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Biden says climate law has 'glitches' after Macron criticism

Dec. 01, 2022 14:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday acknowledged “glitches” in America's clean energy law that have raised concerns in Europe, but said “there’s tweaks we can make” to satisfy allies. Biden, who is honoring French President Emmanuel Macron with the first...

Chinese users play cat-and-mouse with censors amid protests

Dec. 01, 2022 08:32 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Videos of hundreds protesting in Shanghai started to appear on WeChat on Saturday night. Showing chants about removing COVID-19 restrictions and demanding freedom, they would stay up only a few minutes before being censored. Elliot Wang, a 26-year-old in Beijing,...

Obama heads to Ga. as Warnock seeks big early vote advantage

Dec. 01, 2022 05:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, with Warnock looking to juice an apparent Democratic head start in early voting with a visit Thursday from...

'Do something:' Ukraine works to heal soldiers' mental scars

Dec. 01, 2022 02:36 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sleep plunges the soldier back into the horrors of Ukraine’s battlefields. He can hear bombs falling again and picture explosions. He imagines himself frantically running, trying to save himself and others. The nightmares are so vivid and frightening that he pleads with his...

AP's top 2022 photos capture a planet bursting at the seams

Dec. 01, 2022 00:35 AM EST

Taken together, they can convey the feeling of a world convulsing — 150 Associated Press images from across 2022, showing the fragments that make up our lives and freezing in time the moments that somehow, these days, seem to pass faster than ever. Here: a man recovering items from...

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

Dec. 01, 2022 13:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday...

Trump Org. defense lawyer scolded for using struck testimony

Dec. 01, 2022 12:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Closing arguments at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial got off to a rocky start Thursday as a lawyer for the company was caught showing jurors portions of witness testimony that had previously been stricken from the official court record. ...

College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams in 2024 season

Dec. 01, 2022 13:30 PM EST

The College Football Playoff announced Thursday it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024, completing an 18-month process that was fraught with delays and disagreements. The announcement came a day after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025...

Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy

Dec. 01, 2022 11:36 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried all of them to stanch the flow of lava from Hawaii's volcanoes as it lumbered toward roads, homes and infrastructure. Now Mauna Loa — the world's largest active volcano — is erupting again, and lava is...

Stéphanie Frappart makes history as 1st female World Cup ref

Dec. 01, 2022 14:22 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants — Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen...

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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. November 29, 2022. Editorial: Not too late for flu shot It is not too late to get a flu shot. The stress on the health care system by a very active flu season, persistent COVID-19 and an increase in RSV patients is palpable but the...

Michigan city pays driver $1,000 to settle tire marking case

Dec. 01, 2022 15:20 PM EST

A Michigan city agreed to pay $1,000 to a driver to settle a lawsuit about marking tires to catch parking violators. The deal in Bay City followed a declaration in August that a similar practice in Saginaw was illegal. U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington said chalking tires without...

Antonio Brown faces arrest warrant for domestic incident

Dec. 01, 2022 15:16 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is wanted on a battery charge stemming from a domestic incident, Tampa police said Thursday. Investigators said Brown, 34, and a woman were involved in a verbal altercation Monday afternoon at a home in Tampa. Brown threw a...

Chicago Fed names ex-Obama adviser Goolsbee as next leader

Dec. 01, 2022 15:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Austan Goolsbee, who was a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has been chosen as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the regional Fed bank announced Thursday. Goolsbee, 53, an economics professor at the University of Chicago...

Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

Dec. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities. Department of Justice officials said a superseding indictment...

Prosecutors move to dismiss Wisconsin abortion ban challenge

Dec. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of prosecutors is asking a judge to toss out Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s 173-year-old ban on abortions, arguing that it lacks legal merit and that there is no weight to assertions that it is unenforceable because of its...

82-year-old woman arrested for not paying $77 trash bill

Dec. 01, 2022 15:10 PM EST

VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — An 82-year-old Alabama woman was arrested for not paying a $77.80 trash bill. Court records show the Valley woman was arrested Sunday for not paying the garbage service bill that covered the months of June, July and August. She was charged with a misdemeanor...

Bulgarians protest reinstatement of paper election ballots

Dec. 01, 2022 15:10 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of people attended a street protest in Bulgaria's capital Thursday to oppose a revision of the Election Code that reinstates paper ballots, which the previous reformist government had replaced with voting machines. The We Continue the Change party...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

US stocks waver in uneven trading to open December

Dec. 01, 2022 15:07 PM EST

Stock indexes on Wall Street are mixed in uneven trading Thursday and bond yields are broadly lower after the government reported that a measure of inflation that’s closely watched by the Federal Reserve eased in October. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% as of 3 p.m. Eastern. Gains in...