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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave few pardons before rushing to clear Army officer who killed a protester

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave few pardons before rushing to clear Army officer who killed a protester

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In issuing a full pardon to a former Army sergeant convicted of murder in the shooting death of an armed Black Lives Matter protestor, Republican Texas Gov.
After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW's grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South.
Families of Mexican farmworker bus crash victims mourn the loss of their loved ones

Families of Mexican farmworker bus crash victims mourn the loss of their loved ones

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In San Miguel Almolonga, a rural farming community in Mexico, a mourning family recited prayers while grieving the loss of a father who came to Florida under a temporary visa to support his family.
The unofficial spokesman for the American muscle car, Tim Kuniskis, is retiring

The unofficial spokesman for the American muscle car, Tim Kuniskis, is retiring

DETROIT (AP) — Tim Kuniskis, CEO of the Ram and Dodge brands and the unofficial voice of American muscle cars, is retiring after nearly 32 years with Stellantis. The announcement Friday comes as Stellantis struggles with U.S.

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Severe storms kill at least 4 in Houston, knock out power to 850,000 homes and businesses HOUSTON (AP) — Fast-moving thunderstorms pummeled southeastern Texas on Thursday for the second time this month, killing at least four people, blowing out windo
Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing

Taiwan is selling more to the US than China in major shift away from Beijing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's tapioca balls or computer chips, Taiwan is stretching toward the United States and away from China — the world's No. 2 economy that threatens to take the democratically ruled island by force if necessary.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Severe storms kill at least 4 in Houston, cause widespread power outages and risk of tornadoes HOUSTON (AP) — Severe thunderstorms pummeled southeastern Texas on Thursday for the second time this month, killing at least four people, blowing out windo
Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a full pardon Thursday for a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice.

Atlanta officer charged with killing his Lyft driver

UNION CITY, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta police officer who shot and killed a Lyft driver who was driving him home was arrested and charged with murder, authorities said.
The Latest | Judge is sorting out the final stretch of Trump's hush money trial

The Latest | Judge is sorting out the final stretch of Trump's hush money trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors' star witness in the hush money case against Donald Trump was back in the hot seat Thursday as defense lawyers tried to chip away at Michael Cohen’s crucial testimony implicating the former president.
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