Search resumes for man whose girlfriend disappeared on trip

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The Associated Press NORTH PORT, Fla. More than 50 law enforcement officers on Sunday started a second day of searching in a vast wildlife area...

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

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By Marcia Dunn AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the...

California wildfires make run toward giant sequoia groves

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The Associated Press THREE RIVERS, Calif. Crews were watching the weather this weekend as they battled California wildfires that have burned into some groves of...

One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden’s reset

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By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller The Associated Press WASHINGTON It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon...

Heavy police presence as protesters trickle in for DC rally

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By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Ashraf Khalil The Associated Press WASHINGTON The fence around the Capitol is back up. The District of Columbia's police department...

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster...

Giant California sequoias wrapped in aluminum as fire nears

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By Noah Berger and John Antczak The Associated Press THREE RIVERS, Calif. Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket...

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

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By Rebecca Boone The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded...

NYC’s Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic

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By Michael R. Sisak The Associated Press NEW YORK A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of...

Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia

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By Aamer Madhani and Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance...