While the average lifespan of North America’s largest and most rare tortoise species is unknown, biologists have said it could span upward of a century.
From the darkness inside a handmade wooden box camera, images of Afghanistan ripple to life: a family enjoying an outing in a swan boat on a lake; child laborers toiling in brick factories; women erased by all-covering veils; armed young men with fire in their eyes.
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Biden visits UAW picket line, tells union to ‘stick with it’

President Joe Biden joined United Auto Workers strikers on their picket line Tuesday as their work stoppage against major carmakers hit day 12, a demonstration of support for organized labor apparently unparalleled in presidential history. (Sept. 26)

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Judge dismisses charges against Philadelphia police officer in fatal traffic-stop shooting

A judge has dismissed all charges, including a murder count, against a Philadelphia police officer who shot and killed a driver on Aug. 14. The defense has asserted that Officer Mark Dial was acting in self-defense when he fired into Eddie Irizarry’s car during a traffic stop. (Sept 26)

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Some Lahaina residents return to homes destroyed by deadly wildfire

Residents were allowed to return to their properties for the first time since the devastating wildfire leveled the Hawaii town of Lahaina. At least 97 people were killed and 2,000 buildings were destroyed in the August fire. (Sept. 25) (AP Video by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Mengshin Lin)

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Salt water wedge in the Mississippi River threatens drinking water in Louisiana

Salt water creeping up the Mississippi River is threatening drinking water supplies in some Louisiana communities, including New Orleans. (Sept. 26)

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What to expect if the government shuts down, AP Explains

The federal government is heading toward a shutdown at month’s end that will disrupt many services, squeeze workers and roil politics. (Sept. 26)

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Trump shows off new endorsements in South Carolina during a campaign rally

Former President Donald Trump showed off his new endorsements during a campaign rally outside of a boat manufacturer facility in Summerville, South Carolina. (Sept. 25) , (AP video: Erik Verduzco)

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Taylor Swift joins literary greats on university literature course

Taylor Swift joins literary greats on university literature course

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Biologists in slow and steady race to help North America’s largest and rarest tortoise species

U.S. wildlife officials have finalized an agreement with Ted Turner’s Endangered Species Fund regarding the release of more Bolson tortoises on the media mogul’s Armendaris Ranch in central New Mexico. (Sept. 25) ( AP Video: Susan Montoya Bryan)

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Hollywood writers celebrate tentative deal between writers guild and studios

Screenwriters celebrated Sunday night after their union reached an agreement with studio executives that could help end the walkouts that brought Hollywood to a standstill. (Sept. 25)

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Masterpiece by Italian female artist rediscovered in British Royal Collection

Masterpiece by Italian female artist rediscovered in British Royal Collection

Azerbaijan’s health ministry says a total of 192 Azerbaijani troops were killed and over 500 were wounded during its offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh last week.
Iran is claiming that it has successfully put an imaging satellite into space. The state-run IRNA news agency is quoting the country’s communication minister and says the Noor-3 satellite had been put in an orbit 450 kilometers, or 280 miles, above the Earth’s surface.
Police say a shell of a rocket launcher has apparently accidentally exploded at a home in a remote village in southern Pakistan, killing eight people, including women and children.
Federal prosecutors presented tearful testimony Tuesday from the mother of a sickly toddler who was whisked away from his Georgia home by relatives without her permission to a remote desert encampment in northern New Mexico where he died.
The German government has banned a far-right, racist group known for its indoctrination of children.
There was an unexpected moment of anxiousness for Seattle starting pitcher George Kirby and the Mariners in the sixth inning of their 6-2 win over the Houston Astros after a foul ball hit into the stands behind the third base dugout was thrown back by a fan and grazed the pitcher.
Melted remains of an old car tire. Two burned trees. A stump of an abandoned utility pole. These are among the pieces of evidence investigators are examining as they seek to solve the mystery of last month’s Maui wildfire: How did a small fire sparked by downed power lines and declared extinguished
A senior Qatar Airways executive has told an Australian Senate inquiry that there would be no repeat of an incident at Doha’s international airport in 2020 in which female passengers were subjected to invasive gynecological examinations.
George Kirby escaped an early bases loaded jam to throw six shutout innings, Seattle took advantage of three Houston errors, and the Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Astros.
China’s government has accused Taiwan’s ruling party of seeking independence, a day after the self-governing island’s president lobbied for Australia’s support in joining a regional trade pact.
The urgency for Southeast Asian nations to switch to clean energy to combat climate change is breathing new life into a 20-year-old plan for the region to share power.
Brandon Drury had three hits, including a home run, Reid Detmers threw seven solid innings for only his second win since the All-Star break and the Los Angeles Angels rolled to a 9-3 victory over Texas on Tuesday night preventing the Rangers from getting another step closer to wrapping up their firs
After saying it “hurt like hell” to just miss out on winning her third MVP, A’ja Wilson responded on Tuesday night with 30 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Las Vegas Aces to a 91-84 victory over the Dallas Wings and 2-0 series lead in the WNBA semifinals.
After saying it “hurt like hell” to just miss out on winning her third MVP, A’ja Wilson responded with 30 points and 11 rebounds to help lift the Las Vegas Aces to a 91-84 victory over the Dallas Wings and 2-0 series lead in the WNBA semifinals.
Seth Lugo allowed three hits and came within an out of his first career complete game, Juan Soto homered twice and the San Diego Padres stayed alive in the NL wild-card race, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Attorneys will begin arguments Wednesday over whether the man accused of killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket in 2021 is mentally competent to stand trial.
Republican Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson is poised to formally announce that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mitt Romney.
New Jersey’s Supreme Court is expected to consider whether an Atlantic City casino can get payouts from business interruption insurance for losses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Christian Walker homered twice and drove in six runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks added to their wild-card push with a 15-4 victory over the lowly Chicago White Sox.
Matt Wallner hit a grand slam in a five-run first inning, Alex Kirilloff added a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 11-3 on a cold and drizzly night Tuesday night.
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René Pinto hit a two-run home run, Manuel Margot added a pair of RBI singles as part of a four-hit night, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-7.
Alabama lawmakers have voted to move forward with the construction of a new Statehouse to replace their current building, which is plagued with mold and other problems.
Sean Murphy reached on a two-run fielding error by right fielder Seiya Suzuki in the eighth inning and the major league-leading Atlanta Braves overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers clinched the National League Central title for the third time in six seasons despite a 4-1 loss to the last-place St.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek says she has directed state police to launch new strategies aimed at disrupting the fentanyl supply chain and holding sellers of the illegal and often deadly drug accountable.
Counting upwards in chant, bereaved families marched through Mexico City in remembrance of 43 students abducted by the government nine years ago.
Sabrina Ionescu scored 21 points and Betnijah Laney added 20 to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 84-77, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1.
Johan Rojas hit an RBI single in the 10th inning that sent the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and clinched a National League wild-card berth.