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Syria denies it is holding American journalist Austin Tice

Aug. 18, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria denied on Wednesday it is holding U.S. journalist Austin Tice or other Americans after President Joe Biden accused the Syrian government of detaining him. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Damascus “denies it had kidnapped or is...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 17, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Board of Ed must make vague ‘parental rights’ law clear With Florida having opened the school year facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Board of Education meets today for the purpose of driving...

Settlement requires Arkansas senator to unblock critics

Aug. 17, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator will be required to unblock critics from his social media accounts under a settlement a national atheists' group said it reached with the state on Wednesday. American Atheists announced the settlement in its federal lawsuit against...

Children's hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

Aug. 17, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children’s hospitals are also being harassed online. Boston Children’s is home to...

Syria denies holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in Syria a decade ago

Aug. 17, 2022 05:27 AM EDT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria denies holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in Syria a decade ago.

Independent journalist found slain in northern Mexico

Aug. 16, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent journalist found dead in northern Mexico was killed by a blow to the head, authorities said Tuesday, reporting the latest in 14 slayings of Mexican reporters and media workers so far this year, the deadliest in recent memory for the profession. ...

Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors

Aug. 16, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game. This season, her efforts culminated in more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became the first player to repeat...

UN special envoy to Myanmar arrives on inaugural visit

Aug. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — United Nations special envoy Noeleen Heyzer arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on her first mission to the country since her appointment last year. Her visit follows a call by the U.N. Security Council for an immediate end to all forms of violence there and unimpeded humanitarian access...

Mark Hoffman out as CNBC chief, KC Sullivan replacing him

Aug. 16, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran CNBC chief Mark Hoffman is leaving the network after 28 years, with London-based executive KC Sullivan replacing him early next month, the network said on Tuesday. Hoffman was named president of the financial news network in 2005 and elevated to chairman in...

How to take your garden and yard back from the mosquitoes

Aug. 16, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

Life comes with lots of little annoyances, few of them littler or more annoying than mosquitoes. Just about everyone who spends any time outdoors will be bothered by the bloodsucking party poopers at one point or another. Although it may seem difficult to avoid mosquitoes, there are...