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  • City restricts access before decision in Breonna Taylor case

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Louisville, Kentucky, police were restricting access to downtown in preparation for the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. “While we do not know when the Attorney General will make his announcement, LMPD is taking the following actions now to ensure […]
  • Some see irony in virus’ impact on Mayflower commemoration

    The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims. Dozens of events were planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the religious separatists’ arrival at what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts. But many of those activities have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Historian Elizabeth Fenn finds […]
  • Justice Dept.: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials arrested 179 people and seized more than $6.5 million in a worldwide crackdown on opioid trafficking on the darknet, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The operation, which mainly occurred in the U.S. and in Europe, comes more than a year after officials took down the “Wall Street Market,” […]
  • House to vote on temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is on track Tuesday to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month. The Democratic-controlled chamber is voting despite a mini-furor ignited […]
  • Kansas City police ID 1-year-old killed in triple shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a child killed in a triple shooting in Kansas City as a 1-year-old boy, making him the city’s youngest homicide victim this year, police said. Tyron Payton was in the back seat of a car with three other adults when someone opened fire on their vehicle Monday […]
  • In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

    For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are targeting them with fervent appeals to […]
  • US delegation pledges support to Serbia, Kosovo after deal

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. delegation pledged Tuesday to move forward with helping to boost business and investment between Serbia and Kosovo after the former war foes agreed at the White House this month to work together to normalize economic relations. American officials visited Serbia’s capital of Belgrade after traveling to Kosovo on Monday. […]
  • Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

    MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety. The group was riding the Sinkhole Trail at Pisgah National Forest, about 50 miles […]
  • Russian diplomat hits sanctions at UN amid tension with West

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat complained about countries using sanctions and meddling in the domestic affairs of other nations, saying in a video message to U.N. dignitaries that such penalties hamper an effective worldwide response to issues like the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, military conflicts and international terrorism. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking ahead […]
  • Amid China’s bumpy rise, Xi faces delicate moment at UN

    TOKYO (AP) — The descriptions that China’s state media rolled out ahead of leader Xi Jinping’s speech Tuesday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations were hardly unexpected. The Xinhua news agency lauded him as as a “champion of the U.N. ethos,” and commentaries laid out his expectations and plans as […]