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El Salvador sends 10,000 police, army to seal off town

Dec. 03, 2022 13:27 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off a town on the outskirts of the nation’s capital Saturday to search for gang members. The operation was one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele’s...

Poisons killed beloved owls in Tampa Bay

Dec. 03, 2022 03:19 AM EST

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Mark Schocken took thousands of pictures of the great horned owls in Philippe Park, but he didn’t often capture them eating. Then one clear afternoon, binoculars slung over his shoulder and camera in hand, he watched the mother bird plop a rat in front...

Fate of Confederate monuments still undecided

Dec. 03, 2022 03:13 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When a group supporting Confederate monuments flew a banner Sunday over TIAA Bank Field before the Jaguars game, it drove home that a year after City Council pledged to make a decision on the future of a Confederate monument in Springfield Park, none of the long-promised...

Boise leaders place police accountability director on leave

Dec. 02, 2022 22:37 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of Boise's police watchdog group had been placed on administrative leave, the city's mayor announced Friday. The decision to place Office of Police Accountability Director Jesus Jara on leave is in response to ongoing concerns with his professional...

Los Angeles City Council votes to ban oil and gas drilling

Dec. 02, 2022 18:40 PM EST

__ The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban drilling of new oil and gas wells and phase out existing ones over the next 20 years. The vote comes after more than a decade of complaints from city residents that pollution drifting from wells was...

Boebert's race against Frisch in Colorado goes to recount

Dec. 02, 2022 12:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Secretary of State has ordered a recount in the congressional race where Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert led Democrat Adam Frisch by just 550 votes in an unexpectedly tight race. The Associated Press has declared the race too close to call and will await...

Tibetans in India support 'zero COVID' protesters in China

Dec. 02, 2022 11:31 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — About 150 Tibetan exiles held up blank pieces of paper as they rallied in India's capital on Friday to express solidarity with people in China protesting its “zero COVID” policy. The blank paper is a symbol of defiance used by some protesters in China against...

Hungarian filling stations running out of price-capped fuel

Dec. 02, 2022 02:38 AM EST

MARTONVASAR, Hungary (AP) — Drivers in Hungary are increasingly running into gas and diesel shortages at filling stations as a government-imposed price cap squeezes the operators of independent stations and leaves the state energy company struggling to keep up with demand. At...

Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Dec. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence. ...

Mayor: More than 12 killed in Haiti as gangs vie for control

Dec. 01, 2022 16:27 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — More than 12 people were slain and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told The Associated Press on Thursday. The incident occurred in the small town of Cabaret northwest of...