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Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August with parts of China and … more

Amazon's Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives

Associated Press Amazon's Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members - even if they're dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon's Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, is in development and would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the … more

European tour bans LIV golfers from Scottish Open

MUNICH (AP) - The European tour banned golfers who competed in the Saudi-backed breakaway LIV series from three upcoming tournaments, including the Scottish Open, on Friday and fined them $120,000. The tour said any players who took part in the … more

With Roe dead, some fear rollback of LGBTQ and other rights

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion immediately stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for … more

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House sent President Joe Biden the widest-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan … more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for abortion that had stood in America for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court's conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected … more

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked … more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. … more

Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed in cities and elsewhere. The ruling … more

Feds search Trump-era official's home, subpoena GOP leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents searched a former top Justice Department official's home and seized records from key Republicans in at least four states linked to Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election, in what were clear signs that … more

Powell: Fed aims to avoid recession but says it's possible

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought Wednesday to reassure the public that the Fed will raise interest rates high and fast enough to quell inflation, without tightening credit so much as to throttle the economy and cause a … more

Wildfire threatens unspoiled Georgia island rich in history

ST. CATHERINES ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Wildfires sparked by lightning have scorched hundreds of acres on this unspoiled island off the Georgia coast, where crews are battling to protect plantation ruins, the remnants of a 16th-century Spanish mission and … more

U.S. pools close, go without lifeguards amid labor shortage

INDIANAPOLIS - Manager Ashley Ford strode the perimeter of one of Indianapolis' five open swimming pools, monitoring kids as they jumped off a diving board or careened into the water from a curved slide. Four lifeguards, whistles at the ready, … more

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water while others got stuck in "bison jams" on picturesque valley roads as visitors returned Wednesday for the … more

Court limits reach of federal gun crime law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun. The 7-2 decision united both conservative and liberal justices, though one dissenting justice compared the … more

GOP state officials tell 1/6 panel they fought Trump's pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House 1/6 committee outlined on Tuesday Donald Trump's relentless pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election, aiming to show it led to widespread personal threats on the stewards of American democracy - election … more

Texas top cop: Uvalde police response an 'abject failure'

AUSTIN, Texas - Law enforcement authorities had enough officers on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, the Texas public safety chief testified Tuesday, pronouncing the … more

COVID-19 vaccinations start for U.S. kids under 5

Little Fletcher Pack woke up Monday morning and asked: "Is today vaccine day?" For the 3-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina, the answer was yes. The nation's infants, toddlers and preschoolers are finally getting their chance at COVID-19 … more

Biden says decision on gas tax holiday may come this week

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - President Joe Biden said Monday that he will decide by the end of the week whether to order a holiday on the federal gasoline tax, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. "Yes, I'm considering it," … more

Facebook: Missouri Senate candidate's 'RINO hunting' video violates standards

WASHINGTON - Facebook on Monday removed a campaign video by Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens, while Twitter blocked it from being shared, because the ad showed the Republican brandishing a shotgun and declaring that he was hunting RINOs, … more
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