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Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

Sep. 18, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. ...

The Latest: India gives 25M vaccine doses on Modi's birthday

Sep. 18, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India gave out 25 million doses during a special COVID-19 vaccination drive organized on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The campaign took place Friday as Modi turned 71. The Health Ministry said Saturday the special drive had raised India's...

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

Sep. 17, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — America’s oldest ally, France, recalled its ambassador to the United States on Friday in an unprecedented show of anger that dwarfed decades of previous rifts. The relationship conceived in 18th century revolutions appeared at a tipping point after the...

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

Aluminum wrap used to protect homes in California wildfires

Sep. 18, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough time to do some quick research and decided to wrap his mountain home with an aluminum protective covering....

Crews watching weather as wildfire burns near sequoias

Sep. 18, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of gigantic ancient sequoias as they try to protect the world's largest tree. The National Weather Service issued a weather...

Family says Laundrie is now missing; Petito still not found

Sep. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida said late Friday that they are working with the FBI to locate 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. North Port police said in a statement that...

Use of OxyContin profits to fight opioids formally approved

Sep. 17, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family and with its profits going to fight the opioid epidemic. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain officially confirmed the...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Sep. 18, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

SEPT. 11 - 17, 2021 From 9/11 commemorations in New York, to scenes of daily life in Afghanistan, to a dramatic collision at the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The...

EXPLAINER: What are 'Crisis Standards of Care?'

Sep. 17, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. At least five more states — Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and...

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The Latest: Explosions

Sep. 18, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Witnesses say a series of three explosions that targeted Taliban vehicles in the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province has left at least three dead and 20 wounded, No one immediately took responsibility for the attack Saturday in...

Art helping shine spotlight on Lake Tahoe trash problem

Sep. 18, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — One local organization is using art to shine a spotlight on the trash problem plaguing the Lake Tahoe Basin. While trash of all sorts is an issue for the basin, one item that continues to leave its traces each year is the plastic sled....

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep. 18, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images shows North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea...

The Latest: India gives 25M vaccine doses on Modi's birthday

Sep. 18, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India gave out 25 million doses during a special COVID-19 vaccination drive organized on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The campaign took place Friday as Modi turned 71. The Health Ministry said Saturday the special drive had raised India's...

Interpreter’s past put his family in danger

Sep. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

He finds himself in a house in Kabul. It’s his parents’ home, he thinks, though it looks different than he remembers. He hears a commotion outside, steps through the front door. Dark clouds block the sun. The Taliban has flooded the city, and the fighters know who he is: To them, he is a...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Sep. 18, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

SEPT. 11 - 17, 2021 From 9/11 commemorations in New York, to scenes of daily life in Afghanistan, to a dramatic collision at the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

Paddling the Susquehanna in search of adventure, history

Sep. 18, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Mark Heller, of Manheim, wanted to paddle 444 miles down the Susquehanna River for a sense of adventure. A year of COVID-19 claustrophobia and a similar yearning for exploration did it for the Rev. John Laughlin, a Millersville resident and pastor of...

Couple to auction off lifetime possessions

Sep. 18, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

OREFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Donald Wehr has long picked up odds and ends that have grabbed his eye. He can’t quite explain why he’s gathered dozens of cigar shop Native Americans. He has a small armada of Ford tractors because they’re easy to climb into, but can’t...