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Warnock, Walker: Starkly different choices for Black voters

Dec. 05, 2022 00:33 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier for one of the original 13 states with a special election victory in January 2021, almost 245 years after the nation’s founding. Now he hopes to add another distinction by...

What to watch in Tuesday's Georgia Senate runoff election

Dec. 05, 2022 00:38 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The extended Senate campaign in Georgia gives Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker a second chance to persuade voters to send them to Washington. But without party control of Congress at stake and absent other candidates on the ticket, the...

Supreme Court taking up clash of religion and gay rights

Dec. 05, 2022 00:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing the case Monday of a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, a dispute that's the latest clash of religion and gay rights to land at the highest court. The designer and her supporters say...

US intel chief thinking 'optimistically' for Ukraine forces

Dec. 04, 2022 17:59 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia’s war in Ukraine is running at a “reduced tempo” and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months. Avril Haines alluded to past allegations by some that Russian President...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Neymar expected to play for Brazil

Dec. 04, 2022 15:21 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Welcome back, Neymar, at just the right time at the World Cup. Neymar seemed healthy in training before Monday's game against South Korea in the round of 16. The forward missed the final two matches of the group stage after injuring his right ankle in the opening...

Iran morality police status unclear after 'closure' comment

Dec. 04, 2022 15:02 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran's government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands,” state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down. ...

Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over election

Dec. 04, 2022 17:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Trump, who announced last month that he is running again for...

As Musk is learning, content moderation is a messy job

Dec. 04, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Now that he’s back on Twitter, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wants somebody to explain the rules. Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated Thursday, one of many previously banned users to benefit from an amnesty granted by Twitter's new owner Elon Musk. The next...

Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Dec. 05, 2022 00:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Sean Penn called U2 “four scrappy Dublin punks.” Ballet dancers performed for conductor and composer Tania León. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow...

CFP: Georgia vs Ohio St in Peach; Michigan vs TCU in Fiesta

Dec. 04, 2022 17:50 PM EST

For this college football season, the BCS probably would have been fine. Two days after the College Football Playoff announced it is expanding to 12 teams, the field of four to determine this season’s national champion included two schools that did not even win their conferences. ...

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New Zealand launches inquiry into its coronavirus response

Dec. 05, 2022 00:44 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is launching a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it made the right decisions in battling COVID-19 and how it can better prepare for future pandemics. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday the coronavirus had posed the greatest threat...

Supreme Court taking up clash of religion and gay rights

Dec. 05, 2022 00:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing the case Monday of a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, a dispute that's the latest clash of religion and gay rights to land at the highest court. The designer and her supporters say...

California lawmakers to meet, eye big oil's high gas prices

Dec. 05, 2022 00:07 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Furious about oil companies' supersized profits after a summer of record-high gas prices, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will formally start his campaign to punish big producers by asking the Legislature to fine them and give the money back to drivers. ...

Trial to start for Texas cop who shot Black woman in home

Dec. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former police officer is set to go on trial Monday for fatally shooting a Black woman through a rear window of her Texas home while responding to a call about an open front door in a case that has faced years of delays. Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean...

Today in History: December 5, Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Dec. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2022. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at...

No. 22 UTSA, No. 23 Troy meet for first time in Cure Bowl

Dec. 04, 2022 23:39 PM EST

No. 23 Troy (11-2, Sun Belt) vs. No. 22 UTSA (11-2, C-USA), Dec. 16, 3 p.m. EST, ESPN LOCATION: Orlando, Fla. TOP PLAYERS Troy: LB Carlton Martial ranked second with 63 tackles in Sun Belt play and 121 overall, which also stood second. He was a key part...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Dec. 04, 2022 23:28 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. December 3, 2022. Editorial: SAFE-T Act revisions move in the right direction but still leave uncomfortable questions No one could realistically have expected that modifications considered and ultimately approved for the controversial...

Asian shares gain, oil prices up after Russia price cap deal

Dec. 04, 2022 23:15 PM EST

Asian shares were mostly higher and oil prices rose Monday after the European Union and the Group of Seven democracies agreed on a boycott of most Russian oil and a price cap of $60 per barrel on Russian exports. Hong Kong’s benchmark jumped 3.7% and the Shanghai Composite added...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 04, 2022 22:36 PM EST
Eds: The Iowa editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Monday, Dec. 12. The AP

Bonds, Clemens left out of Hall again; McGriff elected

Dec. 04, 2022 22:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moments after Fred McGriff was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost two decades after his final game, he got the question. Asked if Barry Bonds belonged in Cooperstown, a smiling McGriff responded: “Honestly, right now, I'm going to just enjoy this...