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Shadowy Hamas leader in Gaza is at top of Israel's hit list after last month's deadly attack

Nov. 22, 2023 17:19 PM EST

The mastermind of the Hamas attack on Israel that triggered the worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed in generations is a secretive figure, feared on both sides of the battle lines. In Gaza, no figure looms larger in determining the future trajectory of the war than Yehya Sinwar....

A Montana farmer with a flattop and ample lobbyist cash stands between the GOP and Senate control

Nov. 20, 2023 08:47 AM EST

BIGFORK, Mont. (AP) — After 17 years in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Jon Tester is a well-known commodity in Montana — a plain-spoken grain farmer with a flattop and a carefully cultivated reputation as a moderate. The 67-year-old lawmaker smiled and laughed his way through the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 15, 2023 11:43 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 14, 2023. Editorial: A senator’s lucrative but questionable insurance sideline To people in public office, the difference between “doing good” and “doing well” can be the difference between doing right and doing wrong. ...

King Charles III leads a national memorial service honoring those who died serving the UK

Nov. 12, 2023 10:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III on Sunday led a national memorial service honoring those who died serving the United Kingdom — an event that passed without incident despite fears that tensions surrounding the Israel-Hamas war might disrupt the ceremony. London’s Metropolitan...

Biden says America's veterans are 'the steel spine of this nation' as he pays tribute at Arlington

Nov. 11, 2023 18:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said America's veterans are “the steel spine of this nation” as he marked Veterans Day during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. In remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater, the commander in chief recounted famous battles fought by U.S....

Newly empowered Virginia Democrats nominate the state's first Black House speaker, Don Scott

Nov. 11, 2023 14:25 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state House will soon have its first Black speaker in its more than 400-year history after the chamber's incoming Democratic majority on Saturday chose Del. Don Scott to serve in the post. Scott was unanimously elected speaker-designee by the House...

96-year-old Korean War veteran still attempting to get Purple Heart medal after 7 decades

Nov. 10, 2023 15:15 PM EST

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — Earl Meyer remembers in vivid detail when his platoon came under heavy fire during the Korean War -- he still has shrapnel embedded in his thigh. But over 70 years later, the 96-year-old is still waiting for the U.S. Army to recognize his injury and to award...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Nov. 09, 2023 15:16 PM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. November 8, 2023. Editorial: Thayer’s reaction all wrong Sen. Damon Thayer’s statement on Tuesday is everything that’s wrong with today’s political landscape. Thayer, a Republican from Georgetown, said the following...

Spanish police say a veteran conservative politician has been hospitalized after being shot in the face in Madrid

Nov. 09, 2023 09:07 AM EST
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say a veteran conservative politician has been hospitalized after being shot in the face in Madrid.

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 06, 2023 11:28 AM EST

Detroit News. October 31, 2023. Editorial: MSU needs less intrigue, more sunlight Scary things happen in the dark. Just look to Michigan State University, where a civil war that was raging among the eight board of trustee members in secret has spilled out into the...