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Warnock or Walker? Georgia runoff to settle last Senate seat

Dec. 06, 2022 00:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters on Tuesday are set to decide the final Senate contest in the country, choosing between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker after a four-week runoff blitz that has drawn a flood of outside spending to an increasingly personal...

Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks

Dec. 06, 2022 00:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is still actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women, even as it bumps up against a complex web of strict new state laws enacted in the months after the Supreme Court stripped the constitutional right. ...

Russian airfield hit, day after drone strikes on bases

Dec. 06, 2022 05:40 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A fire that broke out at an airport in Russia’s southern Kursk region that borders Ukraine was the result of a drone attack, the regional governor said Tuesday, a day after Moscow blamed Kyiv for drone strikes on two air bases deep inside Russia and launched a new wave of...

Late Chinese leader Jiang hailed in memorial service

Dec. 06, 2022 01:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders eulogized the late Jiang Zemin on Tuesday as a loyal Marxist-Leninist who oversaw their country’s rapid economic rise while maintaining rigid Communist Party control over society. President and current party leader Xi Jinping praised Jiang in an...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

Dec. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals. The results will be decided on the field, but for Spain and Morocco, the...

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71

Dec. 05, 2022 22:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy winner whose roles on the TV megahit “Cheers” and in the “Look Who's Talking” films made her one of the biggest stars in American comedy in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Monday. She was 71. Alley died of cancer that...

Indonesia's Parliament passes law criminalizing adultery

Dec. 06, 2022 02:29 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Parliament passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code Tuesday that criminalizes extramarital sex for citizens and visiting foreigners alike. After ratification, the new criminal code must be signed by the president,...

Officers to receive Congressional Gold Medals for Jan. 6

Dec. 06, 2022 00:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House and Senate leaders will present law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 with Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday, awarding them Congress's highest honor nearly two years after they fought with former President Donald Trump’s supporters...

Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutiny

Dec. 05, 2022 11:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman and president, Donald Trump faced a litany of lawsuits and criminal investigations yet emerged from the legal scrutiny time and again with his public and political standing largely intact. But he's perhaps never confronted a probe as perilous as...

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

Dec. 05, 2022 22:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965. The producer always...

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Russian airfield hit, day after drone strikes on bases

Dec. 06, 2022 05:40 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A fire that broke out at an airport in Russia’s southern Kursk region that borders Ukraine was the result of a drone attack, the regional governor said Tuesday, a day after Moscow blamed Kyiv for drone strikes on two air bases deep inside Russia and launched a new wave of...

Latvia revokes license of independent Russian TV channel

Dec. 06, 2022 05:36 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia has revoked the license of an independent Russian TV channel exiled in the Baltic country for, among other things, voicing support for the Russian military and including Crimea in its map of Russia, media authorities said on Tuesday. The decision by...

Tanzania's president cancels Independence Day celebrations

Dec. 06, 2022 05:21 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has canceled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday and directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs. The 61st Independence Day event was to cost...

First delivery of S. Korean heavy weapons comes to Poland

Dec. 06, 2022 05:15 AM EST

GDYNIA, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country's defense minister on Tuesday took delivery of a first shipment of tanks and howitzers from South Korea, hailing the swift implementation of a deal signed in the summer in the face of the war in neighboring Ukraine. ...

Bill named for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's wife heads to president

Dec. 06, 2022 05:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bill named in honor of Kentucky U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's late wife and focused on increasing research into a little-understood heart disease is heading to U.S. President Joe Biden's desk. The Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy...

Greece: Police officer appears in court over teen shooting

Dec. 06, 2022 04:59 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A police officer appeared before a court in northern Greece on Tuesday over the shooting of a teenager who allegedly failed to pay a gas station bill, as protesters gathered outside. The 16-year-old, a member of the Roma minority, is in critical...

North Korea fires artillery again over South's drills

Dec. 06, 2022 04:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a barrage of artillery rounds into waters near rival South Korea for the second consecutive day in a tit-for-tat for the South’s live-fire drills in an inland border region. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it...

China blasts US report, reiterates 'no 1st use' nuke policy

Dec. 06, 2022 04:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China strictly adheres to its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons “at any time and under any circumstances," its Defense Ministry said Tuesday in a scathing response to a U.S. report alleging a major buildup in Beijing's nuclear capabilities. The Pentagon...

South Korean lawmakers raise concerns over Chinese voters

Dec. 06, 2022 04:36 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Members of South Korea’s ruling conservative party have proposed a bill that would place tighter restrictions on the voting rights of foreign permanent residents in local elections, which they insist is necessary to protect the country’s democracy from being...

EU ministers mull whether to punish Hungary over rule of law

Dec. 06, 2022 04:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union finance ministers were assessing on Tuesday whether to immediately punish Hungary by withholding billions of euros for failures to implement solid rule-of-law reforms or whether to grant Budapest more time to improve its democratic credentials. On...