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Louisiana digging out after tornadoes plow through homes

By Gerald Herbert and Rebecca Santana Associated Press ARABI, La. (AP) — Residents in the New Orleans area were digging out and assessing damage Wednesday after tornadoes lashed the region, flipping vehicles, ripping off rooftops and…

Biden seeks new sanctions, help for Ukrainians in Europe

By Chris Megerian and Aamer Madhani Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With Europe facing its most precarious future since World War II, President Joe Biden will huddle with key allies in Brussels and Warsaw this week as the leaders try…

Biden to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday will nominate federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the White House said, making her the…

For tornado-ravaged churches, rebuilding means rethinking

By Bobby Ross Jr. Associated Press MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Mayfield First United Methodist Church, a century-old temple with stately columns and stained-glass windows, has long been an anchor in the life of Kathy O’Nan, the city’s…

After huge pandemic losses, governments see rapid rebound

By David A. Lieb and Camille Fassett Associated Press State and local governments lost at least $117 billion of expected revenue early in the pandemic, according to an Associated Press analysis, but many are now awash in record amounts…