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Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2022 17:49 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would “pay a heavy price” for such an action. It was the latest White House effort to clear up comments Biden made a day...

Police seek public help in drive-by Halloween party killing

Jan. 20, 2022 17:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members, a Nevada Army National Guard official and Las Vegas police pleaded Thursday for public help to identify people in a car from which gunshots were fired at a Halloween house party, killing a 22-year-old Guard member and wounding two other people. Las...

EXPLAINER: What are US military options to help Ukraine?

Jan. 20, 2022 14:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is not planning to answer a further Russian invasion of Ukraine by sending combat troops. But he could pursue a range of less dramatic yet still risky military options, including supporting a post-invasion Ukrainian resistance. The rationale...

North Korea slams US, hints at resuming nuclear, ICBM tests

Jan. 20, 2022 04:40 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will consider restarting “all temporally-suspended activities” it had paused during its diplomacy with the Trump administration, in an apparent threat to resume testing of nuclear...

Training trip takes Thunderbirds to New Mexico, Arizona

Jan. 20, 2022 00:12 AM EST

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force's aerial demonstration squadron, have begun a month-long training trip to New Mexico and Arizona in preparation for their 2022 show season. The unit based at Nellis Air Force Base in metro Las Vegas arrived...

Army Corps to spend $732M on Mississippi River lock upgrade

Jan. 19, 2022 23:17 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps said it will spend $732 million to expand a lock and dam system to help barges more efficiently transport millions of tons of corn, soybeans and other goods along the Mississippi River. The lock expansion was part of the Biden...

Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, warns Putin

Jan. 19, 2022 21:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does. Biden, speaking at a news...

2 Marines dead, 17 hurt in truck rollover near Camp Lejeune

Jan. 19, 2022 21:12 PM EST

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were killed and 17 others were injured when the truck they were riding in overturned Wednesday and ejected them near their base in North Carolina, authorities said. N.C. State Highway Patrol Lt. Devin Rich told a news conference that the...

New Mexico asks Guard to sub for sick teachers amid omicron

Jan. 19, 2022 19:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is the first state in the nation to ask National Guard troops to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced...

Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...