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Stormy repeat: NOAA predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season

Federal meteorologists are forecasting a record-shattering seventh straight unusually busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Tuesday that the summer in the Atlantic will produce 14 to 21 named storms, six to 10 becoming hurricanes and ...

Chihuahua found with arrow through neck expected to survive

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. (AP) — A chihuahua puppy found shot through the neck with an arrow in Southern California was expected to survive after veterinarians removed the projectile, authorities said. A woman reported to 911 that she found the wounded dog Monday in a neighborhood near the city ...

Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers

Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse. An attorney for the SBC's Executive Committee ...

Rain, snow slow New Mexico fire, but hot, dry weather looms

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North America slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico Tuesday amid light rain and a bit of snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters scrambled to get ahead of a worsening fire forecast in the days ahead. The Memorial Day ...

Gas wells leak explosive levels of methane in Bakersfield

Some Bakersfield residents are concerned about potential explosions after a state agency found that six idle oil wells near homes were leaking methane in the past several days. State and regional inspectors found concentrations of methane in the air around some of the wells at levels ...

Ex-reality star Josh Duggar to be sentenced for child porn

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar will return to federal court on Wednesday, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors are seeking a maximum sentence for Duggar, whose large family was ...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey avoids runoff in Republican primary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey turned back eight primary challengers to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination without a runoff Tuesday after an unexpectedly tough race that pushed a candidate known for folksiness far to the right. With a comfortable lead over her two closest ...

Jansen, Guerrero homer, Blue Jays beat Cardinals 8-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Tuesday night. "It was my first time to be in the stadium here and obviously it's a really cool stadium," Jansen said. "It ...

FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal plans to inspect a baby formula factory linked to the nationwide shortage were slowed by COVID-19, scheduling conflicts and other logistical problems, according to prepared testimony from the head of the Food and Drug Administration. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf ...

As execution warrant lapses, families tell AP grief is fresh

ATLANTA (AP) — The families of two young girls who were abducted and attacked 46 years ago by a Georgia man who was scheduled to be put to death last week say they are "deeply upset and disappointed" that the execution was halted by a judge and the death warrant was allowed to expire ...

House Democrats tap Rep. Fentrice Driskell as next leader

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida House Democrats on Tuesday tapped Rep. Fentrice Driskell as the caucus's next leader for the 2022-2024 term, the first Black woman to hold the position. Driskell, of Tampa, will replace current leader Rep. Evan Jenne. In a statement, Driskell said she was ...

Planned Parenthood to step in if North Dakota clinic closes

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it will offer abortion services at its clinic in Moorhead, Minnesota, if North Dakota's only abortion clinic does not quickly relocate from Fargo should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood said it expected Red ...

After primary, Mastriano rejoins closed Senate GOP meetings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fallout from last week's primary election has been playing out in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in recent days, including punishment for two lawmakers who worked to unseat fellow incumbents. In the Senate, GOP gubernatorial nominee Sen. Doug Mastriano was allowed ...

‘Ghost’ candidate, 2 operatives face charges in Florida

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Two political operatives and an independent candidate who opponents say hardly campaigned and only entered a state Senate race in central Florida in 2020 to siphon off votes from a Democrat were criminally charged on Tuesday. Prosecutors filed election finance charges ...

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion’s forever war

NEW YORK (AP) — They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades. Generations of women came together for a Manhattan protest against the U.S. Supreme Court's anticipated ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. There were women who have been fighting for nearly a half century to hold on to ...

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It's a scenario that's played out ...

Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes marijuana legalization bill

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use, drawing the wrath of fellow Democrats who have fought for years to make weed legal. In vetoing the measure, Carney reiterated his ...

Attorney: Police shot man seconds after order to raise hands

A lawyer for the family of a 29-year-old Black man who was fatally shot last month by a Houston police officer said body camera video shows he was given only seconds to raise his hands before he was shot. Jalen Randle was shot April 27 as he exited a vehicle, police said. Police said he was ...

Indiana lawmakers enact trans sports ban with veto override

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports and join about more than a dozen other states adopting similar laws in the past two years. State senators voted ...

Judge: Surfside collapse property owners bumped up to $96M

Homeowners with condos in the Florida building that collapsed and killed 98 people nearly a year ago but whose families suffered no loss of life will share at least $96 million from a court settlement, a judge said Tuesday. That is in addition to the payout of about $1 billion to be shared by ...