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Six Flags amusement park shooting near Chicago leaves 3 hurt

Aug. 15, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Three people were injured in a shooting in a parking lot of an amusement park north of Chicago that sent visitors scrambling for safety, authorities said. Officers responded about 7:50 p.m. Sunday after 911 calls reporting shots fired at Six Flags Great America,...

Starbucks asks labor board to halt union votes temporarily

Aug. 15, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

Starbucks is asking the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores in response to allegations of improper coordination between regional NLRB officials and the union. In a letter sent Monday to the NLRB, Starbucks said an unnamed...

British regulator 1st to OK Moderna's updated COVID booster

Aug. 15, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British drug regulators have become the first in the world to authorize an updated version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect against the original virus and the omicron variant. In a statement on Monday, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory...

Liz Weston: Just Starting Out? Learn From Our Mistakes

Aug. 15, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

Those of us who write and talk about money for a living tend to have our financial acts together. But that wasn’t always the case. I invited some personal finance experts to share what they wish they could have told their younger selves about money. INVEST EARLY, EVEN IF IT’S...

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

Aug. 15, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

KABUL (AP) — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital of Kabul, a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the country. Bearded Taliban...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 15, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal-Star. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Grants provided a lift to economy by funding child care The pandemic showed us how vital child care is to our economy. Without reliable and proven child care, many people -- most of them women -- were...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 15, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Detroit News. August 8, 2022. Editorial: GOP should pass on compromised DePerno Matt DePerno was never the best choice for Republicans to unseat Attorney General Dana Nessel in the November election. He was awarded the state party’s endorsement in April at a...

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

Aug. 15, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met with members of a new U.S. congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington just days after a similar visit by U.S. House Speaker...

New climate deal spurs hopes of more carbon storage projects

Aug. 15, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The rolling prairie lands of northeastern Wyoming have been a paradise of lush, knee-deep grass for sheep, cattle and pronghorn antelope this summer. But it’s a different green — greener energy — that geologist Fred McLaughlin seeks as he drills nearly...

Lawyers appeal Griner's Russian prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was...