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Tuesday October 4th, 2022 9:11AM

AP Top U.S. News at 8:23 a.m. EDT

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Meta trims election misinformation efforts as midterms loom
Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in elections even as the U.S. midterms approach
6:07AM ( 2 hours ago )
Washington town evacuated, some homes burned in wildfire
A small town in Washington state was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire that burned a half-dozen homes as crews in California made progress  against the state’s deadliest and largest wildfire of the year
12:21AM ( 8 hours ago )
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M
A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over Jones' repeated public claims that the attack was a hoax
11:31PM ( 9 hours ago )
U.S. News
Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity
The Kremlin says it’s open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner but strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue
7:49AM ( 43 minutes ago )
China halts climate, military ties over Pelosi Taiwan visit
China says it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the U.S. on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-narcotics efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
7:46AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Coco Gauff beats former No. 1 Naomi Osaka in straight sets
Coco Gauff held off four-time major champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic
7:41AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
In Baghdad's Sadr City, cleric's support underpins protests
Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they support an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament
6:42AM ( 1 hour ago )
The AP Interview: US aid chief counters food crisis, Russia
Samantha Power's job as the top official in charge of U.S. food aid includes a new task since Russia invaded Ukraine — countering Russia's messages abroad
6:39AM ( 1 hour ago )
Blinken: China military drills are 'significant escalation'
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says China’s military exercises aimed at Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation” and that he has urged Beijing to back down
6:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
Recount confirms that indicted Colorado clerk lost election
Colorado's secretary of state says a statewide recount has confirmed that an indicted county clerk who alleged voting fraud lost her primary election last month
7:25PM ( 13 hours ago )
GOP eyes Nashville seat for flip; Dems vie to face governor
Tennessee Republicans are set to settle a nine-way primary in a reconfigured congressional district in Nashville they are hoping to flip
7:21PM ( 13 hours ago )
Louisiana abortion providers file appeal, hope to block ban
Access to abortion in Louisiana has been back-and-forth for weeks — with the state’s three clinics relying on rulings and temporary restraining orders to continue operations
6:47PM ( 13 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Meta trims election misinformation efforts as midterms loom
Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in elections even as the U.S. midterms approach
6:07AM ( 2 hours ago )
Washington town evacuated, some homes burned in wildfire
A small town in Washington state was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire that burned a half-dozen homes as crews in California made progress  against the state’s deadliest and largest wildfire of the year
12:21AM ( 8 hours ago )
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M
A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over Jones' repeated public claims that the attack was a hoax
11:31PM ( 9 hours ago )
Patrol: 4 found dead in 2 burning homes in Nebraska city
Authorities say four people have been found dead in two burning homes in a small community in northeastern Nebraska
11:01PM ( 9 hours ago )
Dried blood and roses: Jury gets rare look at Parkland scene
Jurors in the trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz have toured the still-bloodstained building where he murdered 17 people four years ago
8:58PM ( 11 hours ago )