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Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

May. 20, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fired warning shots and threatened them with...

Senate ships $40B Ukraine aid bill to Biden for signature

May. 20, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has whisked a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and U.S. allies to final congressional approval, putting a bipartisan stamp on America’s biggest commitment yet to turning Russia's invasion into a painful quagmire for Moscow. ...

Troops who defended Mariupol steel mill registered as POWs

May. 20, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Amid fear of Russian reprisals, hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after enduring the merciless assault on Mariupol’s steel factory were registered as prisoners of war, and the Ukrainian president vowed to seek international help to save them. The...

US, S Korean leaders meet in face of N Korea nuclear threat

May. 20, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the U.S. and South Korean leaders meet Saturday, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile program, already a major focus, may receive extra attention if intelligence predictions of an imminent major weapons demonstration by the North, which is struggling with a...

Today in History: May 20, Lindbergh takes off

May. 20, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 20, the 140th day of 2022. There are 225 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 20, 1956, the United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. ...

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

May. 19, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on Mariupol’s steel factory hung in the balance Thursday, amid international fears that the Russians may take reprisals against the prisoners. The...

'How dare you!': Grief, anger from Buffalo victims' kin

May. 19, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murder...

Abortion opponent charged with stalking San Francisco doctor

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An abortion opponent was arraigned Thursday on charges of felony stalking and other misdemeanors after he targeted a physician at home and barged into the San Francisco health clinic where the physician works, frightening the doctor, patients and staff, District Attorney...

East Timor celebrates independence anniversary, new leader

May. 19, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of Asia’s youngest country late Thursday as it marks its 20th anniversary of independence. Crowds cheered as he then traveled by motorcade to...

Live updates |Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

May. 19, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. “This is a demonstration of strong leadership and a necessary contribution to our common defense of freedom,”...