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AP Top News at 8:15 p.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Southern Baptists' new leader: long career as bridge builder
As ideological divisions wracked the Southern Baptist Convention this year ahead of a pivotal national meeting, one of the leading candidates for its presidency embraced a role as the man best equipped to build bridges
8:43PM ( 1 minute ago )
US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires
Dangerous, record-busting heat is spreading across the U.S. Southwest and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming
8:21PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Flyers' Oskar Lindblom wins Masterton Trophy
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey
8:14PM ( 29 minutes ago )
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Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
The Senate has passed a bill that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery
7:27PM ( 1 hour ago )
Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals
More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study
7:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls
Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday
7:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure
Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plan even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a scaled-back $1 trillion proposal
6:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
MacKenzie Scott, citing wealth gap, donates $2.7 billion
MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations
5:28PM ( 3 hours ago )
US stocks dip from records ahead of Fed decision on rates
Stocks eased back below their record heights Tuesday as investors waited to hear whether the mixed bag of data coming in about the economy will push the Federal Reserve to let up on its massive support for markets
5:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires
Dangerous, record-busting heat is spreading across the U.S. Southwest and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming
8:21PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Flyers' Oskar Lindblom wins Masterton Trophy
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey
8:14PM ( 29 minutes ago )
Own-goal gives France 1-0 win over Germany at Euro 2020
Mats Hummels scored an own-goal and France beat Germany 1-0 at the European Championship
8:14PM ( 29 minutes ago )
Southern Baptists resist push from right in divisive vote
The Southern Baptist Convention has tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory
8:02PM ( 42 minutes ago )
Nets say Harden available to play in Game 5 vs Bucks
James Harden will play for the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, his first action since leaving with a hamstring injury less than a minute into the series opener
8:00PM ( 44 minutes ago )