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Tue. 11:03 a.m.: Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like "Call of Duty" and "Candy Crush." The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the ...

Tue. 10:29 a.m.: Satellite photos show aftermath of Abu Dhabi oil site attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press today appear to show the aftermath of a fatal attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack brought the long-running Yemen war into Emirati ...

Tue. 10:10 a.m.: Rep. Emilia Sykes joins competitive US House race in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — Fourth-term state Rep. Emilia Sykes said today that she's running for Congress, setting up a likely faceoff in a potentially newly competitive northeast Ohio district against Trump-backed Republican Max Miller. "I've got some big news— I'm running for Congress!!," the ...

Tue. 9:36 a.m.: Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill ...

Tue. 9:26 a.m.: Sinema, Manchin slammed as Senate begins voting bill debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stark criticism from civil rights leaders, senators return to Capitol Hill under intense pressure to change their rules and break a Republican filibuster that has hopelessly stalled voting legislation. The Senate is set to launch debate today on the voting bill with ...

Tue. 9:19 a.m.: Before pullout, watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Months before President Joe Biden announced the U.S.'s complete withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Washington's watchdog warned that the Afghan air force would collapse without critical American aid, training and maintenance. The report was declassified this ...