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FBI's search of Trump's Florida estate: Why now?

Aug. 09, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland —...

Police: Suspect in 4 Muslim men's killings detained

Aug. 09, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

Albuquerque police say they have detained the “primary suspect” in the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico's largest city. The city's police chief on Tuesday announced the update on Twitter. Chief Harold Medina says officers found the vehicle that investigators believe was...

Serena Williams says 'countdown has begun' to retirement

Aug. 09, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports. In an essay...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 09, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and an unpublished memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said Tuesday. After...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. ...

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

Aug. 09, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a centrist challenger in her Minnesota congressional primary on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open House seat who will likely make history as the first woman representing the state...

Biden signs $280B CHIPS act in bid to boost US over China

Aug. 09, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing, part of his administration's push to boost U.S. competitiveness over China. Flanked by scores of lawmakers, union officials, local politicians and...

Most electric vehicles won't qualify for federal tax credit

Aug. 09, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A tax credit of up to $7,500 could be used to defray the cost of an electric vehicle under the Inflation Reduction Act now moving toward final approval in Congress. But the auto industry is warning that the vast majority of EV purchases won’t qualify for a tax...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But...

New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

Aug. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama “Armageddon Time" and Laura Poitras' documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” about artist...

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Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 09, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 3, 2022. Editorial: Kansas voters spoke loudly on abortion: Trust women. Now politicians must listen The nation now knows, and the world: Kansas remains a free state. In a stunning display of common sense, Kansas voters Tuesday...

Landowners seek $275K after ND law found not constitutional

Aug. 09, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A landowners group will seek more than $275,000 in lawyers’ fees and other costs after North Dakota’s Supreme Court found a state law pushed by the energy industry amounted to the unconstitutional taking of private property rights. In a ruling last week,...

Town honors Ahmaud Arbery day after end of hate crimes case

Aug. 09, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A crowd of dozens chanted on a sweltering street corner Tuesday as Ahmaud Arbery's hometown unveiled new street signs honoring the young Black man who was fatally shot after being chased by three white men in a nearby neighborhood — a crime local officials vowed to never...

Cowboys give Turpin shot at NFL amid backdrop of TCU assault

Aug. 09, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — KaVontae Turpin is getting his first chance in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys nearly four years after the receiver and kick returner was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, ending his career at TCU. Turpin was kicked off the team at TCU in part because the...

Congress can get Trump tax records, appeals court rules

Aug. 09, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with a House committee seeking access to former President Donald Trump's tax returns, rejecting Trump's contention that Congress was overstepping. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. ...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 09, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and an unpublished memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said Tuesday. After...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Aug. 09, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery fell 26 cents to $90.50 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude for October delivery fell 34 cents to $96.31 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 7 cents to $2.96 a gallon. September heating oil rose 15 cents to $3.33 a...

Sheriff: Man's plan to ambush officers thwarted by training

Aug. 09, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 25-year-old man with a hand-drawn map that included “dead pigs” written at the bottom tried to ambush deputies from his home but his plan was stopped when the deputies followed training and got out of the firing zone, a South Carolina sheriff. One deputy...

FBI's search of Trump's Florida estate: Why now?

Aug. 09, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland —...