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China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests

Nov. 29, 2022 11:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades. ...

Senate to vote on landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

Nov. 29, 2022 14:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, moving Congress closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. The expected passage of the legislation with...

Torture allegations mount in aftermath of Kherson occupation

Nov. 29, 2022 02:33 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — When a dozen Russian soldiers stormed into Dmytro Bilyi's home in August, the 24-year-old police officer said they gave him a chilling choice: Hand in his pistol or his mother and brother would disappear. Bilyi turned his gun over to the soldiers, who...

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

Nov. 29, 2022 04:23 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the U.S. and...

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

Nov. 29, 2022 15:00 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Walmart employee who survived last week's mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange...

Mayor says NYC will treat mentally ill, even if they refuse

Nov. 29, 2022 14:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bidding to address a mental health crisis on New York City streets and subways, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday that authorities would more aggressively intervene to get people into treatment, describing “a moral obligation” to act, even if it means involuntarily...

Supreme Court wrestles with Biden's deportation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 13:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a partisan-tinged dispute over a Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. It was not clear after arguments that stretched...

US bat species devastated by fungus now listed as endangered

Nov. 29, 2022 12:51 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration declared the northern long-eared bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease. “White-nose syndrome is decimating cave-dwelling...

Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

Nov. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification...

Netherlands beats host Qatar 2-0 to advance at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 13:14 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — The Netherlands still has a long way to go to match the “total football” teams of the 1970s, or even the more offensive “Oranje” squads that reached the World Cup final in 2010 and finished third in 2014. Still, a 2-0 win over Qatar on Tuesday ensured...

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NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aid

Nov. 29, 2022 15:17 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO doubled down Tuesday on its commitment to one day include Ukraine, a pledge that some officials and analysts believe helped prompt Russia's invasion this year. The world’s largest security alliance also pledged to send more aid to Ukrainian forces locked in battle...

Records: Bullet found near 2 teens' bodies came from suspect

Nov. 29, 2022 15:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An unspent bullet found between the bodies of two teenage girls slain in 2017 “had been cycled through” a pistol owned by the suspect in their deaths, according to court documents an Indiana judge ordered to be released Tuesday. Court records were sealed...

ND high court asked to lift injunction against abortion ban

Nov. 29, 2022 15:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for North Dakota asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down an injunction blocking the state’s abortion ban, saying a lower court judge was wrong to grant it. Matthew Sagsveen, an attorney for the state, told justices that Burleigh...

Iran releases soccer players ahead of match against US

Nov. 29, 2022 15:06 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian authorities said Tuesday that two former members of the national soccer team arrested this month in connection with nationwide protests have been released on bail. The announcement came hours before Iran was set to play the U.S. at the...

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

Nov. 29, 2022 15:00 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Walmart employee who survived last week's mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange...

US, Iran fans mingle in Qatar ahead of World Cup clash

Nov. 29, 2022 15:00 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Smiling U.S. and Iranian fans mingled and posed for photos outside a stadium in Doha ahead of a politically charged World Cup match on Tuesday. The atmosphere was generally festive though the political divisions among Iran fans were apparent outside Al Thumama...

New Mexico state officials weigh certification of election

Nov. 29, 2022 14:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State regulators were scheduled to vote Tuesday on certification of results from the midterm election in New Mexico. The meeting of a three-member state Canvass Board is the culmination a once-routine process that in some locations has become a focal point for...

San Francisco may allow police to deploy robots that kill

Nov. 29, 2022 14:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco could get the ability to deploy potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations if supervisors of the politically Democratic city grant permission Tuesday in a highly watched board vote. Police oversight groups are...

5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man during an operation Tuesday evening in the occupied West Bank, raising to five the number of Palestinians killed in less than 24 hours of fighting. A female Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a car ramming. It...

Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of...