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EXPLAINER: Russia's risky options beyond full Ukraine attack

Jan. 29, 2022 00:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be preparing to launch an invasion of Ukraine, with more than 100,000 troops positioned around the country. Certainly, the U.S. believes that's the case and President Joe Biden has warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that an...

EXPLAINER: Russia's risky options beyond full Ukraine attack

Jan. 29, 2022 00:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be preparing to launch an invasion of Ukraine, with more than 100,000 troops positioned around the country. Certainly, the U.S. believes that's the case and President Joe Biden has warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that an...

No peace in Myanmar 1 year after military takeover

Jan. 29, 2022 00:14 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The army takeover in Myanmar a year ago that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi not only unexpectedly aborted the country's fledgling return to democracy: It also brought a surprising level of popular resistance, which has blossomed into a low-level, but persistent, insurgency. ...

Preproduction of Oppenheimer movie underway in New Mexico

Jan. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EST

Preproduction is underway in northern New Mexico for a film directed by Christopher Nolan about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist called the father of the atomic bomb for his leading role in World War II's Manhattan Project. Four-hour casting calls were scheduled Saturday and...

Alleged Maduro co-conspirator says CIA knew about coup plans

Jan. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A retired Venezuelan army general says U.S. officials at the highest levels of the CIA and other federal agencies were aware of his efforts to oust Nicolás Maduro — a role he says should immediately debunk criminal charges that he worked alongside the socialist leader to flood the...

US halts Egypt military aid over rights after huge arms sale

Jan. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it is cancelling $130 million in military aid to Egypt over human rights concerns. The announcement comes just days after the administration approved a massive $2.5 billion arms sale to the country. The State Department said...

Man charged with assaulting Border Patrol agent near Naco

Jan. 28, 2022 19:13 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man who had illegally entered Arizona from Mexico has been charged with assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was trying to detain another person who also had entered the county illegally, the FBI announced Friday Charging documents allege that Rey David...

Arkansas panel OKs agencies enforcing vaccine requirement

Jan. 28, 2022 18:28 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday cleared the way for state-run health care facilities to require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine after officials warned that blocking the move would jeopardize more than $700 million in federal funding. The Arkansas...

Austin says Putin now has full range of options in Ukraine

Jan. 28, 2022 18:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday the buildup of Russian forces along Ukraine's border has reached the point where President Vladimir Putin now has a complete range of military options, including actions short of a full-scale invasion. “While we don't...

Florida man guilty of using twin's ID for veterans benefits

Jan. 28, 2022 17:04 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to using his twin brother's stolen identity to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in military veterans benefits. Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft in Jacksonville...