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German election tight; Merkel's bloc eyes worst result yet

Sep. 26, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc, which was heading toward its worst-ever result in the country's parliamentary election, projections showed. ...

The Latest: German far-right party projected to lose votes

Sep. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

he Latest on Germany's general election on Sunday: BERLIN — The far-right Alternative for Germany party is projected to lose support in this year’s national election relative to the poll four years ago. Projections based on exit polls and partial...

Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

Sep. 26, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot. Charles...

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

Sep. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved...

Investigators probe Amtrak derailment that killed 3

Sep. 26, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials sent a team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized Sunday, officials said. The westbound...

What's the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero

Sep. 26, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What will it cost to enact President Joe Biden’s massive expansion of social programs? Congress has authorized spending up to $3.5 trillion over a decade, but Biden is prodding Democrats to fully cover the cost of the legislation — by raising...

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Sep. 26, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative...

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

Sep. 26, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British gas stations ran dry Sunday, an industry group said, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets,...

Police: Utah football player killed in house party shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player has died in in a shooting at a house party early Sunday, Salt Lake City police said. The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe occurred just after midnight, only hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13, and...

Clemson falls to No. 25 in AP poll, snapping top-10 streak

Sep. 26, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

Clemson tumbled to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10. The Tigers (2-2) lost for the second time this season Saturday — falling in double overtime to North Carolina State — and dropped...

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Lines of mourners form for Gabby Petito funeral home viewing

Sep. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners began arriving at a Long Island funeral home viewing on Sunday for Gabby Petito, whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. A line had formed outside the funeral home in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56...

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

Sep. 26, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British gas stations ran dry Sunday, an industry group said, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets,...

The Latest: German far-right party projected to lose votes

Sep. 26, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

he Latest on Germany's general election on Sunday: BERLIN — The far-right Alternative for Germany party is projected to lose support in this year’s national election relative to the poll four years ago. Projections based on exit polls and partial...

Omaha woman charged after authorities find 45 dead animals

Sep. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been charged with felony animal neglect after authorities found 45 dead animals inside her home. A judge set 47-year-old Jaime Kimbrough's bail at $20,000 on Friday. The Omaha World-Herald could not reach her by phone for comment...

Police investigating death at Virginia retail store

Sep. 26, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in Alexandria are investigating a death at a retail store. The Alexandria Police Department said in a tweet Saturday night that there was a heavy police presence at BJ's Wholesale Club due to the death investigation. They said that a man...

Deal to provide clean energy to 7 Michigan parks, offices

Sep. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan. The deal with South Lyon-based Utopian Power will supply nearly 1 megawatt of clean energy to the parks...

South Fulton police recover 2 kids from stolen car

Sep. 26, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have safely recovered two kids who were in a car that was stolen from a gas station, South Fulton police said. In a Facebook posting the police said around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday police responded to a call at a BP Gas Station...

German election tight; Merkel's bloc eyes worst result yet

Sep. 26, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc, which was heading toward its worst-ever result in the country's parliamentary election, projections showed. ...

Raleigh police make arrest in fatal shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in Raleigh say they've arrested a suspect in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man. The Raleigh Police Department issued a news release Sunday saying that Jordan Delacey Andrews, 33, was charged with murder in the...

The Latest: CDC head acknowledges confusion over boosters

Sep. 26, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says she recognizes there’s some confusion now in the United States about who should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster. For starters, the just-approved booster is intended for people originally...