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Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to resign

Jul. 07, 2022 04:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, his office said Thursday, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain's government. An official in Johnson's Downing Street office confirmed the prime minister would announce...

EXPLAINER: Should red-flag law have stopped parade shooting?

Jul. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after a rooftop gunman killed seven people at a parade, attention has turned to how the assailant obtained multiple guns and whether the laws on Illinois books could have prevented the Independence Day massacre. Illinois gun laws are generally praised by...

Ukrainians cling to life at front line: 'We are patriots'

Jul. 07, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Viktor Lazar shares his war-side balcony with a pair of opera glasses and a tiny orange snake, his only companion in an apartment that seems to sit at the edge of the world. The opera glasses, more of a joke, are hardly needed — the front line is visible...

Griner's Moscow trial resumes amid calls for US to seek deal

Jul. 07, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court on Thursday amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release nearly five months after she was arrested on drug charges. Griner was detained in February at Moscow's...

Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 06, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd's civil rights, with a deal in place that would extend the former Minneapolis police officer's time behind bars while shifting him to possibly more favorable conditions in a federal prison. ...

New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A police officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervisor to shoot, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the...

Russia's war in Ukraine to overshadow G20 talks in Bali

Jul. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security. ...

Inflation pushed 71M people into poverty since Ukraine war

Jul. 07, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A staggering 71 million more people around the world are experiencing poverty as a result of soaring food and energy prices that climbed in the weeks following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations Development Program said in a report Thursday. ...

Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

Jul. 07, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has...

1st bull run in Pamplona in 3 years takes place; no gorings

Jul. 07, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The first bull run in three years at the San Fermín festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona took place early Thursday. No one was gored, but several runners endured knocks and hard falls. The six bulls guided by six tame oxen charged through Pamplona’s...

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Beijing mandates COVID vaccines to enter some public spaces

Jul. 07, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Chinese capital has issued a mandate requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before they can enter some public spaces including gyms, museums and libraries, drawing concern from city residents over the sudden policy announcement and its impact on their...

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to resign

Jul. 07, 2022 04:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, his office said Thursday, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain's government. An official in Johnson's Downing Street office confirmed the prime minister would announce...

I-64 bridge on schedule to open to traffic this fall in WVa

Jul. 07, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction of a new bridge on Interstate 64 is on schedule to open to traffic this fall, the West Virginia Department of Transportation said. The 1,400-foot Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge is part of a project to replace the current bridge over the Kanawha...

British media Sky and BBC say Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, ending unprecedented stalemate

Jul. 07, 2022 04:16 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British media Sky and BBC say Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, ending unprecedented stalemate.

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Jul. 07, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame at Western Kentucky University is accepting nominations for this year's class. The Hall of Fame was established in 2000 with a gift from former Gov. Louie B. Nunn. It recognizes educators from around the state who...

Tennessee man sentenced in 2019 deaths of 2 outside bar

Jul. 07, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was convicted in two stabbing deaths outside a bar in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton sentenced Michael Mosley on Wednesday to two consecutive life sentences as well as a...

UK Treasury chief calls on Boris Johnson to resign, 36 hours after Johnson appointed him, as pressure piles on UK leader

Jul. 07, 2022 03:52 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Treasury chief calls on Boris Johnson to resign, 36 hours after Johnson appointed him, as pressure piles on UK leader.

Pakistani policeman killed, 4 wounded in hand grenade attack

Jul. 07, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers threw a hand grenade at a roadside police post in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing an officer and wounding four people before fleeing the scene, local officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility and the attackers' identities...

Ukrainians cling to life at front line: 'We are patriots'

Jul. 07, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Viktor Lazar shares his war-side balcony with a pair of opera glasses and a tiny orange snake, his only companion in an apartment that seems to sit at the edge of the world. The opera glasses, more of a joke, are hardly needed — the front line is visible...

Singapore hangs 2 drug traffickers despite opposition

Jul. 07, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two drug traffickers were hanged in Singapore on Thursday, bringing the number of executions this year in the city-state to four despite growing calls to abolish its death penalty. Activists said the prison department handed the belongings and death...