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US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy’s inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday’s report from the…

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

NEW YORK (AP) - In battleground Wisconsin, Donald Trump’s pick for governor defeated the favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, a state where compassionate conservatism was born, a Senate candidate who promoted Trump’s election lies prevailed over the state…

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Eviction filings around the country are returning to pre-pandemic levels in many cities and states. The numbers have spiked from Connecticut to Utah, driven in part by rising rental prices and dwindling federal rental assistance. Legal advocates say some landlords…

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday there…

US inflation slows from a 40-year peak but remains high

WASHINGTON (AP) - Falling gas prices gave Americans a slight break from the pain of high inflation last month, though the surge in overall prices slowed only modestly from the four-decade high it reached in June. Consumer prices jumped 8.5%…

Trump says he took the 5th in NY civil investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump says he invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn’t answer questions under oath in the long-running New York civil investigation into his business dealings. Trump arrived at New York Attorney General Letitia James’ offices Wednesday…

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago. Tuesday's news comes in the wake of revelations about…

3 dead in shooting at Florida Narcotics Anonymous meeting

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man went into a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her friend before turning the gun on himself. Edgewater police Chief Josephy Mahoney says Quinton Hunter brandished the…

Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence. That's according to people familiar with the matter…

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

By BRADY McCOMBS and SAM METZ Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gabby Petito’s family has notified Utah officials that they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging police failed to recognize she was in a life-threatening situation…

Olivia Newton-John, superstar singer and actress, dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) - Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” has died. She was 73. Newton-John, a longtime resident…

Vegan Florida mom faces sentence in starvation death of son

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A mother who followed a strict vegan diet in Florida faces sentencing for the malnutrition death of her 18-month-old son. Thirty-eight-year-old Sheila O’Leary was convicted in June of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, child…

Democrats say they've reached agreement on economic package

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats say they have reached an accord on changes to their marquee economic legislation, clearing the major hurdle to pushing one of President Joe Biden’s leading election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days. Arizona Sen.…

'What recession?': US employers add 528,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added an astonishing 528,000 jobs last month despite flashing warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession and handing President Joe Biden some good news heading into the midterm elections. Unemployment dropped…

Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The federal government has filed civil rights charges against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor. She was a Black woman whose fatal shooting in Kentucky helped…

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has declared a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 6,600 Americans. The announcement Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services…

WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) - A judge in Russia convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling. She was sentenced to nine years in prison in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange…

Recall issued for some Nuk baby bottles

A popular baby bottle manufacturer has issued a recall over high lead levels in some of its products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the markings on the outside of some of Nuk's "First Choice Glass Baby Bottles" contain…

Jurors to visit still bloodstained Parkland school building

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Jurors in the trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are preparing to visit the still-bloodstained building where he murdered 17 people four years ago. The 12 jurors and their…

4 takeaways from AP's Mormon church sex abuse investigation

By MICHAEL REZENDES Associated Press When an Arizona bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the Mormon church, learned that a member of his ward was sexually assaulting his 5-year-old daughter, he followed church…

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