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GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

Sep. 28, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government. ...

Far-right cryptocurrency follows ideology across borders

Sep. 28, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin, a millionaire. ...

In R. Kelly verdict, Black women see long-overdue justice

Sep. 28, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have...

Where women took shelter from abuse, Taliban now in control

Sep. 28, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When the Taliban seized power, the operator of the only women’s shelter in a northern Afghan city ran away. Left abandoned were 20 women who had fled a variety of domestic horrors, some abused by husbands or family, others forced into early marriages with older...

Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide

Sep. 28, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday that the coronavirus state of emergency will end this week to help rejuvenate the economy as infections slow. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the emergency will end Thursday and virus restrictions will be eased...

In rural Montana, it was all-hands-on-deck after derailment

Sep. 28, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

CHESTER, Mont. (AP) — Trevor Fossen was running late for a wedding Saturday afternoon when he turned onto a dusty, gravel road in rural Montana as a westbound train approached the crossing in front of him. The train never made it to the crossing. The next thing Fossen...

Pentagon leaders to face Congress on Afghan pullout decision

Sep. 28, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their first public testimony since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, top Pentagon leaders will face sharp questions in Congress about the chaotic pullout and the Taliban's rapid takeover of the country. Republicans in particular...

Jan. 6 trials slowed by mounting evidence in US Capitol riot

Sep. 28, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

In the nearly nine months since Jan. 6, federal agents have tracked down and arrested more than 600 people across the United States believed to have joined in the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Getting those cases swiftly to trial is turning out to be an even more difficult...

Reparations draw UN scrutiny, but those who'd pay say little

Sep. 28, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests launched a worldwide reckoning about the centuries of racism that Black people continue to face, the question of reparations emerged — unevenly — as a high-profile issue at this year’s largest gathering of world leaders. ...

Germany sees calls for quick decisions on new government

Sep. 28, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pressure grew for a quick start to talks on Germany's next government as newly elected lawmakers held their first meetings on Tuesday and tensions simmered in outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc, which declined to its worst-ever result in the country's election. ...

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Woman faces 4th trial after murder conviction overturned

Sep. 28, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts overturned the murder conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her wife, saying a prosecution witness who testified about paint evidence at the scene “lacked the necessary expertise.” After Monday's Supreme...

OPEC: Oil will be world's No. 1 energy source for decades

Sep. 28, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As the world's nations prepare to gather for another climate summit next month in Glasgow, the OPEC oil cartel is reminding that, in their view, crude will continue to be the leading source of energy for decades, especially as the world's less-wealthy countries...

US home prices jump by record amount in July

Sep. 28, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices soared in July by a record amount from a year earlier as buyers desperate for homes bid up prices amid a limited supply. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index surged 19.9% in July compared with a year ago, the...

Body of Medford man found in fridge, 3 arrested

Sep. 28, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police found the body of a man in a refrigerator in east Medford and three men have been arrested, authorities said. Police said they found the body of 24-year-old Aaron Stitt “inside of a closed refrigerator” at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, The...

School board meeting over mask mandate gets physical

Sep. 28, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Tensions at a suburban Twin Cities school board meeting over a new mask mandate escalated to a physical scuffle. The Eastern Carver County Schools announced Monday that all students would need to wear a mask through at least the middle of next...

Belarus leader announces vote on a new constitution in 2022

Sep. 28, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Tuesday announced a referendum on a new constitution to be held in February 2022 and vowed not to let the opposition come to power, a move analysts say could further cement his grip on power after months of mass protests. ...

After 5 years, Obamas to break ground on Presidential Center

Sep. 28, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama were expected to attend a celebratory groundbreaking Tuesday on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park. Construction on the site along...

Police ID woman killed in weekend shooting on Interstate 70

Sep. 28, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have identified a woman killed over the weekend in a shooting on Interstate 70 in north St. Louis that also wounded a man. The shooting happened late Saturday night, when officers were called to an area near the I-70 Madison Street exit, police...

Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo work

Sep. 28, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — A panel commissioned by the World Health Organization has identified more than 80 alleged cases of sex abuse during the U.N. health agency's response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo, including allegations implicating 20 WHO staff members. The panel...

Millennial Money: Do you want that sweater, or are you sad?

Sep. 28, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

When was the last time you made a sound decision while wiping away tears? Or shaking in fury? Or sweating with stress? Your judgment was probably off during those emotional moments. Maybe you said something you later regretted — or got bangs. Or...