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Man charged with stabbing two Asian women in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who allegedly stabbed two elderly women without warning at a San Francisco bus stop was charged with attempted murder in an attack that follows a number of others against Asian Americans nationwide, authorities announced...

 

Customs: Woman hid cocaine in shoes at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman was caught trying to smuggle $40,000 worth of cocaine in multiple pairs of shoes through the Atlanta airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs officers stopped the 21-year-old on Sunday after...

 

Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in...

 

Cheney could be 'toast' in fight with Trump over GOP future

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to stand firmly with Donald Trump, despite the former president's false claims about the election being stolen from him. No. 3 GOP leader Liz Cheney is trying to steer the par...

 

Facebook board's Trump decision could have wider impacts

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones. On Wednesday, his fate on Facebook,...

 

Mom who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant

HONOLULU (AP) — Lavinia "Lavi" Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week. "I just didn't know I was pregnant, and then this guy just came out of nowhere," Mounga said...

 

Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit pizzeria owner who was upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself. "People come to Detroit, try to support our city and walk...

 

Liz Cheney clings to GOP post as Trump endorses replacement

WASHINGTON (AP) — No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that fallout over her clashes with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to...

 

US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential...

 

Rome jury convicts 2 US friends in slaying of police officer

ROME (AP) — A jury in Italy convicted two American friends in the 2019 slaying in Rome of a police officer in a tragic unraveling of a small-time drug deal gone bad, sentencing them to the maximum life in prison. More than 12 hours after deliberati...

 

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once — after expecting seven, according to Mali's Minister of Health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born. It appeared to be the first time on record that a...

 

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich...

 

Did agents raid home of wrong woman over Jan. 6 riot? Maybe.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — "We're looking for Nancy Pelosi's laptop," FBI agents told Marilyn Hueper after briefly handcuffing her. Hueper shot back: "That still doesn't explain why you're in my home. Or in Homer, Alaska." The search for the House...

 

EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a juror who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer in the killing of George Floyd had participated in a march in Washington, D.C., months before the trial is unlikely to affect that guilty...

 

Water-loo? Tree takes battlefield prisoner in portable lav

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was rescued after a tree that fell during high winds trapped him inside a portable toilet at Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvania. The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department said on...

 

Wisconsin AG: No remaining threat at casino after shooting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An undetermined number of people were shot at a Wisconsin casino Saturday evening, authorities said. The Oneida Casino in Green Bay tweeted Saturday there was an active shooter at the casino. Spokeswoman Bobbi Webster said...

 

SpaceX capsule departs station with 4 astronauts, heads home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts departed the International Space Station late Saturday, aiming for a rare nighttime splashdown to end the company's second crew flight. It would be the first U.S. splashdown in...

 

Progress noted at diplomats' talks on Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — High-ranking diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia and Britain made progress at talks Saturday focused on bringing the United States back into their landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but said they need more work and time to bri...

 

Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, which dipped to the lowest level since the Great Depression, though different forces are power...

 

Latin America looks to space, despite limitations on ground

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China's increasingly ambitious space program. Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world's richest, biggest nations. Take Latin...

 

Asian Americans see generational split on confronting racism

ATLANTA (AP) — The fatal shootings of eight people — six of them women of Asian descent — at Georgia massage businesses in March propelled Claire Xu into action. Within days, she helped organize a rally condemning violence against Asian...

 

The Latest: Colo. governor extends statewide mask mandate

DENVER — Colorado's governor has extended a statewide mask mandate for another 30 days, but loosened face covering requirements for groups who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Under Gov. Jared Polis' new executive order, people gathering inside in...

 

Watching a coral reef die as climate change devastates one of the most pristine tropical island areas on Earth

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sam Purkis, University of Miami (THE CONVERSATION) The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth....

 

Tennessee toddler freed from antique wooden barrel

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Fire rescuers and medical staff used a power saw and screwdrivers to extract a toddler from an antique wooden barrel in which he became wedged during a visit with his grandparents. Kelly Strubing and her husband took their...

 

Traveling owl: Man drives hours with bird in truck's grille

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck's grille. The owl survived. Torie Gray said he saw a vehicle ahead of him swerve on Interstate 75 to avoid the great...

 

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