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Wednesday August 17th, 2022 3:21AM

AP Top News at 12:59 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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EXPLAINER: What is behind Turkey's Syria incursion threats?
Residents in northern Syria are bracing for a new fight since Turkey's president threatened a major military operation to push back Syrian Kurdish fighters and create a long sought-after buffer zone in the border area
2:24AM ( 33 minutes ago )
Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee evokes legacy of Tongan monarch
Tonga’s chief diplomat in the U.K. will be thinking about two monarchs this weekend as Britain and the Commonwealth celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee
2:22AM ( 35 minutes ago )
The Revenant: Harini Logan rallies for spelling bee title
Harini Logan has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, defeating Vikram Raju in the bee's first-ever lightning-round tiebreaker
1:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: 'How much more carnage?'
President Joe Biden has delivered an impassioned plea to Congress to act on gun control
12:39AM ( 2 hours ago )
Tulsa shooting highlights vulnerability of hospitals
Hospitals, like schools, are not typically designed to guard against the threat of a determined gunman entering the building to take lives
12:26AM ( 2 hours ago )
Security concerns leave Afghan evacuees stuck in Balkan camp
Some Afghans who were evacuated from their country as it fell to the Taliban last summer have found their journey to the United States stalled at a cluster of tents and temporary housing at a military base in the Balkans
12:12AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
NY passes bill raising age to buy, own semi-automatic rifles
New York’s legislature has voted to ban banning anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle
11:12PM ( 3 hours ago )
Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid 'discomfort'
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend a church service to mark her Platinum Jubilee after experiencing “discomfort” at events on Thursday
11:03PM ( 3 hours ago )
Trump election probe grand jury hears from Raffensperger
Georgia’s top elections official has testified before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to meddle in the 2020 election
9:56PM ( 5 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
EXPLAINER: What is behind Turkey's Syria incursion threats?
Residents in northern Syria are bracing for a new fight since Turkey's president threatened a major military operation to push back Syrian Kurdish fighters and create a long sought-after buffer zone in the border area
2:24AM ( 33 minutes ago )
Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee evokes legacy of Tongan monarch
Tonga’s chief diplomat in the U.K. will be thinking about two monarchs this weekend as Britain and the Commonwealth celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee
2:22AM ( 36 minutes ago )
The Revenant: Harini Logan rallies for spelling bee title
Harini Logan has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, defeating Vikram Raju in the bee's first-ever lightning-round tiebreaker
1:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
Gonsolin sharp again, Dodgers blank Mets 2-0 in NL showdown
Tony Gonsolin pitched two-hit ball over six sharp innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 2-0
1:24AM ( 1 hour ago )
Police fatally shoot Texas fugitive after family of 5 killed
State prison officials say a convicted murderer on the run since escaping a prison bus after stabbing its driver on May 12 has been killed after he killed a family of five and took their truck
1:19AM ( 1 hour ago )