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Biden's approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll

May. 20, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s performance as president, according to the poll...

Biden: SKorean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia

May. 20, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday opened his trip to Asia by touring a South Korean computer chip factory that will be the model for another plant in Texas, offering it as a way to deepen ties with the Indo Pacific and fuel technological innovation and foster vibrant...

Ukraine says it repels Russian attack as war grinds in east

May. 20, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Friday that their troops repelled a Russian attack in the east, as Moscow struggled to gain ground in the region that is now the focus of the war even as it intensified its campaign there. Battered by their monthslong siege of the...

'How dare you!': Grief, anger from Buffalo victims' kin

May. 20, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murder...

Monkeypox spreads in West, baffling African scientists

May. 20, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West. Cases of the smallpox-related disease haven’t previously been seen...

Religious backers of abortion rights say God's on their side

May. 20, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was lunch hour at the abortion clinic, so the nurse in the recovery room got her Bible out of her bag in the closet and began to read. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding,” her favorite proverb says, and she...

Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

May. 20, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting near a fast food restaurant in Chicago that sent bystanders scattering, authorities said. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's on the city's Near North Side, a few blocks...

'I can’t see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

May. 20, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for materials skyrocketed. He can’t complete a half-built roundabout at an intersection known for fender-benders because asphalt, cast-iron pipes and concrete are too expensive — prices...

Disinformation board's ex-leader faced wave of online abuse

May. 20, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nina Jankowicz, like so many millennials, was excited to share a social media post announcing her new job on Twitter late last month when she was named executive director for a new disinformation board established by the Department of Homeland Security. But...

Wall Street, global markets bounce back on China's rate cut

May. 20, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street pointed toward gains before the opening bell Friday after a surprise interest rate cut from China lowered, at least temporarily, the anxiety over a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Futures for the Dow Industrial Average climbed 1% and the...

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Man found guilty in business email compromise scheme

May. 20, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury in North Carolina has convicted a Florida man in connection with a business email compromise scheme that defrauded law firms and other companies of more than $1 million, a federal prosecutor said. Pierre Yvelt Almonor, 49, of Miami Gardens,...

Former head of drainage district and wife convicted of fraud

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The former commissioner of an East King County drainage district and his wife were convicted Thursday in federal court on charges that they stole tax dollars intended for flood control. A jury found Allan and Joann Thomas guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud...

Finland says Russia suspending natural gas supplies

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russia will cut off natural gas to Finland after the Nordic country that applied for NATO membership this week refused President Vladimir Putin's demand to pay in rubles, the Finnish state-owned energy company said Friday, the latest escalation over European energy amid...

Recaptured Alabama escapee ordered to provide DNA sample

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A capital murder suspect who authorities say went on the lam for 10 days with the help of an Alabama jail official was ordered to provide a DNA sample to prosecutors. Lauderdale County District Judge Carole C. Medley did not cite a reason why the sample was...

G7 agree pact to better prepare for future pandemics

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies announced plans Friday to strengthen epidemiological early-warning systems to detect infectious diseases with pandemic potential following the emergence of the coronavirus more than two years ago. Germany's health minister, who...

2 guns found at Boston high school; 2 students charged

May. 20, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Police found two loaded guns at a Boston high school and took male students ages 13 and 17 into custody, officials said. The guns were found Thursday at Charlestown High School, police said in a statement. The younger student faces juvenile charges of...

More than 300 refugees planned for Vermont city

May. 20, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont refugee resettlement organization has proposed bringing more than 300 refugees to the city of Rutland in the next three years. Amila Merdzanovic, the Vermont director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, wrote in an email to the city's...

MN utility commission: CO2 pipelines should be regulated

May. 20, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utility regulators have decided pipelines that carry carbon dioxide are hazardous and therefore subject to state approval. The decision by the Public Utilities Commission Thursday affects two multibillion-dollar CO2 pipelines proposed to cross...

Surgeon: Pilot had remarkable recovery after passing out

May. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic...

Live updates | Red Cross visits POWs from Ukraine, Russia

May. 20, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

GENEVA — The international Red Cross says it has been visiting prisoners of war on “all sides” since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine almost three months ago. The International Committee of the Red Cross didn’t specify what “all sides” meant, but it is...