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With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

Behind the smiles, the balloons and the red-carpet pageantry of President Vladimir Putin's visit to North Korea last week, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never...

FBI seeks suspects in 2 New Mexico wildfires that killed 2 people, damaged hundreds of buildings

Jun. 23, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Full-time residents of Ruidoso will be allowed to return to their village Monday morning as federal authorities seek to prosecute whoever started a pair of New Mexico wildfires that killed two people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,400 structures. The FBI...

Today in History: June 23, Title IX signed into law

Jun. 23, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 23, the 175th day of 2024. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX, barring discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education...

Ivory Coast sets up mobile enrollment for a health coverage program criticized over glitches

Jun. 22, 2024 04:04 AM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Health authorities in Ivory Coast launched mobile enrollment centers for the country’s universal health coverage program, which has been criticized since its 2019 inception over difficulties accessing benefits. Ivory Coast is one of a handful countries...

Buttigieg tours Mississippi civil rights site and says transportation is key to equity in the US

Jun. 21, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday toured the home of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Mississippi's capital city, saying afterward that transportation is important to securing equity and justice in the United States. ...

New state program aims to put 500,000 acres of Montana prairie under conservation leases

Jun. 21, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has received tentative approval to enroll 10 eastern Montana properties in a newly launched state program to conserve prairie habitat. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize the Prairie Habitat...

GOP Convention security will allow guns within outer perimeter, sets parade route for demonstrators

Jun. 21, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — People will be allowed to carry guns within blocks of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee next month and protesters will be given two outdoor stages, one within sight of the convention arena, under a security plan law enforcement authorities released Friday. ...

New coffee center in Northern California aims to give a jolt to research and education

Jun. 21, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A college in Northern California is now home to a center devoted to educating students and closely studying one of the most consumed beverages in the world known for powering people through their day — coffee. The University of California, Davis, launched its...

Takeaways from AP's report on Philippines governor's interest in natural gas

Jun. 21, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

BATANGAS, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is engaged in a major buildout of natural gas power at a time when scientists say the world needs to urgently phase out fossil fuel use because of climate change. Analysts say Filipinos will likely pay more for their electricity and that additional...

It's the longest bridge ever built in Peru, and so far, it goes nowhere

Jun. 21, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

SUCUSARI, Peru (AP) — It is the longest bridge ever built in Peru, a massive structure of cement and iron spanning the Nanay River as it connects to untouched areas of the Peruvian Amazon So far, it goes nowhere. The bridge is part of a federal highway project to...