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A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights

Jun. 26, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it. Her...

Biden: G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war

Jun. 26, 2022 04:37 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies will ban imports of gold from Russia, the latest in a series of sanctions that the club of democracies hopes will further isolate Russia economically over its invasion of...

EXPLAINER: Why Germany is pushing for a 'climate club'

Jun. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a cascade of crises over food, energy and international security, the main focus of the meeting was meant...

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Jun. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials...

Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Jun. 26, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east. Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw...

Carpe diem: In Ukraine, war turning love into marriages

Jun. 26, 2022 03:54 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When the couple awoke to the rumble of war on Feb. 24, they'd been dating for just over a year. Russia was invading and Ihor Zakvatskyi knew there was no more time to lose. He fished out the engagement ring he'd bought but, until then, not yet been ready to...

In Lebanon, how to say 'I do' sparks fierce debate

Jun. 26, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dona-Maria Nammour was looking for a love story. The night she met Mazen Jaber for the first time, they ended up dancing for hours. But their tale is about more than a meet-cute to happily-ever-after romance. It is also about frictions in their native Lebanon over...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 03:10 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...

Survivors recount Mali's deadliest attack since coup

Jun. 26, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Moussa Tolofidie didn’t think twice when nearly 100 jihadis on motorbikes gathered in his village in central Mali last week. A peace agreement signed last year between some armed groups and the community in the Bankass area had largely held, even if the...

BET Awards return Sunday with Doja Cat as leading nominee

Jun. 26, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The BET Awards return Sunday with a live show that could see Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox snag some trophies. Doja Cat enters the show as the leading nominee with six. The chart-topping performer is up for best female R&B-pop artist, best female hip-hop...

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Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Jun. 26, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn't...

Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Jun. 26, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east. Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw...

Biden: G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war

Jun. 26, 2022 04:37 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies will ban imports of gold from Russia, the latest in a series of sanctions that the club of democracies hopes will further isolate Russia economically over its invasion of...

Live updates | G-7 leaders plan ban on Russian gold imports

Jun. 26, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in Germany's Bavarian Alps: U.S. President Joe Biden says that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies intend to announce a...

Carpe diem: In Ukraine, war turning love into marriages

Jun. 26, 2022 03:54 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When the couple awoke to the rumble of war on Feb. 24, they'd been dating for just over a year. Russia was invading and Ihor Zakvatskyi knew there was no more time to lose. He fished out the engagement ring he'd bought but, until then, not yet been ready to...

Biden: Group of Seven nations to announce ban on Russian gold imports in latest round of sanctions over Ukraine war

Jun. 26, 2022 03:34 AM EDT
ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Biden: Group of Seven nations to announce ban on Russian gold imports in latest round of sanctions over Ukraine war.

The Gerber baby wanted to be remembered as a great teacher

Jun. 26, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the late 1960s, the rumor spread throughout the school — the beloved English teacher and yearbook advisor was once the baby whose image still covered glass jars of baby food. Ann Turner Cook was the Gerber baby. Turner Cook’s role as the...

Survivors recount Mali's deadliest attack since coup

Jun. 26, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Moussa Tolofidie didn’t think twice when nearly 100 jihadis on motorbikes gathered in his village in central Mali last week. A peace agreement signed last year between some armed groups and the community in the Bankass area had largely held, even if the...

Man starts cigar brand to honor Surfside victim grandparents

Jun. 26, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fusco was 16 years old when he got his first cigar — a gift from his grandfather, plucked out of a special tobacco drawer in his grandparents’ Surfside condominium. Fusco, now 23, says that started a tradition of smoking cigars with his grandfather while...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 03:10 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...