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Live updates | Russian official seeks base in Kherson region

May. 24, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

A Russian-installed official in Ukraine’s Kherson region says the region’s pro-Kremlin administration will ask Moscow to set up a military base there. “There should be a Russian military base in the Kherson region,” deputy head of the Russia-installed administration in...

Reconstruction of reporter's killing points to Israeli fire

May. 24, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Who killed Shireen Abu Akleh? Almost two weeks after the death of the veteran Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera, a reconstruction by The Associated Press lends support to assertions from both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh's colleagues that...

Greene seat, 2 Democratic primaries among top US House races

May. 24, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff in Texas to hold on to his seat. In suburban Atlanta, two Democratic congresswomen are vying for the same House seat after Georgia's Republican-dominated Legislature tinkered with their...

Amidst threats, Kadri scores 3 in Avs' 6-3 win over Blues

May. 24, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

Nazem Kadri had a powerful response to quiet all the haters. Refusing to buckle in the face of death threats, racial slurs, a booing St. Louis crowd and a few post-whistle hits, the Avalanche forward scored three times — including the game-winner — in a 6-3 victory over the Blues...

Wang meets top UN rights official as she opens Xinjiang trip

May. 24, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met with the U.N.'s top human rights official on her visit to the country and shared with her that China opposes “politicizing” human rights and imposing double standards, its foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Michelle...

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion's forever war

May. 24, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades. Generations of women came together for a Manhattan protest against the U.S. Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. There were women who have been fighting for nearly a half century to...

Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia's GOP primary

May. 24, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams will be crowned the Democratic Party's nominee after running unopposed. More than 850,000...

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

May. 24, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is facing a tough primary challenge Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the wrath of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to overturn Trump's loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state. Trump was...

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

May. 24, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. "Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 24, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....