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5 women, immense power: Can they keep US from fiscal brink?

Jan. 27, 2023 11:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are now among the most powerful women in Congress. But when they were first elected in the 1990s, they were often overlooked, or even talked down to. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, remembers that men would avoid asking her questions, addressing other men in the...

Memphis anticipates release of video in Tyre Nichols' arrest

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were set to release police video depicting five Memphis officers beating a Black man whose death prompted murder charges against them and provoked outrage at the country’s latest instance of police brutality. Family members of Tyre Nichols pleaded for...

Ukrainian presidency: 10 killed in latest Russian shelling

Jan. 27, 2023 10:14 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A new barrage of Russian shelling killed at least 10 Ukrainian civilians and wounded 20 others in a day, the office of Ukraine's president said Friday as the country worked to recover from an earlier wave of Russian missile strikes and drone attacks. Regional...

Biden picks Zients as his next White House chief of staff

Jan. 27, 2023 10:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Jeff Zients as his next White House chief of staff on Friday, tapping an experienced technocrat who headed his administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as Biden prepares for a reelection bid while facing an onslaught of investigations from...

Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Jan. 27, 2023 10:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they allege, by their offshore oil industry employer as the hurricane bore...

Farm where 4 were killed had separate shooting last summer

Jan. 27, 2023 00:36 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting that left four dead at a California mushroom farm on Monday was at least the second time an employee tried to kill a coworker on the property, records show. Martin Medina, a manager at California Terra Garden, was charged with attempted murder...

Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Jan. 27, 2023 08:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nichole Mason first became concerned when she learned administrators at her children's public school were allowing transgender students to use girls' bathrooms. Her frustrations mounted when she felt her children's next school went too far with how they enforced COVID...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 10:19 AM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp's liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. The...

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

Jan. 27, 2023 11:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current...

Green comet zooming our way, last visited 50,000 years ago

Jan. 27, 2023 09:41 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years. The dirty snowball last visited during Neanderthal times, according to NASA. It will come within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of Earth Wednesday before speeding away again, unlikely to...

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Video shows struggle for hammer during Pelosi attack

Jan. 27, 2023 12:54 PM EST

Video released publicly Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. The body-camera footage shows suspect David DePape wrest the tool from...

Newly released video of attack on Paul Pelosi shows him fighting for control of hammer before he is struck

Jan. 27, 2023 12:50 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Newly released video of attack on Paul Pelosi shows him fighting for control of hammer before he is struck.

Man crushed to death under outdoor urinal in London

Jan. 27, 2023 12:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A pop-up urinal crushed a man to death in London’s theater district Friday, police said. Firefighters used a winch to free the man after he became trapped under a hydraulic urinal at Cambridge Circus, a busy intersection in the city’s West End. The...

Search continues in Virginia and Tennessee for jail escapees

Jan. 27, 2023 12:48 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia and Tennessee are continuing their search Friday for two inmates who escaped from a regional jail. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the two inmates escaped Thursday afternoon from a recreational yard at the Southwest Virginia...

Spain's govt under pressure to do more on gender-based crime

Jan. 27, 2023 12:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A spate of gender-based violence, coupled with the early release of several sex offenders, has increased pressure on Spain's left-wing government, which strongly plays up its feminist credentials, to do more to protect women from abuse. Following an urgent meeting...

Brutality of Russia's Wagner gives it lead in Ukraine war

Jan. 27, 2023 12:42 PM EST

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have thrown a new spotlight on Russia's Wagner Group, a private military company led by a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner has spearheaded the push to jump-start Russia's stalemated offensive in...

Memphis anticipates release of video in Tyre Nichols' arrest

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were set to release police video depicting five Memphis officers beating a Black man whose death prompted murder charges against them and provoked outrage at the country’s latest instance of police brutality. Family members of Tyre Nichols pleaded for...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 27, 2023 12:35 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Solution to economic growth in CT is not a mystery When responding to a question recently about the possibility of raising taxes on high earners, Gov. Ned Lamont’s spokesperson resorted to a familiar refrain:...

In Romania, French, Dutch FMs sign agreement to boost ties

Jan. 27, 2023 12:31 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and the Netherlands visited a NATO battlegroup at a base in Romania Friday and later agreed to bolster their ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Catherine Colonna of France and Wopke Hoekstra of the Netherlands visited the...

Palestinians bury dead as risk of flare-up with Israel ebbs

Jan. 27, 2023 12:27 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians marched in anger Friday as they buried the last of 10 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire a day earlier, even as the likelihood of a major conflagration appeared to ebb following the deadliest Israeli raid in two decades. Scuffles between Israeli...