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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Nov. 29, 2022 19:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A...

Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

Nov. 29, 2022 19:10 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored the goal and then crashed into the goalkeeper, a collision that sent the American star to the hospital and the United States into the second round of the World Cup. More than an hour later, he contacted his teammates by...

Trump's dinner disaster sparks new rules for his campaign

Nov. 29, 2022 19:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is betting he can win his way back to the White House by reviving the outsider appeal that fueled his success in 2016. But his dinner with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and a rapper who has spewed antisemitic conspiracies is demonstrating the...

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Nov. 29, 2022 20:29 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 a.m....

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

Nov. 29, 2022 19:07 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first eruption in 38 years of the world’s largest active volcano is attracting onlookers to a national park for “spectacular” views of the event, and it's also dredging up bad memories among some Hawaii residents who have been through harrowing volcanic experiences...

NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aid

Nov. 29, 2022 15:45 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO doubled down Tuesday on its commitment to one day include Ukraine, a pledge that some officials and analysts believe helped prompt Russia's invasion this year. The world’s largest security alliance also pledged to send more aid to Ukrainian forces locked in battle...

Kim Kardashian and Ye settle divorce, averting custody trial

Nov. 29, 2022 19:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents asking for a judge's approval of terms they have...

'The Phantom of the Opera' extends its long Broadway goodbye

Nov. 29, 2022 17:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The masked man of Broadway is going out strong. “The Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest-running show — has postponed its final performance by eight weeks, pushing its final curtain from February to April after ticket demand spiked. Last week, the...

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress' bid to bar rail strike

Nov. 29, 2022 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene to avert a potentially crippling freight rail strike before Christmas and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling a vote this week to do so, even if it means handing a defeat to Democratic allies in the labor movement. ...

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Jan. 6 panel interviews ex-Secret Service agent Tony Ornato

Nov. 29, 2022 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed former Secret Service agent Tony Ornato on Tuesday about Donald Trump's actions on the day of the insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter. This was the third...

Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2022 20:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday. The race will determine the ideological balance of the court. ...

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Nov. 29, 2022 20:29 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 a.m....

Colorado governor visits gay club shooting memorial

Nov. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday visited the memorial outside a gay club where five people were killed last week, solemnly walking along a line of flowers, crosses and signs bearing the photos and names of the victims outside the building with the club's owners....

Naturopath who sold fake vaccine cards gets nearly 3 years

Nov. 29, 2022 20:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A naturopathic doctor who sold fake COVID-19 immunization treatments and fraudulent vaccination cards during the height of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced in California on Tuesday to nearly three years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Juli A. Mazi...

New Mexico sues tobacco companies over settlement payments

Nov. 29, 2022 20:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing more than a dozen tobacco companies, accusing them of conspiracy and breach of contract. Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the legal challenge Tuesday, claiming that the companies have been withholding portions of annual...

Finland says it must ensure Ukraine wins war against Russia

Nov. 29, 2022 20:15 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Finland's leader says it must give more weapons and support to Ukraine to ensure it wins its war against Russia. Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the comments Wednesday in Auckland on the first-ever visit by a Finnish prime minister to New Zealand and...

Business, labor groups agree on $1.8B unemployment debt plan

Nov. 29, 2022 20:11 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois business and labor groups have agreed on a plan to erase a $1.8 billion debt, generated by the wrenching COVID-19 pandemic, in the account that covers unemployment benefits, state officials said Tuesday. The deal leans on surplus funds in the...

Key allegations, witnesses as Trump Org. trial winds down

Nov. 29, 2022 19:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s inaugural address clocked in at just 16 minutes. Closing arguments are slated for Thursday in his company’s criminal tax fraud case? Prosecutors and defense lawyers say those could take seven hours or more. Those...

Lawsuits claim negligence in Massachusetts Apple store crash

Nov. 29, 2022 20:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a man who was badly hurt when an SUV crashed into an Apple store in Massachusetts, killing one person and injuring 20, sued the company, the driver and the property owners Tuesday in one of the first lawsuits filed over the crash. Matthew Timberger, of...