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Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

Aug. 08, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. The circumstances were not immediately clear. Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson said the agency had no comment when asked...

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Aug. 08, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than...

US pledges $1 billion more rockets, other arms for Ukraine

Aug. 08, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it was shipping its biggest yet direct delivery of weapons to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion in rockets, ammunition and other material to Ukraine...

Albuquerque killings send fear through Islamic communities

Aug. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

Authorities on Monday identified the fourth victim in a series of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the deaths sent ripples of fear through Islamic communities nationwide. Three of the slayings happened in the last two weeks. Now law enforcement officials are...

Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

Aug. 08, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOST CREEK, Ky. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky's history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders. At least 37...

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

Aug. 08, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of...

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

Aug. 08, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent...

How Schumer's messy style delivers for Dems: 'I persist'

Aug. 08, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoes off, an almost-empty container of leftovers, an unfinished glass of wine -- this was the exhausted portrait of one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington after Senate passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping health, climate and economic package. New...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Aug. 08, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming...

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Driver in LA crash that killed 5 charged with murder

Aug. 08, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver suspected of causing a fiery crash that killed five people and an 8 1/2-month-old fetus was charged Monday with murder. Nicole Lorraine Linton was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence,...

US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'

Aug. 08, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The U.S. deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation is...

UN envoy: Only peace can end Israel-Palestinian violence

Aug. 08, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. Mideast envoy warned Monday that the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants is “fragile” and the “cycles of violence" will only stop when an independent Palestinian state lives side-by-side with Israel. Tor Wennesland called on...

Sheriff: Deputy kills man who pointed flare gun at him

Aug. 08, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy shot and killed a man who pointed a modified flare gun at him after fleeing a traffic stop, law enforcement officials said. The Lawrence County Sheriff's office said Marty Hutto, 50, was shot and killed Saturday after he pointed a gun at the...

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 08, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

Aug. 08, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nicole Schmidt vividly remembers the pain she felt watching body camera footage of her daughter Gabby Petito sobbing while Utah police officers questioned her about a fight with her boyfriend. The video was released last summer after Petito had gone missing...

Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Aug. 08, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than...

Report: California doesn't emphasize speedy jobless benefits

Aug. 08, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California delayed or improperly denied unemployment benefits for roughly 6 million people during the pandemic because state policies “do not prioritize getting benefits to workers quickly,” according to a nonpartisan report released Monday by the Legislative...

Ezra Miller charged with felony burglary in Vermont

Aug. 08, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of “The Flash.” In a report Monday, Vermont State Police said they responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1 and found...

Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's frail electric system

Aug. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread on Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key thermoelectric plant. Flames around dawn enveloped a third tank that...