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Yellowstone floods reveal forecasting flaws as world warms

Jul. 07, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone National Park area's weather forecast the morning of June 12 seemed fairly tame: warmer temperatures and rain showers would accelerate mountain snow melt and could produce “minor flooding." A National Weather Service bulletin recommended moving livestock...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday sided with a former member of the state Public Service Commission who did not want to turn over his cellphone in a fight over the approval of a new power line. Opponents argued that the evidence...

Russia taking 'operational pause' in Ukraine, analysts say

Jul. 07, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Foreign analysts say Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in eastern Ukraine as the Russian military attempts to reassemble its forces for a significant - and what it hopes could prove decisive - offensive to conquer the neighboring country. On...

EU Parliament condemns US abortion ruling, seeks safeguards

Jul. 07, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly condemned the end of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States and called for such safeguards to be enshrined in the EU's fundamental rights charter. In a 324-155 vote with 38...

Fatal overdoses nearly double in Maine's largest city

Jul. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest city has experienced a spike in fatal drug overdoses this year, and the deaths have already surpassed last year's total, police said. Portland has been dealing with a worsening overdose crisis that is linked to opioid drug use. Police in the...

Gas prices 'double-edged sword' hurts drivers, helps climate

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

As Congress and now the Supreme Court stymie the Biden administration’s efforts to curb climate change, one thing the president doesn’t want - sky high gas prices - actually is nibbling away at emissions of heat-trapping gas. Gas prices in much of the United States shot past the...

Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported. The reports quoted Griner as saying through an...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin heads to federal prison for Floyd's death

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. ...

Reward reaches $50K for information in Concord killings

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A reward has now reached $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for killing a Concord couple, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday. Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, left their apartment...

Wall Street expects inflation squeeze on 2Q earnings

Jul. 07, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Inflation tightened its grip on businesses and consumers during the second quarter and investors expect to see a dent in the latest round of corporate earnings. Wall Street already had expected relatively muted earnings growth in 2022 following a sharp recovery in...