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Kevin McCarthy is out as speaker of the House. Here's what's next.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives is entering uncharted territory after a far-right effort to remove fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy from the speakership succeeded thanks to support from Democrats. A resolution — titled a motion to vacate — from Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

Canadian wildfire smoke blowing all the way south to Florida

Instead of sunny skies and ocean breezes, Floridians found haze and smoke when they stepped outside Tuesday morning.

Over 60 percent of Gen Z have an anxiety disorder

Story at a glance A new report from data management firm Harmony Healthcare IT shows that 61 percent of Gen Z have a medically diagnosed anxiety condition. The report includes a survey of about 1,000 Gen Zers, or adults 18 to 26, who struggle with anxiety about their anxious thoughts.

Bus driver shortage leaves families scrambling

A bus driver shortage has hit schools across the nation, with some schools canceling classes altogether because of transportation issues.

House makes history, removes McCarthy as Speaker

The House on Tuesday voted to remove Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker, a never-before-seen historic vote that leaves the lower chamber of Congress in chaos. The mutiny, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.

McConnell says he’s 'pulling' for McCarthy to remain Speaker 

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) says he’s “pulling” for Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to keep his job as Speaker, something that is now in serious doubt.

Colombia's government issues long awaited apology for extrajudicial killings during armed conflict

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government issued a long awaited public apology on Tuesday for the extrajudicial killings of 19 civilians who were slain by the military and registered as rebel fighters during one of the most violent periods of the nation’s civil war.

Around the world

Pope suggests blessings for same-sex unions possible in response to 5 conservative cardinals

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has suggested there could be ways to bless same-sex unions, responding to five conservative cardinals who challenged him to affirm church teaching on homosexuality ahead of a big meeting where LGBTQ+ Catholics are on the agenda.

US Treasury taking on Chinese drug network over fentanyl crisis

The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control designated 28 individuals and entities involved in international drug trafficking.

West Texas musician keeps Mexican Bolero Ranchera music alive

Willie Alvarado has been keeping hits alive from some of Mexico’s most beloved artists while writing some of his own.

Loss of 12 newborns sparks outrage and inquiry in Indian hospital

Twelve newborns lost their lives in a single day at the Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital, situated in the Nanded district, approximately 600 km from Mumbai.

Turkey hits Kurdish militant targets in Iraq and detains about 1,000 people days after Ankara blast

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes carried out new airstrikes against suspected Kurdish militant sites in northern Iraq on Tuesday, days after a suicide attack in the Turkish capital. Police, meanwhile, detained almost 1,000 people in raids across Turkey.

New chair holds back military aid to Egypt after Menendez steps down

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the new chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday announced that he would hold back $235 million in U.S. military financing to Egypt. The move comes after the committee's former chair, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.

11 people are dead after Mexico church roof collapses. No more people believed buried in rubble

CIUDAD MADERO, Mexico (AP) — Eleven members of Monica Segura's family were gathered inside the Santa Cruz church in northeast Mexico for the baptism of her 1-year-old nephew when the roof collapsed killing at least 11 people.


Karikó and Weissman win Nobel Prize in medicine for work that enabled mRNA vaccines against COVID-19

Two scientists have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries that enabled the creation of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 and that could be used to develop other shots in the future.

What to know about Sam Bankman-Fried's trial after FTX collapsed

The criminal trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried got underway in a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday, as the onetime darling of cryptocurrency faces charges for orchestrating what prosecutors have described as “one of the biggest financial frauds in American history.

Environmental groups demand emergency rules to protect rare whales from ship collisions

A coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal government to enact emergency rules to protect a vanishing species of whale from lethal collisions with large ships.

Dish Network fined for not properly disposing of satellite

In a first-of-its-kind penalty, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined satellite television company Dish Network for not properly disposing of a satellite.

South Korean League of Legends team wins gold at Asian Games. Players secure a military exemption

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — South Korea's League of Legends team beat Taiwan on Friday at the Asian Games despite being without its star player, capturing not only the gold medal but also winning an exemption from military service at home.

Things to know about the Nobel Prizes

It’s that time of the year in Scandinavia when the wind turns colder, the days get shorter and academics in Stockholm and Oslo grab the world spotlight as they announce the winners of the Nobel Prizes.

Why all IT talent should be irreplaceable

“The graveyards,” General De Gaulle once ironically observed, “are full of indispensable men.” Maybe so, but the same may not be so easily said about organizations whose success did depend on irreplaceable managers and staff. Take, for example, Apple.

Sports News

NFL tight end suffers 'burn injuries to face'

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was added to the injury report after "sustaining burn injuries to his face and arm during a household accident," the team said Saturday.

SF Giants: What we learned from Farhan Zaidi’s season-ending press conference

Zaidi provided updates on the Giants' managerial search, their future at shortstop, their outlook for this offseason and a player who will undergo surgery.

New rest rules don't bother NBA players

With new policies and penalties, the NBA has made it clear that healthy players should be on the court. No argument from the players, who insist they aren't interested in sitting.

John Gordon, artist who helped design Packers' distinctive 'G' team logo, dies at age 83

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — John Gordon, an artist who as a young art student helped design the Green Bay Packers' distinctive “G” team logo, has died at age 83. Gordon died Saturday, said Matt Cotter, the owner of Cotter Funeral & Cremation Care in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Twins stop record 18-game postseason skid on strength of Royce Lewis home runs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Lewis felt a jolt of confidence from his inclusion on Minnesota’s roster for the AL Wild Card Series, ending the uncertainty around his hamstring strain.

It isn’t just Taylor Swift: Every NFL team has a celebrity fan

While Swift appears to be the Chiefs new biggest fan - unless you count the Swifties that will now be tuning in Sunday night when the Chiefs take on the New York Jets in a game she is again expected to attend - she is hardly the first celebrity spotted rooting for an NFL team.

Former Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer claims rape accuser was after his money

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill, the woman who accused him of sexual assault, have settled their dueling defamation lawsuits. "Mr. Bauer did not make – and never has made – any payments to Ms. Hill, including to resolve their litigation.

Politics News

Public proposals start pouring in for Minnesota’s new flag and seal

The search for Minnesota’s new flag and seal is on with more than 50 submitted Tuesday, just hours after a state redesign commission opened the portal for proposals. Here’s how to add your idea.

Kentucky Gov. Beshear partially unveils state budget proposal

Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday unveiled a portion of his state budget proposal, with its key tenets including water, housing and road infrastructure.

As the president pushes gun safety, Hunter Biden will mount a Second Amendment defense

The president's son, who pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three federal gun charges, plans to raise a constitutional challenge to a decades-old gun restriction.

Caltrans official says she was demoted for objecting to highway expansion

Jeanie Ward-Waller was removed last month from her position overseeing California's transportation planning.

Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina is the leader of the House, at least for now

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As Kevin McCarthy got pushed out of his job as House speaker, in part by colleagues who helped put him on the dais nine months ago, one of his top lieutenants stepped in to preside — at least temporarily. North Carolina GOP Rep.

Here are the 8 Republicans who sided with Dems to oust Speaker McCarthy

Eight Republicans sided with all House Democrats to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy from the gavel Tuesday in an unprecedented vote.

Supreme Court's new term to take on federal agency powers in earnest

Tuesday’s battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the first in a string of Supreme Court cases this term that could dramatically reel in bureaucratic power.