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Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

May. 26, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the...

States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

May. 26, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...

As Ukraine war grinds, world pushes for way to get grain out

May. 26, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed Thursday for the West to lift sanctions imposed because of its war in Ukraine, claiming without proof that the punitive measures are preventing millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products from leaving Ukrainian ports, exacerbating a global food...

China's foreign minister starts Pacific tour in the Solomons

May. 26, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and a 20-strong delegation arrived in the Solomon Islands Thursday at the start of an eight-nation tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing’s military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region. ...

'Horrifying' conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

May. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — By now it's as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow. It happened after Sandy Hook, after Parkland, after the Orlando nightclub...

Abrams-Kemp slugfest promises to be pricey, long and ugly

May. 26, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters didn't get much of a break from election talk on the day after the Tuesday primary in which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp demolished GOP challenger David Perdue and Democrat Stacey Abrams finally clinched a nomination waiting for her after no other members of her party...

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

May. 26, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat...

Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

May. 26, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — For nearly three centuries, Muslims and Hindus in India’s northern Varanasi city have prayed to their gods in a mosque and a temple that are separated by one wall. Many see it as an example of religious coexistence in a country where bouts of deadly communal violence are...

In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

May. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he'll be able to walk in through the front door. The dentist from the northern city of...

Goodbye NYC; Estimates show big city losses, Sunbelt gains

May. 26, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer of 2020, she...

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Expedia's Kern, AMD's Su among highest paid CEOs

May. 26, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

Here are the highest paid male and female CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2021, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP’s compensation study covered 340 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive...

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

May. 26, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the...

North Carolina woman sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud

May. 26, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for conspiring with others to defraud North Carolina's Medicaid system by turning in more than $4 million in fake claims for behavioral health services. Sharita Mathis Richardson of...

How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

May. 26, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm. Equilar examined regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 340 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the S&P 500 index that filed proxy statements with...

Spain vows legal reforms in wake of spying allegations

May. 26, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government will tighten judicial control over the country’s intelligence agency, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Thursday, weeks after the agency admitted it had spied on several pro-independence supporters in the region of Catalonia with judicial authorization ...

CEO pay up 17% as profits, stocks soar; workers fall behind

May. 26, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when regular workers win their biggest raises in decades, they look minuscule compared with what CEOs are getting. The typical compensation package for chief executives who run S&P 500 companies soared 17.1% last year, to a median $14.5 million, according...

As CEO pay grows even bigger, so does its complexity

May. 26, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CEO pay is a tricky thing to explain. Within the eight- and even nine-figure sums trumpeted for CEOs each year, just a small portion is actual cash. Last year, only a little more than a quarter of compensation for the typical CEO at an S&P 500 company came from...

Female CEO’s pay rose 26% in 2021, but ranks remain small

May. 26, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pay packages for the women who run S&P 500 companies jumped in 2021 as the economy recovered and stock prices and profits soared. Median pay for the women occupying the corner office rose to nearly $16 million, according to the annual survey done by Equilar for...

UK govt touts financial aid as it aims to banish 'partygate'

May. 26, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government unveiled a multibillion-pound package Thursday to ease a severe cost-of-living squeeze, announcing the plan a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to “move on” from a months-long scandal over parties in government buildings during COVID-19...

Live updates | Ukraine reports people killed in east, north

May. 26, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian governor of the eastern Luhansk region says Russian bombardments killed three people in and around the city of Lysychansk, which is a key focus of fighting. Serhiy Haidai said Thursday that one person was killed in Lysychansk and two in the nearby...