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Palestinian deaths in Gaza pass 30,000 as witnesses say Israeli forces fire on crowd waiting for aid

Feb. 29, 2024 07:37 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, according to health officials. ...

Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference

Feb. 28, 2024 18:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election, calling into question whether his case could go to trial before the November election. While the court set a...

Firefighters seek to corral massive Texas wildfires before weekend of higher temperatures and winds

Feb. 29, 2024 07:23 AM EST

CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — The explosive growth of the second-largest wildfire in Texas history slowed as winds and temperatures dipped but the massive blaze was still untamed and threatening more death and destruction. The Smokehouse Fire is the largest of several major fires burning...

Biden, Trump try to work immigration to their political advantage during trips to Texas

Feb. 29, 2024 00:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his likely Republican challenger Donald Trump both head to the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday in a sign of how central immigration has become to the 2024 election and how much both candidates want to use it to their advantage. ...

Putin warns that sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear war

Feb. 29, 2024 07:14 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's blunt warning came in...

US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 07:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...

Things to know about Idaho's botched execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — For nearly an hour, Thomas Eugene Creech lay strapped to a table in an Idaho execution chamber as medical team members poked and prodded at his arms and legs, hands and feet, trying to find a vein through which they could end his life. After eight attempts...

Young South Korean doctors resist back-to-work orders, risking prosecution

Feb. 29, 2024 04:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea’s government made a last plea for junior doctors to end a walkout hours before a Thursday deadline, many were expected to defy orders to return to work, risking suspensions of medical licenses and prosecution. Thousands of medical interns...

A brazen iPhone scam in Iran reflects its economic struggles and tensions with the West

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With flashy celebrity ads and promises of deep discounts, a shop in Iran's capital had offered consumers in the Islamic Republic one of the hottest products in the country — an iPhone that came out in 2021. But instead of getting their hands on the handsets,...

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Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

Feb. 29, 2024 08:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla's charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there's a hitch. They'll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free, although the company won't start shipping those until the end of March. ...

The Dutch government has spent $180M dealing with the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Feb. 29, 2024 08:12 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has spent more than 166 million euros ($180 million) dealing with the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, from repatriating victims' bodies to investigating and prosecuting some of those...

The Latest | Gaza's death toll surges over 30,000 as Israeli forces kill 104 people waiting for aid

Feb. 29, 2024 08:03 AM EST

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israel-Hamas war nearly five months ago, health officials the territory said. The surge in numbers came after witnesses said Israeli troops on Thursday fired at a crowd of people waiting for aid in Gaza City,...

What is Super Tuesday? Why it matters and what to watch

Feb. 29, 2024 08:01 AM EST

The biggest day of this year's primary campaign is approaching as 16 states vote in contests known as Super Tuesday. The elections are a crucial moment for President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who are the overwhelming front-runners for the Democratic and Republican presidential...

The London policeman who killed a 33-year-old woman should never have been employed, inquiry finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — An off-duty police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman in south London three years ago should never have been employed in the first place, with three police forces failing to spot clear signals of his unsuitability, an official inquiry revealed Thursday. ...

The future is now: 16- and 17-year-olds win the right to vote in local elections in a Vermont town

Feb. 29, 2024 07:57 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has acted on the notion that young voters offer hope for the future, giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote next week in local elections. Those who turn 18 by the November general election will be permitted to vote in the state's presidential...

EU moves to end standoff with Poland over anti-EU policies and begins to release billions in funds

Feb. 29, 2024 07:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took a major step in ending its standoff with member state Poland on Thursday by announcing it will begin releasing billions of euros to it that were frozen over the previous government’s policies that the bloc said amounted to widespread backsliding on...

Charred homes, blackened earth after Texas town revisited by destructive wildfire 10 years later

Feb. 29, 2024 07:45 AM EST

FRITCH, Texas. (AP) — The small town of Fritch is again picking through the rubble of a Texas wildfire, a decade after another destructive blaze burned hundreds of homes and left deep scars in the Panhandle community. Residents in and around Fritch and other rural towns fled for...

Palestinian deaths in Gaza pass 30,000 as witnesses say Israeli forces fire on crowd waiting for aid

Feb. 29, 2024 07:37 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, according to health officials. ...

Looking for a leap year lift? Check out this silly French newspaper that only publishes on Feb. 29

Feb. 29, 2024 07:36 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Read all about it, right now — or you'll have to wait another four years. Satirical French newspaper La Bougie du Sapeur only comes out on Feb. 29. It's a leap year-only publication, filled with cringe-worthy puns and commentary on events of the past four years. ...