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Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK

Aug. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical...

Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander

Aug. 07, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said Sunday it killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in a crowded Gaza refugee camp, the second such targeted attack since launching its high-stakes military offensive against the militant group just before the weekend. The Iran-backed militant...

Alex Jones’ $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Aug. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But...

Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit

Aug. 07, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern port cities to...

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Aug. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store. Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery...

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

Firefighters battle big blaze at Cuba tank farm for 2nd day

Aug. 07, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban firefighters were joined by special teams sent by Mexico and Venezuela on Sunday as they battled for a second day to control a fire blazing at a big oil tank farm in the western province of Matanzas. The blaze began Friday night when lightning struck a storage...

Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

Aug. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden’s most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it. A...

Ex-rebel sworn in as Colombia’s president in historic shift

Aug. 07, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former...

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash

Aug. 06, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a spokeswoman said. “Anne is currently in stable condition. Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her...

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1st sea turtle nest found on Mississippi beach since 2018

Aug. 07, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years. A Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle tracks just east of the Pass Christian Harbor, officials said. ...

Louisiana school district bans corporal punishment

Aug. 07, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school system is banning paddling students, saying the time to use corporal punishment in the classroom is long past. The St. Landry Parish School Board voted unanimously Thursday to specifically prohibit corporal punishment in the district's...

Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit

Aug. 07, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern port cities to...

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Aug. 07, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London museum agreed Sunday to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria as cultural institutions throughout Britain come under pressure to repatriate artifacts acquired during the colonial era. The Horniman Museum...

Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander

Aug. 07, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said Sunday it killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in a crowded Gaza refugee camp, the second such targeted attack since launching its high-stakes military offensive against the militant group just before the weekend. The Iran-backed militant...

Iowa man drowns while helping rescue child from river

Aug. 07, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Iowa man drowned in the Iowa River while helping rescue an 8-year-old child from the river. The Johnson County Sheriff's office said Wegayewu Faris of Coralville and a kayaker “were instrumental in saving the life of the 8-year-old...

Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK

Aug. 07, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical...

2 Richmond-area HBCUs plan to build laboratory schools

Aug. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond-area historically Black universities are planning to build college partnership laboratory schools. Details on plans by Virginia State University in Ettrick and Virginia Union University in Richmond are scant. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports...

More human remains discovered as drought dries Lake Mead

Aug. 07, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the...

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with 4th day of drills

Aug. 07, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island, despite international calls to calm the tensions. The People’s...