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G-7 joins EU on $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

Dec. 02, 2022 18:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of Seven nations and Australia joined the European Union on Friday in adopting a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his...

Dems move to make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st voting state

Dec. 02, 2022 16:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate. ...

Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

Dec. 02, 2022 13:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon’s answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

Dec. 02, 2022 18:19 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 33-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge in the shooting of rapper Takeoff, who police on Friday said was an “innocent bystander” when he was struck by gunfire outside a Houston bowling alley. Patrick Xavier Clark was taken into custody peacefully...

Brazil wins group despite 1-0 loss to Cameroon at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 17:38 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Vincent Aboubakar’s powerful header was historic for Cameroon and Africa at the World Cup. The stoppage-time goal didn't help Cameroon reach the round of 16 despite the team's 1-0 win over Brazil's reserves on Friday. But it handed the five-time champions...

Jury begins deliberations in Harvey Weinstein rape trial

Dec. 02, 2022 18:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Friday in the Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein, after a final push from the prosecution. “You have irrefutable, overwhelming evidence of the nature of this man, and what he did to these women," Deputy...

Macron hits New Orleans' French Quarter to boost US ties

Dec. 02, 2022 19:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and also discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders...

Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy

Dec. 02, 2022 16:44 PM EST

Infowars host Alex Jones filed for personal bankruptcy protection Friday in Texas, citing debts that include nearly $1.5 billion he has been ordered to pay to families who sued him over his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre. Jones filed for Chapter 11...

Prosecutor: Evidence shows Trump 'explicitly' OK'd tax fraud

Dec. 02, 2022 15:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, it wasn't a last-minute smoking gun but a prosecutor insisting that evidence shows Donald Trump was aware of a scheme that his Trump Organization’s executives hatched to avoid paying personal income taxes on millions of dollars worth of company-paid perks. ...

Amazon loses 10% of its vegetation in nearly four decades

Dec. 02, 2022 16:03 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazon region has lost 10% of its native vegetation, mostly tropical rainforest, in almost four decades, an area roughly the size of Texas, a new report says. From 1985 to 2021, the deforested area surged from 490,000 square kilometers (190,000 square...

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Man to receive almost $18 million for wrongful NY conviction

Dec. 02, 2022 20:01 PM EST

A man who was freed in 2015 after spending a quarter-century in prison for an infamous tourist killing will receive nearly $18 million in legal settlements from the city and state of New York, his attorneys confirmed Friday. Lawyers for Johnny Hincapie said it marks one of the...

Mom gets 25-year prison term; daughter died from fentanyl

Dec. 02, 2022 19:53 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A young Indiana woman was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter who ingested fentanyl. Makaylee Opperman, 21, of Evansville made a deal with prosecutors in October and pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent...

Correction: Abortion-Wisconsin story

Dec. 02, 2022 19:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story published December 1, 2022, about prosecutors filing responses in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s abortion ban, The Associated Press erroneously reported that district attorneys Ismael Ozanne and John Chisholm filed motions to dismiss the case. Ozanne and...

Police: Suspect fatally shot after long chase, carjackings

Dec. 02, 2022 19:40 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — An armed person led officers on a lengthy chase Friday that involved multiple carjackings and gunfire — and ended when the suspect was fatally shot, Delaware State Police said. Troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person with a gun near Newport on...

Macron hits New Orleans' French Quarter to boost US ties

Dec. 02, 2022 19:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and also discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders...

Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

Dec. 02, 2022 19:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general can keep investigating an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, a judge ruled Friday. An attempt to block a probe by Attorney General Todd...

Prince William, like his father, prioritizes the environment

Dec. 02, 2022 19:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving the world’s environmental problems through...

Nevada approves $105M in tax incentives for battery plant

Dec. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A massive lithium battery recycling plant has been awarded more than $105 million in tax incentives for expanding operations in northern Nevada. The state Office of Economic Development approved incentives for Carson City-based Redwood Materials this week. It...

Mamie King-Chalmers, woman in civil rights photo, dies at 81

Dec. 02, 2022 18:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Mamie King-Chalmers, who as a young Black woman appeared in an iconic photo about civil rights struggles in Alabama, has died at the age of 81. She died Tuesday in Detroit, her home since the 1970s, daughter Lasuria Allman said. A cause wasn't disclosed. ...

Mississippi college student found shot to death on campus

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A suspect is in custody after the shooting death of a Jackson State University student in Mississippi, the university's president said Friday. The student was found dead Friday morning inside a Dodge Charger in a campus parking lot. Hinds County Coroner Sharon...