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Review finds US troops didn't violate law in Syria airstrike

May. 17, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military investigation found that American troops did not violate the law of war or deliberately cause civilian casualties in a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed dozens of people, including women and children. It did find that the military committed procedural mistakes...

House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the money would increase Food and Drug...

O's Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

May. 17, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed. The former New York...

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...

Abreu drives in 2, Cease Ks 9, White Sox top Royals 3-0

May. 17, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a two-run double in a three-run fifth inning, Dylan Cease pitched scoreless ball into the sixth, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Cease (4-1) wrangled out of trouble...

Amber Heard cross-examined about fights with Johnny Depp

May. 17, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for Johnny Depp on Tuesday questioned the truthfulness of Amber Heard's accusation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle. Heard was cross-examined for most of the day after her testimony in Depp's libel suit against her. ...

Man awaiting trial held on $200K after conviction overturned

May. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Maine man whose murder conviction was overturned by the state's highest court will have to pay $200,000 in bail to leave jail while he awaits a new trial. Bruce Akers has been held without bail since his 2016 arrest stemming from the death of his neighbor,...

Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling sign

May. 17, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?” “Murder-suicide,” Gendron typed. ...

Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

May. 17, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that taking over Twitter would enable him to rid the social media platform of its annoying “spam bots." Now he's arguing — without presenting any evidence — that there might be just too many of those automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead. ...

Titans agree to terms with top draft pick Treylon Burks

May. 17, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with the 18th pick overall in wide receiver Treylon Burks. The Titans did not announce details of the contract Tuesday, but they now have five of their nine draft picks under contract. ...