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For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

Jul. 02, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. ...

'Revolutionary' high court term on abortion, guns and more

Jul. 02, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, guns and religion — a major change in the law in any one of these areas would have made for a fateful Supreme Court term. In its first full term together, the court's conservative majority ruled in all three and issued other significant decisions limiting the...

From AM to PM, the fickle force of government is with you

Jul. 02, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you groggily roll out of bed and make breakfast, the government edges up to your kitchen table, too. Unlike you, it's perky. It's an unseen force in your morning. The government makes sure you can see the nutrients in your cereal. It fusses over your toast,...

Russia's messages with missiles tell West to back off

Jul. 02, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine came this week as Russian firepower rained down on civilians in a busy shopping mall far from the front lines of a war in its fifth month. The timing was not likely a coincidence. While much of the...

Texas clinics halt abortions after state high court ruling

Jul. 02, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Clinics were shutting down abortion services in the nation's second-largest state Saturday after the Texas Supreme Court blocked an order briefly allowing the procedure to resume in some cases, the latest in legal scrambles taking place across the U.S. following the reversal...

Bodies of 3 missing kids, woman found in Minnesota lake

Jul. 02, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being investigated as a triple murder-suicide. Meanwhile, the body of the children's father was...

Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council

Jul. 02, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief...

Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

Jul. 02, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Saturday said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. The announcement came...

Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand

Jul. 02, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies. The company behind...

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

Jul. 02, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using...

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Police: 2 killed when car strikes fireworks stand in DC

Jul. 02, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vehicle struck a fireworks stand Saturday evening at an intersection in northeast Washington, police said, killing two people and hitting several pedestrians. The accident at the corner of Minnesota Avenue and Hunt Place NE occurred about 6 p.m., the...

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

Jul. 02, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using...

Argentine economy minister resigns amid peso, diesel woes

Jul. 02, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister resigned unexpectedly Saturday, dealing a fresh blow to the government of President Alberto Ferández as the country struggles with economic problems. Martín Guzmán stepped down after a week in which Argentina’s...

Tropical Storm Colin threatens a wet weekend for Carolinas

Jul. 02, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday, bringing the threat of rain and high winds for a day or two during the holiday weekend before improving for Monday's July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the...

Attorneys seek Deshaun Watson NFL investigation documents

Jul. 02, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for multiple women suing Deshaun Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct are seeking the documents from the NFL's investigation into the former Houston Texans quarterback. According to the motion filed Friday by the women’s attorneys, Tony...

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

Jul. 02, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an upscale neighborhood in the north coastal town of Dorado where the singer lives to try to...

Speeding car slams another vehicle, killing 3 in New Mexico

Jul. 02, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

WAGON MOUND, N. M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they suspect alcohol was a factor when a speeding car slammed into a sedan backing out of a driveway late Friday, killing a woman and two children riding with her. State troopers reported a car driven westbound on State Road...

VEC to resume trying to collect about $860M in overpayments

Jul. 02, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission is resuming efforts to collect what it says is nearly $860 million in overpayments that went to hundreds of thousands of out-of-work residents. The agency announced its intentions Friday, just after an overpayment waiver...

Texas clinics halt abortions after state high court ruling

Jul. 02, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Clinics were shutting down abortion services in the nation's second-largest state Saturday after the Texas Supreme Court blocked an order briefly allowing the procedure to resume in some cases, the latest in legal scrambles taking place across the U.S. following the reversal...

3-year-old boy dies after fall from 29th floor NYC apartment

Jul. 02, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after falling from a 29th floor balcony of a New York City apartment building on Saturday morning, police said a preliminary investigation shows. Officers found the injured toddler lying on a 3rd floor scaffolding after receiving a 911 call at...