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A look at California's back-to-back mass shootings

Jan. 26, 2023 19:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the course of 48 hours, two gunmen went on shooting rampages at both ends of California that left 18 dead and 10 wounded. The unrelated massacres at a dance hall in a Los Angeles suburb on Saturday night and a pair of mushroom farms south of San Francisco on...

Biden pays tribute to victims of California shootings

Jan. 26, 2023 19:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden led a moment of silence at the White House on Thursday in honor of the victims of separate shootings that killed 11 people at a Southern California ballroom dance hall and and seven others at two mushroom farms in the northern part of the state. ...

Blinken headed to Mideast as US alarm over violence grows

Jan. 26, 2023 18:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank this weekend, the State Department announced Thursday, as the U.S. expressed alarm about escalating violence after Israel’s single deadliest operation in the West Bank in two decades. ...

Past US presidents, VPs asked to recheck for classified docs

Jan. 26, 2023 18:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession. The...

Palestinians: Israeli troops kill 10 in West Bank violence

Jan. 26, 2023 17:44 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Thursday killed nine Palestinians — including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman — in the deadliest single incident in the occupied West Bank in two decades, Palestinian officials said. Two rockets were fired from Gaza early Friday, further...

US military kills senior Islamic State official in Somalia

Jan. 26, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. special operations forces have killed a senior Islamic State group official and 10 other terrorist operatives in remote northern Somalia, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The operation carried out on Wednesday targeted Bilal al-Sudani, a key...

Amid gains, railroaders seeking quality-of-life improvements

Jan. 26, 2023 16:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn't resolve their quality-of-life issues, but already this year there are indications the major freight railroads are starting to address some of their concerns about demanding schedules that keep many of them on call 24-7...

How classified documents became a schoolgirl's show-and-tell

Jan. 26, 2023 14:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a winter's day in 1984, a briefcase stuffed with classified government documents showed up in a building in Pittsburgh, borne by someone who most certainly wasn't supposed to have them. That someone was 13-year-old Kristin Preble. She took the papers to school...

Yellen says Africa to shape world economy as US reengages

Jan. 26, 2023 13:33 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen watched Ford cars and pickup trucks being assembled at a plant in South Africa on Thursday, citing it as an example of cooperation between Washington and Africa as she begins the Biden administration's big push to reengage with a...

Biden extends deportation protection for Hong Kong residents

Jan. 26, 2023 12:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed off on a two-year extension of a program that protects Hong Kong residents in the U.S. from deportation, renewing the protection until January 2025. Biden first authorized the program, the Deferred Enforced Departure for...