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California church leaders, shooting survivors join in prayer

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — When a gunman began shooting at a Taiwanese American church luncheon, Shoei Su said he froze. The retired appraiser uses a walker and said he and many of the elderly congregants didn't immediately know what was happening. He said the shooter said nothing before ...

There’s a love story in Alabama barbecue restaurant’s name

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — There's a love story in the name of this restaurant, Bar B Quing With My Honey, and meeting the owners puts you right in the middle of it. The latest chapter is being written in midtown Mobile, where Glenda Marks Witherspoon and her husband, Timothy Witherspoon, have been ...

Boys to Men: Georgia program teaches responsibility, respect

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Reginald Willis and a group of Barnett Shoals Elementary School kids arrived in Atlanta in early May to tour the World of Coca-Cola, and then the Civil and Human Rights Museum. The day of adventure was marked with fun and life lessons for the group of boys who are part of ...

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United ...

GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks who won — ...

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America's most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of South Carolina's Lowcountry region. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is particularly ...

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning for "dire" contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19. In public comments and private meetings on Capitol Hill, Dr. Ashish Jha, the White ...

Milley tells West Point cadets technology will transform war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer challenged the next generation of Army soldiers on Saturday to prepare America's military to fight future wars that may look little like the wars of today. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a grim picture of ...

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day about getting money for food, finding somewhere to shower, and saving up enough money for an ...

Arizona governor OK’s ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments. The two coronavirus ...

AP source: Giuliani interviewed for hours by 1/6 committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a person familiar with the interview said Saturday. The ...

3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won’t be commissioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had refused the ...

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and clinch ...

Wisconsin Republicans vote not to endorse for governor

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Saturday not to endorse anyone for governor ahead of the GOP primary in August, with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch falling just short of the 60% needed to get the nod — and cash — that comes with winning the party's official ...

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy ...

Newspaper: 2007 Nevada tax change cut cost of property deals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In 2007, not long before Las Vegas' frenzied real estate market imploded, Nevada lawmakers approved a seemingly minor tweak to a tax law. The change ensured property owners could use a range of entities when shifting real estate to an affiliate to exempt these transactions ...

Adoptions another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.'s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war ...

Youngest of 10 Buffalo shooting victims being laid to rest

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket was remembered as big-hearted and quick with a laugh before her funeral Saturday. Roberta Drury grew up in the Syracuse area and moved to Buffalo a decade ago to help tend to ...

Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last year, announced on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he will seek the Democratic nomination for ...

Georgia’s senior congressman facing toughest race since 2010

After years of coasting to reelection, Georgia's senior congressman is gearing up for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers crowd the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums of cash to target the Democrat who's held the seat for 30 years. Rep. ...