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Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and other Cabinet…

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1st Ukrainian grain ship leaves port

By SUSIE BLANN and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set out Monday from the port of Odesa under an internationally brokered deal to unblock the embattled country’s agricultural exports and ease a growing global food crisis. The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni sounded its horn as…

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Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

JIM HEINTZ Associated Press KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner was back in court on Tuesday for her trial for cannabis possession amid U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure her release. During the hearing, prosecutors called a state narcotics expert who analyzed cannabis found in Griner’s luggage. Her defense fielded a specialist who…

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EXPLAINER: Is Alex Jones’ trial about free speech rights?

MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrived at a Texas courthouse for his defamation trial for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack a hoax with the words “Save the 1st” scrawled on tape covering his mouth. Although Jones portrays the lawsuit against him as an assault on…

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House passes ban on certain semi-automatic guns

LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S.,…

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States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices, state attorneys general announced Friday. The company, Allergan, is now part of AbbVie but sold its generics division Actavis,…

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How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

(AP) — Stocks closed broadly higher again Thursday after a report that signaled the U.S. economy may be in a recession stoked optimism on Wall Street that the Federal Reserve can now avoid more big interest rate hikes in its bid to tame inflation. The indexes fell in the early going after the Commerce Department…

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Wounded Knee artifacts highlight slow pace of repatriations

By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BARRE, Mass. (AP) — One by one, items purportedly taken from Native Americans massacred at Wounded Knee Creek emerged from the dark, cluttered display cases where they’ve sat for more than a century in a museum in rural Massachusetts. Moccasins, necklaces, clothing, ceremonial pipes, tools and other objects were carefully…

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Fewer applied for jobless benefits last week

By MATT OTT AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week, but the previous week’s number was revised upward significantly, with claims breaching the 250,000 level in back-to-back weeks for the first time in more than eight months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 23 declined…

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Schumer rallies Dems after surprise deal with Manchin

By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told fellow Senate Democrats on Thursday they now have an opportunity to achieve two “hugely important” priorities on health care and climate change, if they stick together and approve a deal he brokered with hold-out Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.…

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