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Retiring Kentucky lawmaker scoffs at congressman's criticism

Jun. 16, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state Sen. Paul Hornback, a prominent voice on farming as a committee chairman, said Wednesday that he won't seek another term in 2022 but downplayed blistering criticism he received from a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie. ...

Casinos' online win still growing despite return of gamblers

Jun. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year ago, Atlantic City's casinos were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and internet gambling was the only game in town for slots or table games players. But a year later, even as gamblers continue to return to in-person casinos, the...

Rapid gunfire heard in Hawaii police video of fatal shootout

Jun. 16, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Video from a camera worn by a Hawaii police officer who shot and killed a man shows the tense confusion amid a rapid succession of gunshots. “I don’t know if he’s down, Central,” the officer says into his radio. “He’s right by the open...

Family left in shock by shooting of young Palestinian woman

Jun. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mai Afaneh appeared to have a happy family life and a fulfilling career. So when she left her West Bank home early on Wednesday, no one thought anything was wrong. But a short while later, her family received the devastating news that she had been shot...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Road to playoff expansion; What's next?

Jun. 16, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

There is a plan in place to expand the College Football Playoff from four teams to 12. It is a remarkable change for a sport that for decades seemed committed to using any other way possible to determine a national champion than a playoff. How did...

Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence

Jun. 16, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops in Myanmar have burned most of a village in the country’s central heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military...

Chair of Nebraska tax committee backs Pillen for governor

Jun. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Legislature's tax-focused Revenue Committee has endorsed University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen for governor. Pillen's campaign released an online video Wednesday with state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha. In the video,...

India says Twitter knowingly not complying with local laws

Jun. 16, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The standoff between the Indian government and Twitter escalated Wednesday when the country’s technology minister accused the social media giant of deliberately not complying with local laws. Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Twitter has...

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

Jun. 15, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan...

Nevada man present at insurrection announces governor bid

Jun. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed has announced he's running for governor. Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding...