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EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official warned Elon Musk on Wednesday that Twitter needs to beef up measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful...
Nov. 30, 2022

Portland, Oregon, approves $27M for new homeless camps

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City Council members in Portland, Oregon, have voted to allocate $27 million of the city's budget to build a network of designated camping areas for homeless...
Nov. 30, 2022

Firefighters: At least 30 engulfed by Brazil landslide

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters in the Brazilian state of Parana worked tirelessly Wednesday to find about 30 people thought to have been engulfed in a landslide that hit...
Nov. 30, 2022

Contractor: Golden Gate Bridge suicide net will cost $400M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suicide prevention net on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge that is already years behind schedule will cost about $400 million, more than double its original...
Nov. 30, 2022

Worker reaches plea deal in election machine tampering case

DENVER (AP) — A former elections manager who allegedly helped a Colorado clerk accused of tampering with voting equipment plans to plead guilty under an agreement with prosecutors, according to...
Nov. 30, 2022

Social media makes Jada Williams a face of high school NIL

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s the middle of the afternoon and Jada Williams begins a live stream on Instagram. In a heartbeat, more than 1,000 of her 671,000 followers join...
Nov. 30, 2022

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious...
Nov. 30, 2022

Volcano knocks Mauna Loa carbon monitoring station offline

The eruption of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily knocked off power to the world’s premier station that measures heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but officials Wednesday say it...
Nov. 30, 2022

4 appear in court over terror attack at Ivory Coast beach

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Four of the defendants arrested in connection with a 2016 Islamic extremist attack that killed 19 people on an Ivory Coast tourist beach appeared in...
Nov. 30, 2022

Police: Deputy posed as teen online to sexually extort girl

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Virginia sheriff’s deputy posed as a 17-year-old boy online to groom and sexually extort a teenage girl in California before driving...
Nov. 30, 2022

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine McVie, the soulful British musician who sang lead on many of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits, has died at 79. The band announced her death on...
Nov. 30, 2022

Cuba calls migrant boat crash an accident, denies ramming

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has denied that its coast guard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including...
Nov. 30, 2022

UK royals travel to Boston with eye on environment prize

BOSTON (AP) — The first overseas trip by the Prince and Princess of Wales since the death of Queen Elizabeth II began Wednesday, an occasion to show the world as...
Nov. 30, 2022

Athlete flipped the bird, lost scholarship, now wins appeal

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a...
Nov. 30, 2022

Christine McVie, soulful Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter, dies at 79, band says on social media

NEW YORK (AP) — Christine McVie, soulful Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter, dies at 79, band says on social media.
Nov. 30, 2022

NYC public employees among 19 accused of pandemic aid fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — Nineteen people including 17 New York City and New York state public employees were charged in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday with submitting fraudulent applications for...
Nov. 30, 2022

Lordstown Motors shipping out first batch of electric trucks

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Commercial electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors has received approval to ship the first batch of its first model, the Endurance pickup. The company announced Tuesday that...
Nov. 30, 2022

Fire on US aircraft carrier injures 9 sailors; cause sought

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fire broke out aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, resulting in minor injuries to nine sailors, military officials said Wednesday. The blaze broke out Tuesday...
Nov. 30, 2022

Stocks rally after Fed chair signals slowdown in rate hikes

Stocks rallied and Treasury yields fell Wednesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said that the central bank could soon begin slowing down on its interest rate increases, noting...
Nov. 30, 2022

S. Dakota AG hires missing Indigenous, trafficking positions

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's attorney general on Wednesday announced that he has filled a position to coordinate efforts from state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, as...
Nov. 30, 2022

Tornadoes fueled by record highs wrecked homes around South

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Tornadoes damaged numerous homes, destroyed a fire station, briefly trapped people in a grocery store and ripped the roof off an apartment complex in Mississippi, while...
Nov. 30, 2022

AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a...
Nov. 30, 2022

Airbus to pay $16 million fine, end French corruption probe

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday approved an agreement under which Airbus will pay a 15.8-million-euro ($16.3 million) fine to end a corruption probe focusing on sales to...
Nov. 30, 2022

4 lion cubs saved from war in Ukraine arrive at US sanctuary

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — Four lion cubs that were orphaned during the war in Ukraine have arrived safely at a Minnesota animal sanctuary that has pledged to provide them a...
Nov. 30, 2022

German parliament labels 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved a resolution labeling as genocide Ukraine's 1930s “Holodomor," a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive...
Nov. 30, 2022

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