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Midterm updates | Senate hopeful Fetterman getting pacemaker

May. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BRADDOCK, Pa. — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading contender in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, is getting a pacemaker following last week’s stroke. His campaign said Tuesday that Fetterman was “about to undergo a standard procedure” to get a...

Election 2022: Pennsylvania, North Carolina hold key races

May. 17, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans as voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina decide whether to rally around his hand-picked choices for critical U.S. Senate seats. ...

Battle of Alberta allegiances split NHL fans across province

May. 17, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) — The old Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer was famous for its line drawn down the middle when hosting fans during the Battle of Alberta playoff games of the late 1980s. Calgary Flames fans on one side. Edmonton Oilers fans on the other. NHL...

EXPLAINER: What we know about shuttered baby formula plant

May. 17, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the center of the nationwide baby formula shortage is a single factory: Abbott Nutrition's plant that has been closed for more than three months because of contamination problems. On Monday, U.S. officials announced a deal with Abbott that paves the way to...

Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling sign

May. 17, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-19-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?” “Murder-suicide,” Gendron typed....

Powell: Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation

May. 17, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday underscored the Federal Reserve's determination to keep raising interest rates until there is clear evidence inflation is steadily falling — a high-stakes effort that carries the risk of causing an eventual recession. The Fed's...

Printing error affects mailed ballots in Pennsylvania county

May. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

An error by a company that prints ballots for several Pennsylvania counties made thousands of mail-in ballots unreadable Tuesday as voters were deciding hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate in one of the nation's most important battleground states. Officials in...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep...

Clashes break out in Tripoli, drive rival Libyan PM away

May. 17, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An attempt by one of Libya’s rival prime ministers to seat his government in the capital of Tripoli triggered clashes Tuesday between competing militias, forcing the newly appointed premier to leave the city. The development underscored the fragility of the...

DNR: Northern Michigan wildfire is now 98 percent contained

May. 17, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

ONAWAY, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire in a heavily forested area of northern Michigan is now 98% contained and all road closures in the area have been lifted, state officials said Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said a stretch of the Black River that was previously...