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Police allege Hillsong founder concealed child sex abuse

Aug. 05, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The founder of the Sydney-based global Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing child sex offenses, police said Thursday. Detectives served Houston’s lawyers on Thursday with a notice for him to appear in a Sydney...

Biden seeks to boost fuel economy to thwart Trump rollback

Aug. 05, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between now and model year 2026, and it has won a voluntary commitment from the industry that electric vehicles comprise up to half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade. ...

EXPLAINER: What Olympic host Japan’s COVID ‘emergency’ means

Aug. 05, 2021 04:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is playing host to the Tokyo Olympics. But the capital, as well as other populous areas, are in the middle of a government-declared “state of emergency” to curb surging COVID-19 infections. What does that state of emergency mean? How is it enforced? We break it down...

Immigrant detentions soar despite Biden’s campaign promises

Aug. 05, 2021 04:14 AM EDT

WINNFIELD, La. (AP) — Alexander Martinez says he fled from homophobia, government persecution and the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador only to run into abuse and harassment in America’s immigration detention system. Since crossing the border illegally in April, the...

Worst-Case Scenario: Firms wrestle with supply bottlenecks

Aug. 05, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy maker Eric Poses created a card game last year he called The Worst-Case Scenario, a wry reference to the way the coronavirus had upended normal life. He had no idea. In a twist that Poses never could have predicted, his game...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Biden's new evictions moratorium faces legality doubts

Aug. 05, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. But he left his lawyers with legal arguments that even he acknowledges might...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Today in History

Aug. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2021. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on...

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the ship Wednesday, the British navy reported, as radio traffic appeared to reveal a crew member onboard saying Iranian gunmen had stormed the asphalt tanker. ...