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Russian diplomats to depart Bulgaria amid soaring tensions

Jul. 03, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian airplanes departed Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations, a Russian diplomat said. Filip Voskresenski, a...

Jays coach Budzinski leaves team following daughter's death

Jul. 03, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski will be away from the team following the death of his eldest daughter. Julia Budzinski was 17. “The Budzinskis have been part of our Blue Jays family over the last four seasons,” general manager Ross Atkins said...

Wichita police promote officer who killed man

Jul. 03, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Police Department has promoted an officer who killed an unarmed man in a “swatting” incident. The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday that Justin Rapp was promoted to detective on June 25. Interim Chief Lem Moore said Rapp qualified for promotion...

DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death

Jul. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall. Authorities said an inmate had been...

Pioneering Reno photojournalist enters women's hall of fame

Jul. 03, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The newest inductee to the Nevada Women's Fund Hall of Fame is Marilyn Newton, a longtime newspaper photographer who helped blaze the trail for other female journalists in the state a half-century ago. Newton, 77, spent 52 years at the Reno Gazette Journal and...

Police: 2 kids among 6 wounded in N.C. drive-by shooting

Jul. 03, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — Two children were among six people who were wounded Saturday night in an apparent drive-by shooting, police in eastern North Carolina said. Officers responded to a home for a report of shots fired around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the Clinton Police Department said...

Despite potential, Midwestern farms struggle to market fish

Jul. 03, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When drastic increases in food costs spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic left Andrew Caplinger struggling to find fresh catfish for his restaurants, he decided to try “an experimental” solution — growing his own. In the coming months, the Indianapolis...

Black Jewish leader works to boost community, inclusiveness

Jul. 03, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nate Looney is a Black man who grew up in Los Angeles, a descendant of enslaved people from generations ago. He’s also an observant, kippah-wearing Jew. But he doesn’t always feel welcome in Jewish spaces — his skin color sometimes elicits questioning...

Former Beaufort mayor embraces life after near drowning

Jul. 03, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Former Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling says he has a new perspective on life after nearly drowning six weeks ago in a sailing accident on the Beaufort River, and new mission: promoting CPR training. Keyserling was basically a goner when people reached him May...

Cubas scores in 89th, Whitecaps beat Los Angeles FC 1-0

Jul. 03, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Paraguayan international Andres Cubas scored his first MLS goal in the 89th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Saturday night. Cubas intercepted a clearing attempt, taking the ball off his chest at the top...