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Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...

Gas prices dip just below $4 for the first time in 5 months

Aug. 11, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

Gasoline prices dipped to just under the $4 mark for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials. AAA said the national average for a gallon of regular was $3.99 on Thursday. Prices...

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the following days,...

Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in Europe

Aug. 11, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries. Europe is suffering under a severe...

'Disturbing': Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws

Aug. 11, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible. Within a...

Cause sought for Indiana house explosion that killed 3

Aug. 11, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood that killed three people and left another person hospitalized. The explosion Wednesday afternoon in Evansville damaged 39 homes and crews had not yet...

Life gradually returns a year after fire chars Sierra Nevada

Aug. 11, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — The flames fade away. Firefighters extinguish the last embers. A final curl of smoke uncoils in the wind. A wildfire in the California wilderness has come to an end, and what’s left behind is a blackened landscape of skeletal pines and leafless oaks,...

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

Aug. 11, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy's inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that the producer...

Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's will start reopening some of its restaurants in Ukraine in the coming months, a symbol of the war-torn country's return to some sense of normalcy and a show of support after the American fast-food chain pulled out of Russia. The burger giant closed its...

Madrid starts Spanish league defense aiming for title sweep

Aug. 11, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid starts the Spanish league season overflowing with confidence that it can retain the domestic title despite Barcelona spending big to add top talent to its team. Barcelona hosts Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a day before Madrid visits the newly...

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Man gets 12 years in case that tested broad search warrants

Aug. 11, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison on federal bank robbery charges in a case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to identify people who were near the scene of a crime. The...

Officials: Floods in Yemen kill at least 38 people in 2 days

Aug. 11, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Torrential rains across southwestern Yemen and the country's capital of Sanaa have triggered flashfloods and collapsed homes, killing at least 38 people over the past two days, officials said Thursday. Scores of homes in Sanaa and the provinces of Dhamar and...

Sri Lankan ex-president who fled homeland arrives in Bangkok

Aug. 11, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who last month fled anti-government protests in his country, arrived in Thailand on Thursday night on a flight from Singapore, where he had been staying since mid-July. Thai television stations showed Rajapaksa and a...

Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest and no injuries

Aug. 11, 2022 11:41 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest and no injuries.

Roller coaster crash at German amusement park injures 34

Aug. 11, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two roller coaster trains crashed into each other Thursday at an amusement park in southern Germany, injuring at least 34 people, two of them severely, German media reported. One roller coaster train braked heavily and another train collided with it at the Legoland...

Wall Street rises after another sign of cooling inflation

Aug. 11, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rising again Thursday after another encouraging dose of data showed inflation cooled last month. The S&P 500 was 0.5% higher following a report showing inflation at the wholesale level slowed more than economists expected. It bolstered hopes...

Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest

Aug. 11, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A hostage standoff in which a gunman demanded a Beirut bank let him withdraw his trapped savings has ended with the man’s surrender and no injuries. Authorities say 42-year-old Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein entered the bank branch Thursday with a shotgun and a canister...

EU says US electric vehicle tax credit could break WTO rules

Aug. 11, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern Thursday that a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles would discriminate against European producers and break World Trade Organization rules. Under the Inflation Reduction Act nearing...

Novel inspired by Shirley Jackson classic expected in 2023

Aug. 11, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of the late Shirley Jackson has authorized a novel inspired by her classic “The Haunting of Hill House.” Elizabeth Hand's "A Haunting on the Hill” is scheduled to come out in fall 2023. It’s the first time Jackson’s estate has approved an...

Newhouse’s primary success rare among GOP impeachment voters

Aug. 11, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 4th Congressional District in Washington state is a land of snow-capped volcanic peaks and lush irrigated orchards that produce most of the nation's apples. It's also home to one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and then won his...