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'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

US pauses plans for new border walls at oceanfront park

Aug. 04, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday agreed to pause plans for a double border wall that critics say would effectively destroy a 51-year-old oceanfront park that symbolizes friendship between the United States and Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Poland sees rise of African migrants coming through Russia

Aug. 04, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials on Thursday reported a change in migration patterns across the country’s border with Belarus, with Africans who first traveled to Russia making up most of those seeking to enter Poland illegally by that route instead of people from the Mideast. ...

Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

Aug. 04, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her. The father, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an admitted pornography addict, was in counseling with his...

Clergy, bags of cash set off new sectarian brawl in Lebanon

Aug. 03, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese archbishop who carried more than $460,000 from Israel to Lebanon is at the center of the latest sectarian showdown in crisis-hit Lebanon, and the case could even spill over into presidential politics. The situation has ramped up discord between two powerful...

US to fill border wall gaps at open area near Yuma, Arizona

Jul. 28, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday authorized completion of the Trump-funded U.S.-Mexico border wall in an open area of southern Arizona near Yuma that has become one of the busiest corridors for illegal crossings. Biden had pledged during his campaign to cease...

TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minute

Jul. 19, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

On May 24, a gunman fatally shot 19 children and two teachers in two adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Over an hour passed from the time officers followed the 18-year-old gunman into the school and when they finally entered the fourth-grade classroom where he was...

Texas state police launch internal review of Uvalde response

Jul. 19, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Two months after the Uvalde school massacre, Texas state police on Monday announced an internal review into the actions of dozens of troopers who were at Robb Elementary during 73 minutes of bewildering inaction by law enforcement as a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two...

Uvalde report takeaways: Massive response but little action

Jul. 18, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

A massive but uncoordinated and chaotic law enforcement response. A “regrettable” culture of noncompliance on school security regarding the basics of locked doors. Online signals of coming violence from the shooter. The long-awaited Texas House report into the May 24 shooting at...