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Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

Aug. 11, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant the FBI used to search the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging extraordinary public interest in the case about classified records....

In Biden's big bill: Climate, health care, deficit reduction

Aug. 12, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share. And billions left over to pay down federal...

Suspect who tried to breach FBI office dies in standoff

Aug. 12, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the motives of an armed man who they say tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office, fled and died hours later in a rural standoff with law enforcement, a case unfolding as the FBI warns agents to take extra precautions amid increased...

Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP's strength

Aug. 12, 2022 00:28 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 08:25 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...

Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school

Aug. 12, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year since they set foot in a classroom. With no sign the ruling Taliban will allow them back to school, some are trying to find ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women. At a...

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

Aug. 12, 2022 00:57 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...

Senate climate bill has West Virginia written all over it

Aug. 12, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely...

J&J to end sales of baby powder with talc globally next year

Aug. 12, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it had caused cancer. Talc will be replaced by cornstarch, the company said. The company has faced...

Smyly stars as Cubs beat Reds in 2nd 'Field of Dreams' game

Aug. 12, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Standing among rows of Iowa cornstalks, Nico Hoerner had Johnny Bench on his left and Billy Williams right next to him. “Pretty incredible,” Hoerner said. For sure. Even for a “Field of Dreams.” Led by Drew Smyly and a...

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Chicago police: Man shot during struggle with officers

Aug. 12, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been shot during a struggle with police in a Southside Chicago neighborhood. Officers approached a group of people about 11 p.m. Thursday while responding to a tracking system that gives alerts to areas where gunshots are fired, police said. ...

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...

India criticizes China for blocking UN sanctions on militant

Aug. 12, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday criticized China's decision to block the imposition of U.N. sanctions sought by it and the United States against the deputy chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based extremist group designated by the United Nations as a terrorist organization. "It...

Shots fired at police during car chase through Detroit area

Aug. 12, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shots were fired at police during a high-speed chase involving a vehicle driven by a 14-year-old boy through Detroit and several suburban communities. The chase started Thursday night after officers attempted to pull over the vehicle for improper plates, police said....

Ship heads to Ukraine to get grain for food-starved Africa

Aug. 12, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A ship approached Ukraine on Friday to pick up wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia, in the first food delivery to Africa under a U.N.-brokered plan to unblock grain trapped by Russia’s war and bring relief to some of the millions worldwide on the brink of starvation. ...

School district tries to fix bad Spanish translation

Aug. 12, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With voting already under way in Florida's Aug. 23 election, officials in a county where about one in four voters are Hispanic are scrambling to fix a Spanish translation error that can't help efforts to raise more money for education. The Broward...

Portugal: EU eyes Iberia-Italy pipeline to get gas to Europe

Aug. 12, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European authorities are considering a liquefied natural gas pipeline from Spain to Italy as a way of getting around France’s opposition to a gas link-up across the Pyrenees between the Iberian peninsula and central Europe, Portugal's prime minister said Friday. ...

Migrant search and rescue in third day off Greek islands

Aug. 12, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was conducted on Friday for a third day for migrants reported missing after their boat capsized south of the Greek island of Rhodes, the coast guard said Friday. A Greek frigate and three merchant ships were searching the area...

Slow tallies in close Kenya election raise fears of meddling

Aug. 12, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vote-tallying in Kenya’s close presidential election isn’t moving fast enough, the electoral commission chair said Friday, while parallel counting by local media dramatically slowed amid concerns about censorship or meddling. The head of the...

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

Aug. 12, 2022 08:25 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...