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Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

May. 24, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s...

After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

May. 24, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to overtake the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too. As the conflict marked its third month Tuesday, however, Moscow appears to be bogged down in what increasingly looks like a...

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

May. 22, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Cantwell designed the...

GOP candidate's security clearance becomes issue in SC

May. 22, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — After losing a high-profile bid for a South Carolina congressional seat in 2018, Republican Katie Arrington took a job at the Defense Department, where she focused on securing military supply chains, ensuring thousands of companies that contract with the federal...

Today in History: May 22, Johnson's 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2022. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

May. 21, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Concern mounted Saturday over Ukrainian fighters who became prisoners at the end of Russia's brutal three-month siege of Mariupol, as a Moscow-backed separatist leader vowed they would face tribunals. Russia claimed full control of the Azovstal steel plant,...

GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

May. 21, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks...

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

May. 20, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. ...

Boeing docks crew capsule to space station in test do-over

May. 20, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station for the first time Friday, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival, NASA finally...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

May. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine. Just on Friday, he noted, the Russian army fired a missile at the northeastern...