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Beijing calls US claims over balloons 'information warfare'
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said U.S. accusations that a downed Chinese balloon was part of an extensive surveillance program amount to “information warfare against China.” The Pentagon on...
Fiery Ohio derailment raises railroad safety questions
US general to aggressors: Allies are battle-ready in Asia
The pandemic missing: The kids who didn’t go back to school
Passport rush blamed on US policy stalls adoptions in Haiti
Tiny California mouse wins Guinness award for longevity
Reporter arrested during news event on Ohio train derailment
Texas man pleads guilty in racist 2019 Walmart attack
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime and weapons charges in the racist attack at an El Paso Walmart in 2019, which prosecutors say was preceded by the gunman posting an online screed that warned of a...
By MORGAN LEE and PAUL J. WEBER
Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to him
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The officer who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car before police fatally beat him never explained why he was being stopped, newly released documents show, and emerging reports from Memphis residents suggest that was...
By TRAVIS LOLLER, JONATHAN MATTISE and ADRIAN SAINZ
Texas executes inmate for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago was executed on Wednesday, the sixth inmate to be put to death in the U.S. this year and the second in as many...
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK
'Ear Hustle' podcast co-host is free from San Quentin prison
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-host of "Ear Hustle," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast produced behind bars, was released from San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted his sentence. Rahsaan “New York”...
Biden's fentanyl position sparks criticism from 2 sides
President Joe Biden’s calls in his State of the Union speech for strong criminal penalties in response to soaring deaths linked to the potent opioid fentanyl are being rebuked by harm reduction advocates who say that approach could make the...
By GEOFF MULVIHILL