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House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

Feb. 02, 2023 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber's Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her anti-Israel comments, in a dramatic response to Democrats last session booting far-right GOP lawmakers over incendiary...

At Nichols' funeral, Black America's grief on public display

Feb. 02, 2023 11:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sound of the djembe drums started as a low tremble and grew more distinct as the musicians drew closer to the hundreds gathered inside the Memphis church. “We love you, Tyre,” the drummers chanted, referring to Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man...

Biden's handwritten notes part of classified docs probe

Feb. 02, 2023 15:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is a man who writes down his thoughts. And some of those handwritten musings over his decades of public service are now a part of a special counsel's investigation into the handling of classified documents. It isn't clear yet what the...

First sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years released

Feb. 01, 2023 19:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene, indicating firearms bought legally are more quickly being used in crimes around the country. ...

US to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround

Feb. 02, 2023 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of agonizing, the U.S has agreed to send longer-range bombs to Ukraine as it prepares to launch a spring offensive to retake territory Russia captured last year, U.S. officials said Thursday, confirming that the new weapons will have roughly double the range of any...

Don’t like Phil’s forecast? Check out these rodents instead

Feb. 02, 2023 16:13 PM EST

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog Day question, though, is this: Why not? And more importantly, why should Punxsutawney Phil always get to, well, hog the press? The spring-heralding (or spring-delaying) small animal has taken firm root...

Iranian film director goes on hunger strike in prison

Feb. 02, 2023 09:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian director who was arrested last summer, weeks before his latest film was released to widespread acclaim, has gone on hunger strike to protest his continued detention amid more than four months of anti-government protests. Jafar Panahi,...

Psychedelic churches in US pushing boundaries of religion

Feb. 02, 2023 13:47 PM EST

HILDALE, Utah (AP) — The tea tasted bitter and earthy, but Lorenzo Gonzales drank it anyway. On that frigid night in remote Utah, he was hoping for a life-changing experience, which is how he found himself inside a tent with two dozen others waiting for the psychedelic brew known as ayahuasca to...

Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

Feb. 02, 2023 16:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in their homes Thursday after more than a day without power, including many in the state capital, as an icy winter storm that has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths lingered across much of the southern U.S. Even...

'Dances With Wolves' actor appears in court in abuse probe

Feb. 02, 2023 14:13 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls and leading a cult must remain held without bail until his next court hearing, a judge ordered Thursday morning. Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, faces charges of sex...

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Police say 'active shooter situation' happening in Oregon

Feb. 02, 2023 16:37 PM EST

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — An active shooter situation was happening Thursday afternoon in Hood River, Oregon, according to police. The Hood River Police Department said on Facebook at about 12:40 p.m. that the situation was going on “right now” near a Dairy Queen. ...

Frustrated Texans endure winter storm with no power, heat

Feb. 02, 2023 16:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in their homes Thursday after more than a day without power, including many in the state capital, as an icy winter storm that has been blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths lingered across much of the southern U.S. Even...

Extremist Israeli group halts fund-raising effort in US

Feb. 02, 2023 16:35 PM EST

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — An Israeli group that assists Jewish prisoners convicted in some of the country’s most notorious hate crimes has halted its fund-raising efforts through a U.S.-based Jewish charity following an investigation by The Associated Press and the Israeli nonprofit news...

Prosecutors won't charge deputy who killed man in October

Feb. 02, 2023 16:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that they won’t charge a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man in October. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Deputy Cody Woods opened fire on 46-year-old Quantaze Campbell just after 6 p.m. on Oct. 13...

Police: 'High chance' of Hollywood mass shooting prevented

Feb. 02, 2023 16:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A “high chance” of a mass shooting in Hollywood has been thwarted by police seizing a cache of guns and ammunition in a high-rise apartment where several rifles were pointed toward a nearby park, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Braxton Johnson was...

NJ man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail at synagogue

Feb. 02, 2023 16:31 PM EST

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in northern New Jersey last weekend will remain in custody without bail following his arraignment Thursday, according to federal prosecutors. Nicholas Malindretos, 26, of Clifton...

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people...

Wall Street's rally accelerates as technology stocks surge

Feb. 02, 2023 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s bang to start the year got even bigger Thursday, as tech stocks and a surge for Facebook’s parent company led the market higher. The S&P 500 rallied 1.5% a day after hitting its best level since August. The Nasdaq composite soared 3.3%, while...

1st phase of Mexican solar project to be operating in April

Feb. 02, 2023 16:25 PM EST

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico (AP) — In April, Mexico plans to power up the first phase of a huge solar energy project near a beach town popular with tourists making the short drive from the United States. Once completed, the full $1.6 billion project will have a generating capacity of...

1 dead, officer wounded in shooting at Memphis library

Feb. 02, 2023 16:23 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting at a Tennessee library on Thursday left one person dead and a police officer critically wounded, authorities said. Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Public Library around 12:30 p.m., the Memphis Police Department tweeted. Both the...