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Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

Dec. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EST

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the...

At Shanghai vigil, bold shout for change preceded crackdown

Dec. 03, 2022 05:06 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The mourners in Shanghai lit candles and placed flowers. Someone scrawled “Urumqi, 11.24, Rest in Peace” in red on cardboard — referring to the deadly apartment fire in China’s western city of Urumqi that sparked anger over perceptions the country's strict COVID-19...

US knocked out of World Cup, loses to the Netherlands 3-1

Dec. 03, 2022 12:25 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzel Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory Saturday that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals. Second-half substitute...

Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

Dec. 03, 2022 10:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex...

Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic

Dec. 03, 2022 10:42 AM EST

When members of the small Pennsylvania chapter of Secular Democrats of America log on for their monthly meetings, they're not there for a virtual happy hour. “We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown,...

Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the line

Dec. 03, 2022 08:17 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!” That Iowa, an overwhelmingly white state, would propel Barack...

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Dec. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union...

Turkish strikes on US Kurd allies resonate in Ukraine war

Dec. 03, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. ...

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

Dec. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday. The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday. ...

No. 3 TCU loses 31-28 in OT to K-State in Big 12 title game

Dec. 03, 2022 16:24 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ty Zentner kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime as 13th-ranked Kansas State beat No. 3 TCU 31-28 in the Big 12 championship game Saturday, leaving the Horned Frogs to wait another day to find out if they had already done enough to get into the four-team College Football...

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AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 14

Dec. 03, 2022 16:41 PM EST
Highlights from the 14th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Saturday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

Dec. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday. The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday. ...

North Carolina police charge suspect in double homicide

Dec. 03, 2022 16:15 PM EST

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A man has been charged in the fatal shootings of a woman and a man whose bodies were found in a vehicle with two uninjured toddlers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Rocky Mount Telegram reports that Eric Coley was arrested on Friday. He is charged with...

Parents of gunman settle suit over police barracks ambush

Dec. 03, 2022 16:15 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and permanently disabled another eight years ago in an ambush of a police barracks have settled a lawsuit that accused them of partial responsibility for the attack. Tiffany Dickson, widow of Cpl....

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Dec. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union...

American fans captivated by US team's World Cup run

Dec. 03, 2022 15:44 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The bald man came dressed head-to-toe in full American spirit. A red, white and blue bandana, stars and stripes mismatched socks, shorts that might have been swimming trunks suited for a summer barbeque. Philip Labas wore an outfit bursting with pride for...

Kilde holds off Odermatt to win 2nd straight downhill race

Dec. 03, 2022 15:38 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won his second straight World Cup downhill race to start the season, despite feeling under the weather. Although dealing with an illness all week in training, Kilde powered through the challenging Birds of Prey course...

NM relaxes testing for students on track to graduate in 2024

Dec. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is relaxing requirements for some high school students by eliminating the need to pass standardized tests as a way to demonstrate they're ready to graduate, the state Public Education Department said. The announcement made this week applies to...

Body of 7-year-old Texas girl found, FedEx driver arrested

Dec. 03, 2022 15:14 PM EST

PARADISE, Texas (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas girl has been found dead, two days after being reported missing, and a FedEx delivery driver arrested in her death, authorities said. The body of Athena Strand was found Friday and Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, was arrested on kidnapping and...

Iranian state media: Construction begins on nuclear plant

Dec. 03, 2022 14:49 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran on Saturday began construction on a new nuclear power plant in the country's southwest, Iranian state TV announced, amid tensions with the U.S. over sweeping sanctions imposed after Washington pulled out of the Islamic Republic's nuclear deal with world powers. ...