Author: Associated Press

Texas rabbi says he, 2 hostages escaped synagogue standoff

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The rabbi of a Texas synagogue where a gunman took hostages during livestreamed services says he threw a chair at his captor before escaping with two others after an hourslong standoff. [field59_video account="WBBJ" key="03f683e302798c98dbcfcf57869d7d33e93ea347" vtitle="Texas rabbi…

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall. A Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says Baldwin’s phone was turned…

China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and says his country would send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries. In a speech Monday at a virtual gathering hosted…

On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King's work

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., President Joe Biden said Monday said in a video address on the day that commemorates the slain civil rights leader. The president's remarks were among…

Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China

LONDON (AP) — Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. Elon Musk’s company signed an agreement…

Police search for 3 teens who escaped detention facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they are searching for three teens who escaped from a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Metro Nashville Police said in a statement that the group of teens reportedly overpowered a guard at the Youth…

COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says a U.N.-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered 1 billion doses, but that milestone “is only a reminder of the work that remains” after hoarding and stockpiling…

'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — After a month at the top of the box office, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has finally been overtaken by “Scream." Sunday studio estimates say the Paramount Pictures reboot grossed $30.6 million over the weekend. Paramount forecasts…

First woman to command USS Constitution takes over on Friday

(AP) --- History is being made aboard the U.S.S. Constitution this week Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is scheduled to become the first woman to lead the crew of the 224-year-old warship known as Old Ironsides during a change-of-command ceremony on…

Study: Stronger Evidence Linking Virus to Multiple Sclerosis

UNDATED (AP) - A new study offers stronger evidence that one of the world’s most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis. The Epstein-Barr virus has long been a suspect. Harvard researchers tracked blood…