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North Korea fires short-range missile to sea in latest test

North Korea fires short-range missile to sea in latest test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea early Tuesday, its neighboring countries said, in the latest weapon tests by North Korea that has raised questions about the sincerity of its recent offer for talks with S
GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s b

Federal judges: NYC can impose vaccine mandate on teachers

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S.

Sex assault case against Lance Armstrong's son dropped

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas district attorney has rejected a felony sexual assault charge filed earlier this year by Austin police against the son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Luke Armstrong was charged in April related to an incident in 2018.

Gas well blowout near Los Angeles leads to $1.8B settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a $1.8 billion settlement with a utility, attorneys said Monday.
Goats get loose in Atlanta's tony Buckhead neighborhood

Goats get loose in Atlanta's tony Buckhead neighborhood

ATLANTA (AP) — A herd of goats brought in to clear weeds got loose Monday, briefly becoming a thorn in the side of Atlanta's tony Buckhead neighborhood.
John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable. U.S.

Texas GOP tries to protect US House seats under new maps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans proposed redrawn congressional maps Monday that would shore up their slipping dominance and bolster their nearly two dozen U.S. House members, while adding new districts in booming Austin and Houston.
Taliban, ex-Afghan government dispute ends with no UN speech

Taliban, ex-Afghan government dispute ends with no UN speech

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dispute between Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers and its former government over who should speak at the United Nations' annual meeting of world leaders finally has an answer: no one.
Scientists: Spanish volcano has entered 'low activity' phase

Scientists: Spanish volcano has entered 'low activity' phase

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — A Spanish island volcano that has buried more than 500 buildings and displaced over 6,000 people since last week lessened its activity on Monday, although scientists warned that it was too early to declare