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Biomedical grantmakers' diversity push gains new momentum

Jul. 06, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

One and a half billion dollars is a big mea culpa, but that is what one philanthropy is throwing on the table to address what it admits is a longstanding problem: the failure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health research. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute,...

UK's Johnson battles to stay in job after top ministers quit

Jul. 06, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to stay in power Wednesday after the resignation of two top ministers and a slew of more junior officials, who said they could no longer serve under his scandal-tarred leadership. Johnson is known for his uncanny...

EXPLAINER: Fears of a natural gas emergency stalk Europe

Jul. 06, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner if Russia suddenly cuts off the gas. Here are...

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank arrest raid

Jul. 06, 2022 04:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. The army said that during one of a series of raids carried out across the Palestinian territory, its troops fired at...

Alvarez makes big throw, hits 25th homer, Astros top Royals

Jul. 06, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Long established as a star at the plate, Yordan Alvarez has been showing flashes of brilliance on defense this season, too. Alvarez threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate from just short of the warning track in left field to preserve a two-run, eighth-inning lead, then...

Deadly July 4 parade: Shots, then a frantic rush to escape

Jul. 05, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — David Shapiro and his wife brought their two young kids to enjoy the Independence Day parade in their hometown north of Chicago, snagging a spot in front of a boutique winery. The children's parade in downtown Highland Park had already gone by, with...

Sheriff: Homeowner shot, killed student trying to get inside

Jul. 05, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A homeowner shot and killed a possibly intoxicated college student who was trying to get into his house and ignored both orders to leave and a warning shot, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Tuesday. Joseph Tezeno, 21, of Lake Arthur, died about...

Inquest jury starts deliberations in woman's death by police

Jul. 05, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An inquest jury has started deliberations into the actions of two Seattle police officers who fatally shot a Black pregnant mother of four in her apartment. The jury will weigh responses of “Yes,” “No,” or “Unknown” to 123 questions relating to the...

In major blow, 2 key ministers quit Boris Johnson government

Jul. 05, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal. Treasury...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...