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Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records re...

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. ...

Ash Barty done for season, won't defend her WTA Finals title

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — World No. 1-ranked Ash Barty won’t defend her season-ending WTA Finals title and is done for the year due to continuing COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions. ...

EXPLAINER: Texas abortion law gets Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now. But in an unusual move the justices said they want to hear arguments in the case...

Business Highlights: Job seekers, redlining investigations

___ Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican ...

COVID takes a bite from Bazoulé’s cult of sacred crocodiles

BAZOULÉ, Burkina Faso (RNS) — The small live chicken, offered as a lure to get the crocodile to come out of the lake, barely convinced the massive male reptile to the water’s edge. The croc, himself t...

Alpine skiing turns to former F1 boss Ecclestone for advice

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — The International Ski Federation is turning to Bernie Ecclestone for advice, hoping the former Formula 1 boss can do to Alpine skiing what he did to car racing in the past. ...

Harris to travel to Paris next month for talks with Macron

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will head next month to Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, according to the White House. The White House announced ...

North Dakota seeks new deal with Josh Duhamel as pitchman

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is working to extend its contract with Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel to promote tourism in his home state. Among the least-visited states in the na...

Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb police on Friday held an “anti-terrorist” drill just outside the capital Sarajevo, in a move seen by many as another provocation by the Serb separatis...

Study says tech firms underreport their carbon footprint

BERLIN (AP) — Large technology companies such as SAP, IBM and Google are underreporting their greenhouse gas emissions at a time of heightened scrutiny over the role of corporations in driving climate...

American Express profits jump as travel, dining normalize

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express saw its profits surge last quarter by 70%, the company said Friday, as Americans and companies pulled out their cards to start traveling, dining out and entertaining a...

European soccer leagues oppose FIFA biennial World Cup plan

GENEVA (AP) — Europe’s top soccer leagues cautioned that FIFA’s biennial World Cup plan is still on the table and they vowed Friday to resist the proposed overhauls of the international match schedule...

Stocks edge higher as major indexes head for weekly gains

Stocks edged higher in morning trading on Wall Street Friday and are on track for their third straight week of gains. The S&P 500 index rose 0.1% as of 10:21 a.m. Eastern. The be...

Zhang Boheng wins all-around final at gymnastics worlds

KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — Zhang Boheng of China edged Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto on Friday to win the gold medal in the men’s all-around at the gymnastics world championships. Z...