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Jill Biden heads to Latin America before hemispheric summit

May. 17, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will visit Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama this week to help lay the groundwork as the United States finalizes arrangements for a hemisphere-wide summit being held in Los Angeles in June, the White House announced Tuesday. The first lady departs...

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

May. 17, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology. Pittsburgh-based Argo AI has pulled drivers from its autonomous cars in Miami and...

Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting

May. 17, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire on a Taiwanese church congregation in California was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder for what a prosecutor called an effort to “execute” as many people as possible. Orange...

DA: DNA from fingernails helped solve 1988 cold case killing

May. 17, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

GALT, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in a 1988 sexual assault and killing of a 79-year-old woman in a small Northern California community has been identified thanks to advanced DNA testing done on scrapings from the victim's fingernails, authorities said Tuesday. Terry Leroy Bramble was...

Environmental groups oppose longer life for CA nuclear plant

May. 17, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations expressed opposition Tuesday to any attempt to extend the life of California’s last operating nuclear power plant, challenging suggestions that its electricity is needed to meet potential future shortages in the nation's...

Lynx seeking answers after another 0-4 start to season

May. 17, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

This definitely wasn't the start that the Minnesota Lynx envisioned to their season — the final of Sylvia Fowles' career. For the second consecutive year the Lynx have lost their first four games. They hope they can turn things around the way they did last season when Cheryl...

District attorney: California church shooting suspect charged with murder, attempted murder

May. 17, 2022 14:22 PM EDT
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — District attorney: California church shooting suspect charged with murder, attempted murder.

Tom Brady featured in upcoming Netflix 'Greatest' roast

May. 17, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Tom Brady will be on the hot seat – this time during a Netflix roast. Netflix announced Tuesday the seven-time Super Bowl champion will be featured first in a series of upcoming specials called “Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT.” Brady is the...

Small California school district reinstates indoor masking

May. 17, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A small California school district began requiring indoor masking again Tuesday due to rising cases of COVID-19. Pacific Grove Unified School District at the south end of Monterey Bay announced the requirement Monday after the Monterey County Health...

Taiwan's president condemns California church shooting

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the island, while a lawmaker from her ruling party questioned whether Chinese propaganda was a motivating factor behind the violence. ...