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Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

Jul. 06, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation's staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news. Take this weekend in Chicago. On Monday, a...

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home...

Some Russians won't halt war protests, despite arrest fears

Jul. 06, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, Anastasia has started her day by composing an anti-war message and posting it on the wall at the entrance of her apartment block in the industrial city of Perm in the Ural Mountains. “Do not believe the propaganda you see on the TV, read...

G-20 meeting may lead to wider divisions over war in Ukraine

Jul. 06, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign ministers from the world’s largest nations are looking to address the war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week. Yet instead of providing unity, the talks may well exacerbate existing divides over the Ukraine...

UK's Johnson vows to stay in office after top ministers quit

Jul. 06, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was battling to stay in power on Wednesday after his government was rocked by the resignation of two top ministers, who said they could no longer serve under his scandal-tarred leadership. His first challenge is getting...

Appeals arguments set on immigrants brought to US as kids

Jul. 06, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Immigrant advocates head to a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Wednesday in hopes of saving an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children. A federal judge in Texas last year declared the...

Sri Lanka's crisis rings alarm for other troubled economies

Jul. 06, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Sri Lanka is desperate for help with weathering its worst crisis in recent memory. Its schools are closed for lack of fuel to get kids and teachers to classrooms. Its effort to arrange a bailout from the International Monetary Fund has been hindered by the severity of its financial...

EXPLAINER: Factors behind Sydney's recent flood emergencies

Jul. 06, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Parts of Australia’s largest city have been inundated by four major floods since March last year, leaving weary residents questioning how many times they can rebuild. The latest disaster follows Sydney’s wettest-ever start to a year with dams...

OPEC secretary-general dies, just weeks shy of departure

Jul. 06, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has died, Nigerian authorities and the oil cartel announced Wednesday. Only hours before his death, he'd met with Nigeria's president and spoken in defense of the energy industry amid increasing...

Wisconsin court to rule on immunity in sex trafficking case

Jul. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Supreme Court is set to decide Wednesday whether a sex trafficking victim accused of homicide can argue at trial that she was justified in killing the man who trafficked her, a ruling that could help define the extent of immunity for trafficking victims...

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Shanghai, Beijing order new round of mass COVID-19 testing

Jul. 06, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo further rounds of COVID-19 testing following the discovery of new cases in the two cities, while tight restrictions remain in place in Hong Kong, Macao and other Chinese cities. Shanghai has only...

Judges keeping Capitol riot trials in DC amid bias claims

Jul. 06, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, D.C., residents who reported for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob's assault on the U.S. Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of a trial for a Michigan man charged in the riot, one prospective juror said a police officer...

7 killed in Ukraine as Russia pounds rebel-claimed province

Jul. 06, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling killed at least seven people in Ukraine over the past 24 hours and wounded 25 more, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday. The country's presidential office said Russian forces targeted cities and villages in southeast Ukraine, with most...

OPEC secretary-general dies, just weeks shy of departure

Jul. 06, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has died, Nigerian authorities and the oil cartel announced Wednesday. Only hours before his death, he'd met with Nigeria's president and spoken in defense of the energy industry amid increasing...

EXPLAINER: Factors behind Sydney's recent flood emergencies

Jul. 06, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Parts of Australia’s largest city have been inundated by four major floods since March last year, leaving weary residents questioning how many times they can rebuild. The latest disaster follows Sydney’s wettest-ever start to a year with dams...

Saudi Arabia expecting 1 million in largest hajj since virus

Jul. 06, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam’s five pillars. Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow some 850,000...

Timeline of crises that have rocked UK's Boris Johnson

Jul. 06, 2022 05:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been dealt a major blow with the resignation of two of his most senior Cabinet ministers, who said they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership. The departures of Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid...

North Macedonia: 47 police officers injured in protests

Jul. 06, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia said 47 officers were injured, two of them seriously, after a group of mostly young people threw stones, metal bars, eggs and Molotov cocktails at the parliament building in the capital late Tuesday. Thousands of people have...

Girl dies while tubing during holiday weekend in Tennessee

Jul. 06, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died while tubing on a Tennessee waterway during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said. The girl was on a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat on the Tennessee River in Decatur County on Saturday evening when the boat's...

South Africa holds funeral for 21 teens who died in tavern

Jul. 06, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — More than a thousand grieving family and community members are attending the funeral in South Africa's East London for 21 teenagers who died in a mysterious tragedy at a nightclub nearly two weeks ago. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to...