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Tuesday July 5th, 2022 8:03PM

AP Top U.S. News at 2:31 p.m. EST

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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain
Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically
3:51PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Medical helicopter crashes near church; all 4 aboard survive
Authorities and a witness say a pilot crash landed a medical helicopter without casualties in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, miraculously avoiding a web of power lines and buildings as the aircraft fluttered, hit the street and slid into bushes outside a church
3:18PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Hospital helper nearly overlooks brother after NYC fire
A New York man who helped take people to the hospital after a deadly New York City fire nearly overlooked his own brother in the aftermath of the blaze
3:10PM ( 53 minutes ago )
U.S. News
Pope slips out of Vatican to visit record shop, gets CD
Pope Francis grew up listening to the opera on the radio, is a fan of Argentine tango and thinks Mozart “lifts you to God.”
3:51PM ( 13 minutes ago )
As Mardi Gras nears, New Orleans brings back mask mandate
New Orleans is bringing back an indoor mask mandate to fight the spread of COVID-19 while preparing for an influx of visitors for the Mardi Gras season
3:48PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Poland hits sad milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
Poland has become the latest European nation to reach the milestone of 100,000 deaths related to coronavirus
3:42PM ( 22 minutes ago )
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Biden to back Senate rule change to pass voting rights bill
President Joe Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.”
2:58PM ( 1 hour ago )
Fed's Powell: High inflation poses a threat to job market
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that high inflation is a serious threat to the Fed’s goal of helping put more Americans back to work, and said the Fed will raise rates more than it now plans if needed to stem surging prices
2:31PM ( 1 hour ago )
Kazakh leader: Russia-led security group to pull out troops
The president of Kazakhstan has announced that a Russia-led security alliance will start pulling out its troops from the Central Asian country in two days after completing its mission
2:30PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
Suit highlights suburban unease with addiction centers
A Chicago-based addiction treatment center has filed a federal lawsuit to force one suburb to stop blocking its plans to set up a new treatment branch
11:28AM ( 4 hours ago )
Georgia snaps 41-year title drought with 33-18 win over Bama
Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia’s defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama 33-18 to win the College Football Playoff title game
10:49AM ( 5 hours ago )
Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class
Students in the nation's third-largest school district will resume classes this week after leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union accepted a proposal with the district over COVID-19 safety protocols
10:39AM ( 5 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain
Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically
3:51PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Medical helicopter crashes near church; all 4 aboard survive
Authorities and a witness say a pilot crash landed a medical helicopter without casualties in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, miraculously avoiding a web of power lines and buildings as the aircraft fluttered, hit the street and slid into bushes outside a church
3:18PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Hospital helper nearly overlooks brother after NYC fire
A New York man who helped take people to the hospital after a deadly New York City fire nearly overlooked his own brother in the aftermath of the blaze
3:10PM ( 53 minutes ago )
Helicopter crashes in suburban Philly; no serious injuries
Authorities say a medical helicopter has crashed in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, with four people on board including an infant all expected to survive
2:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
Status hearing set for 3 cops charged in Floyd's death
Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights during an arrest that ended in his death are scheduled to appear in federal court for a pretrial conference
2:31PM ( 1 hour ago )