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Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern Ukraine, the second small city to fall to Moscow's forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country's contested Donbas region. ...

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

May. 27, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited more than an hour to breach the classroom after following the...

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The attack that left 19 children and two teachers dead...

FBI records on search for fabled gold raise more questions

May. 28, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

A scientific analysis commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold was below the surface, according to newly released government documents and photos that deepen the mystery of the 2018 excavation in remote western...

Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

May. 28, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La...

War surges Norway's oil, gas profit. Now, it's urged to help

May. 28, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway's oil and gas. As the money pours in, Europe's second-biggest natural gas supplier is fending off accusations that it's...

Fleeing the Russians: Evacuations are slow, arduous, fraught

May. 28, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — To a threatening soundtrack of air raid sirens and booming artillery, civilians are fleeing towns and cities in eastern Ukraine as Russian forces advance. Negotiating narrow apartment building staircases, volunteers carry the elderly and infirm in their...

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at...

AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

May. 28, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any...

Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

May. 28, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A seven-person civil jury in Virginia will resume deliberations Tuesday in Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard. What the jury considers will be very different from the public debate that has engulfed the high-profile proceedings. For six weeks,...

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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The attack that left 19 children and two teachers dead...

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, powerful Vatican prelate, dies at 94

May. 28, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was tarnished by his support for the pedophile founder of an influential religious order, has died. He was 94. The Vatican in its Saturday...

13 Albanians, others from Kosovo are repatriated from Syria

May. 28, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Interior Ministry said Saturday that four Albanian women and nine children, all related to Albanians who joined Islamist extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, have been repatriated from a Syrian camp. The group, which landed at the Pristina...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern Ukraine, the second small city to fall to Moscow's forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country's contested Donbas region. ...

Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

May. 28, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan, online video analyzed Saturday showed. One report by Iran's...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia asserted Saturday that its troops and separatist fighters had captured a key railway junction in eastern Ukraine, the second small city to fall to Moscow's forces this week as they fought to seize all of the country's contested Donbas region. ...

Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

May. 28, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La...

VP Harris expected at last Buffalo shooting victim's funeral

May. 28, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The last of the victims of a gunman's racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket will be laid to rest Saturday. Ruth Whitfield, at 86, is the oldest of the 10 people killed. Whitfield is expected to be eulogized by civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton at a...

Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

May. 28, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A seven-person civil jury in Virginia will resume deliberations Tuesday in Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard. What the jury considers will be very different from the public debate that has engulfed the high-profile proceedings. For six weeks,...

Seaside towns offer free beach passes to Native Americans

May. 28, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Seaside communities in New England are providing free beach access to Native Americans as the summer season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend. Officials in Narragansett, Rhode Island, earlier this month approved free seasonal beach passes for anyone with a valid...