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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Aug. 12, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and...

Trump home search: Judge deciding on unsealing the warrant

Aug. 12, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge was to decide as soon as Friday whether to grant the Department of Justice's request to unseal the warrant that authorized the FBI to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. Attorney General Merrick Garland declared there was “substantial...

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump search

Aug. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office appeared to have posted calls on social media for FBI agents to be killed and for people to take up arms and “be ready for combat” in the wake of the search at Donald Trump’s...

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug. 12, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The polio virus has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the poliovirus in the...

Anne Heche on life support, survival of crash 'not expected'

Aug. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and her survival isn't expected, according to a statement from a representative. The actor, who is in a coma and in critical condition, is being kept on life support for...

Dems near congressional passage of climate, health package

Aug. 12, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed their flagship climate change and health care bill toward House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his leading domestic goals that could energize his party going into November’s elections. ...

Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP's strength

Aug. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift in Republican-leaning counties contributed to the overwhelming support of abortion rights last week in traditionally conservative Kansas, according to a detailed Associated Press analysis of the voting...

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

Aug. 12, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

LUX, France (AP) — Once, a river ran through it. Now, white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide trench that winds amid rows of trees in France’s Burgundy region in what was the Tille River in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water...

Conservative push to alter Constitution focuses on primaries

Aug. 12, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The fliers piled up in mailboxes in central South Dakota like snow during a high-plains blizzard: “Transgender Sex Education in Schools?” one asked. “Vote Against Sex Ed Radical Mary Duvall for State Senate.” The mailers were part of a $58,000 campaign against...

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

Aug. 12, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias. Changes to the settlement made last year are meant to make the tests race-blind. The use of...

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Creighton students' COVID vaccine mandate appeal dismissed

Aug. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a handful of Creighton University students who sought to be exempt from the private Catholic school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate last year, arguing that getting the shots would violate their religious beliefs against...

Sheriff's captain investigated for kicking detainee in groin

Aug. 12, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A sheriff's office captain who is campaigning to become sheriff is under investigation for kicking a man who was in custody. Capt. John Grismore, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, has been placed on administrative leave. According to a...

Poland: 'Huge' amounts of chemical waste dumped into river

Aug. 12, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Friday that “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River, which runs along the border with Germany, causing environmental damage so severe it will take the river years to recover. Tons...

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus detected in Albuquerque area

Aug. 12, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental and health officials in the Albuquerque area say they have found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department and Bernalillo County Planning and Development Services Department jointly announced...

Feds agree to honor Connecticut pardons, stop deportations

Aug. 12, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials have agreed to recognize Connecticut pardons as legally valid again and stop deporting people who have been pardoned for their crimes by a state board, reversing a hard-line stance taken by the Trump administration, authorities announced Friday. ...

Wall Street builds on gains, heads for 4-week winning streak

Aug. 12, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Friday and added to weekly gains for the major indexes. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% as of 10:19 a.m. Eastern and roughly 85% of stocks in the benchmark index gained ground. It is on track for its first four-week...

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Aug. 12, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and...

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump search

Aug. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office appeared to have posted calls on social media for FBI agents to be killed and for people to take up arms and “be ready for combat” in the wake of the search at Donald Trump’s...

Georgia to use $240M more in federal cash to build broadband

Aug. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday said the state will spend another $240 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to construct broadband internet to rural locations that don't currently have connections. Combined with $408 million from an earlier round of COVID-19 aid, plus...

Former presidential yacht to be restored at Maine shipyard

Aug. 12, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A private shipyard is preparing for a painstaking stem-to-stern restoration of a floating piece of presidential history. The Sequoia is a 1925 motor yacht that served eight presidents before being sold by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. French...