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Ex-town official gets 15 days for role in Jan. 6 riot

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts ex-town official seen on surveillance video marching through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to 15 days in prison for her role...
Dec. 5, 2022

25,000 tons of Ukraine grain reach east Africa amid drought

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first shipment of grain as part of Ukraine's own initiative to supply countries in need arrived in Djibouti Monday for delivery to neighboring Ethiopia amid...
Dec. 5, 2022

Lockheed teams with Israel's Rafael on laser defense

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp. and Israeli defense contractor Rafael on Monday said they will team up to develop a high-energy laser system to defend against...
Dec. 5, 2022

Ukraine says it shot down over 60 Russian missiles

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force said Monday it shot down more than 60 of about 70 missiles that Russia fired on in its latest barrage against Ukraine. It...
Dec. 5, 2022

Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep waters off the West Coast. The live, online auction...
Dec. 5, 2022

Bribery, fraud charges dismissed against ex-NY Lt. Governor

NEW YORK (AP) — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records...
Dec. 5, 2022

Ukraine's air force says it shot down more than 60 missiles among 70 fired by Russian forces in latest launches

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's air force says it shot down more than 60 missiles among 70 fired by Russian forces in latest launches.
Dec. 5, 2022

North Carolina power outages could last days after shootings

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were struck by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take...
Dec. 5, 2022

Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots. Children ages 6...
Dec. 5, 2022

ICC prosecutor opposes EU plan for special Ukraine tribunal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday denounced a European Union proposal to create an U.N.-backed special tribunal to prosecute crimes in...
Dec. 5, 2022

Unmarked graves, an 'ugly history': W.Va. weighs mine safety

HAVACO, W.Va. (AP) — Mayapple plants sprout in the sunken soil where the bodies lie, their leaves sheltering the unmarked graves like tiny umbrellas. The forgotten burial ground is overrun...
Dec. 5, 2022

French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a triumphant debut, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim seems likely to become a familiar presence at the Metropolitan Opera. Just not too familiar, he hopes...
Dec. 5, 2022

Trial starts for Texas cop who shot Black woman in her home

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former police officer went on trial Monday for fatally shooting a Black woman through a rear window of her Texas home in a...
Dec. 5, 2022

In Bolivia, literacy training makes a profound difference

PUCARANI, Bolivia (AP) — Anacleta Mamani has no teeth, but a happy smile: She’s learned to read and write at the age of 71, and now feels so empowered, she...
Dec. 5, 2022

Stocks lose ground on Wall Street, crude oil prices climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in morning trading on Wall Street Monday and bond yields rose as investors face a mostly quiet week that will be capped by a...
Dec. 5, 2022

Review: Hurricane-force novel with a hint of magical realism

“The Light Pirate” by Lily Brooks-Dalton (Grand Central) Wanda is named after the hurricane she was born in. It’s also the hurricane that changes the trajectory of her life. “The...
Dec. 5, 2022

Emhoff to host Jewish leaders for discussion of antisemitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will host Jewish leaders this week to discuss a rise in antisemitism and efforts to fight hate in...
Dec. 5, 2022

Tampa police chief resigns over golf cart traffic stop

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The police chief in Tampa, Florida, resigned Monday after using her position to escape a ticket during a traffic stop involving a golf cart driven by...
Dec. 5, 2022

The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein, but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony...
Dec. 5, 2022

British man killed, another wounded in St Lucia bar shooting

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One British man has been killed and another injured in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, according to the U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth and...
Dec. 5, 2022

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here”...
Dec. 5, 2022

Host Albania has high hopes for EU-Western Balkans summit

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister said Monday that a European Union summit in his country's capital this week demonstrates the EU's heightened geostrategic interests in the Western Balkans...
Dec. 5, 2022

Russia: Mass seal death likely due to oxygen deprivation

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian environmental official said Monday that the thousands of dead seals that washed up on Russia's Caspian Sea coast likely died from oxygen deprivation. Officials...
Dec. 5, 2022

Stocks open lower on Wall Street, crude oil prices climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, with the exception of energy companies, which rose along with the price of oil. Crude prices were up almost...
Dec. 5, 2022

Serbia charged by FIFA for team, fans conduct at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA brought disciplinary charges against Serbia on Monday for alleged misconduct by players and fans including offensive chants at a World Cup match against Switzerland. Tensions...
Dec. 5, 2022

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