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Surviving a day of doom at a Florida prepper convention

May. 21, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ELKTON, Fla. (AP) — Someday, when your commute or supermarket run gets interrupted by the collapse of society, there will be certain considerations to make. Jeff Smith seemed to know them all. Pacing under the sweeping metal roof of an open-air rodeo pavilion on the woodsy St....

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo hit by cold wave

May. 20, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — In Rio de Janeiro, bold swimmers have been discouraged from diving into the cold ocean, while Sao Paulo authorities had to open up subway stations to accommodate homeless people as Brazil's south experienced unusually low temperatures on Friday. Temperatures on...

East Timor celebrates independence anniversary, new leader

May. 19, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of Asia’s youngest country late Thursday as it marks its 20th anniversary of independence. Crowds cheered as he then traveled by motorcade to...

UN chief `hopeful' of Ukraine grain deal to help food crisis

May. 18, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With global hunger levels at a new high, the United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other key countries and is “hopeful” of an agreement to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensure Russian food and...

House incumbent trailing in Oregon's 5th District primary

May. 18, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A challenger from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was leading late Tuesday in a closely watched Oregon race against a moderate incumbent, while a cryptocurrency billionaire-backed political newcomer conceded to a longtime state lawmaker in one of the nation's...

Tropical cyclone blacks out 182,000 homes in southern Brazil

May. 17, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities said about 182,000 homes were without electricity Tuesday night. Local utility CEEE Equatorial said on its social media channels that it had all its staff out dealing with...

DA: DNA from fingernails helped solve 1988 cold case killing

May. 17, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

GALT, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in a 1988 sexual assault and killing of a 79-year-old woman in a small Northern California community has been identified thanks to advanced DNA testing done on scrapings from the victim's fingernails, authorities said Tuesday. Terry Leroy Bramble was...

Hezbollah, allies lose majority in Lebanon's parliament

May. 17, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained seats. The outcome signaled a shift in a country devastated by an ongoing financial meltdown and...

West Virginia housing programs get $42M in federal funding

May. 17, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twenty West Virginia housing authorities will receive nearly $42 million in federal funding for housing programs. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Monday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A statement...

Homelessness up in Bay Area, down slightly in San Francisco

May. 16, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homelessness increased nearly 9% in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last three years, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to keep people off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic, preliminary numbers released Monday show. San Francisco appeared to be the...