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Ukrainian forces don't have enough artillery to battle Russia. A key withdrawal Saturday shows that

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Dwindling ammunition threatens Ukraine's hold on the 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) front line under withering assault by Russian artillery. Defensive lines are in jeopardy. Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city of Avdiivka in...

 

Israel strikes across Gaza as US says it will block another cease-fire resolution at the UN

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes across Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight into Sunday, according to medics and witnesses, while the United States said it would veto another draft U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire. The U.S., Is...

 

What we know about the Minnesota shooting that killed 2 officers and a firefighter

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers and a firefighter who responded to a domestic situation at a suburban Minneapolis home were killed early Sunday during a standoff by a heavily armed man who shot at police from the home where seven...

 

Widow of slain Haitian president, ex-prime minister and a former police chief are indicted in case

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A judge investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse issued a final report on Monday that indicts his widow, Martine Moïse, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti's...

 

Astronomers find what may be the universe's brightest object with a black hole devouring a sun a day

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe, a quasar with a black hole at its heart growing so fast that it swallows the equivalent of a sun a day. The record-breaking quasar shines 500...

 

Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary's closing days

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is using the closing days of her South Carolina Republican primary matchup with Donald Trump to hone her argument that she is the lone remaining candidate who can unite Americans, despite the former president's ele...

 

Gaza Health Ministry says over 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory's Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in...

 

Stalled US aid for Ukraine underscores GOP's shift away from confronting Russia

At about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin stood on the Senate floor and explained why he opposed sending more aid to help Ukraine fend off the invasion launched in 2022 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I don't like...

 

Former Bank of China chairman indicted for bribery in nation's long-running anticorruption drive

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the Bank of China has been indicted on bribery charges, prosecutors said Monday, adding to a long list of business and government officials who have been brought down by Chinese leader Xi Jinping's yearslong...

 

The keeper of the Vatican's secrets is retiring. Here's what he wants you to know

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has been trying for years to debunk the idea that its vaunted secret archives are all that secret: It has opened up the files of controversial World War II-era Pope Pius XII to scholars and changed the official name...

 

An arrest has been made in the theft of a Jackie Robinson statue later found dismantled and burned

A 45-year-old man was arrested in the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue that was cut off at the ankles and found days later smoldering in a trash can in a city park in Kansas, police announced Tuesday. Ricky Alderete was taken into custody ear...

 

In this centuries-old English pancake race, 'you just have to go flat out'

OLNEY, England (AP) — Women in matching checkered aprons, headscarves and a rainbow of running shoes limbered up Tuesday as they prepared for the centuries-old pancake race in this English country town. They rolled their shoulders in unison,...

 

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage-release talks, officials say

CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas are making progress toward another cease-fire and hostage-release deal, officials said Tuesday, as negotiations went on and Israel threatened to expand its offensive to Gaza's southern edge, where some 1.4 million Pale...

 

Biden says Trump sowing doubts about US commitment to NATO is 'un-American'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Donald Trump's comments calling into question the U.S. commitment to defend its NATO allies from attack were "dangerous" and "un-American," seizing on the former president's comments that sowed...

 

US inflation slows but remains elevated in sign that price pressures are easing only gradually

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer inflation in the United States cooled last month yet remained elevated in the latest sign that the pandemic-fueled price surge is only gradually and fitfully coming under control. Tuesday's report from the Labor...

 

Trump wants to install new RNC leadership including his daughter-in-law as co-chair

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump wants a leadership change at the Republican National Committee in an attempt to install a new slate of loyalists — including his daughter-in-law — atop the GOP's political machine even before the former president...

 

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium

Charlotte, a rust-colored stingray the size of a serving platter, has spent much of her life gliding around the confines of a storefront aquarium in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. She's 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) from her natural...

 

Caught at border with pythons in his pants, New York City man fined and sentenced to probation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City man who admitted to smuggling three Burmese pythons in his pants through a U.S.-Canadian border crossing was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation and fined $5,000, federal prosecutors said. Calvin...

 

Sheriff's deputies corral wayward kangaroo near pool at Florida apartment complex

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A wayward kangaroo was corralled safely by sheriff's deputies Thursday after it was spotted hopping around the pool area of a Florida apartment complex. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office released video and still photos of...

 

Verbal gaffe or sign of trouble? Mixing up names like Biden and Trump have done is pretty common

WASHINGTON (AP) — Any parent who's ever called one of their children by the other's name — or even the family pet's name — likely could empathize when President Joe Biden mixed up the names of French leaders Macron and Mitterrand. The human...

 

Taylor Swift expected to make epic journey from Tokyo to the Super Bowl. Will she make it in time?

TOKYO (AP) — Will she make it in time? Taylor Swift's last song was still ringing in the ears of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night when the singer rushed to a private jet at Haneda airport, presumably embarking on an intensely...

 

An apparent Israeli drone strike in Lebanon kills 2 in one of the deepest hits in weeks

BEIRUT (AP) — An apparent Israeli drone strike hit a car near Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon on Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding two others, security officials said. The strike came as tensions across the Middle East grow...

 

31 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes in Rafah after Netanyahu says invasion there is inevitable

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed at least 31 Palestinians in Rafah early Saturday, hours after Israel's prime minister said he asked the military to plan for the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from the southern Gaza...

 

Jury finds Jennifer Crumbley, the Michigan school shooter's mother, guilty of manslaughter

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury convicted a school shooter's mother of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind trial to determine whether she had any responsibility in the deaths of four students in 2021. Prosecutors say...

 

Trump is not immune from prosecution in his 2020 election interference case, US appeals court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, sharply rejecting the former president's claims that he is immune from prosecution...

 

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