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Damage from Hurricane Ian...
ADRIANA GOMEZ-LICON Associated Press

Ian returns to hurricane status, meanwhile floods trap many in Florida

Hours after weakening to a tropical depression while crossing the Florida peninsula, Ian regained hurricane strength Thursday evening after emerging over the Atlantic Ocean.
6 hours ago
An uprooted tree, toppled by strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Ian, rests in a parking...
CURT ANDERSON Associated Press

Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida as Category 4 storm

About 2.5 million people had been ordered to evacuate the area before the storm hit the coast on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph).
1 day ago
The White House to ask for less money to fund border wall...
ACACIA CORONADO and GISELA SALOMON Associated Press

Increase in Venezuelan migration is felt across US

Last month, Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second-largest nationality stopped at the U.S. border after Mexicans.
3 days ago
In Iran, protests have led to violent clashes between citizens and security forces. Protesters pict...
The Associated Press

At least 9 killed as Iran protests over woman’s death spread

The scope of Iran's ongoing unrest, the worst in several years, still remains unclear as protesters in more than a dozen cities.
6 days ago
U.S. Capitol pictured. The House just voted on an election law...
MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

The bill, which is similar to bipartisan legislation moving through the Senate, would overhaul an arcane 1800s-era statute known as the Electoral Count Act
8 days ago
Trump pictured. A lawsuit against Trump was just filed in new york...
Associated Press

NY attorney general sues Donald Trump and his company

Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit is the culmination of the Democrat's three-year civil investigation of Trump and the Trump Organization.
8 days ago
el helicoide caracas...
RODRIQUE NGOWI, GISELA SALOMON and CLAUDIA TORRENS Associated Press

Surprise is key part of migrant travel from Florida, Texas

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The chief executive of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services was wrapping up work when she looked outside to see 48 strangers at her office with luggage, backpacks and red folders that included brochures for her organization. The Venezuelan migrants who were flown to the wealthy Massachusetts island from San Antonio on Wednesday […]
11 days ago
school classrooms...
Collin Binkley Associated Press

Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation’s children. Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 years, while math […]
15 days ago
FILE - Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to spectators as he leaves the court after he lost to Ale...
HOWARD FENDRICH ASSOCIATED PRESS

Roger Federer says he is retiring from professional tennis

(AP) — Roger Federer announced Thursday that he is retiring from professional tennis at age 41 after winning 20 Grand Slam titles. This decision comes just days after the end of the U.S. Open, which is expected to be the last tournament of 23-time major champion Serena Williams’ career, and signals the real end of […]
15 days ago
Profile of the queen...
CNN

Who’s on the guest list for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral?

LONDON (CNN) –When Queen Elizabeth II receives a state funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday, it will be one of the largest diplomatic occasions of the century. World leaders, politicians, public figures and European royals, as well as more than 500 dignitaries from around the world, will descend on London to pay their last […]
15 days ago
FILE - A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022...
Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

The curtain protecting the dignity of Russia’s military has been pulled back

In a startling week, the dignity of Russia's military has been pulled back.
16 days ago
A tank with soldiers...
ELENA BECATOROS and HANNA ARHIROVA Associated Press

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

The retreat didn't stop Russia from pounding Ukrainian positions, however. Early Tuesday, it shelled the city of Lozova in the Kharkiv region, killing three people and injuring nine, said regional governor Oleh Syniehubov.
16 days ago
Plunging stocks shake up the street...
STAN CHOE AP Business Writer

Stocks tumble after inflation stays hotter than expected

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are tumbling and disappointment is hitting markets worldwide Tuesday, following Wall Street’s sudden realization that inflation isn’t slowing as much as hoped. The S&P 500 sank 2.4% in morning trading, threatening to snap a four-day winning streak. Bond prices also fell sharply, sending their yields higher, after a report showed […]
17 days ago
President Joe Biden. He will visit Israel and Saudi Arabia in July....
ZEKE MILLER and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press

In a nod to JFK, Biden pushing ‘moonshot’ to fight cancer

Biden planned to urge Americans who might have delayed cancer screenings during the pandemic to seek them out swiftly, reminding them that early detection can be key to avoiding adverse outcomes.
18 days ago
Mar-a-Lago is pictured, where documents were taken....
ERIC TUCKER Associated Press

Judge grants Trump bid for special master in document search

The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon authorizes an outside legal expert to review the records taken during the Aug. 8 search.
24 days ago
us economy, jobs numbers...
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer

Slower US job gain in August is ‘good news’ according to Utah economist

The government reported Friday that last month's job gain was down from 526,000 in July and below the average gain of the previous three months.
28 days ago
FILE - Gas prices are displayed at a Sunoco gas station along the Ohio Turnpike near Youngstown, Oh...
KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press

California phasing out gas vehicles in climate change fight

Both the state and federal government are spending billions to build more chargers along public roadways, at apartment complexes and elsewhere to give people more charging options.
1 month ago
Jill biden pictured. she tested positive for covid-19...
Associated Press

Jill Biden has ‘rebound’ COVID-19 case, president negative

First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 again in an apparent "rebound" case, after she initially tested negative for the virus over the weekend.
1 month ago
Seventeen year old Anglo-Belgian pilot, Mack Rutherford, speaks with the media after landing at the...
VESELIN TOSHKOV Associated Press

17-year-old pilot sets record for solo flight around world

Along with becoming the youngest person to fly around the world by himself, Rutherford is the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe in a microlight plane.
1 month ago
Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead...
Associated Press

Fauci, top infectious disease expert, to retire in December

Fauci became the face of the government response to COVID-19 as it hit in early 2020, with frequent appearances on television news and at daily press conferences with White House officials, including then-President Donald Trump.
1 month ago
Former Vice President Mike Pence gestures during the "Politics and Eggs" breakfast gathering, Wedne...
By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Pres

Trump’s long shadow keeps 2024 hopefuls from Iowa State Fair

A majority of Iowa Republicans — 57% — said they hope Trump decides to run again for president in 2024, according to a July Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. One-third of respondents said they hope he doesn't.
1 month ago
The brilliant colors of Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic hot spring are among the park...
AMY BETH HANSON and THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press

Foot found in Yellowstone hot spring linked to July death

Part of a human foot found in a shoe floating in a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park earlier this week is believed to be linked to the death of a person last month, park officials said Friday.
1 month ago
Colorado river management...
SAM METZ and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press

Crisis looms without big cuts to over-tapped Colorado River

Any unilateral action from federal officials would likely move conversations from negotiating tables to courtrooms and delay action even longer.
1 month ago
The brilliant colors of Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic hot spring are among the park...
The Associated Press

Part of a foot, in a shoe, spotted in Yellowstone hot spring

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after a park employee spotted part of a foot, in a shoe, floating in a hot spring in the southern part of the park, officials said Thursday. Tuesday’s discovery at Abyss Pool led to the temporary closure of the West Thumb Geyser Basin […]
1 month ago

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