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Biden to host unity summit against hate-fueled violence

Aug. 19, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden will host a White House summit next month aimed at combating a spate of hate-fueled violence in the U.S., as he works to deliver on his campaign pledge to “heal the soul of the nation.” The White House announced Friday that Biden will...

Pick Six: Cowing, Grubbs are among elite on struggling teams

Aug. 19, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

Great players are spread around college football, of course. Fans just don't hear much about some because they are on losing teams and out of the spotlight. Eight of the players on the 2021 Associated Press All-America first and second teams were on teams with losing records. ...

House Democrats' campaign chief faces tough race of his own

Aug. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — At a recent rally with union workers and other supporters in the downtown square of this small city on the banks of the Hudson River, New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney tried to remind Democrats of everything he thinks the party has accomplished. He touted...

Today in History: August 19, "Old Ironsides" wins a battle

Aug. 19, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2022. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 19, 1960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage. (Although...

Springer, Guerrero lead Jays to 9-2 rout of slumping Yanks

Aug. 18, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer went 5-for-5, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run second inning off Frankie Montas, and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the slumping New York Yankees 9-2 on Thursday night. Jose Berríos (9-5) bounced back from a pair of rough...

Fried, Harris lead Braves over deGrom, Mets to win series

Aug. 18, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried likes where the Atlanta Braves stand during this most recent hot streak — and how they competed against Jacob deGrom the NL East-leading New York Mets. “I think that’s a really good team over there," Fried said. “They play really consistent baseball...

GOP candidate says call for Garland's death was ‘facetious’

Aug. 18, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Congress in western New York said in a radio interview that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “should be executed” for authorizing a search former President Donald Trump's home, before clarifying later in the show that he wasn't being...

Preakness-winning trainer charged in domestic violence case

Aug. 18, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent New York-based horse trainer whose Early Voting won this year's Preakness Stakes is facing a domestic violence charge for allegedly pushing a woman down a flight of stairs and trying to choke her, authorities said Thursday. Chad Brown, 43, was...

What's next for Trump Organization after Weisselberg plea?

Aug. 18, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers guy did the math: Allen Weisselberg — a longtime loyal lieutenant to Donald Trump — could have gotten years in prison if he went to trial and failed to beat tax evasion allegations. But if he agreed to testify in an upcoming trial of the former president's company,...

Rhino horns trafficker sentenced to over 5 years in prison

Aug. 18, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A citizen of Liberia and resident of Uganda was sentenced to over five years in prison Thursday after admitting that he participated in wildlife trafficking that authorities say moved rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory worth at least $3.4 million. Moazu Kromah, 49,...