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    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor in Michigan will announce a charging decision Friday involving the parents of a boy who is accused of killing four students at Oxford High School, after saying earlier that their actions went “far beyond negligence,” her office said. “The parents were the only individuals in the position to know the access to weapons,” Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Thursday. The gun “seems to have been just freely available to that individual.” Ethan Crumbley, 15, has been charged as an adult with two dozen crimes, including murder, attempted murder and terrorism, for the shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in Oakland County, roughly 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Detroit. Jennifer and James Crumbley did not return a message left by The Associated Press. Four students were killed and seven more people were injured. Three were in hospitals in stable condition. The semi-automatic gun was purchased legally by Crumbley’s father last week, according to investigators. Parents in the U.S. are rarely charged in school shootings involving their children, even as most minors get...
    NOV. 26-DEC. 2, 2021 From Josephine Baker’s symbolic induction into France’s Pantheon to children in Johannesburg as news of the latest virus variant broke, the Belarus migrant crisis and protests in Burkina Faso, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Chief Photographer for East Africa Ben Curtis. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Kenny Pickett and receiver Jordan Addison were among 12 players from No. 17 Pittsburgh to headline the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-league team. Pickett and Addison were first-team picks for the offense in Tuesday’s release, while tackle Calijah Kancey was a first-team pick on defense. The Panthers will play in Saturday’s league championship game against No. 18 Wake Forest, which had first-team receiver A.T. Perry and first-team offensive tackle Zach Tom among its eight selections. READ MORE: 2 Drug Dealers To Plead Guilty In Mac Miller’s Overdose DeathClemson finished with 10 all-ACC picks despite seeing its six-year reign atop the league end. READ MORE: Driver Of Vehicle Hits Pedestrian In Squirrel HillFlorida State senior defensive end Jermaine Johnson II, who ranks sixth nationally with 12 sacks, was the leading vote-getter with 189 points in voting by a panel of 50 media members and each of the league’s head coaches. The Associated Press will release its all-ACC honors Monday. MORE NEWS: Foo Fighters Bringing 2022 Tour To Pittsburgh(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs added another catcher on Tuesday, agreeing to a $13 million, two-year contract with Yan Gomes. The Cubs have Willson Contreras at catcher, but he is eligible for free agency after next season and the team could decide to trade him if they can’t reach a long-term deal this winter. The 34-year-old Gomes played for Washington and Oakland this year, batting .252 with 14 homers and 52 RBIs in 103 games. A person with direct knowledge of the contract confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized. Gomes was selected by Toronto in the 10th round of the 2009 amateur draft and broke into the majors with the Blue Jays in 2012. He is a .247 hitter with 117 homers and 416 RBIs in 882 games, spending most of his big league career with Cleveland. ___ Jay Cohen can be reached at https://twitter.com/jcohenap ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...
    MADRID (AP) — A fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona killed four members of the same family, including two children aged 1 and 3, in the early hours of Tuesday, a local government spokeswoman said. Firefighters managed to put out the fire after rescuing four more people, who are being treated for smoke inhalation, the Barcelona city hall spokeswoman said. She said that no more are believed to be trapped inside. An alert about the fire was received at 6 a.m. Tuesday, she said. The floor where the family died used to be the offices of a bank but had been squatted, a practice that some vulnerable families resort to when they are unable to pay for accommodation. A Mossos d’Esquadra regional police spokesman told The Associated Press that an investigation has been opened into the causes of the fire. Neither spokesperson was authorized to be identified by name in media reports. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball contracts worth $300 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for deferred money (p-pending): Player, Club Years Total Mike Trout, LAA 2019-30 $426.5 million Mookie Betts, LAD 2021-32 $365 million Fernando Tatis Jr., SD 2021-34 $340 million Bryce Harper, Phi 2019-31 $330 million Giancarlo Stanton, Mia-NYY 2015-27 $325 million p-Corey Seager, Tex 2022-31 $325 million Gerrit Cole, NYY 2020-28 $324 million Manny Machado, SD 2019-28 $300 million Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (AP) — Current baseball contracts with average annual values of $30 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for deferred money (p-pending): Player, Club Years Avg. Salary p-Max Scherzer, NYM 2022-24 $43,333,333 Gerrit Cole, NYY 2020-28 $36,000,000 Mike Trout, LAA 2019-30 $35,514,667 Stephen Strasburg, Was 2020-26 $35,000,000 Anthony Rendon, LAA 2020-26 $35,000,000 Trevor Bauer, LAD 2021-23 $34,416,667 Nolan Arenado, Col-StL 2019-26 $32,500,000 p-Corey Seager, Tex 2022-31 $32,500,000 David Price, Bos-LAD 2016-22 $31,000,000 Mookie Betts, LAD 2021-32 $30,416,667 Manny Machado, SD 2019-28 $30,000,000 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reports of Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey possibly stepping down as the company’s chief executive caused shares of the company’s stock to surge. Twitter’s stock, which has consistently underperformed the market, jumped more than 10% at the opening bell Monday. READ MORE: Travel Restrictions Begin Amid Growing Concerns Over The New COVID Omicron VariantCNBC first reported that Dorsey may step down soon, citing anonymous sources. Twitter Inc. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press early Monday. READ MORE: Interrupted Car Burglary Turns Deadly In OaklandDorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company that he founded, and some big investors have openly questioned whether he can be effective leading both. This story will be updated. MORE NEWS: 'The Long Good-Bye'; New Hope In The Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    The Associated Press (AP) — Shares of Twitter are surging on a report that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company’s chief executive. Twitter’s stock, which has consistently underperformed the market, jumped more than 10% at the opening bell Monday. CNBC first reported that Dorsey may step down soon, citing anonymous sources. Twitter Inc. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press early Monday. Dorsey is also the top executive at Square, a financial payments company that he founded, and some big investors have openly questioned whether he can be effective leading both. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers haver reached an agreement on a seven-year contract with free agent Marcus Semien. He was a Gold Glove second baseman for Toronto last season after the previous five years as Oakland’s shortstop. READ MORE: VIDEO: Menorah Lighting At The Dallas Galleria Kicks Off Festival Of LightsThe person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the deal was not finalized. READ MORE: He's... Out? Matthew McConaughey Says 'No' To 2022 Governor RunESPN, which first reported the agreement, said it was worth $175 million. Semien set career highs with 45 homers and 102 RBIs while playing all 162 games last season for the Toronto Blue Jays. MORE NEWS: Three-Year-Old Girl Shot In Fort Worth(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is changing his name to “Enes Kanter Freedom” to celebrate becoming a United States citizen. Kanter’s manager, Hank Fetic, told The Associated Press that Kanter is will have his citizenship oath ceremony on Monday afternoon and at the same time will complete his legal name change. The news was first reported by the Athletic. Kanter, 29, is a native of Turkey who has been an outspoken critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Turkish government. Kanter has said his passport was revoked by his homeland in 2017. The 2011 first-round draft pick has also taken to social media to support Tibetan independence and criticize Chinese treatment of the Uyghur people. During games, he has worn shoes decorated to say “Free Tibet” and argue for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts falsely claim vaccinated American Airlines pilots died in flight CLAIM: In two recent incidents during flights departing from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines pilots died from myocarditis caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. THE FACTS: These incidents didn’t happen, a spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed in an email to The Associated Press. Thousands of social media users this week shared a fearmongering article that falsely claimed to provide evidence for why “vaxxed pilots should not fly.” The article shared two examples of incidents it said took place on American Airlines flights traveling from DFW to Fort Myers, Florida, and from DFW to Los Angeles. It claimed that one pilot experienced cardiac arrest in flight, and the other “started convulsing and vomiting” in flight, and both died before the planes landed. The article attributed both the deaths...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, resumed exports of coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX distribution program on Friday after halting most overseas sales in March. The company was to have been COVAX’s main supplier, but an explosion of cases in India resulted in a cutoff of exports. At the time, Serum Institute had contracts to provide COVAX with 200 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, and unfinalized agreements to supply 350 million more. The suspension was a significant setback for global efforts to distribute vaccines equitably. GAVI, the vaccine alliance which co-manages the COVAX program, said the company had provided just under 30 million doses to it. New infections in India have now fallen to the lowest level in months, and the first new exports under the COVAX program, destined for Nepal and Tajikistan, are leaving Friday evening, Serum Institute said in a statement. It said it expects exports to increase substantially in early 2022. It said it has already produced more than a billion doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine...
    Bryan Adams, the fully vaccinated Canadian rocker, took to social media Thursday to announce that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time in a month while visiting Italy to promote a new calendar. "Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and I’ve tested positive for the second time in a month for Covid," he posted on his Instagram account. "So it’s off to the hospital for me." Bryan Adams performs at The SSE Wembley Arena on February 27, 2019 in London. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns) Adams, who is also a photographer, has shot the 2022 Pirelli calendar. Adams was expected to appear at in-person press events promoting the calendar Sunday and Monday. The singer was headed to a nearby hospital for a more reliable PCR test, the Associated Press reported. The 60-year-old singer was seen seated normally in the back of the ambulance. Bryan Adams stands in front of the picture "Karen on a dolly" in his 2018 exhibition in the gallery Camera Work. (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images) WHO...
    Nov. 19-25, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City. —- Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Nov. 19-25, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis is arranging to transfer a number of migrants to Italy from the east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, where he is opening a three-day visit next week, a Cypriot government official said on Thursday. Government spokesman Marios Pelekanos told The Associated Press the Vatican is now making the arrangements with Cypriot authorities. There are no specifics yet as to how many migrants will leave the island or about the logistics of their trip since the pontiff will travel to Greece immediately after his Cyprus visit. The Vatican spokesman didn’t immediately respond when asked to confirm the pope would indeed bring migrants back to Italy or was otherwise arranging for their travel off Cyprus. The ITA Airbus 320 that is bringing the pope and Vatican delegation from Rome to Nicosia on Dec. 2 will not travel onto Greece on the second leg of the trip, according to the ITA press office. That could suggest that any transfer of migrants from Cyprus to Rome could actually occur without the pope on board, since he is...
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia’s capital during the morning rush hour. A plume of smoke was seen rising above Mogadishu on Thursday. Fifteen wounded people have been rushed to a hospital, the Amin ambulance service told The Associated Press. The blast occurred close to a school. There was no immediate confirmation of a death toll. The extremist group Al-Shabab in a statement carried by its Andalus radio said it targeted Western officials being escorted by the African Union peacekeeping convoy. The al-Qaida-linked group frequently targets the capital with attacks. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish riot police on Wednesday broke up a protest in Istanbul by demonstrators denouncing the government’s economic policies and the surging cost of living. Dozens of protesters were detained. The protesters, mostly members of left-wing groups, were starting to gather in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, located on the Asian side of the city, when police intervened. Demonstrators were chanting slogans calling for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government to resign. Police used shields to break up the crowds and dragged some of the protesters away, provoking jeers from onlookers. More than 30 people were detained, according to Associated Press journalists at the scene. The protest comes amid rising inflation that has severely eroded Turks’ purchasing power, high unemployment and a steep decline of the Turkish currency — the lira — that followed a series of interest rate cuts. There were similar protests in Ankara and other Turkish cities, the Birgun newspaper reported. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen criticized pitcher Steven Matz for reaching an agreement with the St. Louis Cardinals rather than New York. “I’m not happy this morning. I’ve never seen such unprofessional behavior exhibited by a player’s agent. I guess words and promises don’t matter,” Cohen wrote Wednesday on Twitter. Matz and the Cardinals have agreed to a $44 million, four-year contract, a deal subject to a successful physical, according to published reports. Rob Martin, the pitcher’s agent, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Matz, a 30-year-old left-hander who is from Long Island, pitched for the Mets from 2015-20 and was traded to Toronto last January. He went a career-best 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA in 29 starts for the Blue Jays, then became a free agent. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published November 20, 2021, about the global implications of the Biden administration’s climate legislation, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a climate and energy analyst. It is Zeke Hausfather. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant became the target of trolling on social media during the team’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. A photo surfaced on Twitter showing Durant’s ankle appearing to have gone through some wear and tear. The up-close photo showed how much damage 15 seasons and more than 900 games has done to his body. But NBA fans didn’t hold back. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Durant is never one to hold back from his critics on social media and appeared to be over getting the brunt of the ribbing. "I’m bouta pull my ‘y’all broke’ card in a second," he tweeted. Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant, left, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Dean Wade during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Cleveland. (Associated Press) DURANT SCORES 27, NETS GET LIFT FROM ROOKIE TO DOWN CAVS "F--- y’all." Regardless of what was happening off the court, Durant the Nets were putting together a victory over the Cavaliers. Durant was 8-for-19 with 27 points, six rebounds, nine...
    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — In a story published November 19, 2021, about cash falling out of an armored truck onto a Southern California freeway, The Associated Press, citing information from the California Highway Patrol, erroneously reported that the truck was heading to an office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The FDIC says it doesn’t accept cash and the truck wasn’t heading to any of its offices. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story published November 19, 2021, about a possible gold mine in eastern Idaho, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a creek where water for drilling would come from. It is Corral Creek, not Coral Creek. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In a story published Oct. 1, 2021, The Associated Press reported about how millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa are not serving Africa’s internet development. The story has been updated to further clarify that AFRINIC, the nonprofit that assigns the continent’s internet addresses, revoked addresses assigned to businessman Lu Heng because it determined his company was not adequately serving Africa’s interest, and made no claim of graft. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In a story published Oct. 1, 2021, The Associated Press reported about how millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa are not serving Africa’s internet development. The story has been updated to further clarify that businessman Lu Heng’s lawsuit was not related to a criminal complaint against an official with AFRINIC, the nonprofit that assigns the continent’s internet addresses, and that AFRINIC made no claim of graft against Lu. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, who spent decades covering and directing major stories for The Associated Press across Latin America, from papal visits to border skirmishes, hurricanes and hostage standoffs, has died in Havana. Gonzales, 60, died after suddenly falling ill at his home late Sunday. Gregarious and seemingly inexhaustible, González was especially strong and compassionate in crisis situations, both covering the news and tirelessly organizing help when colleagues were ill or injured. “Fernando represented the best of AP. He was a terrific journalist and loved the big stories,” said AP Executive Editor Julie Pace. “He was also a warm and caring colleague, someone whose impact was felt across all corners of the organizations. He will be dearly missed.” Born in Uruguay, González graduated from high school in Santiago, Chile, and then attended the University of Miami. He worked for a local radio station before eventually moving into news production, often freelancing for The Associated Press in Latin America. González joined the AP full time in 2002 as senior producer for television news in Havana. He moved to Washington,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Bly, one of the most prominent American poets of the last half century and author of the best-selling men’s movement classic “Iron John,” has died. He was 95. His daughter, Mary Bly, said her father died Sunday at his home in Minneapolis after suffering from dementia for 14 years. “Dad had no pain. … His whole family was around him so how much better can you do?” she told The Associated Press. Bly was born and raised in the western Minnesota town of Madison. In 1968, he won the National Book Award for his second poetry collection, “The Light Around the Body,” a book of Vietnam War protest poems. Bly donated his $1,000 prize money to the draft resistance movement. But Bly found his greatest fame for a work of prose called, “Iron John: A Book About Men.” His meditation on modern masculinity was released in 1990, and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Mary Bly said funeral services would be private. She urged fans to send memorial donations to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Bly, one of the most prominent American poets of the last half century and author of the best-selling men’s movement classic “Iron John,” has died. He was 95. His daughter, Mary Bly, said her father died Sunday at his home in Minneapolis after suffering from dementia for 14 years. “Dad had no pain. … His whole family was around him so how much better can you do?” she told The Associated Press. Bly was born and raised in the western Minnesota town of Madison. In 1968, he won the National Book Award for his second poetry collection, “The Light Around the Body,” a book of Vietnam War protest poems. Bly donated his $1,000 prize money to the draft resistance movement. But Bly found his greatest fame for a work of prose called, “Iron John: A Book About Men.” His meditation on modern masculinity was released in 1990, and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Mary Bly said funeral services would be private. She urged fans to send memorial...
    An Associated Press reporter appeared to target Republicans in the wake of the Rittenhouse trial ruling, with a headline on Sunday that read, "Rittenhouse acquittal tightens the political vise for Biden." A jury found 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murdering Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber in August 2020 during the height of the Kenosha riots. Video evidence showed Rittenhouse had fired his rifle at Rosenbaum, Huber, and a third attacker, Gaige Grosskreutz, in self-defense. KYLE RITTENHOUSE’S MOTHER SPEAKS OUT FOLLOWING SON’S ACQUITTAL: ‘IT’S NOT ABOUT WINNING OR LOSING’ White House reporter Aamer Madhani warned that this ruling could now be used against President Joe Biden as Republicans will use it "to exploit the national divide" between people on race. President Biden speaks about the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) "Now, the president finds himself caught between outraged Democrats — some of whom were already stewing over Biden’s inability to land police reform and voting rights legislation — and Republicans...
    The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Luke Walton after getting off to a disappointing start in his third season in charge, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Walton was informed of the decision on Sunday, a day after a 123-105 home loss to Utah that dropped the Kings to 6-11 on the season, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced the move. ESPN first reported the firing. Walton had a 68-93 record in two-plus seasons as coach, failing to get Sacramento back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A manhunt was underway in Atlanta on Saturday night after an apparently accidental gunshot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport set off a panic among travelers. The firearm went off after a passenger awaiting a bag search reached inside his bag for the weapon, FOX 5 of Atlanta reported. After the shot was fired, the passenger ran off from the security checkpoint and fled from the airport, according to the report. The incident was thought to be an accident and not an "active shooter" situation, authorities said. Authorities later identified the traveler as Kenny Wells, 42, who they said was a convicted felon. Police obtained a warrant for his arrest and he was still being sought late Saturday night. ATLANTA AIRPORT: ‘ACCIDENTAL’ GUN DISCHARGE SENDS TRAVELERS FLEEING, NO ACTIVE SHOOTER, 3 INJURED: OFFICIALS "We are actively pursuing this individual as we speak," Maj. Reginald Moorman, the airport’s police commissioner, told The Associated Press. Kenny Wells, 42, a convicted felon, was being sought in connection with Saturday's gunfire at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, authorities said. (Atlanta Police Department via Associated Press)...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — New Delhi struggles with pollution year-round, but the problem becomes especially acute during fall and winter months. On Wednesday, the concentration of tiny pollution particles was nearly 30 times above the level deemed safe over a 24-hour period by the World Health Organization. Around the world, researchers closely track levels of airborne particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter — known as PM 2.5 — because it can lodge in the lungs and other organs, causing long-term health damage. In 2020, 13 of the 15 cities with the most polluted air were in India. In northern India, “the autumn spike in air pollution relates in part to the annual burning of crop residue in fields,” said Deborah Seligsohn, an Asia air pollution expert at Villanova University. Other sources of air pollution include vehicle emissions, electricity production and heavy industry, including steelmaking and brick kilns. It remains unclear how much of an impact a proposed “ pollution lockdown ” will have on New Delhi’s air pollution, she said. While the New Delhi government has...
    Manhattan DA says will move to exonerate two men convicted of killing Malcolm X EU sending food, blankets to migrants along border between Poland, Belarus BERLIN (AP) — Germany's disease control agency reported 52,826 new coronavirus cases Wednesday — a number that has roughly doubled in two weeks — stoking calls for fresh measures to curb the country's steadily rising infections. © Provided by Associated Press People wear mandatory face masks as the leave the subway in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Germany's disease control agency reported 52,826 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as infection rates continue to climb. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) © Provided by Associated Press A sign reminds of mandatory face masks at the train station in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Germany's disease control agency reported 52,826 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as infection rates continue to climb. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) The Robert Koch Institute said 294 more people died in Germany of COVID-19 in the last day, bringing the country's pandemic death toll to 98,274. The number of infections recorded since the start of the...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion hit a minivan in a Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding three others, a Taliban official said. Zabihullah Mujahid, deputy minister for culture and information in the Taliban-led government, told The Associated Press that an investigation is continuing. He did not elaborate. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a blast on Saturday that killed one person and wounded five others. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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    Jackie Speier, a U.S. congresswoman who has served residents in most of San Mateo County and part of San Francisco as the representative of California’s 14th District since 2013, announced Tuesday that she would not seek re-election. Speier was first elected in 2008 to represent the 12th District, which is entirely within the city limits of San Francisco. But her illustrious political career began more than 50 years before she became a legislator as an aide to Congressman Leo J. Ryan, who was murdered in 1978 as he and Speier were preparing to depart Guyana as the Jonestown Massacre unfolded. Speier was shot more than five times and survived by playing dead while awaiting medical support on an airstrip for 22 hours. The massacre involved more than 900 Americans dying in a murder-suicide ritual at the Peoples Temple agricultural mission in the jungle of Guyana, which Ryan and Speier visited in the hopes of rescuing any Americans who wished to return with them. Between surviving Jonestown and being elected to Congress, Speier won her first election to represent Bay Area...
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    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a story published October 5, 2021, about Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s speech about hydrogen to oil and gas executives, The Associated Press erroneously described the production of “blue” hydrogen. The process applies heat and steam to methane in natural gas to create hydrogen that a study found generates 20% more greenhouse gas emissions than burning natural gas or coal for heat. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (AP) — An influential U.S. advisory panel will discuss expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults Friday, a move that could make the shots available as early as this weekend. The panel advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in setting vaccination recommendations for U.S. doctors and the general public. Some cities and states already allow all adults to get boosters of Pfizer’s vaccine, but it is not yet official U.S. policy. Last week, Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to sign off on Pfizer’s application before the advisory panel meets Friday. The final step — CDC’s official recommendation — could come soon after the meeting. The move would greatly expand who is eligible. Boosters are now recommended for people who initially received their second Pfizer or Moderna shots at least six months ago if they’re 65 or older or are at high risk of COVID-19 because of health problems or their job...
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (CBS/AP) — Illinois coach Bret Bielema has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss his team’s game at No. 18 Iowa on Saturday. Bielema said he was tested for the coronavirus Monday night after developing mild symptoms during the day. He said he is vaccinated and received a booster shot last week. READ MORE: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Jury Begins Deliberations On VerdictBielema said without elaborating that he would be as present as possible for Saturday’s game through technology. READ MORE: Snapchat, Spotfiy Users Report OutagesAssistant head coach George McDonald will be in charge during Bielema’s absence. Bielema said he hopes to return to the team next week. MORE NEWS: Woman Shot And Killed, Man Injured In South Shore© 2021 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited. Saturday.Iowa.FS1. — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) November 16, 2021
    HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Some people might describe Hartville, Missouri, as being in the middle of nowhere, but the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday announced that it’s the closest town to the middle of the nation. The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the center of the U.S. population distribution, according to the Census Bureau. The nation’s population center is calculated every 10 years after the once-a-decade census shows where people are living. The heart of America has been located in Missouri since 1980. The U.S. population center, previously located in Plato, Missouri, in the neighboring county, moved only 11.8 miles (19 kilometers) from 2010 to 2020. It is the smallest distant shift in 100 years and the second-smallest in U.S. history. To calculate the center of the U.S., the Census Bureau figures out which spot would be “the balance point” if the 50 states were located on an imaginary, flat surface with weights of identical size — each representing the location of one person — placed...
    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with pitcher Jose Berríos to a seven-year $131 million deal pending a physical, a person familiar with the the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Blue Jays won the pursuit for pitcher Berríos at the July trade deadline by acquiring the right-hander from the Minnesota Twins and he’ll join the team if the physical checks out. He was due to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2022 season. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement and they were not authorized to speak bout the deal. Berrios went 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 12 starts with Toronto. The 27-year-old Berríos was Minnesota’s unquestioned ace, a two-time All-Star who has been as durable as any pitcher in the game. ___ Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says he is officially running for governor of New York. Williams told The Associated Press he plans to formally roll out his campaign announcement Tuesday. READ MORE: NYC Expected To Share More Details On NYE Celebration In Times Square“I’m usually pushing and tugging at someone who has the levers to get it done,” Williams said. “At some point, you have to stop looking to other folks and say, ‘I’m going to do the best I can for the people of the state.’ And for me, that’s running for governor now.” READ MORE: 'Chicago' Revival Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary On Broadway(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.) MORE NEWS: Reports: Mets Finalizing GM Deal With Billy Eppler 
    Austria has implemented a new COVID-19 lockdown, but only for individuals who have not been vaccinated and do not have natural immunity from a recent infection. Unvaccinated Austrians who haven’t recently recovered from COVID-19 aged 12 and over are prohibited from leaving their house except for basic activities like attending school, work, going to the grocery store or going to get vaccinated, according to the Associated Press. The lockdown will remain in place until Nov. 24 for the time being. Austria has implemented a lockdown for unvaccinated people who have not recently had COVID-19. The move prohibits unvaccinated people 12 years old and older from leaving their homes except for basic activities like work, school or grocery shopping. https://t.co/JgWndEOmcY — The Associated Press (@AP) November 15, 2021 Daily COVID-19 infections in Austria have reached a new peak, although deaths remain far lower than the country’s high watermark from last winter. Roughly 65% of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated. The new lockdown rules do not apply to children under age 12 because they are not yet eligible to be vaccinated...
    The American journalist Danny Fenster has been freed from prison in Myanmar after he was sentenced to 11 years of labor. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson issued a statement on Monday, announcing that Fenster had been handed over in Myanmar by authorities and that he would return to the U.S. via Qatar shortly. "This is the day that you hope will come when you do this work," Richardson said in a statement emailed to the Associated Press. "We are so grateful that Danny will finally be able to reconnect with his loved ones, who have been advocating for him all this time, against immense odds." AUSTRIA ISSUES LOCKDOWN FOR UNVACCINATED CITIZENS The former ambassador said he negotiated Fenster's release during his recent visit to Myanmar, where he addressed Myanmar's military ruler, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, face to face. Fenster is the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, which he joined in 2020. The Myanmar government convicted Fenster for spreading false or inflammatory information, contacting illegal organizations, and violating visa regulations....
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria is canceling a trip to the Netherlands because of the three-week partial lockdown there amid surging COVID-19 cases in the country, the Swedish royal household said Monday. The lockdown began Saturday night and is the first to start in Western Europe since a new wave of infections began surging across parts of the continent. The restrictions affect all parts of the trip by the heiress to the Swedish throne, the palace said in a statement to The Associated Press. It was scheduled for Nov. 18-19. “Against this background, The Crown Princess’ trip to the Netherlands has been canceled. We hope that we can resume planning of the visit at some point in the future,” the statement read. Victoria is the oldest child of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife Queen Silvia. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.