Biden and McCarthy reach a final deal to avoid US default and now must sell it to CongressMay 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With days to spare before a potential first-ever government default, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached final agreement Sunday on a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and worked to ensure enough support in Congress to pass the measure in the coming week.
Takeaways on debt ceiling: McCarthy’s balancing act, Biden’s choice and the challenges aheadMay 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a deal no one in Washington claims to really like. But after weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have struck an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and avert a potentially devastating government default.
Rescue operations underway after apartment building partially collapses in Davenport, IowaMay 29, 2023 GMT
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Rescue operations were underway Sunday evening after part of an apartment building collapsed in the eastern Iowa city of Davenport. Authorities have not said whether anyone was killed.
Struggles continue for thousands in Florida 8 months after Hurricane Ian as new storm season loomsMay 29, 2023 GMT
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eight months ago, chef Michael Cellura had a restaurant job and had just moved into a fancy new camper home on Fort Myers Beach. Now, after Hurricane Ian swept all that away, he lives in his older Infiniti sedan with a 15-year-old long-haired chihuahua named Ginger.
NEW YORK (AP) — If rising oceans aren’t worry enough, add this to the risks New York City faces: The metropolis is slowly sinking under the weight of its skyscrapers, homes, asphalt and humanity itself.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Evangelisto Ramos walked out of a New Orleans courthouse and away from a life sentence accompanying a 10-2 jury conviction, thanks in large part to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision bearing his name.
Pay per wave: Native Hawaiians divided over artificial surf lagoon in the birthplace of surfingMay 29, 2023 GMT
EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — Brian Keaulana is the quintessential Native Hawaiian waterman, well-known in Hawaii and beyond for his deep understanding of the ocean, gifted with surfing and lifeguarding skills passed down from his big-wave rider father.
Fight still ahead for Texas’ Ken Paxton after historic impeachment deepens GOP divisionsMay 29, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The historic impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was just the first round of a Republican brawl over whether to banish one of their own in America’s biggest red state after years of criminal accusations.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature already made one historic move with its impeachment of Republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Soldiers of the 9th Infantry Regiment made a desperate retreat as North Korean troops closed in around them. A wounded, 18-year-old Army Pfc.
World shares were mostly higher Monday after President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached a final agreement on a deal to raise the U.S.
‘Succession’ finale: Fans react to end of Emmy-winning hit dramaMay 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the end of the critically acclaimed drama's fourth and final season, dedicated fans of “Succession” now know the answer to the series' central question: Which of the Murdoch-esque Roy family siblings will prevail?
Police: 3 killed in shootout involving outlaw biker gangs at New Mexico motorcycle rallyMay 29, 2023 GMT
RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Three men killed in a weekend shootout at a New Mexico motorcycle rally were members of rival outlaw biker gangs, and the violence stemmed from a previous altercation between them in Albuquerque, authorities said Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The details of the deal between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy were released Sunday in the form of a 99-page bill that would suspend the nation's debt limit through 2025 to avoid a federal default while limiting government spending.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would expand what is considered an illegal public performance of sexual conduct, under a bill approved late Sunday by state lawmakers that drag artists fear will be used to criminalize their shows.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with five separate shootings in the Phoenix metro area that left four people dead and a woman wounded, authorities said Sunday.
Mesa police said 20-year-old Iren Byers was taken into custody Sunday on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
Police: Fugitive’s body found in Ohio River, days after recapture of fellow Ohio escapeeMay 29, 2023 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped last week from a northwest Ohio prison with another inmate by hiding in a trash container was found dead Sunday after his body was spotted floating in the Ohio River, police in Kentucky said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is the one race Josef Newgarden desperately wanted to win.
It's basically the only race that matters to his boss.
Coming up empty for 11 consecutive years had become personal for the two-time IndyCar champion.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man wounded three people when he opened fire in the parking lot of a Texas strip club early Sunday before being fatally shot by the club's armed security, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “ The Little Mermaid ” made moviegoers want to be under the sea on Memorial Day weekend.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mpox health emergency has ended, but U.S. health officials are aiming to prevent a repeat of last year’s outbreaks.
Mpox infections exploded early in the summer of 2022 in the wake of Pride gatherings.
Man in police custody falls to death after breaking California hospital window with oxygen tankMay 28, 2023 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man in police custody died Thursday in Northern California after he broke a hospital's window with a metal oxygen tank and fell off a ledge following an altercation with an officer and a nurse, authorities said.
South Carolina group to ask Supreme Court to rename landmark school desegregation caseMay 28, 2023 GMT
SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in South Carolina plan to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to rename the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that outlawed segregation of public schools across the country.
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney implored new college graduates to not compromise when it comes to the truth, excoriating her House Republican colleagues for not doing enough to combat former President Donald Trump’s lies that the 2020 election was stolen.
WASHINGTON (AP) —
After weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have announced an “ agreement in principle ” to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
DETROIT (AP) — Police in Michigan say a woman vandalized two Detroit-area religious centers in hopes people would blame a Ukrainian militia.
The 35-year-old Clinton Township woman has been charged with spray-painting a Nazi symbol and the phrase “Azov” on a Royal Oak synagogue on April 28.
Diverse Republican presidential primary field sees an opening in 2024 with voters of colorMay 28, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — During Donald Trump's first visit as president to Chicago, a frequent target in his attacks on urban violence, he disparaged the nation's third largest city as a haven for criminals and a national embarrassment.
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A raccoon in Maine was euthanized and tested for rabies after a woman brought it into a pet store for a nail trim and some customers kissed it, state wildlife authorities said.
More businesses require teens to be chaperoned by adults, curbing their independenceMay 28, 2023 GMT
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Jennifer Sepulveda used to drop off her 14-year-old son, Jorden, at the local mall on a Friday or Saturday night, where he would catch a movie with his friends and then hang out afterwards at the food court or elsewhere.
RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — Three people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting at an annual motorcycle rally in a New Mexico town late Saturday afternoon.
Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun said in a video posted on Facebook that the shooting around 5 p.m.
Jan. 6 rioters are raking in thousands in donations. Now the US is coming after their haulMay 28, 2023 GMT
Less than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could donate money to Goodwyn and other rioters whom the site called “political prisoners.”
Army Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania killed during WWII accounted for, authorities sayMay 28, 2023 GMT
An Army Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania killed during World War II has been accounted for almost eight decades later, military authorities said.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said last week that 2nd Lt.
Vermont’s governor vetoes largest budget in state historyMay 28, 2023 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's governor has vetoed a state budget that would have been the largest in the state history.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott said the proposed budget, which is well over $8 billion, would unfairly raise taxes and fees on state residents.
Asylum-seekers say joy over end of Title 42 turns to anguish induced by new US rulesMay 28, 2023 GMT
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The day that President Joe Biden's administration ended a public health measure blocking many asylum-seekers at the Mexican border during the coronavirus pandemic, Teodoso Vargas was ready to show U.S.
‘Anatomy of a Fall’ wins Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or; 3rd time female director wins top honorMay 28, 2023 GMT
Justine Triet's “Anatomy of a Fall” won the Palme d'Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in a ceremony Saturday that bestowed the festival's prestigious top prize on an engrossing, rigorously plotted French courtroom drama that puts a marriage on trial.
Ed Ames, ’50s pop singer with Ames Brothers and ‘60s TV star in ‘Daniel Boone,’ dies at 95May 28, 2023 GMT
Ed Ames, the youngest member of the popular 1950s singing group the Ames Brothers, who later became a successful actor in television and musical theater, has died. He was 95.
The last survivor of the four singing brothers, Ames died May 21 from Alzheimer's disease, his wife, Jeanne Ames, said Saturday.
GOP-controlled Texas House impeaches Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, triggering suspensionMay 28, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ Republican-led House of Representatives impeached state Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday on articles including bribery and abuse of public trust, a sudden, historic rebuke of a GOP official who rose to be a star of the conservative legal movement despite years of scandal and alleged crimes.
2 horses die from injuries at Churchill Downs, bringing total to 12 at home of Kentucky DerbyMay 28, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two horses have died the past two days following injuries at Churchill Downs, the 11th and 12th fatalities over the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Mare Kimberley Dream was euthanized after sustaining a distal sesamodean ligament rupture to her front leg during Saturday’s first race.
Timeline of events leading to the impeachment of Republican Texas Attorney General Ken PaxtonMay 27, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A timeline of events that have led to three-term Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, 60, being impeached Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of legal and ethical scandals swirling around Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state’s GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Saturday voted to impeach him, causing his immediate suspension from office.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer when she responded to a domestic violence call in 2020 is seeking an insanity defense as he tries to avoid the death penalty.
A Republican-controlled Texas House committee filed 20 articles of impeachment against GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton, ranging from bribery to abuse of public trust, and he was suspended from office Saturday after the chamber voted to impeach.
VP Harris praises cadets’ sacrifice in West Point’s 1st commencement speech by a womanMay 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to deliver a commencement speech at West Point, lauded graduating cadets Saturday for their noble sacrifice in serving their country, but noted they were entering an “unsettled world” because of Russian aggression and the rising threats from China.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who once led HealthSouth, a huge provider of outpatient rehab services, has been ordered to turn over records related to a bank account that lawyers say he's using to hide millions.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When students show up for school in the fall, a new leader with a familiar face will be in place for Mississippi's Jackson County School District.
Assistant Superintendent David Baggett was chosen to lead the district from a field of nine applicants, the district said in a news release Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's proposed police and fire training center will cost taxpayers more than double the $31 million previously estimated by Mayor Andre Dickens' administration.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers finally approved a new state budget early Saturday, sending it to Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker for his signature with just over a month to spare before it takes effect with the new state fiscal year July 1.
Former US diplomat Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday, still active in global affairsMay 27, 2023 GMT
Former diplomat and presidential adviser Henry Kissinger marks his 100th birthday on Saturday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the United States through one of its most tumultuous periods including the presidency of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Florida man charged with human smuggling after four migrants were found dead last year near the Canadian border has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two people have been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2017 killing and dismemberment of their former roommate in Maryland.
Christina Harnish, also known as Christina Stallings, and William Rice were sentenced Friday to the maximum punishment for second-degree murder in the killing of Megan Tilman.
New bill to build Athletics stadium on Las Vegas Strip caps Nevada’s cost at $380 millionMay 27, 2023 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill introduced late Friday in the Nevada Legislature would give the Oakland Athletics up to $380 million for a potential 30,000-seat, $1.5 billion retractable roof stadium on the Las Vegas Strip.
5 things to know about Memorial Day including its controversiesMay 27, 2023 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia corrections officer and a jail nurse have been arrested for allegedly giving contraband to inmates.
Officer Tabitha Clifton, of LaGrange, was arrested early Friday while nurse Jessica Castellanos, of Hampton, was taken into custody later that night, news outlets reported.
Mother pleads guilty after Arizona boy starves to deathMay 27, 2023 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona mother has pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse charges stemming from the death of her 6-year-old son who had been locked in a closet and denied food.
There's no Iron Throne, but the stakes feel just as high.
“Succession,” the critically acclaimed drama chronicling a Murdoch-esque feuding billionaire family, wraps its four-season run on Sunday with a highly anticipated 88-minute finale.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police said two men were killed and two others were hospitalized after a shooting at a home in Virginia.
The shooting happened Friday afternoon in a residential neighborhood in Woodbridge, Prince William County police said in a news release.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As Elizabeth Holmes prepares to report to prison next week, the criminal case that laid bare the blood-testing scam at the heart of her Theranos startup is entering its final phase.
MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a bear that attacked and injured two young children playing in the driveway of a northeastern Pennsylvania home has been captured and euthanized.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday that two bears, a male and a female, had been caught overnight in live traps set following Monday's attack in Wright Township near Mountain Top.
Indiana man center of gambling probes involving Alabama, Cincinnati baseball, AP sources sayMay 27, 2023 GMT
An Indiana man whose son is a member of the University of Cincinnati baseball team is the bettor at the center of separate investigations that led to the firings of Alabama coach Brad Bohannon and two members of the Bearcats' baseball staff this month, two people familiar with the inquiries told The Associated Press on Friday.
South Carolina firefighter dies after partial collapse at burning apartment buildingMay 27, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 25-year-old firefighter from South Carolina has died after part of a burning apartment building collapsed while firefighters were inside.
Authorities said James Muller of the Irmo Fire District died Friday while he was providing aid during the response to a fire at Tropical Ridge apartments in Columbia.