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One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration...

US ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in Texas

Sep. 18, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. plans to speed up its efforts to expel Haitian migrants on flights to their Caribbean homeland, officials said Saturday as agents poured into a Texas border city where thousands of Haitians have gathered after suddenly crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. ...

French minister decries 'duplicity' in U.S. submarine deal

Sep. 18, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France's lucrative contract to make submarines for Australia in favor of a U.S. deal and declared that a crisis is at hand among the Western...

Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

Sep. 18, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan’s capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban. They’ve moved...

Taliban replace ministry for women with 'virtue' authorities

Sep. 18, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice" in the building that once housed the Women's Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. ...

Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico

Sep. 18, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — At the edge of a sandstone outcropping, Teresa Leger Fernández looks out on the Rio Chama. The river tracks a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hillsides, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made...

In edgy Washington, police outnumber Jan. 6 protesters

Sep. 18, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city still on edge after the Jan. 6 insurrection, law enforcement bore down in large numbers on the Capitol on Saturday over concerns that a rally in support of the jailed rioters would turn violent. It didn’t. The crowd was sparse and incidents...

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden's boosters-for-all plan

Sep. 18, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden found himself...

Brian Laundrie's family tells police, FBI he is missing

Sep. 17, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a converted van. North Port police said late Friday that Laundrie's parents told them that they...

US Border Patrol hires civilians to free up agents for field

Sep. 18, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal...

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Maricopa County attorney: Returning to work after treatment

Sep. 18, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel plans to return to work Monday after getting treatment for nearly three weeks for anxiety as well as an eating disorder and alcohol use. Adel said in a statement Friday that she had returned home and would continue...

Officials: 1 dead, 2 injured, a dozen homeless after fire

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man died and a dozen other people were left homeless by a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building over the weekend, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the complex in the Eastwick neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday,...

A second mistrial for Georgia man accused of rape

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A second mistrial has been ordered for a Georgia man charged with raping and sodomizing a woman in her apartment in April 2018. Alex Michael Mosby, 30, of Athens, was on trial in Clarke County Superior Court when the jury deadlocked Thursday at six...

Jailed murder suspect dies of apparent heart attack

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man jailed in a deadly Topeka shooting has died of what officials are describing as an apparent heart attack. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Marshall Stewart IV was 38. He pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m. Thursday after he was taken from the...

The barbecue king: British royals praise Philip's deft touch

Sep. 18, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Prince Philip died nearly six months ago at 99, the tributes poured in from far and wide, praising him for his supportive role at the side of Queen Elizabeth II over her near 70-year reign. Now, it has emerged that Philip had another crucial role...

Third suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-old boy

Sep. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A third suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a 3-year-old North Carolina boy in his home. The Charlotte Observer reports that Kaleb Lawrence, 21, turned himself in Saturday at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office in the killing of...

Man arrested in assault caught on video at NYC subway stop

Sep. 18, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man is facing charges he kicked a woman down an escalator at a Brooklyn subway station in an ugly incident captured on security video. Bradley Hill, 32, was arrested Friday on assault charges, police said. A message...

US Border Patrol hires civilians to free up agents for field

Sep. 18, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal...

Coroner: Man dies 9 days after crash that killed wife

Sep. 18, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SLATINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A man has died nine days after the eastern Pennsylvania crash that earlier claimed the life of his wife, authorities said. The Lehigh County coroner's office said Saturday that 50-year-old Francis Andres of Washington Township died shortly before...

Conn. officer arrested in Vegas crash; fellow officer killed

Sep. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Connecticut police officer faces criminal charges in Las Vegas and an investigation in his own department following an early morning crash that killed a fellow officer, when a Rolls Royce overturned officials said. Officer Robert Ferraro, 34, of the...