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Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' risk highest since '62 crisis

Oct. 06, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of...

Thailand mourns children, others slain by ex-police officer

Oct. 07, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — Friends hugged sobbing family members struggling with staggering loss Friday in a rural northeastern Thailand community mourning the children and other victims slain by a fired police officer in the nation's deadliest shooting rampage. At least 24 of...

A bump and a miss: Saudi oil cut slaps down Biden's outreach

Oct. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday effectively acknowledged the failure of one of his biggest and most humiliating foreign policy gambles: a fist-bump with the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, the crown prince associated with human rights abuses. Biden’s awkward...

US carrier, S Korea warships start new drills amid tensions

Oct. 06, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan launched a new round of naval drills with South Korean warships on Friday, a day after North Korea fired more ballistic missiles and flew warplanes in an escalation of tensions with its rivals. The...

Judge delays Twitter trial, gives Musk time to seal buyout

Oct. 06, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

A judge has delayed a looming trial between Twitter and Elon Musk, giving the Tesla CEO more time to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company after months spent fighting to get out of it. Musk had asked to halt the upcoming Delaware court trial, where the Tesla billionaire was...

Ian evacuees return to mud, rubble as death toll hits 101

Oct. 06, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Rotting fish and garbage lie scattered in Sanibel Island's streets. On the mainland, debris from washed-away homes is heaped in a canal like matchsticks. Huge shrimp boats sit perched amid the remains of a mobile home park. “Think of a snow globe....

10 days later, Cubans still recovering from Hurricane Ian

Oct. 07, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

LA COLOMA, Cuba (AP) — Soldiers fix roofs and raise power poles under a blazing sun, while teachers salvage wet school books and residents cook over wood fires in La Coloma, a fishing and industrial town on Cuba’s coast that took the brunt of Hurricane Ian. Ten days after the...

Riot plea: Proud Boys member admits to seditious conspiracy

Oct. 06, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting with other members of the far-right Proud Boys to violently stop the transfer of presidential power after the 2020 election, making him the first member of the extremist group to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy...

Sheriff: Killing of kidnapped California family 'pure evil'

Oct. 07, 2022 00:59 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The suspect in the kidnapping and killings of an 8-month-old baby, her parents and an uncle had worked for the family’s trucking business and had a longstanding feud with them that culminated in an act of “pure evil,” a sheriff said Thursday. The bodies...

Colts grind out 12-9 win over Broncos in injury-filled game

Oct. 07, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Matt Ryan kept the faith through all the sacks, interceptions, fumbles and three-and-outs that made for a streaming snooze-fest Thursday night. “It was just kind of a slog of a game,” the Indianapolis quarterback said after Stephon Gilmore batted away Russell...

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Thailand mourns children, others slain by ex-police officer

Oct. 07, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — Friends hugged sobbing family members struggling with staggering loss Friday in a rural northeastern Thailand community mourning the children and other victims slain by a fired police officer in the nation's deadliest shooting rampage. At least 24 of...

Macron at Europe's center stage with new summit initiative

Oct. 07, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Smile flashing, giving a thumbs-up, Emmanuel Macron appears at Europe’s center stage again — literally. The photo of over 40 European leaders surrounding the French president Thursday ensured a symbolic image of unity of the continent faced with Russia’s...

GOP steps up crime message in midterm's final stretch

Oct. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The graphic surveillance video shows a man on a sidewalk suddenly punching someone in the head, knocking them to the ground. With muted screams and gunshots in the background, the video stitches together other surveillance clips of shootings and punching on streets...

Hurricane Ian floods leave mess, insurance questions behind

Oct. 07, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Christine Barrett was inside her family’s North Port home during Hurricane Ian when one of her children started yelling that water was coming up from the shower. Then it started coming in from outside the house. Eventually the family was forced to climb...

EXPLAINER: Jurors weigh cost of Alex Jones' Sandy Hook lies

Oct. 07, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — For a decade, the parents and siblings of people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have been tormented and harassed by people who believe the mass shooting was a hoax. How do you put a price tag on their suffering? That's...

Sheriff: Killing of kidnapped California family 'pure evil'

Oct. 07, 2022 00:59 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The suspect in the kidnapping and killings of an 8-month-old baby, her parents and an uncle had worked for the family’s trucking business and had a longstanding feud with them that culminated in an act of “pure evil,” a sheriff said Thursday. The bodies...

1 dead as police, fans clash outside Argentine soccer match

Oct. 07, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least one person died while police clashed with soccer fans trying to push into an Argentine league match Thursday night, and the referee stopped the game as clouds of tear gas spread inside the stadium. Authorities and witnesses said fans of the...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Oct. 07, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and the Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Oct. 07, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City. Follow AP visual...

10 days later, Cubans still recovering from Hurricane Ian

Oct. 07, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

LA COLOMA, Cuba (AP) — Soldiers fix roofs and raise power poles under a blazing sun, while teachers salvage wet school books and residents cook over wood fires in La Coloma, a fishing and industrial town on Cuba’s coast that took the brunt of Hurricane Ian. Ten days after the...