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Race to find survivors as quake aid pours into Turkey, Syria

Feb. 07, 2023 08:43 AM EST

NURDAGI, Turkey (AP) — Search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkey and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug — sometimes with their bare hands — through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll...

Biden aims to deliver reassurance in State of Union address

Feb. 07, 2023 07:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to offer a reassuring assessment of the nation's condition rather than roll out flashy policy proposals as he delivers his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night seeking to overcome pessimism in the country and concerns about his own...

'Deadly brew': Amid soaring crime, Memphis cops lowered bar

Feb. 07, 2023 00:56 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Beyond the beating, kicking, cursing and pepper spraying, the video of Tyre Nichols’ deadly arrest at the hands of young Memphis police officers is just as notable for what's missing — any experienced supervisors showing up to stop them. That points to a...

China says will 'safeguard interests' over balloon shootdown

Feb. 07, 2023 05:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard its legitimate rights and interests” over the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon by the United States, as relations between the two countries deteriorate further. The balloon prompted U.S. Secretary...

Russian shells spark hospital fire before expected assault

Feb. 07, 2023 06:15 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling hit more civilian targets in Ukraine, starting a fire at a town's hospital and damaging five apartment buildings, local officials said Tuesday, as Ukrainian authorities reported a Moscow troop buildup in eastern areas before what Kyiv suspected was an...

Crews release toxic chemicals from derailed tankers in Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 20:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death. ...

Ticket demand, anticipation grows as LeBron nears Kareem

Feb. 07, 2023 05:43 AM EST

Courtside seats 166 and 167 at the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers play their home games are pretty much as good as it gets. The people occupying those chairs when LeBron James breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA scoring record will have an up-close view, with their feet on the...

Boeing plans to cut about 2,000 finance and HR jobs in 2023

Feb. 07, 2023 00:43 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing plans to make staffing cuts in the aerospace company's finance and human resources departments in 2023, with a loss of around 2,000 jobs, the company said. “We expect about 2,000 reductions primarily in Finance and HR through a combination of attrition and...

The Grammys ended in controversy, again. Here’s what to know

Feb. 06, 2023 19:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A night in music brimming with shocking upsets, historic wins, tributes for artists like the late rapper Takeoff and hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, the 65th Grammys were back in full swing Sunday. Once again, Beyoncé was in the running for the top honor. Once again,...

Group: 1 in 5 US adults will bet on this year's Super Bowl

Feb. 07, 2023 07:59 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A record 50.4 million American adults plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, wagering a total of $16 billion, the gambling industry's national trade group predicted Tuesday. The American Gaming Association forecasts that 1 in 5 American adults will place...

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Hundreds attend funeral of Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf

Feb. 07, 2023 08:49 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf was buried Tuesday in his family's hometown, the southern port city of Karachi, a day after a special plane transported his body from the United Arab Emirates where he died on the weekend. About 2,500 mourners...

Race to find survivors as quake aid pours into Turkey, Syria

Feb. 07, 2023 08:43 AM EST

NURDAGI, Turkey (AP) — Search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkey and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug — sometimes with their bare hands — through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll...

Residents kept out as air checked near derailed Ohio train

Feb. 07, 2023 08:42 AM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — It's unclear when evacuated residents might be able to return home to the area where officials released and burned toxic chemicals from the wreckage of a derailed train, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday. Residents near the site in East Palestine,...

Belgian police detain 25 in Chinese sex trafficking probe

Feb. 07, 2023 08:40 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police detained 25 people Tuesday as part of a human trafficking probe targeting an alleged criminal organization suspected of sending Chinese women to Europe and forcing them into prostitution, the federal prosecutor's office said. Police raided 26 places...

UK police officer, exposed as serial rapist, jailed for life

Feb. 07, 2023 08:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former London police officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period. Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 48, admitted last month he was a serial rapist in...

Dog owners tout Xolos' loyalty and sacred underworld history

Feb. 07, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mezcal is not your ordinary pet. Hundreds of years ago the Latin American Indigenous group, the Nahuas, believed that a hairless dog like him, a Xoloitzcuintle, was a sacred creature who could guide its deceased master through the underworld. Dozens gathered on a...

French protesters hold more strikes over pension changes

Feb. 07, 2023 08:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Public transportation, schools and electricity, oil and gas supplies were disrupted in France as demonstrators numbering in the tens of thousands took to the streets Tuesday for a third round of nationwide strikes and protests against the government's pension reform plans. ...

Gallup: Just 2 in 10 U.S. employees have work `best friend'

Feb. 07, 2023 08:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Crystal Powers began a new job remotely in February 2022 as a medical records supervisor. She has yet to meet two of the five people who report to her in person and has found it challenging to bond with her fellow managers online. “I was used to that face-to-face...

Live Updates | Turkey-Syria earthquake search intensifies

Feb. 07, 2023 08:15 AM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — A frantic race was underway Tuesday to find more survivors and help the injured as the death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria the previous day passed 5,000. The toll is likely to climb further as freezing weather and multiple aftershocks are...

How Candid hopes diversity data will help aid racial equity

Feb. 07, 2023 08:15 AM EST

Candid, the major philanthropy research group, is leading a coalition of funders and grantees that want to standardize the collection of demographic information to help target donations to minority-led groups. Harnessing such data could help advance racial equity, said Candid's CEO,...