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People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

Sep. 29, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, destroying a historic waterfront pier and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain over a huge area on...

Hurricane Ian strikes Florida hospital from above and below

Sep. 29, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Hurricane Ian swamped a Florida hospital from both above and below, the storm surge flooding its lower level emergency room while fierce winds tore part of its fourth floor roof from its intensive care unit, according to a doctor who works there. Dr. Birgit Bodine spent the night at...

Kremlin gets ready to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Sep. 29, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Friday will formally annex occupied parts of Ukraine where it held Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” in which it claimed that residents had voted overwhelmingly to live under Moscow’s rule. The Ukrainian government and the West have denounced the ballots as...

North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea

Sep. 29, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a show of defiance, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she traveled to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas and...

In Minnesota, abortion key to Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes

Sep. 29, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing that he's been far less of a partisan warrior than his...

Vatican sanctions Nobel laureate after Timor accusations

Sep. 29, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday it had imposed disciplinary sanctions on Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo in the past two years, following allegations that he sexually abused boys in East Timor during the 1990s. The Vatican admission came a day...

Friend or foe? Japan-China ties complicated after 50 years

Sep. 28, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Friend or foe? Or both? On the streets of Tokyo and Beijing, the ties between Japan and China remain complicated and often contradictory, 50 years after the two Asian countries normalized relations as part of the process that brought Communist China into the international fold. ...

After Supreme Court backs praying coach, no sweeping changes

Sep. 29, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Across the ideological spectrum, there were predictions of dramatic consequences when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public high school football coach’s right to pray on the field after games. Yet three months after the decision — and well into the football season...

NATO believes Baltic Sea gas leaks were sabotage

Sep. 29, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO said Thursday it would retaliate for any attacks on the critical infrastructure of its 30 member countries as it suggested that damage to two gas pipelines off Denmark and would-be member Sweden in international waters in the Baltic Sea is the result of sabotage. ...

'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio dies at age 59

Sep. 29, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez...

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Train derailment near Detroit sends 12 rail cars off tracks

Sep. 29, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A train derailment sent a dozen rail cars off the tracks Thursday morning near Detroit, snarling traffic while emergency responders assessed the damage, officials said. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said 12 of the train's 151 cars derailed about 7:30 a.m. EDT in the...

Man arrested after confessing to California stabbing death

Sep. 29, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a man in the fatal stabbing of a Southern California woman after he confessed to the crime during an hours-long standoff with officers, authorities said. Officers responding to a domestic disturbance Wednesday afternoon in Ontario found...

North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea

Sep. 29, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — In a show of defiance, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she traveled to the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas and...

US stocks fall sharply as markets deal with higher rates

Sep. 29, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday as bond yields marched higher and put the squeeze back on markets. The S&P 500 fell 2.6% as of 10:15 a.m. Eastern. Nearly every stock in the benchmark index lost ground. The Dow Jones Industrial...

People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

Sep. 29, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, destroying a historic waterfront pier and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain over a huge area on...

Police: Officer, driver shot during investigation

Sep. 29, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer and the driver of a vehicle associated with a robbery were shot during an encounter and both were taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said Thursday. Officers located the vehicle late Thursday and the driver accelerated...

Kremlin gets ready to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Sep. 29, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Friday will formally annex occupied parts of Ukraine where it held Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” in which it claimed that residents had voted overwhelmingly to live under Moscow’s rule. The Ukrainian government and the West have denounced the ballots as...

Live Updates: Hurricane Ian

Sep. 29, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Ian: Ian marched across central Florida on Thursday as a tropical storm after battering the state’s southwest coast, dropping heavy rains that caused flooding and led to inland rescues and evacuations. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 29, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — COPENHAGEN — NATO says it would retaliate for any attacks on the critical infrastructure of its 30 member countries as it suggested that damage to two gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea is the result of sabotage. NATO ambassadors said in a statement Thursday...

In one tiny German town, nobody worries about energy bills

Sep. 29, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

FELDHEIM, Germany (AP) — Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utility companies pass on the surging cost of natural gas, oil and electricity tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Many are trying to conserve by turning down the heat and...