New details of Jeffrey Epstein’s death and the frantic aftermath revealed in records obtained by APJune 2, 2023 GMT
The records help to dispel the many conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s suicide, underscoring how fundamental failings at the Bureau of Prisons contributed to Epstein’s death.
Here’s how to prepare to start paying back your student loans when the pandemic payment freeze endsJune 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A three-year pause on student loan payments will end this summer regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the White House plan to forgive billions of dollars in student loan debt.
The Carters and the Kings formed an alliance for race relations though Jimmy and Martin never metJune 5, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The voice of Martin Luther King Sr., a melodic tenor like his slain son, carried across Madison Square Garden, calming the raucous Democrats who had nominated his friend and fellow Georgian for the presidency.
In the Amazon region where pair was killed, neglect and allegations of harsh justiceJune 2, 2023 GMT
LADARIO, Brazil (AP) — One year ago on a Friday afternoon, Bruno Pereira, an expert on Indigenous peoples, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist, motored along the Itaquai river in far western Brazil, to the settlement of Ladario.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Eric Andre Show” is ostensibly not a series that lends itself to longevity. Its titular star, who plays a version of himself and satirizes talk shows by putting unsuspecting celebrity guests through hellish interviews, has become considerably more famous since the series first aired over a decade ago.
Inside Russia’s penal colonies: A look at life for political prisoners caught in Putin’s crackdownsJune 3, 2023 GMT
Family’s Alaska fishing trip becomes nightmare with 3 dead and search over for 2 moreJune 3, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska fishing adventure became a nightmare for a family of eight when disaster struck one of the two boats they chartered over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving three people dead and two more missing despite a desperate search over hundreds of square miles of ocean.
US hiring jumped last month. So did unemployment. Here’s what that says about the economyJune 2, 2023 GMT
The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of enduring strength in an economy that the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to cool.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was advice that Mitch McConnell had offered to Joe Biden once already: To resolve the debt limit standoff, he needed to strike a deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — and McCarthy alone.
Christopher Nolan breaks down the best ways to watch a movie, ahead of his ‘Oppenheimer’ releaseJune 4, 2023 GMT
It’s no secret that Christopher Nolan made “Oppenheimer” to be seen on the big screen. But not all big screens are created equal.
That’s part of the reason why Universal Pictures has made “Oppenheimer” tickets available early for over a thousand “premium large format” (or PLF) screens, with options including IMAX 70mm, 70mm, IMAX digital, 35mm, Dolby Cinema and more.
America’s religious leaders sharply divided over abortion, a year after Roe v Wade’s reversalJune 2, 2023 GMT
In the year since the Supreme Court struck down the nationwide right to abortion, America’s religious leaders and denominations have responded in strikingly diverse ways — some celebrating the state-level bans that have ensued, others angered that a conservative Christian cause has changed the law of the land in ways they consider oppressive.
Know any airplane mechanics? A wave of retirements is leaving some US industries desperate to hireJune 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kwasi Bandoh, a senior recruiter for an airline, stood before a group of aviation mechanic students at their graduation ceremony last month and congratulated them for all having jobs.
Rastafari gain sacramental rights to marijuana in Antigua and Barbuda, celebrate freedom of worshipJune 2, 2023 GMT
Defying taboos, Shiite cleric in Iran takes in street dogs and nurses them back to healthJune 1, 2023 GMT
QOM, Iran (AP) — It's rare these days for a turbaned cleric in Iran to attract a large following of adoring young fans on Instagram, but Sayed Mahdi Tabatabaei has done it by rescuing street dogs in defiance of a local taboo.
The hottest thing in technology is an unprepossessing sliver of silicon closely related to the chips that power video game graphics. It's an artificial intelligence chip, designed specifically to make building AI systems such as ChatGPT faster and cheaper. The chips and their leading designer, Nvidia, are now at the center of what some experts consider an AI revolution that could reshape the technology sector and possibly the world along with it.
CEOs got smaller raises. It would still take a typical worker two lifetimes to make their annual payMay 31, 2023 GMT
After ballooning for years, CEO pay growth is finally slowing.
The typical compensation package for chief executives who run S&P 500 companies rose just 0.9% last year, to a median of $14.8 million, according to data analyzed for The Associated Press by Equilar.
For the few women who sit atop S&P 500 companies, thinner paychecks as median compensation slipsMay 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year was a mixed bag pay-wise for the women who run companies in the S&P 500 -- compensation increased for more than half of them, but the median pay package fell 6%.
Of the 343 CEOs in the compensation survey of S&P 500 companies done by the AP and Equilar, only 20 were women.
Victims of violent crime drive legislative change to state programs, pushing against barriers to aid
Stables, trainers try to move through grief over euthanized horses as racing thunders onMay 30, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Frank Sumpter has spent the past few weeks reflecting on Wild On Ice’s remarkable journey to somehow work through his grief over the horse’s catastrophic injury just nine days before he was supposed to race in the Kentucky Derby.
Jan. 6 rioters are raking in thousands in donations. Now the US is coming after their haulMay 28, 2023 GMT
An Associated Press review of court records shows that prosecutors in the more than 1,000 criminal cases from Jan. 6, 2021, are increasingly asking judges to impose fines on top of prison sentences to offset donations from supporters of the Capitol rioters.
A growing number of LGBTQ+ Russians seek refuge from war, discrimination in Argentina
Mechanical sails? Batteries? Shippers forming ‘green corridors’ to fast-track cleaner technologiesMay 27, 2023 GMT
It's among the world's busiest container shipping routes — a stream of vessels packed with furniture, automobiles, clothing and other goods, traversing the Pacific between Los Angeles and Shanghai.
BOSTON (AP) — Teens have long been vital to filling out the summertime staffs of restaurants, ice cream stands, amusement parks and camps.
Now, thanks to one of the tightest labor markets in decades, they have even more sway, with an array of jobs to choose from at ever higher wages.
Essay: A mega-fan’s appreciation for Tina Turner’s limitless energy and lessons of survivalMay 27, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — When Tina Turner died at age 83, I found myself drifting back to the fourth grade, to the day I truly discovered her voice.
US cities hope crime strategies keep homicide numbers dropping and prevent summer surgeMay 26, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — An expected bump in violent crime this summer has mayors and police officials around the U.S. rolling out familiar strategies of making officers more visible and engaging with community groups, in some cases leaning on civilians to enforce curfews and keep the peace.
SANTIAGO XALITZINTLA, Mexico (AP) — When the Popocatepetl volcano reawakened in 1994, Mexican scientists needed people in the area who could be their eyes and ears. State police helped them find one, Nefi de Aquino, a farmer then in his 40s who lived beside the volcano.
Can’t get Taylor Swift tickets? See all of Swift’s eras on display at this costume exhibitMay 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has been breaking records and delighting fans on the U.S. leg of her Eras Tour, a splashy celebration of her career and new releases since the pandemic.
Scarred by war, Ukrainian children carry on after losing parents, homes and innocence
UN peacekeeping on 75th anniversary: successes, failures and challenges ahead in a divided worldMay 25, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On the 75th anniversary of U.N. peacekeeping, the United Nations chief said Thursday that peacekeepers are increasingly working in places where there is no peace and praised the more than 4,200 who have given their lives to the cause of peace since the U.N.
Some worshippers switching congregations amid United Methodist split over LGBTQ issuesMay 25, 2023 GMT
The Rev. Bill Farmer reached the point where he couldn’t stay in the United Methodist Church anymore — but the congregation he attended was staying.
Companies are finding it’s not so simple to leave Russia. Some are quietly staying putMay 25, 2023 GMT
When Russia invaded Ukraine, global companies were quick to respond, some announcing they would get out of Russia immediately, others curtailing imports or new investment.
As India’s electrical grid strains, rural hospitals and clinics find reliable power in rooftop solar
In Panama, legal rights given to sea turtles, boosting the ‘rights of nature’ movementMay 24, 2023 GMT
On a Panamanian beach long after dark, a group of undergraduate students dug into the sand to excavate a sea turtle nest, their lamps casting a soft red glow as they studied eggs, inventoried the success of the hatch and checked for any surviving hatchlings stuck at the bottom of the nest.
Uvalde victim’s mother perseveres through teaching, connecting with daughter’s memory
Caustic feedback, serious injuries and the quiet mental health suffering of horse racing jockeysMay 23, 2023 GMT
Jockeys say horse racing has lagged behind other sports in accepting the importance of mental health, but renewed conversation is prompting hope for change.
Court rules against Prince Harry’s offer to personally pay for police protection in UKMay 23, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A London judge rejected Prince Harry's bid to pay for his own police protection Tuesday, denying the royal's request to challenge the U.K. government in court.
The British government stopped providing security after Harry, the younger son of King Charles III, and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, quit their royal duties and moved to California in 2020.
An Iranian nuclear facility is so deep underground that US airstrikes likely couldn’t reach itMay 22, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Near a peak of the Zagros Mountains in central Iran, workers are building a nuclear facility so deep in the earth that it is likely beyond the range of a last-ditch U.S.
With all the politics and maneuvering, how is life in Florida changing for its residents?May 22, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — “Don't say gay.” Regulation of books and classroom discussion. Teachers, parents and school librarians all navigating new and uncertain ground. LGBTQ+ rights under attack. A very public spat between state government and Disney.
Using ‘he/him,’ ‘she/her’ in emails got 2 dorm directors fired at small New York Christian collegeMay 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Shua Wilmot and Raegan Zelaya, two former dorm directors at a small Christian university in western New York, acknowledge their names are unconventional, which explains why they attached gender identities to their work email signatures.
End of an era? GOP walkout shows political chasm where ‘The Oregon Way’ once meant bipartisan trustMay 20, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has long been seen as a quirky state whose main city was satirized in a TV comedy, where rugged country folk and urban hipsters could get along and political differences could be settled over a pint or two of craft beer.
Burner phones, aliases, code words: How secret networks help women circumvent Honduras’ abortion ban
Awash in social media, how are police learning to inform the public better after shootings?May 19, 2023 GMT
Jennifer Seeley was glued to her phone, safe at home but terrified nonetheless.
There was an active shooter at the Texas mall where she works as an assistant store manager. And she was searching desperately for information, praying.
Millions ditched cars for bikes during the pandemic. These cities want the habit to stickMay 19, 2023 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — In the agonies of the virus that upended most of the world, millions of people from Bogota to Berlin saw what life could be like on two wheels instead of four.
In Cannes, Harrison Ford bids adieu to Indiana JonesMay 19, 2023 GMT
CANNES, France (AP) — As the Cannes Film Festival crowd stood in rapturous applause, a visibly moved Harrison Ford stood on the stage, trying to keep his emotions in check.
DUBLIN (AP) — Kaci Rock was an elementary school student when she laced up the gloves at Bray Boxing Club. Problem was, there weren't many other girls.
Auschwitz museum begins emotional work of conserving 8,000 shoes of murdered childrenMay 19, 2023 GMT
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — In a modern conservation laboratory on the grounds of the former Auschwitz camp, a man wearing blue rubber gloves uses a scalpel to scrape away rust from the eyelets of small brown shoes worn by children before they were murdered in gas chambers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, Western allies have shipped billions of dollars worth of weapons systems and ammunition to Ukraine with an urgency to get the supplies to Kyiv in time for an anticipated spring counteroffensive.
Threatening 22 million people, Mexico’s Popocatepetl is a very closely watched volcanoMay 19, 2023 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano rumbled to life again this week, belching out towering clouds of ash that forced 11 villages to cancel school sessions.
The residents weren't the only ones keeping a close eye on the towering peak.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Fabricio Chicas knows exactly what will happen. As soon as he hands in his ID, the employee on the other side of the counter will look at him with suspicion, asking why he carries a document that identifies him as female.
Push for transit, walkable communities growing across USMay 19, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — On the weekend in March when Brittany Glover would have turned 34, her mother stood on the same busy road in Atlanta where her daughter died six months earlier.
Glover, a flight attendant with a passion for clothes, was coming from an entertainment venue during the early morning of Sept.
More than 30 million US drivers don’t know if they’re at risk from a rare but dangerous airbag blastMay 19, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — More than 33 million people in the United States are driving vehicles that contain a potentially deadly threat: Airbag inflators that in rare cases can explode in a collision and spew shrapnel.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The show must go on, even when its Ukrainian director is drafted by the army weeks before opening night.
“Silence, Silence, Silence, Please,” a play that tackles Russia’s war in Ukraine had its world debut in Portugal last week, but it’s chief creator was conspicuously missing from among the packed audience.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anti-trans legislation is roiling the nation. Bills prohibiting drag performances are cropping up in statehouses. Violence and vitriol are turning children’s drag story hour events into headline-news protests.
Videos show purported ivory-billed woodpeckers as US moves toward extinction decisionMay 18, 2023 GMT
New video and photographs purporting to show ivory-billed woodpeckers flying in a Louisiana forest were published by researchers on Thursday, as government officials said they will make a final decision this year on whether the birds are extinct.
A dozen poor countries are facing economic instability and even collapse under the weight of hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign loans, much of them from the world’s biggest and most unforgiving government lender, China.
FACT FOCUS: Who’s to blame for the national debt? It’s more complicated than one culpritMay 18, 2023 GMT
The U.S. is inching closer to a deadline to raise the debt ceiling or risk defaulting on the nation’s $31 trillion in debt and political leaders have not yet reached a deal to avert such a crisis.