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46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

Jun. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children. ...

France's Macron: Russia cannot, should not win Ukraine war

Jun. 28, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” the war in Ukraine, as its terrible toll was on full view the day after a Russian missile strike hit a shopping mall, killing 18 people. Speaking at the end of the...

The AP Interview: Spanish PM says NATO summit to show unity

Jun. 28, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the NATO summit in Madrid this week aims to showcase the Western allies' united front in defense of democratic values in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while increasing the bloc’s deterrence capabilities. In an...

Election 2022: Abortion central in first post-Roe primaries

Jun. 28, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican...

G-7 leaders end summit pledging to hurt Russia economically

Jun. 28, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies struck a united stance to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” as Russia’s invasion grinds on, and said they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Kremlin income from oil sales that are financing the war. ...

Jan. 6 panel to hear from top aide in Trump's White House

Jun. 28, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Capitol insurrection will hear testimony Tuesday from Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide in Donald Trump's White House who is a vital witness in the sweeping investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 attack, a person familiar with the matter told The...

Abortion battles in state courts after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 28, 2022 06:59 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Abortion bans were temporarily blocked in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s highest court...

Ghislaine Maxwell to be sentenced in Epstein sex abuse case

Jun. 28, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, is set to be sentenced Tuesday for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The 11 a.m. sentencing in New York is the...

Germany: Former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

Jun. 28, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 101-year-old man was convicted in Germany of more than 3,500 counts of accessory to murder on Tuesday for serving at the Nazis’ Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. The Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced him to five years in prison. ...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

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Court says indictments invalid in Flint water scandal

Jun. 28, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge had no authority to issue indictments in the Flint water scandal, the Michigan Supreme Court said Tuesday, wiping out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and seven other people. It’s an astonishing defeat for Attorney General Dana...

Michigan's top court says judge had no power to indict officials in Flint water scandal, including ex-Gov. Rick Snyder

Jun. 28, 2022 09:19 AM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top court says judge had no power to indict officials in Flint water scandal, including ex-Gov. Rick Snyder.

Swedish utility mulls building new small nuclear reactors

Jun. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish power utility Vattenfall said Tuesday it is considering building at least two new small nuclear reactors to deal with a projected rise in electricity consumption over the coming decades. Sweden initially had aimed to phase out nuclear power...

Folk Art Museum offers donors naming rights to CEO's title

Jun. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Folk Art Museum, unlike many other arts institutions, managed to avoid layoffs and other cutbacks in the two years after the pandemic through a mix of fundraisers and increased donor contributions. On Tuesday, the museum plans to announce its largest...

Fire kills 49 following riot attempt at prison in Colombia

Jun. 28, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A fire at a prison in southwestern Colombia has killed at least 49 people and injured a dozen more, prison authorities reported Tuesday. The director of the national prison system, Tito Castellanos, told Radio Caracol that it's not clear if all of the dead...

NATO summit to open as leader warns of 'dangerous' world

Jun. 28, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked a “fundamental shift” in NATO’s approach to defense, and member states will have to boost their military spending in an increasingly unstable world, the leader of the alliance said Tuesday. Secretary-General Jens...

46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

Jun. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children. ...

Boston avoids state takeover of public school system

Jun. 28, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston leaders and state education officials have reached a last-minute agreement to stave off an “underperforming” designation and a state takeover of the city's troubled public school system. The agreement announced Monday night by Mayor Michelle Wu and...

Scottish leader to give route map to new independence vote

Jun. 28, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is set to deliver a statement Tuesday setting out how she believes a new referendum on Scottish independence could be held. Scottish voters rejected independence in a 2014 referendum, with 55% of voters saying they wanted to...

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

Jun. 28, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon that it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. So it is sending up a test satellite from New Zealand. The initial stages of the launch went...