US births rose last year but still less than before pandemic

U.S. births bumped up last year, but the number of babies born was still lower than before the coronavirus pandemic.

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion's forever war

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They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades.

Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

May 23
A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention's mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers.
Nation
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Florida county pays $4 million for girl with severed spine

Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay a record $4 million for the care of a girl whose spinal cord was severed in a crash with a police cruiser that was speeding into an intersection with non-working stoplights as a hurricane approached nearly six years ago.
Politics
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Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work.
Nation
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After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to overtake the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too.
Politics
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Economy bigger priority than punishing Russia: AP-NORC poll

Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll.
Sports
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Search continues for Texas woman accused in cyclist's death

The search continued Tuesday for a woman suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home.
Business
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Best Buy's Q1 results show inflation's bite

Best Buy Co. posted first-quarter results that showed shoppers pulled back on spending, while higher costs ate into profits.
Business
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Wall Street points lower, dragged down by tech, social media

U.S. markets were poised to open in negative territory Tuesday as worries over persistent inflation outweighed optimism due to a remark from President Joe Biden, suggesting he may reduce U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports.
Business
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Live updates | Russian officials: War goals to be achieved

Two top Russian security officials vowed on Tuesday that Moscow will achieve all the goals set for the "military operation" in Ukraine, appearing to address the fact that the invasion, expected by many to be a blitzkrieg, has entered its fourth month this week.
Politics
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GOP takes Oz's side in Pa. Senate race vote-counting lawsuit

The national Republican Party is taking the side of celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for U.S. Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help former hedge fund CEO David McCormick close the gap in votes.
Politics
6:30am

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

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.
Business
6:15am

Stock market slump unsettling Americans eying retirement

Americans on the cusp of retiring are facing a tough choice as they watch their nest eggs shrink: Stay the course or keep working.
Business
6:00am

Millennial Money: How to tell when money advice is bad

There are a lot of people out there who want to tell you what to do with your money. The problem is only some of them know what they're talking about.
Sports
1:33am

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

Jon Cooper had every reason to be confident the two-time defendin Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning could keep their bid for a three-peat alive.
Politics
12:55am

Greene seat, 2 Democratic primaries among top US House races

One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff in Texas to hold on to his seat.
Sports
12:40am

NHL, St. Louis police looking into threats made toward Colorado player

Nazem Kadri had a powerful response to quiet all the haters.
Nation
May 23

Georgia Senate primaries will set up high-stakes showdown

Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker have six challengers between them in Tuesday's primaries, but the two are already looking ahead to the general election as the GOP tries to take back the seat Warnock won last year, helping Democrats squeak out a congressional majority.
Nation
May 23

Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia's GOP primary

Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams will be crowned the Democratic Party's nominee after running unopposed.
Nation
May 23

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad.
Nation
May 23

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is facing a tough primary challenge Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the wrath of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to overturn Trump's loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state.
Nation
May 23

Greene's divisive politics face test in Republican primary

With millions raised to defend her seat in Congress and five fellow Republicans running to take it, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced her first reelection vote Tuesday in a GOP primary race that tests how her conservative Georgia constituents judge her turbulent freshman term.