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Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday in Florida swampland. A federal grand jury ...

Memorial or high-rise? Future of condo collapse site argued

The fight over whether the site of June's deadly Florida condominium collapse should be sold for development or turned into a memorial boiled over at a court hearing Thursday, with some victims' relatives begging for time to find a buyer who won't put a new luxury high-rise there. Several ...

California GOP plots rebound after devastating recall defeat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans are eager to move on from their failed effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election and focus on U.S. House races next year that could determine which party controls Congress and whether House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy advances ...

US: Number of unruly air travelers lower, still too high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate of unruly passengers on airline flights is down sharply from early this year but is mostly unchanged over the past three months and remains more than twice the level seen in late 2020, according to government figures. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday ...

Democrats see tax ‘framework’ to pay for huge $3.5T package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats have agreed to a framework of options to pay for their huge, emerging social and environment bill, top Democrats said Thursday. Now they face the daunting task of narrowing the menu to tax possibilities they can pass to fund ...

Analysis: A ‘United’ Nations, navigating a fractured world

NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only there was a coherent, informed, unified effort of good faith among countries and their leaders. ...

CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a ...

Louisiana’s struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless ...

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said in a statement that masks will be required temporarily in an effort to keep temples open. The message was ...

No signs of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend after days of searching

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Search teams found nothing of note Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park where they have spent days looking for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, the young woman who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him. The search resumed Wednesday ...

Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational vehicle, appropriately called Residency. In the ...

Vaccine inequity comes into stark focus during UN gathering

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step to the podium to speak at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders. Already, the struggle to contain ...

Google to spend $2.1 billion on Manhattan campus acquisition

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is planning to buy New York City's St. John's Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus. The announcement Tuesday arrives with the city buffeted by the pandemic and most offices still largely unpopulated. While CEO Sundar Pichai said ...

Tight job market is causing costs to rise at FedEx

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx is getting hurt by the tight job market. The package delivery company said Tuesday that its costs are up $450 million in the most recent quarter, as it paid higher wages as it got harder to find new workers and demand for shipping increased. FedEx also cut its outlook ...

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted to keep the government funded, suspend the federal debt limit and provide disaster and refugee aid, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republicans who oppose the package despite the risk of triggering a fiscal crisis. The federal government faces a ...

Coroner IDs remains, says Gabby Petito was homicide victim

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her ...

LEADING OFF: Angels’ Ohtani might not pitch again this year

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the ...

RYDER CUP ’21: A capsule look at the American team

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer A capsule look at the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Listed in order of how they qualified for the team: COLLIN MORIKAWA Age: 24. World ranking: 3. Ryder Cup record: Rookie. Career victories: ...

Hendrick stars dodging playoff elimination at Bristol

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer A surprisingly strong start to the playoffs for Joe Gibbs Racing — two races, two wins and two drivers locked into the second round — has put Hendrick Motorsports in a precarious position headed into the first elimination race. Alex Bowman and William ...

The disrupter: DeChambeau brings game, baggage to Ryder Cup

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's one thing for Bryson DeChambeau to try to change golf when he's doing it only for himself. Now comes the Ryder Cup, where the world will get to see how his single-minded pursuit of non-conformity and power fits in the realm of a team competition. When ...