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Wednesday August 17th, 2022 12:21AM

AP Top U.S. News at 12:18 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California
The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains, lush with ponderosa pines, meadows and hiking trails that are a usual respite from the desert heat
12:17AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Experts: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric could galvanize extremists
Experts warn that extremist groups may see anti-LGBTQ rhetoric by influencers as a call to action
12:13AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods
Yellowstone officials are assessing the damage caused by a deluge of floodwaters that forced the evacuation of parts of the iconic national park just as the summer tourism season was ramping up
12:03AM ( 32 minutes ago )
U.S. News
Albies breaks foot, but Braves beat Nats for 12th straight
Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves won their 12th straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 9-5 despite losing All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies to a broken left foot
12:21AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Reps. Mace, Rice face hard GOP primaries after defying Trump
Two Republican House incumbents in South Carolina who have drawn the ire of former President Donald Trump now find themselves facing tough primary challenges Tuesday
12:11AM ( 25 minutes ago )
Election 2022: Nevada GOP contest crucial to Senate control
A Nevada Republican with a political pedigree and the backing from former President Donald Trump and the GOP establishment is facing a surprisingly strong primary challenge
12:08AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Asian benchmarks decline after bear market hits Wall Street
Asian shares fell across the board after Wall Street tumbled into what’s called a bear market, indicating that major U.S. benchmarks and individual stocks have fallen 20% or more from a recent high for a sustained period of time
11:37PM ( 59 minutes ago )
South Korea says North completed prep for new nuclear test
South Korea’s top diplomat says North Korea has completed preparations for a new nuclear test and only a political decision by the country’s top leadership can prevent it from going forward
9:53PM ( 2 hours ago )
Jan. 6 panel hears: Trump 'detached from reality' in defeat
Donald Trump’s closest campaign advisers, top government officials and even his family were systematically dismantling his false claims of 2020 election fraud ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol
9:52PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
Tennessee execution pause through 2022 could last longer
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has ordered an independent investigation of the state's lethal injections and paused all executions through the end of the year
11:42AM ( 12 hours ago )
Latino activism leads in grassroot efforts on climate change
Latinos are leading the way in U.S. activism around climate change from grassroots organizing to global advocacy, often drawing on traditions from their ancestral homelands and the experience of effects on their communities
12:52PM ( 1 day ago )
Average US gasoline price jumps 39 cents to $5.10 per gallon
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 39 cents over the past three weeks to $5.10 per gallon
12:29PM ( 1 day ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Western wildfires force evacuations in Arizona, California
The northern Arizona city of Flagstaff is synonymous with mountains, lush with ponderosa pines, meadows and hiking trails that are a usual respite from the desert heat
12:17AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Experts: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric could galvanize extremists
Experts warn that extremist groups may see anti-LGBTQ rhetoric by influencers as a call to action
12:13AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods
Yellowstone officials are assessing the damage caused by a deluge of floodwaters that forced the evacuation of parts of the iconic national park just as the summer tourism season was ramping up
12:03AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Yellowstone floods wipe out roads, bridges, strand visitors
Flooding has wiped out roads and bridges and closed off all entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the onset of the busy summer tourist season
10:42PM ( 1 hour ago )
Southern Baptists who backed open abuse review win key roles
The top administrative committee for the Southern Baptist Convention has elected new leaders
6:59PM ( 5 hours ago )