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Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK

Aug. 07, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure with less ambition than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but that touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical...

Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander

Aug. 07, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said Sunday it killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in a crowded Gaza refugee camp, the second such targeted attack since launching its high-stakes military offensive against the militant group just before the weekend. The Iran-backed militant...

Alex Jones’ $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

Aug. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax — a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But...

Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine

Aug. 07, 2022 07:10 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country's Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the ports to stave off a Ukrainian...

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Aug. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store. Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery...

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

Aug. 06, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — While Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was consoling families displaced by historic flooding in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Republicans at the state’s premier political event on the other side of the state were campaigning to oust him from office in 2023. ...

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

Aug. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday. ...

Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

Aug. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden’s most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it. A...

Ex-rebel sworn in as Colombia’s president in historic shift

Aug. 07, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former...

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash

Aug. 06, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a spokeswoman said. “Anne is currently in stable condition. Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her...

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Girl, 14, shot and killed on porch in Baltimore

Aug. 07, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed as multiple kids gathered on a porch in Baltimore. WJZ-TV reports that officers began receiving reports of a shooting at about 8 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived, they found the girl unresponsive. Baltimore...

Firefighters battle blaze at oil storage site for 2nd day

Aug. 07, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban firefighters were joined by special teams sent by Mexico and Venezuela on Sunday as they battled for a second day to control a fire blazing at a big oil tank farm in the western province of Matanzas. The blaze began Friday night when lightning struck a storage...

Police: Suspect in slayings of 4 in Ohio arrested in Kansas

Aug. 07, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A suspect wanted in Ohio in the shooting deaths of four people, including a teenage girl, has been arrested in Kansas, authorities said. Police in Montgomery County’s Butler Township said late Saturday night that 39-year-old Stephen Marlow was taken into...

Trial set for Española man accused of killing stepdaughter

Aug. 07, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A March 13 trial date has been set for a Española man accused of killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter in 2019. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 28-year-old Malcolm Torres recently rejected a plea agreement offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

Tiny African kingdom has skiing as Europe sweats summer heat

Aug. 07, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BUTHA-BUTHE, Lesotho (AP) — While millions across Europe sweat through a summer of record-breaking heat, they're skiing in Africa. Don't worry. This isn't another sign of climate change but rather the fascinating anomaly of Lesotho, a tiny mountain kingdom completely surrounded by...

More human remains discovered at Lake Mead east of Las Vegas

Aug. 07, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More human remains have been found at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as the lake’s shoreline retreats at the shrinking reservoir between Nevada...

Ex-rebel sworn in as Colombia’s president in historic shift

Aug. 07, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country haunted by a long war between the government and guerrilla groups. Sen. Gustavo Petro, a former...

US Secretary of State Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

Aug. 07, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his three-nation tour of Africa with his arrival in South Africa on Sunday. Blinken’s visit to Africa is seen as part of a competition between Russia and Western powers for support from African countries over the...

9 wounded in shooting outside Cincinnati bar, police say

Aug. 07, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — At least nine people were wounded — none critically — in a shooting outside a Cincinnati bar early Sunday, police said. The shooting took place shortly after 1:30 a.m. outside Mr. Pitiful’s bar in the Ohio city’s Over-the-Rhine district, a popular...

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Aug. 07, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London museum agreed Sunday to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria as cultural institutions throughout Britain come under pressure to repatriate artifacts acquired during the colonial era. The Horniman Museum...