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Biden is summoning congressional leaders to the White House to talk Ukraine and government funding

Feb. 25, 2024 20:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will convene the top four congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to press lawmakers on passing an emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel, as well as averting a looming government shutdown next month, according to a White House official. ...

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

Feb. 25, 2024 14:54 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President...

Israel vows to target Lebanon's Hezbollah even if temporary pause reached with Hamas in Gaza

Feb. 25, 2024 17:16 PM EST

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel’s defense minister vowed Sunday to step up attacks on Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group even if a cease-fire is reached with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Hezbollah, which has been exchanging fire with Israel throughout the war in Gaza, has said it...

Netanyahu says a cease-fire deal would only delay 'somewhat' an Israeli military offensive in Rafah

Feb. 25, 2024 18:31 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military offensive in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah could be “delayed somewhat” if a deal is reached for a weekslong cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, and claimed that total victory in the territory would...

Air Force member in critical condition after setting himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in DC

Feb. 25, 2024 21:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force was critically injured Sunday after setting himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., while declaring that he “will no longer be complicit in genocide,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated...

Off to Michigan, Haley is staying in the race despite Trump's easy primary win in South Carolina

Feb. 25, 2024 20:15 PM EST

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says it's not “the end of our story” despite Donald Trump's easy primary victory in South Carolina, her home state where the onetime governor had long suggested her competitiveness with the former president would show. ...

Moscow ally Serbia cracks down on anti-war Russians living in the Balkan country

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

ROGACA, Serbia (AP) — When Elena Koposova signed an open letter against Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she didn’t expect a backlash in her newly adopted home state of Serbia. After all, Serbia is formally seeking to join the European Union while adopting all the...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in shipwreck off Italy call for truth a year later

Feb. 26, 2024 00:18 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for truth and justice. A...

South Korea warns young doctors may have licenses suspended if they're not back at work by Thursday

Feb. 26, 2024 01:43 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government gave striking young doctors four days to report back to work, saying Monday that they won't be punished if they return by the deadline but will face indictments and suspensions of medical licenses if they don't. About 9,000 medical...

What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024

Feb. 26, 2024 01:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year looks to be a much better one for the U.S. economy than business economists were forecasting just a few months ago, according to a survey released Monday. The economy looks set to grow 2.2% this year after adjusting for inflation, according to the...

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South Korea warns young doctors may have licenses suspended if they're not back at work by Thursday

Feb. 26, 2024 01:43 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government gave striking young doctors four days to report back to work, saying Monday that they won't be punished if they return by the deadline but will face indictments and suspensions of medical licenses if they don't. About 9,000 medical...

Vigils held nationwide for nonbinary Oklahoma teenager who died following school bathroom fight

Feb. 26, 2024 01:38 AM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Vigils took place across the nation for an Oklahoma teenager who died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom in which the nonbinary student said they were a target of bullying. Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified as nonbinary and used they/them...

'Oppenheimer' keeps devouring awards with top prize at Producers Guild, with Oscars up next

Feb. 26, 2024 01:35 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With two weeks to go before the Oscars, “Oppenheimer” looks unstoppable. Director and producer Christopher Nolan’s tale of the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the birth of the atomic age won the top prize Sunday at the 35th Producers Guild of...

What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024

Feb. 26, 2024 01:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year looks to be a much better one for the U.S. economy than business economists were forecasting just a few months ago, according to a survey released Monday. The economy looks set to grow 2.2% this year after adjusting for inflation, according to the...

Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

Feb. 26, 2024 01:05 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation Monday after elections a month ago ousted the last government leader. Teo was the only candidate nominated by his 15 lawmaker colleagues and Governor...

UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

Feb. 26, 2024 00:58 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s top decision-making body on the environment is meeting in Kenya's capital on Monday to discuss how countries can work together to tackle environmental crises like climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The meeting in Nairobi is the...

'Peetah' Morgan, lead singer of family reggae band Morgan Heritage, dies at 46

Feb. 26, 2024 00:56 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Peter Anthony Morgan, lead singer of the popular reggae band Morgan Heritage that he founded with four siblings, died Sunday at 46, his family said. The family asked for privacy and thanked people in advance for their love and support. The statement...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in shipwreck off Italy call for truth a year later

Feb. 26, 2024 00:18 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for truth and justice. A...

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens will appear in court as judge weighs his detention

Feb. 26, 2024 00:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with fabricating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family is set to appear in a California federal court on Monday as a judge considers whether he must remain behind bars while he awaits trial. ...

Brooklyn preacher goes on trial for fraud charges prosecutors say fueled lavish lifestyle

Feb. 26, 2024 00:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn preacher with ties to New York City Mayor Eric Adams is set to go on trial Monday in Manhattan federal court over charges that he looted a parishioner’s retirement savings and tried to extort a businessman to fuel his lavish lifestyle. Lamor...