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Man shot outside LA food hall, sending patrons running

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police were searching Sunday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man outside a popular food hall in downtown Los Angeles, officials said. Patrons ran for safety when gunfire erupted around 4 p.m. Saturday near an entrance to Grand Central Market, according to video ...

California churchgoers detained gunman in deadly attack

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday, killing one person and injuring several others before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff's official called an act of "exceptional heroism and ...

Buffalo supermarket shooting: What do we know so far?

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in military gear attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Most of the victims were Black. Officials said they are investigating the shooting as a racially ...

California Republicans see chance to unseat Democratic AG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat an appointed state attorney general they say is too progressive even for California, in part because they view him as soft on crime as that issue rises in importance for voters. But first they must avoid ...

Wisconsin Republicans look to unite amid internal feuds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans gathering for their annual convention this week are trying to unite to defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelect U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, in two of the most hotly contested races nationwide this year. But instead of spending the past year looking ...

Low winds may help crews control huge New Mexico wildfire

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Crews fighting the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico's history are trying to take advantage of several days of mild winds to gain control over a fire that had charred more than 450 square miles (1,165 square kilometers) by Sunday. Fire officials said the wildfire ...

Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday. The racially motivated ...

Biden urges unity to stem racial hate after Buffalo shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden urged unity Sunday to address the "hate that remains a stain on the soul of America" after a deadly mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, while state officials pleaded for federal action to end the "uniquely American phenomenon" of mass ...

Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Fetterman recovering from stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state's high-profile Senate contest, suffered a stroke just days before the primary election but was on his way to a "full recovery," his campaign said on Sunday. The 52-year-old Fetterman, who confirmed ...

EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman’s diagnosis?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a top Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is recovering from a stroke he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. Fetterman said in a statement Sunday that doctors believe he's on his way ...

‘Hero’ guard, shoppers among Buffalo shooting victims

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Salter was a beloved community member and security guard who knew the shoppers of Tops Friendly Market by name. When they came under attack from a gunman with a rifle, he sprang into action. The retired Buffalo police officer fired multiple times at the attacker, ...

Teen gunned down near Chicago’s ‘Bean’ tourist attraction

CHICAGO (AP) — A curfew banning unaccompanied minors will be implemented to combat violence after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near "The Bean" sculpture in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, which is among the city's most popular tourist attractions, city officials said Sunday. Police ...

Opening nears for Reno-Sparks’ first new casino in 26 years

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The operator of the world's largest sportsbook in Las Vegas is expanding into northern Nevada this year as part of a collaboration with what will be the first new casino built in Reno-Sparks in more than a quarter century. Circa Sports secured a deal with Legends Bay ...

Buffalo shooting: Sites yank videos faster, but not by much

NEW YORK (AP) — Social platforms have learned to remove violent videos of extremist shootings more quickly over the past few years. It's just not clear they're moving quickly enough. Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others — most of them Black — in a ...

Gov. Mills touts fiscal record at Democratic convention

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills sought to steal a page from the GOP playbook at Maine's Democratic Convention on Saturday, boasting of returning money to taxpayers and raising the rainy day fund to new heights. The first woman to serve as governor of Maine contrasted her fiscal and ...

McConnell: Finland, Sweden ‘important additions’ to NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Finland and Sweden would be "important additions" to NATO as he led a delegation of GOP senators to the region in a show of support against Russia's aggression. McConnell also called on President Joe Biden to ...

Bail hearing postponed for man charged in mom’s death at sea

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with killing his mother at sea to inherit the family's estate will remain in custody, after his bail hearing was postponed for at least two months. Nathan Carman's hearing, slated for Monday, was postponed Friday for at least 60 days by U.S. District ...

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based Plains All ...

At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman wearing military-style clothing and body armor opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people before being taken into custody Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Details on the ...

McConnell, GOP senators meet Zelenskyy in surprise Kyiv stop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia. A video posted on ...