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Witness: Man confronted gunman who ambushed, killed officer
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was shopping when he heard the gunfire that killed a suburban Denver police officer, rushed out of the store with his gun and shot the suspect, according to a worker...
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Beach club tied to US senator refutes claims its ‘all-white’
Rapper Phipps paroled; long claimed innocence in death case
Border Patrol chief who supported Trump's wall is forced out
Teamsters aims to step up efforts to unionize Amazon workers
Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers
'Crazy' ants that kill birds eradicated from Pacific atoll
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Cuomo declares coronavirus emergency is over in New York
Hyde Park woman wins $10 million on a scratch off
Pearl Street Pub closing, owners buying Lark Tavern
Saratoga Springs mom says daughter beaten in Congress Park
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Dismissal of Virginia lieutenant governor's lawsuit upheld
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after CBS News broadcast interviews with two women who accused him of sexual assault. In its...
By DENISE LAVOIE
Army Corps plans extensive review of Great Lakes tunnel plan
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes channel in Michigan, which could significantly delay...
By JOHN FLESHER
DA: Probe into deadly drug raid ends with 2 more indictments
HOUSTON (AP) — A long-running corruption probe sparked by a 2019 Houston police drug raid in which a couple was killed has ended with new indictments against two officers already charged in the case, authorities announced Wednesday. Former Officer...
By JUAN A. LOZANO
Adams leads in NYC mayoral primary but 2 others have a shot
NEW YORK (AP) — In an election night speech to supporters, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams relished his initial lead in the race to become New York City's next mayor, saying he was proud to have been many voters' “first choice." But under...
By KAREN MATTHEWS
Michigan Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in election
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made...
By DAVID EGGERT
Report: Clergy abuse in Iowa was 'overwhelming' but now rare
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Roman Catholic priests sexually abused minors across Iowa for decades while church leaders covered it up, but reforms implemented in recent years have largely stopped the problem, a three-year review by Iowa’s attorney...
By RYAN J. FOLEY
Chicago confirms 1st Black woman as city fire commissioner
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of the city’s first Black female fire commissioner. Annette Nance-Holt was serving as acting fire commissioner following the retirement earlier this year of Richard...
Judge threatens to toss DEA agent's plea in corruption case
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday threatened to throw out the guilty plea of a veteran U.S. narcotics agent who conspired with a Colombian cartel money launderer — an unexpected twist that could derail one of the most egregious...
By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN
Calls for extension of eviction ban as new deadline looms
WASHINGTON (AP) — With one week to go before the nationwide ban on evictions expires, the White House is acknowledging that the emergency pandemic protection will have to end at some point. The trick is devising the right sort of “off-ramp” to...
By ASHRAF KHALIL and MICHAEL CASEY
Calls grow to evacuate Afghans to Guam as US troops leave
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the chaotic, final hours of the Vietnam War, the U.S. evacuated thousands of South Vietnamese who supported the American mission and were at risk under the communist government. With U.S. and NATO forces facing a Sept. 11...
By JULIE WATSON and BEN FOX
In break with Trump, House GOP forms group on climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. John Curtis says he's tired of hearing that Republicans — his party colleagues — don't care about climate change or slowing global warming. A former Provo mayor who has served in Congress since 2017, Curtis says...
By MATTHEW DALY
Asian Americans lobby to name Navy ship for Filipino sailor
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asian Americans, veterans and civilians in the U.S. and the Philippines are campaigning to name a Navy warship for a Filipino sailor who bravely rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago,...
By JANIE HAR
Stocks end listless day on Wall Street mixed as calm returns
NEW YORK (AP) — A listless day on Wall Street ended with indexes mixed on Wednesday, as nervousness continues to wash out of the market following last week’s jolt by the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 slipped 4.60 points, or 0.1%, to 4,241.84...
By DAMIAN J. TROISE and STAN CHOE
Yellen: Failure to raise debt limit would be 'catastrophic'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told a congressional panel Wednesday that failing to raise the federal debt ceiling would have “catastrophic consequences” that could bring on a financial crisis. Testifying before a Senate...
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
No jail time in 1st riot sentence; Oath Keeper pleads guilty
An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars, while a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed...
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
Civil rights trail book aims to make history easy to digest
ATLANTA (AP) — By highlighting cities that played host to significant events during the civil rights movement, a new book aims to make that complex history easier to understand and to pass its legacy on to younger generations. “The Official United...
By KATE BRUMBACK
Atheists, humanists sue over Mississippi’s license plates
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four words on Mississippi's license plates have sparked a federal lawsuit. American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious state residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state over its “In...
40 cows escape LA suburb slaughterhouse, 1 charges family
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Forty cows escaped a slaughterhouse and ended up in a Los Angeles suburb where one was killed after charging a family, authorities said Wednesday. The cows were reported running loose on the streets of Pico Rivera around...
US votes against UN resolution condemning US embargo on Cuba
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States voted against a U.N. resolution Wednesday that overwhelmingly condemned the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 29th year, maintaining the Trump administration’s opposition and refusing to return to...
By EDITH M. LEDERER
Jim Bakker, his church settle lawsuit over COVID-19 claims
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming a health supplement could cure COVID-19. Missouri court records show that a...
By JIM SALTER
Socialist Walton on track to be Buffalo’s 1st woman mayor
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary, putting her on track to become the first woman to lead New York's second-largest city. The 38-year-old nurse...
By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MARINA VILLENEUVE
Report: Climate change means less snow for Yellowstone
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park visitors hoping to see its world-renowned geysers, wolves and bears can expect warmer temperatures and less snow as climate change alters the park's environment, according to a report by U.S. and...
By IRIS SAMUELS
Drake Bell pleads guilty to felony endangerment charge
CLEVELAND (AP) — Drake Bell, the former star of the popular Nickelodeon show “Drake & Josh,” pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges relating to a girl who met him online and attended one of his concerts in Cleveland in 2017, when she was 15....
By MARK GILLISPIE
Chicago woman dies days after shooting that killed boyfriend
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has died days after she was dragged from a car and shot during an attack captured on video that killed her boyfriend and drew more attention to the city's particularly violent year. Yasmin Perez, 23, died Tuesday,...
Tubing accident survivor recalls clinging for her life
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — One of four survivors of a deadly tubing accident said by the time her family saw the dam on the Dan River, it was too late. Irene Villano, 18, told news outlets they had not seen any signs warning of the 8-foot (2-meter) high...
Harvard provost of research to helm Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The governing board of Florida's university system on Wednesday confirmed Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, to become the 16th president of Florida State University. The move came about a...
By Associated Press
Big US banks to employees: Return to the office vaccinated
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's big investment banks are sending a message to their employees this summer: Get back into the office and bring your vaccination card. New York-based Morgan Stanley said this week that all employees will be required to...
By KEN SWEET
Black cops seek $8M in University of Washington racism claim
SEATTLE (AP) — Five Black officers with the University of Washington Police Department have filed claims of racism against the department and are seeking $8 million in damages, alleging they were routinely insulted and demeaned by co-workers and...
'It's a family': Wreck shatters life's work at girls home
CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — Caring for abused and neglected girls is Candice Gulley’s life work, and that's what she was doing when she helped load vans from an Alabama children’s home for a trip to the beach. The kids walked on the sand, ate seafood...
By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER
Merle Smith, 1st Black graduate of Coast Guard Academy, dies
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Merle Smith Jr., the first Black cadet to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy, has died, his family said. He was 76. Smith died on June 16 of complications from Parkinson's disease and COVID-19, his wife Lynda Smith...
Can ET see us? Study finds many stars with prime Earth view
Feeling like you are being watched? It could be from a lot farther away than you think. Astronomers took a technique used to look for life on other planets and flipped it around — so instead of looking to see what’s out there, they tried to see...
By SETH BORENSTEIN
Unvaccinated Missourians fuel COVID: 'We will be the canary'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and...
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
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