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Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 2,300

Feb. 06, 2023 10:56 AM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — A powerful, 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled hundreds of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble or pancaked floors. ...

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Feb. 06, 2023 08:19 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé sits alone atop the Grammy throne as the ceremony's most decorated artist in history, but at the end of Sunday's show it was Harry Styles who walked away with the album of the year honor. The Grammys spread its top awards among other artists, leaving...

Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you: AP-NORC poll

Feb. 06, 2023 00:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of...

Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment

Feb. 06, 2023 11:18 AM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were threatening to arrest anyone who doesn't leave an evacuation zone near the smoldering wreckage of an Ohio train derailment near the Pennsylvania state line and warned Monday there was a high probability of a toxic gas release. While...

China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

Feb. 06, 2023 05:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of indiscriminate use of force in shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, saying it “seriously impacted and damaged both sides’ efforts and progress in stabilizing Sino-U.S. relations.” The U.S. shot down the...

Russian forces keep up pressure as Ukraine anniversary nears

Feb. 06, 2023 10:31 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with attacks in the eastern Donbas region as Moscow assembles additional combat power there for an expected offensive in the coming weeks, Ukrainian officials said Monday. Intense fighting that has been...

Grammys Moments: A rap tribute for the ages, Beyoncé triumph

Feb. 06, 2023 09:54 AM EST

As he accepted an innovator's award named for him, Dr. Dre mused about what he had in common with many of the people he saw from the Grammy Awards stage. “Where would a lot of people in here be without hip-hop?” the r enowned rapper, producer and entrepreneur said. ...

ChatGPT bot channels history to pen State of Union speech

Feb. 06, 2023 05:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’ve heard it once in a president's State of the Union speech, you’ve heard it 100 times: There is nothing the American people can’t do when they pull together. But you haven’t heard that thought in a State of Union address from William Shakespeare:...

National Enquirer, caught in 'catch-and-kill' scandal, sold

Feb. 06, 2023 08:48 AM EST

The National Enquirer, the scandal-plagued tabloid that engaged in “catch-and-kill” practices to bury stories about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been sold. VVIP is buying the National Examiner and another tabloid, the Globe, from magazine publisher a360...

For Super Bowl ads this year, crypto is out, booze is in

Feb. 06, 2023 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The hottest ticket in town for advertisers is officially sold out. Fox said Monday that in-game ads for Super Bowl LVII have all been sold. The big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles takes place on Sunday. The Super Bowl...

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3 US tourists stabbed in popular Puerto Rican neighborhood

Feb. 06, 2023 11:37 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three U.S. tourists were stabbed in Puerto Rico early Monday after police said someone told them to stop filming in a renowned seaside community known as La Perla that is popular with visitors. The confrontation began when one of the tourists, who lives...

Aid, rescuers rushed to Turkey, Syria after deadly quake

Feb. 06, 2023 11:35 AM EST

Countries have rushed to dispatch aid, personnel and equipment to help rescue efforts in quake-stricken areas of Turkey and Syria. Here's a glance at what's being provided so far: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue teams to help Turkey, while the 27-nation bloc's...

Florida teen pleads guilty to fatally stabbing classmate

Feb. 06, 2023 11:29 AM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing a 13-year-old classmate 114 times in 2021. The plea deal came as jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday morning in the first-degree murder trail of Aiden Fucci, who was 14 when Tristyn...

Stocks slip as worries about high rates weigh on Wall Street

Feb. 06, 2023 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is slipping on Monday, adding to losses from the end of last week on worries about higher interest rates and inflation. The S&P 500 was 0.4% lower in midday trading and on track for a second straight fall after a stunningly strong report on the U.S....

Kenya labor court rules that Facebook can be sued

Feb. 06, 2023 11:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A judge in Kenya has ruled that Facebook’s parent company, Meta, can be sued in the East African country. Meta tried to have the case dropped, arguing that Kenyan courts do not have jurisdiction over their operations, but the labor court judge dismissed...

Florida hospital taking expectant moms, delaying surgeries

Feb. 06, 2023 11:23 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A major regional hospital system based in northern Florida resumed seeing patients at its clinical practices on Monday, days after a security problem forced it to take its IT network offline. But Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare was still being forced to use...

Russia sentences popular cookbook author over Ukraine posts

Feb. 06, 2023 10:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a popular cookbook author and blogger to nine years in prison after convicting her in absentia of spreading false information about the country’s military. The trial was part of the Kremlin’s sweeping, months-long crackdown on dissent. ...

Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment

Feb. 06, 2023 11:18 AM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were threatening to arrest anyone who doesn't leave an evacuation zone near the smoldering wreckage of an Ohio train derailment near the Pennsylvania state line and warned Monday there was a high probability of a toxic gas release. While...

Job cuts keep coming in big tech as Dell trims headcount

Feb. 06, 2023 11:08 AM EST

The tech industry started the year with a wave of job cuts, around 50,000 in January alone, and there doesn’t appear to be any let up this month. The computer maker Dell said Monday that it's cutting about 6,600 jobs. Large and small tech companies went on a hiring spree in over the past several...

Funeral home finds woman breathing hours after declared dead

Feb. 06, 2023 11:01 AM EST

MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead at Water's Edge Rehab and Nursing Center at Port...