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Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 election

Aug. 15, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is a target of the criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor on Monday. The...

Ukrainian military says it repelled more than dozen attacks

Aug. 15, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Monday that it had repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the country’s east and north, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas. In its regular Facebook update, the...

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack

Aug. 15, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian official Monday denied Tehran was involved in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie, though he sought to justify the attack in the Islamic Republic's first public comments on the bloodshed. The remarks by Nasser Kanaani, the spokesman...

Clergy, social workers fear fallout from Okla. abortion laws

Aug. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strict anti-abortion laws that took effect in Oklahoma this year led to the quick shuttering of every abortion facility in the state, but left questions for those who work directly with women who may seek their advice or help getting an abortion out of state. ...

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

Aug. 15, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday rebuffed efforts to make public the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida, saying the investigation “implicates highly classified material” and the document contains sensitive...

EXPLAINER: Why US lawmakers' Taiwan trips keep riling China

Aug. 15, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for U.S. members of Congress on their August recess this year, as U.S. lawmakers make a point of asserting American support for the self-governed island despite objections from China. The payoff photos from this week's five-member...

Trump Org. CFO expected to plead guilty in NY tax case

Aug. 15, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief is expected to plead guilty as soon as Thursday in a tax evasion case that is the only criminal prosecution to arise from a long-running investigation into the former president’s company, three people familiar with the matter told The...

R. Kelly jury selection focuses on 2019 documentary

Aug. 15, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection in R. Kelly's federal trial on charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial began Monday with the judge and attorneys quickly focusing on whether would-be jurors watched a 2019 documentary about sex abuse allegations against the R&B singer. ...

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, 'Dawgs next

Aug. 15, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a championship game loss as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and ninth time overall. Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, national...

New this week: 'House of the Dragon,' Lakers doc and Lovato

Aug. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In the almost 25 years since Princess Diana died, there has never been any shortage of content...

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Several statewide offices contested in Wyoming GOP primary

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection while more competitive Republican primary races have shaped up for secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming on Tuesday. Democrats, meanwhile, have all but ceded these offices...

Palin, Murkowski highlight Alaska's 2 elections on Tuesday

Aug. 16, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters get their first shot at using ranked voting in a statewide race Tuesday in a special U.S. House election in which Sarah Palin seeks a return to elected office. Also, Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces 18 challengers in a primary in which...

UN envoy travels to strife-torn Myanmar for the first time

Aug. 16, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar traveled to the Southeast Asian nation Monday for the first time since she was appointed to the post last October. The trip by Noeleen Heyzer followed the U.N. Security Council’s latest call for an immediate end to all...

Today in History: August 16, Elvis Presley dies at 42

Aug. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2022. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. On this...

Nafis Sadik, women's health and rights champion, dies at 92

Aug. 15, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women’s health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 U.N. population conference, died four days before her 93rd birthday, her son said late Monday. Omar...

Former Australian PM Morrison took on extra powers in secret

Aug. 15, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday accused his predecessor Scott Morrison of “trashing democracy” after revealing that while Morrison was in power, he took on five ministerial roles without the knowledge of most other lawmakers or the public. ...

Miami-Dade police officer critical after being shot

Aug. 15, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — A Miami-Dade police officer was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after being shot, authorities said. There were few details about the shooting, which was announced on the Miami-Dade Police Department's Twitter page. “One of our...

Judge: Lebanon can't intervene in suit and can't be sued

Aug. 15, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Monday denied a family's attempt to sue Lebanon on allegations that the country's security agency kidnapped and tortured their family member before he died in the U.S., and that the agency could not intervene in the case. Amer Fakhoury, a Lebanese...

Chinese research ship docks in Sri Lanka after postponement

Aug. 15, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Chinese scientific research ship whose port call was earlier deferred due to apparent security concerns raised by India arrived Tuesday at a southern port in Sri Lanka. Yuan Wang 5 was welcomed by Sri Lankan port officials and Chinese officials from...

Iran submits a 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

Aug. 15, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of it response,...