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Africa leader warns of pressure to choose sides in Ukraine

African Union chairperson Macky Sall said Tuesday that Africa "does not want to be the breeding ground of a new Cold War," alluding to the pressure mounting on the continent's leaders to choose sides over the war in Ukraine. Many African countries depend heavily on grain imports from Russia ...

Ethics board keeps ‘action’ secret on complaint against Noem

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's ethics board won't publicly disclose the "appropriate action" it took after finding evidence Gov. Kristi Noem intervened with a state agency to influence her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license, a lawyer for the board told The ...

Detroit sues Census in 2nd fight over population counts

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit sued the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday over population estimates from last year that show it lost an additional 7,100 residents, opening another front against the agency in a battle over how the city's people have been counted in the past two years. Mayor Mike Duggan ...

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there's another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought. The topic of water historically has played little to no role in campaign ads in much of the region, but funding to fight ...

FDA concedes delays in response to baby formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration acknowledged Tuesday that its response to the U.S. infant formula shortage was slowed by delays in processing a whistleblower complaint and test samples from the nation's largest formula factory. A 10-page report from the agency offers its ...

Prosecutors: More needed in Marilyn Manson sex assault probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who said Tuesday they need more evidence gathered before they can consider criminal charges. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's ...

EXPLAINER: How alleged plot exploited pandemic to net $250M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Justice has charged 47 people in Minnesota in what prosecutors have called a $250 million scheme to defraud a federal meals program. Prosecutors said just a fraction of the money went toward feeding kids, with the rest laundered through shell companies ...

At UN, Truss aims to show UK can still lead on world stage

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss, a politician often compared to "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher, is presenting herself to the world as a steely leader for tough times. The new prime minister has come to the United Nations to argue that in an increasingly unstable world, ...

One year later, growing global perils as Biden returns to UN

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is confronting no shortage of difficult issues as he travels to New York for the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. The Russian war in Ukraine is at a critical juncture. European fears that a recession could be just around the ...

Cowboys for Trump cofounder appeals ban from public office

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico politician and Trump supporter who was removed and barred from elected office for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, is attempting to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court. Cowboys for Trump cofounder and former county commissioner ...

Seattle mayor appoints Adrian Diaz as city’s police chief

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has named Adrian Diaz as the city's new police chief. Harrell on Tuesday announced his intent to appoint Diaz, who has served as interim police chief since September 2020. "Throughout this process, we've heard Seattleites' clear expectations for ...

Philippines leader: Rich countries have put poorest at risk

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world's richest people have put its poorest at risk, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. charged Tuesday at the United Nations, pushing for action on inequality, nuclear weapons and climate change. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly for the first time since ...

Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies seized on the drawn-out vote processing and counting in Pennsylvania during the 2020 election to fuel his false claims that fraud cost him victory in the battleground state — and election officials worry that a replay could ...

Official held in Vegas reporter killing facing loss of job

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local elected official got court-appointed attorneys during his arraignment Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Las Vegas investigative journalist who wrote articles critical of him and his managerial conduct. Robert Richard Telles, the Clark County public administrator, ...

Japan PM calls for UN reforms to address Russian aggression

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed disappointment Tuesday over the failure of the United Nations Security Council to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine because of Russia's right of veto, calling for reforms that would allow the U.N. to better defend global peace and ...

New Mexico previously bused migrants during Trump years

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When migrants overwhelmed cities and shelters in New Mexico in 2019, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham moved several dozen of them by bus from border communities to Denver, where Christian congregations volunteered to provide shelter and aid. Fast forward to 2022 ...

France: No nation can stay ‘indifferent’ on Ukraine war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French President Emanuel Macron admonished countries Tuesday not to stay neutral about condemning Russia's war in Ukraine as he declared that Moscow's invasion amounts to a new form of imperialism. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly gathering of world leaders, Macron ...

San Francisco police get real-time access to private cameras

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday for a trial run allowing police to monitor in real time private surveillance cameras in certain circumstances, despite strong objections from civil liberties groups alarmed by the potential impact to privacy. San Francisco, like ...

Hackers accessed data on some American Airlines customers

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says personal information of a "very small number" of customers and employees was compromised after hackers breached some employee email accounts. There is no indication that the attackers have misused any of the personal information, the company ...

Turkish leader to United Nations: Be ‘much more influential’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's leader, overseeing a nation encircled by regional disputes, used his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to shine a spotlight on Turkish maneuvering in conflicts that span from Syria to Ukraine. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech comes as Turkey ...