesday and detained dozens of people. Turkish authorities have banned LGBTQ events, but around 50 people holding rainbow flags nevertheless marched toward a main park to mark the end of Pride Month. ...

Israel's Lapid meets Macron in Paris on first trip as PM

Jul. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday used his first trip abroad since taking office to urge world powers to step up pressure on Iran over its nuclear activities, calling the Islamic republic a threat to regional stability. Lapid met in Paris on...

US stocks, crude oil prices fall as markets extend slump

Jul. 05, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday, extending a slump for the major indexes as investors continue to worry about the state of the economy. The S&P 500 fell 1.5% as of 12:01 p.m. Eastern. More than 85% of stocks in the benchmark index...

Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam heroism

Jul. 05, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for their heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War. Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro, Specialist Five...

Mayor: Ukrainian city of Sloviansk hit by 'massive shelling'

Jul. 05, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in seizing an eastern Ukraine province essential to his wartime aims, a city in the path of Moscow's offensive came under sustained bombardment, its mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Vadim Lyakh said...