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Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but they were searching for a consensus on how to forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirus

Jun. 12, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Republican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party’s more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the White House and control of Capitol Hill in 2020. ...

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize....

In scary scene at Euro 2020, Eriksen collapses on the field

Jun. 12, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — As Christian Eriksen lay unconscious on the field, his pulse slipping away, Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen quickly realized there wasn’t a second to lose. “He was breathing, and I could feel his pulse. But suddenly that changed,” Boesen said...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

1998 Oregon school shooter: 'tremendous shame and guilt'

Jun. 12, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interview, telling HuffPost he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.” ...

Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India's middle class

Jun. 12, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ram Babu moved from his village to the Indian capital New Delhi in 1980, to clean cars. Soon, he learned to drive and got a job as a tour bus driver. Decades later, he set up his own company, Madhubani Tours and Travels. In March 2020, a stringent...

AP wins 2 Pulitzers for photos of pandemic pain, US unrest

Jun. 11, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic. AP’s chief photographer in...

Star dog handler hurt in wreck en route to Westminster show

Jun. 12, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The road to this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show passed through a pandemic and a major change of date and venue. For one of the nation's best known dog handlers, the road also proved dangerous. Bill McFadden, who has guided two...

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

Jun. 12, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he started jumping into the lake at Montrose Harbor on the city's North Side last...

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Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but they were searching for a consensus on how to forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

EXPLAINER: Who are Americans on trial in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday on charges they helped Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, skip bail and flee to Lebanon in December 2019. HOW DID THE TAYLORS END UP IN JAPAN? The...

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize....

Judge upholds dismissal of case against resort developer

Jun. 12, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge has upheld court decisions that the state of Montana lacked legal standing to file an involuntary bankruptcy petition nearly a decade ago against Yellowstone Club co-founder Tim Blixseth. Judge Mike N. Nakagawa of Nevada on...

1998 Oregon school shooter: 'tremendous shame and guilt'

Jun. 12, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interview, telling HuffPost he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.” ...

Police: Bodies of two fisherman pulled from Housatonic River

Jun. 12, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bodies of two fishermen reported missing on the Housatonic River have been recovered, police said. Police said 23-year-old Johnny Sanchez and 35-year-old Wilson Pacheco were fishing on Bleachery Dam on Wednesday night when one of the men...

Hadley has 4-shot lead at delayed Palmetto Championship

Jun. 12, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory in seven years, opening a four-stroke lead over Harris English and six over Dustin Johnson on Sunday in the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley, English, Johnson...

Evidence in Mexico serial killer's house suggests 17 victims

Jun. 12, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators digging under the house of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City said Saturday they have found 3,787 bone fragments so far, apparently belonging to 17 different victims. Prosecutors in the State of Mexico, which...

Peru's Fujimori: Bid to send her back to prison 'absurd'

Jun. 12, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on Saturday said she trusts she will not be sent back to prison after a judge reviews her freedom in a money laundering case and insisted that fraud was committed by her rival in a recent election she narrowly trails. ...

Rays hand Orioles record-setting 14th road loss in row, 5-4

Jun. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Wendle hit an RBI double during a three-run first inning and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays handed the Baltimore Orioles their record-setting 14th consecutive road loss, 5-4 on Saturday. It is the longest skid since team moved from...