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Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Dec. 07, 2022 05:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in...

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

Dec. 07, 2022 14:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to “the look.” But this time it was more intense. ...

Peru's president ousted after trying to dissolve Congress

Dec. 07, 2022 14:49 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. The national ombudsman's office called...

Suspected German coup plot spawns dozens of arrests

Dec. 07, 2022 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police seized dozens of people including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a former judge on Wednesday, accusing the suspects of discussing the violent overthrow of the government but leaving unclear how concrete the plans were. A German official...

Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting

Dec. 07, 2022 14:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked in making rules for congressional and presidential elections. In nearly three hours of arguments, liberal and conservative justices...

Donors race to get generators, other aid to hard-hit Ukraine

Dec. 07, 2022 07:03 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When Russian forces launched a military campaign against infrastructure in Ukraine nearly two months ago, they opened a front that carried the war along power lines, water mains and heating systems to homes, schools, offices and churches. The government in...

Watchdog finds prison failures before Whitey Bulger killing

Dec. 07, 2022 14:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates was the result of multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a...

Ronaldo loses Portugal spot to sully World Cup journey

Dec. 07, 2022 08:23 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — So, the dream is still alive for Cristiano Ronaldo. Soccer's most prolific modern-day scorer might yet, at the age of 37 and probably playing in his last World Cup, claim the one major title to elude him in a career like no other. It didn’t quite...

Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago

Dec. 07, 2022 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what life was like 2 million years ago in the northern tip of Greenland. Today, it’s a barren Arctic desert, but back then it was a lush landscape of trees and vegetation with an array of animals, even the now...

Emboldened athletes push back on old-school coaching methods

Dec. 07, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Geoff Bond’s rowers loved and appreciated his demanding style. They thrived on how the coach at the University of California-San Diego pushed them to the limit while preparing them to take on the real world. But for others, Bond was a nightmare, with...

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New Orleans chief: Successor should come from within

Dec. 07, 2022 14:54 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outgoing police chief in New Orleans said Wednesday that his successor should from come within the ranks of current members of the department — putting him at odds with City Council members who are calling for a nationwide search. Police Superintendent...

Peru's president ousted after trying to dissolve Congress

Dec. 07, 2022 14:49 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. The national ombudsman's office called...

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

Dec. 07, 2022 14:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to “the look.” But this time it was more intense. ...

Counselor: City violated law by withholding arrest records

Dec. 07, 2022 14:46 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne officials violated Indiana's public records laws by not releasing police body camera footage and other records related to the drunken driving arrest of the city's mayor, the state’s public access counselor says. Luke Britt said Tuesday in an...

Duke Energy: All equipment damaged in NC shooting now fixed

Dec. 07, 2022 14:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy said Wednesday it has completed repairs on substation equipment damaged in shootings over the weekend and that it had restored power to all but a fraction of the thousands of customers who lost electricity in a central North Carolina county. In a...

1 person hurt in shooting outside suburban Atlanta Walmart

Dec. 07, 2022 14:44 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say one person was shot and injured Wednesday in a shooting near the automotive center at a Walmart store. Investigators said two groups of people had a dispute outside the store in Cobb County and shots were fired, news outlets...

Stocks slip on Wall Street following a 4-day losing streak

Dec. 07, 2022 14:42 PM EST

Stocks edged lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday, keeping major indexes on track to extend their recent losing streak into a fifth day. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% as of 2:29 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 10 points, or less than 0.1%, to 33,585 and...

Seven people sentenced in federal bust of cockfighting ring

Dec. 07, 2022 14:42 PM EST

VERBENA, Ala. (AP) — Seven members of an Alabama family will serve sentences, ranging from probation to two years in federal prison, for running what authorities called one of the largest cockfighting enterprises in the country, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The Department of...

Taliban carry out 1st public execution since Afghan takeover

Dec. 07, 2022 14:41 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban authorities on Wednesday executed an Afghan convicted of killing another man, the first public execution since the former insurgents took over Afghanistan last year, a spokesman said. The announcement underscored the intentions by Afghanistan's new...

Vigil held in Texas to honor 7-year-old Athena Strand

Dec. 07, 2022 14:40 PM EST

PARADISE, Texas (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas girl who was found dead last week after she was reported missing from her home is being remembered as “the best little girl” who loved animals, drawing and dancing. Athena Strand was found dead Friday, two days after she was reported...