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50 migrants die in trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

Jun. 28, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fifty people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. More than a dozen people had been taken to hospitals, including four...

Macron says Russia can't win in Ukraine after strike on mall

Jun. 28, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — France’s president said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” in Ukraine, voicing the West’s continued support for Kyiv following Moscow’s horrific missile attack on a shopping mall that underscored the war’s terrible toll on civilians. ...

The AP Interview: Spanish PM says NATO summit to show unity

Jun. 28, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the NATO summit in Madrid this week aims to showcase the Western allies' united front in defense of democratic values in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while increasing the bloc’s deterrence capabilities. In an...

Charges spiked against ex-governor, 8 others in Flint water

Jun. 28, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge had no authority to issue indictments in the Flint water scandal, the Michigan Supreme Court said Tuesday in an extraordinary decision that wipes out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and seven other people. It’s an astonishing...

Election 2022: Abortion is central in 1st post-Roe primaries

Jun. 28, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican...

G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

Jun. 28, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest developed economies said Tuesday they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Russia's income from oil sales that are financing its invasion of Ukraine and struck a united stance to support Kyiv for “as long as it takes" as the war grinds...

Jan. 6 hearing features key witness from Trump White House

Jun. 28, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Capitol insurrection will hear testimony Tuesday from Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide in Donald Trump’s White House who is a vital witness in the sweeping investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, a person familiar with the matter told The...

Abortion battles in state courts after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 28, 2022 06:59 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Abortion bans were temporarily blocked in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s highest court...

Ghislaine Maxwell to be sentenced in Epstein sex abuse case

Jun. 28, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, is set to be sentenced Tuesday for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The 11 a.m. sentencing in New York is the...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

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Third person pleads not guilty to kidnap, carjacking in SD

Jun. 28, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A third person accused of kidnapping an FBI employee and taking his car in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Lourdes Bonilla, 23, made her initial appearance before federal Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann last Friday when she entered...

Hamas releases video of captive Israeli in hospital bed

Jun. 28, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday released a video of a captive Israeli citizen it has held incommunicado since 2015, showing the man lying in a hospital bed while wearing an oxygen mask. It was the first image of Hisham al-Sayid to be released since he...

NTSB investigators look into fatal Missouri Amtrak accident

Jun. 28, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were in Missouri Tuesday trying to determine how an Amtrak train carrying more than 200 people slammed into a dump truck, killing two train passengers and the truck driver. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief was...

Schools close as tropical disturbance nears Caribbean

Jun. 28, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Trinidad & Tobago closed schools on Tuesday as forecasters warned that a tropical disturbance would bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the southeastern Caribbean. The approaching storm also prompted Trinidad-based Caribbean...

Draghi: G-20 presidency says Putin won't go to Bali meeting

Jun. 28, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Indonesian presidency of the Group of 20 nations has ruled out in-person participation by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the November meeting of the group in Bali, Italian Premier Mario Draghi said Tuesday. The Nov. 15-16 summit had risked awkward...

Charges spiked against ex-governor, 8 others in Flint water

Jun. 28, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge had no authority to issue indictments in the Flint water scandal, the Michigan Supreme Court said Tuesday in an extraordinary decision that wipes out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and seven other people. It’s an astonishing...

Biden arrives in Spain looking to buck up weary NATO allies

Jun. 28, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in Spain on Tuesday to meet with fellow leaders of NATO with plans to beef up the American presence in Europe at a moment of growing concern about the alliance's resolve in the face of the grinding war in Ukraine. White House national...

UAE drops death sentence for Israeli woman in drug case

Jun. 28, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has canceled a death sentence issued earlier this year to an Israeli woman who was convicted of cocaine possession, her lawyer said Tuesday. The case was a potential test of ties between the two countries, which normalized relations in...

EU regulator considers clearing smallpox shot for monkeypox

Jun. 28, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says it will begin reviewing data to decide if a smallpox vaccine made by the pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic might also be authorized for monkeypox, amid a growing outbreak of the disease across the continent. In a statement on...

New Hampshire GOP Senate hopefuls pressed on abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five of New Hampshire’s Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are suggesting they don’t support enacting federal legislation restricting abortion, though most of them initially sidestepped the question during their first debate. Donald Bolduc, Bruce Fenton,...