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Florida governor appeals ruling on masks in schools

Florida governor appeals ruling on masks in schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
British national pleads guilty to role in terror beheadings

British national pleads guilty to role in terror beheadings

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A British national admitted Thursday evening in a federal courtroom near the nation's capital that he played a leadership role in an Islamic State scheme to torture, hold for ransom and eventually behead American hostages.
Nursing home residents die after evacuation during Ida

Nursing home residents die after evacuation during Ida

INDEPENDENCE, La.

Officer faces more serious charge in Daunte Wright death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors filed a more serious charge Thursday against the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, but it is not the murder charge that activists w

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediately after the shootings.
Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday lambasted the Supreme Court's decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the imp
Officers, medics indicted in 2019 death of Elijah McClain

Officers, medics indicted in 2019 death of Elijah McClain

DENVER (AP) — Three suburban Denver police officers and two paramedics were indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative in a fatal
Firefighters report progress against flames near Lake Tahoe

Firefighters report progress against flames near Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.

Gunmen kidnap 73 students in latest attack on Nigeria school

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen abducted 73 students in yet another school attack in northwestern Nigeria on Wednesday, police said, prompting authorities to close all primary and secondary schools across Zamfara state.

Rebels kidnap 20 in east Congo after ambushing convoy

BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels in eastern Congo ambushed a stalled civilian convoy that was under military escort Wednesday, killing five people and abducting dozens of hostages initially. About 20 people remained missing hours later, the army said.