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Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for months

May. 16, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according...

Ukraine: More than 260 fighters evacuated from Mariupol mill

May. 16, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine's last stronghold in the port city of Mariupol declared its mission complete Monday after more than 260 fighters, including some badly wounded, were evacuated and taken to areas under Russia’s control. ...

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

May. 16, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres. Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, appears to...

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

May. 16, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly...

US allows more baby formula imports to fight shortage

May. 16, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden’s administration announced steps Monday to ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula, including reopening the largest domestic manufacturing plant and increasing imports from overseas. The Food and...

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

May. 16, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese-born gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before opening fire on a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him to save possibly dozens of lives,...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

May. 16, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department...

Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

May. 16, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Turkey´s president on Monday complicated Sweden and Finland´s historic bid to join NATO, saying he cannot allow them to become members of the alliance because of their perceived inaction against exiled Kurdish militants. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled...

Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer

May. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave the strongest hint yet Monday that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Musk told a Miami technology conference that a viable deal at a lower price would not be out of the question, according to a...

NBC, Fox offer fall television plans, to a point amid change

May. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season: a schedule. It was one of several signs of how the business has changed since networks resumed their annual glitzy presentations for advertisers, which had been suspended because of...

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Europe accused of `double-standard' on Ukrainian refugees

May. 16, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The quick acceptance of Ukrainians fleeing Russia's aggression puts a spotlight on Europe's “double standard” for migrants, standing against its nonwelcome for people fleeing violence in Africa, the Mideast and elsewhere, the head of the world's largest humanitarian...

Duke Energy offers CO2 cut options for NC by 2030, '32, '34

May. 16, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp.'s electricity-generating subsidiaries for North Carolina told regulators on Monday how they can comply with a new state law demanding significant greenhouse gas reductions by the end of the decade. The document filings with the North Carolina...

2 plead guilty in scheme to manipulate Amazon Marketplace

May. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two more defendants have pleaded guilty for their role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to manipulate the Amazon Marketplace e-commerce platform. Six people have been charged in the conspiracy, which federal prosecutors say involved paying bribes to get Amazon...

Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments

May. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers of...

Hawaii gets $14M in federal funding to help forest birds

May. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is on course to receive $14 million in federal funding to help protect endangered forest birds and other species, officials said Monday. U.S. Rep. Ed Case, a Democrat from Hawaii, said the funding will help the state fight mosquitoes that threaten birds found...

Braves lose power at supposedly haunted Milwaukee hotel

May. 16, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves woke up to an extended power outage at their hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Monday that also left some without running water. Some players were unable to shower at the Pfister Hotel, which is already infamous among ballplayers for allegedly...

Ex-police chief's partner accused of false sex abuse report

May. 16, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The partner of a former embattled suburban Denver police chief is accused of falsely reporting that that a vocal opponent of the chief was sexually abusing her son, authorities alleged in court documents filed Monday. Robin Niceta, a county social worker at the time,...

Ukraine: More than 260 fighters evacuated from Mariupol mill

May. 16, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine's last stronghold in the port city of Mariupol declared its mission complete Monday after more than 260 fighters, including some badly wounded, were evacuated and taken to areas under Russia’s control. ...

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

May. 16, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese-born gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before opening fire on a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him to save possibly dozens of lives,...

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

May. 16, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres. Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, appears to...