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    MYSTERY surrounds the death of 14 sperm whales that became stranded on a beach on King Island off Australia’s state of Tasmania. Tasmania officials confirmed the young whales were already dead when they washed ashore and were discovered on Monday. 4A total of 14 sperm whales have been found dead on a rocky beachCredit: Associated Press 4Scientists are baffled by the reasons the whales may have travelled to the shoreCredit: Associated Press “It is possible the whales were part of the same bachelor pod – a group of younger male sperm whales associating together after leaving the maternal group,” a spokesman for Tasmania’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said in a statement. Because of the nature of the environment in which the whales have washed up, the bodies will be left to decompose as it would prove difficult to remove them. “Members of the public are reminded it is an offence to interfere with protected wildlife, including being in possession of parts of a dead whale, and are asked to keep their distance.” Photos distributed by the department showed...
    The White House shared details Friday about possible mass graves found in the recently reclaimed Ukrainian city of Izyum, calling it a sign of "depravity and brutality" on the part of Russian forces under the command of Vladimir Putin. National Security Council coordinator John Kirby responded to reports of mass graves, saying they could include civilians. UKRAINIAN MEDIC ONCE HELD BY RUSSIANS SHARES HORRIFYING DETAILS "Izyum, as you know, Ukraine just recently liberated from Russian control," he said. "The reports that we're seeing in general are more than 440 mass graves, which reportedly include civilians. And it's horrifying. It's repugnant, and sadly, it's in keeping with the kind of depravity and the brutality with which Russian forces have been prosecuting this war against Ukraine and the Ukrainian people." The United States will continue to support efforts to document war crimes and atrocities committed by Russian forces in the invaded country, Kirby added, along with assisting national and international efforts to identify and hold Russians accountable. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that a...
    A Virginia Naval officer is being held in custody after the murder of his pregnant girlfriend who allegedly refused to get an abortion, reports the Associated Press. Raquiah King, 20, was found fatally shot near an intersection in Hanover County the day after her boyfriend, Emmanuel Coble, 27, took her to an abortion clinic for a procedure she refused, the report states.  Coble reportedly got upset with King about her decision to not get an abortion, and was charged for her murder a month after her body was discovered, continues the outlet. An affidavit for the case states that King had reportedly shown her mother a sonogram of the 12-week-old fetus before telling her that Coble "did not want to be a father". Coble told authorities that he took King to get an abortion, but ultimately took her home when she refused. Authorities later found human blood in the trunk of Coble's car. Coble is being held pending a hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 6.  To read the full story by the Associated Press, click here. 
    Brandon Bell/Getty Images The Associated Press and other outlets have sued officials in Uvalde, Texas, over records being withheld from the public as they relate to the May mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. According to the Associated Press: The lawsuit filed Monday in Uvalde County asks a court to force the city, school district and sheriff’s department to turn over 911 recordings, personnel records and other documents. Newsrooms have requested them under Texas open records laws since a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24. More than three months after one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history, news organization have turned to courts in an effort to obtain information and records that Uvalde officials and state police have argued they cannot release because of ongoing investigations. The Texas Attorney General’s Office has also ruled that Uvalde officials cannot withhold all records. Misleading and outright false statements by authorities about the police response in the initial hours and days after the attack on a fourth-grade classroom — which lasted more than 70 minutes — have...
    NEW details have emerged about the gunman armed with an AR-15 who killed two people shopping in a Safeway store before being shot dead himself. The incident began just after 7pm local time on Sunday evening, with Bend Police arriving on the scene after multiple 911 calls were made reporting an active shooter. 3Emergency personnel responded to the scene after multiple 911 callsCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Police continue to investigateCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Police have not yet released the names of victimsCredit: AP:Associated Press The gunman, reportedly wearing all black, first fired shots into a Big Lots store in the Forum Shopping Center. No injuries were reported from the Big Lots store. The man then entered the Safeway, killing one person in the store's entryway before killing another towards the back of the store, police said. Bend Police said that the gunman sprayed bullets down every aisle of the store. READ MORE CRIME STORIESSURVIVAL INSTINCT Woman, 88, reveals moment she played dead to survive brutal shootingLUCKY ESCAPE Terrifying clip show girl, 6, fighting off kidnapper as she took out the trash In...
    SHOCKING photos reveal former first lady of California Maria Shriver looking unrecognizable while visiting her new Santa Monica home. The journalist and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a drastic transformation throughout the years. 8Maria Shriver has drastically changed over the yearsCredit: AP:Associated Press 8The journalist and niece of John F Kennedy poses with ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1983Credit: AP:Associated Press 8Maria Shriver arrives at the Met Gala in 2001Credit: AP:Associated Press 8Shriver, who split with the California governor in 2011, is pictured at an event in 2019Credit: Getty 8Shriver pictured earlier this month outside her new Santa Barbara homeCredit: BackGrid Maria Shriver, 66, was born in Chicago, Illinois to a family that was "driven to serve," according to her website. Her father was Robert Sargent Shriver, the founding director of the Peace Corps, while her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, started the Special Olympics. Shriver was also influenced by her uncle, the former President John F. Kennedy, and her uncles Bobby and Teddy Kennedy who served in the US Senate. "I have always been surrounded by extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. At times, it’s been...
    by Jarrett Stepman   Since 1953, the AP Stylebook has been a go-to manual for journalistic grammar and style at most media outlets. It lays out basic rules about grammar, punctuation, phrasing, and the like, intended to have universal applicability. In the past, it was aimed at reducing bias and creating a framework for evenhanded reporting. Those days are gone. Now, the AP is outright suggesting that reporters inject bias into stories on behalf of the more important goal of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All now must serve the new god, DEI. In May, AP issued guidance following the leak of the then-pending Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade. Since 1953, the AP Stylebook has been a go-to manual for journalistic grammar and style at most media outlets. It lays out basic rules about grammar, punctuation, phrasing, and the like, intended to have universal applicability. In the past, it was aimed at reducing bias and creating a framework for evenhanded reporting. Those days are gone. Now, the AP is outright suggesting that...
    By Michael Goldberg | Associated Press 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, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and an unpublished memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Carolyn Bryant Donham, seen here in 1955, will not be indicted in the death of Emmett Till. Her accusations nearly 70 years ago set off the lynching of Black teenager. (Gene Herrick/Associated Press Archives) After hearing more than seven hours of testimony from investigators and witnesses, a Leflore County grand jury last week determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter, Leflore County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson said in a news release. It is now increasingly unlikely that Donham, who is now in her 80s, will ever be prosecuted for her role in the events that led to Till’s lynching. The Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., Emmett Till’s cousin and the last living witness to Till’s 1955 abduction, said Tuesday’s announcement is “unfortunate,...
    From Israeli strikes on Gaza, to flowing volcanoes in Iceland, to flood damage in Kentucky, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. The selection was curated by AP photo editor James Okungu in New York 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    TORONTO (AP) — Caribana. A Celebration of Freedom. Feathers. Glitter. Decadent floats. Booming music. The vibrant masquerade at the Carnival Festival in Toronto is far more than a visual delight. It is a celebration of freedom — of liberation and exuberance never so necessary as after two years of the event’s cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic. The return of the 55th annual parade offers much-needed relief for Toronto’s Caribbean immigrant community, who rejoice, reconnect and remember emancipation from slavery in extravagant plumage on their streets. In major cities across the world, tens of thousands of revelers flock to the streets for Carnival celebrations. Toronto, for its part, has its parade on what the Canadian government recognizes as Emancipation Day weekend, the first Saturday of August commemorating the day slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1834. The participants who hammer out rhythms on hundreds of steel pans and carefully craft the feathered costumes describe the parade as a fundamentally life-affirming event, a full-sensory experience. “For the new generations of Trinidad, the carnival is a...
    July 29 – Aug. 4, 2022 From Russian shelling in Ukraine to the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the closing of the Women’s Euro 2022, diving in Mostar and a volcano eruption in Iceland, this 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 photographer Pavel Golovkin. 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JULY 29 – AUGUST 4, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from North America made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York. 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    July 28 to Aug. 4, 2022 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 Photojournalist Ramon Espinosa in Havana, Cuba. 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DALLAS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is expected to receive a big welcome in the U.S. on Thursday from conservative admirers barely a week after the backlash at home and in Europe over anti-migrant remarks that one of his closest associates compared to Nazi rhetoric. Orban’s headline slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, one of the nation’s largest gatherings of conservative activists, has raised concerns about Republicans embracing an autocrat who has been criticized for undermining democratic institutions and consolidating power in his own country. Other speakers include former President Donald Trump, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Republican candidates fresh off GOP primary election victories Tuesday. Orban’s invitation to CPAC reflects conservatives’ growing embrace of the Hungarian far-right leader whose country has implemented hardline policies against immigration and LGBTQ rights, and is governed by single-party rule. Orban also is considered the closest ally in the European Union to Russian President Vladimir Putin. His visit to Texas comes after new outrage flared back home over a speech in which Orban railed against Europe...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez was arrested in the U.S. territory Thursday on corruption charges, an official told The Associated Press. Two other unidentified people were arrested along with her, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the federal case. No further details were immediately available. Juan Rosado-Reynés, a spokesman for Vázquez, told the AP he did not have immediate comment. Vázquez was sworn in as governor in August 2019 following a local Supreme Court ruling after former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló stepped down following massive protests. She served until 2021, after losing the primaries of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party to now-Gov. Pedro Pierluisi. Vázquez previously served as the island’s justice secretary. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joel Waterman scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time and Montreal beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday night. Montreal (12-8-3) tied it at 1 in the 88th minute on a goal from Kei Kamara. Lucas Zelarrayan scored for the Crew (7-6-9) in the 14th minute. Sebastian Breza saved two of the three shots he faced for Montreal. Eloy Room saved four of the six shots he faced for the Crew. Both teams next play Saturday. Montreal hosts Inter Miami and the Crew play New York City FC. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Karol Swiderski and Quinn McNeill scored three minutes apart in the second half and Charlotte beat D.C. United 3-0 on Wednesday night. Kristijan Kahlina saved the one shot he faced for Charlotte (9-12-2). Rafael Romo saved three of the six shots he faced for United (6-13-3). Both teams play again on Saturday. Charlotte hosts the Chicago Fire and D.C. United hosts the New York Red Bulls. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party said it canceled a Tuesday evening primary watch party in Lansing after a man came to the party’s headquarters and threatened to shoot up the building and burn it down. Lansing police said officers went to the building Tuesday morning in response to a complaint about a threat, but that the person who allegedly made the threat was not still there. Officers will pay special attention to that area, said police spokeswoman Jordan Gulkis. READ MORE: Michigan GOP Rep. Peter Meijer, Who Voted To Impeach Trump, Loses PrimaryPolice released no other information, including any details about the threat and whether they were investigating or seeking a suspect. READ MORE: Tudor Dixon Wins Michigan GOP Governor Primary, Will Face Gretchen WhitmerMichigan GOP spokesman Gustavo Portela told The Associated Press that the man also yelled at a female staffer, telling her that he “wanted to enslave women.” The headquarters received several threats throughout the week that were deemed insignificant, Portela said, but the party considered the Tuesday morning encounter to be more serious. He...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro scored the decisive goal while Stefan Frei stopped three shots as the Seattle Sounders earned a 1-0 victory Tuesday over Dallas. Lodeiro’s winner came on a penalty kick in the 39th minute to seal the win for the Sounders (10-11-2). Dallas (9-7-8) outshot the Sounders 15-11, with three shots on goal to four for the Sounders. Frei had his fourth shutout of the season for the Sounders. Maarten Paes saved three of the four shots he faced for Dallas. Both teams next play Saturday, with the Sounders visiting Atlanta United while Dallas visits the Portland Timbers. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party said it canceled a Tuesday evening primary watch party in Lansing after a man came to the party’s headquarters and threatened to shoot up the building and burn it down. Lansing police said officers went to the building Tuesday morning in response to a complaint about a threat, but that the person who allegedly made the threat was not still there. Officers will pay special attention to that area, said police spokeswoman Jordan Gulkis. Police released no other information, including any details about the threat and whether they were investigating or seeking a suspect. Michigan GOP spokesman Gustavo Portela told The Associated Press that the man also yelled at a female staffer, telling her that he “wanted to enslave women.” The headquarters received several threats throughout the week that were deemed insignificant, Portela said, but the party considered the Tuesday morning encounter to be more serious. He said the Michigan GOP still planned to hold a Republican Unity event on Wednesday with increased security. — Joey Cappelletti is a corps member...
    The Associated Press WNBA Power Rankings, as voted by a 10-member panel, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through August, 2. All points based on 12 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 12th-place vote and high and low place on ballots: W L Pts Pv High Low 1. Chicago (8) 23 7 117 1 1 2 2. Las Vegas (2) 22 8 113 2 1 2 3. Connecticut 20 10 100 3 3 3 4. Seattle 19 12 86 4 4 5 5. Washington 19 12 84 5 4 5 6. Dallas 13 16 64 8 6 8 7. Minnesota 12 19 51 11 6 11 8. Phoenix 13 17 45 9 6 11 9. New York 11 18 38 10 7 11 10. Atlanta 12 18 37 6 7 11 11. Los Angeles 12 17 35 7 8 11 12. Indiana 5 27 10 12 12 12 ...
    In a story published July 31, 2022, about idle oil and gas wells in California, The Associated Press erroneously identified Ira Leifer. He is an independent scientist and CEO of Bubbleology Research International, an environmental research firm. He is not with the University of California Santa Barbara. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a story published July 30, 2022, The Associated Press reported the names of donors for a camp for children from Ukraine. The story should have added that Mosaic United was among the donors. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published July 29, 2022, about House passage of a bill to ban certain semi-automatic weapons, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. His name is Jason Ouimet, not Jason Quimet. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BEIRUT (AP) — Part of Beirut’s massive port grain silos, shredded in the 2020 explosion, collapsed on Sunday after a weekslong fire. The northern block of the silos collapsed in a huge cloud of dust after what sounded like an explosion. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured. The 50 year-old, 48-meter tall giant silos withstood the force of the explosion, effectively shielding the western part of Beirut from the explosion that killed over 200 people, wounded more than 6,000 and badly damaged entire neighborhoods. In July, a fire broke out in the northern block of the silos due to fermenting grains. Firefighters and Lebanese Army soldiers were unable to put out the fire which continue smoldering for weeks, releasing odors into nearby cities. The environment and health ministries last week issued instructions to residents living near the port to stay indoors in well-ventilated spaces. Emmanuel Durand, a French civil engineer who volunteered for the government-commissioned team of experts, told the Associated Press that the northern block of the silo has already been tipping since the...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jefferson Savarino scored the equalizer for Real Salt Lake in a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Savarino’s tying goal came in the fifth minute of stoppage time for RSL (9-7-7). Justin Meram had an assist on the goal. Jeremy Ebobisse and Cristian Espinoza scored one goal each for the Earthquakes (5-9-8). The Earthquakes outshot RSL 14-12, with four shots on goal to six for Real Salt Lake. JT Marcinkowski saved three of the five shots he faced for the Earthquakes. Zac MacMath had two saves for RSL. The Earthquakes host Inter Miami on Wednesday, while RSL will host Los Angeles FC on Saturday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Franco Jara’s goal and Maarten Paes’ four saves led Dallas to a 1-0 victory Saturday night over the LA Galaxy. Jara scored in the ninth minute to give Dallas (9-6-8) a 1-0 lead. Marco Farfan had an assist on the goal. Dallas outshot the Galaxy (9-10-3) 15-10, with seven shots on goal to three for the Galaxy. Paes saved all four shots he faced for Dallas. Jonathan Bond saved seven of the eight shots he faced for the Galaxy. Up next for Dallas is a matchup Tuesday with the Seattle Sounders on the road, while the Galaxy visit Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brad Stuver delivered a four-save shutout while Alexander Ring scored in Austin’s 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. Ring put Austin (13-5-5) ahead for good at 1-0 in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. Austin also got one goal from Sebastian Driussi. Sporting KC (5-14-5) outshot Austin 11-9, with four shots on goal to three for Austin. Both teams next play Saturday, with Austin hosting the San Jose Earthquakes while Sporting KC hosts the LA Galaxy. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Djordje Petrovic made three saves for the New England Revolution and Alex Bono had two saves for Toronto in a 0-0 draw Saturday night. Toronto (6-12-5) outshot the Revolution (6-7-9) 15-13, with three shots on goal compared to New England’s two. Both teams play again on Saturday. The Revolution visit Orlando City and Toronto visits Nashville. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Javain Brown scored the equalizer for the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 1-1 draw with Nashville on Saturday night. Brown’s tying goal came in the 87th minute for the Whitecaps (7-10-6). Ryan Gauld got an assist on the goal. Teal Bunbury scored the lone goal for Nashville (8-7-8). The Whitecaps outshot Nashville 21-18, with six shots on goal to three for Nashville. Joe Willis saved five of the six shots he faced for Nashville. Cody Cropper made two saves for the Whitecaps. Nashville plays on the road on Wednesday against the Portland Timbers, while the Whitecaps will host the Houston Dynamo on Friday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzala Higuain had his first MLS hat trick and Christopher McVey scored the equalizer — his first MLS goal — in the seventh minute of stoppage time to help Inter Miami to a 4-4 tie with Cincinnati on Saturday. McVey took a pass from Corentin Jean, cut back to evade a defender and blasted a rising shot off the crossbar into the net for Miami (7-10-5) to cap the scoring. Higuain opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, gave Miami a 2-1 lead in the 37th and converted from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time to take a 3-2 advantage into halftime. Brenner and Brandon Vazquez scored two goals each for Cincinnati (7-8-8). Miami visits the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, while Cincinnati will host the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Mikael Uhre scored twice and Andre Blake had his 10th shutout of the season Saturday night as Philadelphia defeated the Houston Dynamo 6-0 for the Unions fifth consecutive win. Uhre scored his first goal for the Union (12-2-9) in the first minute of first-half stoppage time, assisted by Oliver Mbaizo. He tacked on a goal in the 48th minute, assisted by Alejandro Bedoya. The 27-year-old, in his first MLS season, has scored five goals in the last five games. Daniel Gazdag, Jack McGlynn, Julian Carranza and Quinn Sullivan also scored for Philadelphia. The Union outshot the Dynamo (7-12-4) 16-11, with eight shots on goal to one for the Dynamo. Blake saved the only shot he faced for the Union. The Union next play on Saturday against Cincinnati on the road, and the Dynamo will visit the Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Luis Amarilla scored two goals, including the equalizer, for Minnesota United in a 4-4 tie with the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Amarilla’s tying goal came in the 69th minute for United (10-8-5). Amarilla added one more goal in the game. United also got one goal each from Franco Fragapane and Bongokuhle Hlongwane. Sebastian Blanco scored two goals and Jaroslaw Niezgoda added another for the Timbers (7-6-10). The Timbers outshot United 17-13, with seven shots on goal compared to six by Minnesota. Dayne St. Clair stopped four shots for United and Aljaz Ivacic had two saves for the Timbers. United plays on the road on Saturday against the Colorado Rapids, while the Timbers will host Nashville on Wednesday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering in offseason free-agency moves involving James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the team is cooperating with the investigation. READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Releases Heavily Redacted Report On Fatal Police Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta BilityHarden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season. Harden, though, will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal. Harden had a $47.4 million option for this coming season that he declined last month, saying he wanted to give the 76ers flexibility to improve their roster and compete for a championship. ESPN reported Friday there are questions involving Harden and the Sixers having “a handshake agreement in place on a future contract.” “Taking less money this...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering in offseason free-agency moves involving James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the team is cooperating with the investigation. Harden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season. Harden, though, will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal. Harden had a $47.4 million option for this coming season that he declined last month, saying he wanted to give the 76ers flexibility to improve their roster and compete for a championship. ESPN reported Friday there are questions involving Harden and the Sixers having “a handshake agreement in place on a future contract.” “Taking less money this year to sign as many players as we needed to help us contend and be the...
    July 23-29, 2022 From Pope Francis’ visit to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools, to former President Donald Trump taking part in the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J., to a Ukrainian servicewoman writing her wishes to children in the U.S. on a Ukrainian flag inside a frontline bomb shelter in Kharkiv region, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. The selection 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a decision that critics have labeled as dangerous, Brazil’s government granted a preliminary environmental permit for paving a dirt highway that cuts through one of the Amazon rainforest’s most preserved areas. The road known as BR-319, runs about 900 kilometers (560 miles) and is the only highway connecting Manaus, home to 2.2 million people, with the nation’s larger urban centers further south. Half the length of BR-319 is still unpaved, and that stretch usually becomes impassable during the rainy season, which can last up to three months. This difficulty keeps forest clear cutters away. Researchers and environmentalists argue that the paving will lead to mass clearing of pristine rainforest, given that most Amazon deforestation occurs alongside roads where access is easier and land value is higher. In fact that is already happening before the paving even starts. “Law enforcement actions are insufficient to curb the illegal occupation, invasions, deforestation, land speculation and pressures that have been increasing exponentially in recent years,” Fernanda Meirelles, executive secretary of BR-319 Observatory, a watchdog group, told The...
    JULY 22 – 28, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from North America made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Pamela Hassell in New York. 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    July 22-28, 2022 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 © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    In mere weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to unveil a supplemental draft rule aimed at cracking down on the oil and gas industry’s rampant methane emissions. This rule, which sidesteps the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA ruling, provides a necessary advancement to 2016 rules that were rolled out similarly regulating methane emissions as part of the Obama administration’s ambitious climate goals. New rules could not come at a better time, given recent findings of rampant methane emissions in the oil-rich Permian Basin, where some fossil fuel companies are relentlessly polluting the region with nonstop methane emissions. Taking data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab project known as Carbon Mapper, the Associated Press found dozens of so-called “super emitters” located in the area, of which just 10 companies owned 164 sites responsible for major methane emissions. The Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute Director, Kassie Siegel, provided an eye-opening analogy to the methane issue: “If carbon dioxide is the fossil-fuel broiler of our heating planet, methane is a blowtorch,” Siegel told the Associated Press. It’s long been understood...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Dow, who as Wally Cleaver on the sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” helped create the popular and lasting image of the American teenager of the 1950s and 60s, died Wednesday. He was 77. Frank Bilotta, who represented Dow in his work as a sculptor, confirmed his death in an email to The Associated Press. No cause was given, but Dow had been in hospice care and announced in May that he had been diagnosed with prostate and gall bladder cancer. “Although this is a very sad day, I have comfort and peace that he is in a better place,” Dow’s son Christopher said in a post on his father’s official Facebook page. “He was the best Dad anyone could ask for. He was my coach, my mentor, my voice of reason, my best friend, my best man in my wedding, and my hero.” A previous post on Dow’s Facebook page on Tuesday prematurely reported that he had died, but his wife and management team later took down the post and explained that it...
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Witnesses say at least 11 people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a government building in southern Somalia. District Commissioner Abdillahi Ali Waafow was among those killed in Wednesday’s attack, the secretary-general of the Marka town administration in the Lower Shabelle region, Mohamed Osmaan Yariisoow, told The Associated Press by phone. “Minutes after we had concluded a meeting we had at the district headquarters and were on our way out, we found an unknown man approached us and blew himself up,” Yariisoow said, adding that the commissioner’s bodyguards, traditional elders and women also were killed. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. Marka is about 100 kilometers south of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Witness Hassan Abdullahi confirmed to the AP by phone that 11 people including the district commissioner had been killed. “I heard a huge blast. I ran toward the explosion scene. I have seen with my own eyes several bodies and remains of human flesh scattered on the ground,” he said. Copyright © 2022 The Associated...
    BAGHDAD (AP) — A retired British geologist sentenced to 15 years for antiquities smuggling in Iraq may soon go free after a Baghdad court overturned his conviction, his family and lawyer said on Tuesday. Baghdad’s Court of Cassation, or appeals court, overturned the verdict against Jim Fitton, 66, last month, his lawyer Thair Soud told the Associated Press. The decision was made on the basis of an appeal filed by Soud shortly after Fitton was convicted. Fitton’s release date was not immediately known, but Soud said pending paperwork, he should be freed soon. The court “agreed with the justifications we drove in the memo against the sentence and how it was based on mistakes in the application of the law, and further, in the assessment of the evidence,” Soud told The Associated Press. Fitton drew international attention last month after the conviction for picking up shards of pottery from an archeological site in southern Iraq. Many feared the incident would deter tourists from visiting Iraq, where the government hopes to grow the nascent tourism sector. ...
    UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The principal of the Texas elementary school where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers says the principal was placed on administrative leave Monday, her attorney said. Robb Elementary School Principal Mandy Gutierrez was placed on paid administrative leave by Uvalde school Superintendent Hal Harrell, said attorney Ricardo Cedillo of San Antonio in a terse statement to The Associated Press. Cedillo did not provide any further information on the reason for the move or any other comment. A message to a spokeswoman for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District was not immediately returned. A legislative committee blamed Gutierrez and an assistant for knowing a lock to the classroom where the killings happened on May 24 wasn’t working and not having it repaired. Also Monday, the district school board approved a three-week postponement of the start of the district school year until Sept. 6 so district officials can replace Robb Elementary’s classrooms and other educational resources. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PARIS (AP) — Through the villages and across the mountains, the Tour de France took its pack of cyclists on a cross-country journey that culminated on the Champs-Elysees. A new champion, Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark, won the race on Sunday, finishing off a three-week trek that took riders from the Danish capital of Copenhagen and down the eastern side of the country through the Alps and into the south. From there, it was back to Paris for the end. The Associated Press had photographers along the route the whole way, taking pictures of the riders, the fans and the scenery as the world’s most prestigious race twisted and turned its way up the famous Alpe d’Huez and past other national monuments. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/hub/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SEATTLE (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro’s goal was pivotal for the Seattle Sounders in a 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. Lodeiro converted a penalty kick in the 71st minute to put the Sounders (9-10-2) on top 2-1. The Sounders also got one goal from Jordan Morris. The Rapids’ (6-9-6) goal was scored by Jonathan Lewis. The Sounders outshot the Rapids 17-8, with seven shots on goal to three for the Rapids. Stefan Frei saved two of the three shots he faced for the Sounders. William Yarbrough saved five of the seven shots he faced for the Rapids. The Sounders visit Los Angeles FC on Friday, while the Rapids will visit the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jesus Ferreira scored an early goal and Maarten Paes had five saves to help Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 Saturday night. Ferreira’s goal came in the 14th minute to secure the win for Dallas (8-6-8). Paxton Pomykal got an assist on the goal. RSL (9-7-6) outshot Dallas 25-7, with five shots on goal to two for Dallas. Paes saved all five shots he faced for Dallas. Zac MacMath saved one of the two shots he faced for RSL. Both teams play again on Saturday. Dallas hosts the LA Galaxy and RSL visits the San Jose Earthquakes. ___ More AP MLS: https://apnews.com/hub/major-league-soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.