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Israel is ready to halt its war in Gaza during Ramadan if a hostage deal is reached, Biden says

Feb. 27, 2024 00:39 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — United States President Joe Biden said Israel would be willing to halt its war on Hamas in Gaza during the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some of the hostages held by the militants. Negotiators from the U.S., Egypt...

Biden will urge Congress' top leaders to keep the government open and send aid to Ukraine and Israel

Feb. 27, 2024 00:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Tuesday with the top four leaders of Congress to press them to act quickly to avoid a looming government shutdown early next month and to pass emergency aid for Ukraine and Israel. Biden was hosting House Speaker Mike Johnson,...

Putting Western troops on the ground in Ukraine is not 'ruled out' in the future, French leader says

Feb. 26, 2024 22:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that sending Western troops on the ground in Ukraine is not “ruled out” in the future after the issue was debated at a gathering of European leaders in Paris, as Russia’s full-scale invasion grinds into a third year. ...

What's life like for Russia's political prisoners? Isolation, poor food and arbitrary punishment

Feb. 27, 2024 00:09 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Vladimir Kara-Murza could only laugh when officials in Penal Colony No. 6 inexplicably put a small cabinet in his already-cramped concrete cell, next to a fold-up cot, stool, sink and latrine. That moment of dark humor came because the only things he had to...

Biden and Trump will face tests in Michigan's primaries that could inform a November rematch

Feb. 27, 2024 00:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Joe Biden and Donald Trump are marching toward their respective presidential nominations, Michigan's primary on Tuesday could reveal significant political perils for both of them. Trump, despite his undoubted dominance of the Republican contests this year,...

Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case

Feb. 26, 2024 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge’s finding that he lied about his wealth as he grew the real estate empire that launched him to stardom and the presidency. The former president’s lawyers filed notices...

Could Missouri's 'stand your ground' law apply to the Super Bowl celebration shooters?

Feb. 27, 2024 00:42 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The man accused of firing the first shots at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rally told authorities he felt threatened, while a second man said he pulled the trigger because someone was shooting at him, according to court documents. Experts say that even...

Barrage of gunfire as officers stop shooter at Joel Osteen's megachurch, newly released video shows

Feb. 26, 2024 21:22 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The gunfire that shattered the calm at pastor Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston only lasted about four minutes. But surveillance video and police body camera footage released Monday, more than two weeks after the Feb. 11 shooting at Lakewood Church, showed the...

Wild weather hits Northwest with snow even as Midwest gets a taste of summer

Feb. 26, 2024 19:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — February's end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States, with record heat allowing for golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, along with an increased fire risk across much of the Great Plains. But blinding snow in the Northwest is blowing eastward, and...

Photographer accuses Taylor Swift's dad of punching him in the face on Sydney waterfront

Feb. 26, 2024 23:53 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A photographer told police he was punched in the face by Taylor Swift’s father on the Sydney waterfront on Tuesday, hours after the pop star’s Australian tour ended. Ben McDonald said he provided police with a statement alleging that Scott Swift...

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The Latest | Biden says Israel is willing to halt war during Ramadan if a hostage deal is reached

Feb. 27, 2024 00:48 AM EST

President Joe Biden says Israel would be willing to halt its war on Hamas in Gaza during the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some of the hostages held by the militants. Negotiators from the U.S., Egypt and Qatar are working on a framework deal...

Could Missouri's 'stand your ground' law apply to the Super Bowl celebration shooters?

Feb. 27, 2024 00:42 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The man accused of firing the first shots at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rally told authorities he felt threatened, while a second man said he pulled the trigger because someone was shooting at him, according to court documents. Experts say that even...

Teenager in custody after 2 killed, 2 injured during shooting in remote Alaska whaling village

Feb. 27, 2024 00:39 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two people were killed and two were seriously wounded during a shooting at a home in a remote Inupiat whaling village on Alaska’s northwest coast and a 16-year-old boy was in custody Monday, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Details were slow to...

Israel is ready to halt its war in Gaza during Ramadan if a hostage deal is reached, Biden says

Feb. 27, 2024 00:39 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — United States President Joe Biden said Israel would be willing to halt its war on Hamas in Gaza during the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan if a deal is reached to release some of the hostages held by the militants. Negotiators from the U.S., Egypt...

Biden says that as part of any initial hostage deal, Israel is ready to halt its war in Gaza during the month of Ramadan

Feb. 27, 2024 00:34 AM EST
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Biden says that as part of any initial hostage deal, Israel is ready to halt its war in Gaza during the month of Ramadan.

Biden jokes Taylor Swift endorsement is 'classified' in interview with late-night comic Seth Meyers

Feb. 27, 2024 00:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden joked Monday that a potential 2024 endorsement by Taylor Swift is a “classified" matter as he made a rare media appearance to mark the 10th anniversary of “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Biden's arrival was nominally a surprise to the...

Phones are distracting students in class. More states are pressing schools to ban them

Feb. 27, 2024 00:29 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day. Around the country, educators say students routinely...

Police find bodies of Sydney couple allegedly killed by jilted police lover

Feb. 27, 2024 00:24 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Police on Tuesday found the bodies of a couple allegedly shot dead by a jilted police officer lover. Police on Tuesday discovered the bodies of former television reporter Jesse Baird, 26, and his flight attendant partner Luke Davies, 29, who were...

By defining sex, some states are denying transgender people of legal recognition

Feb. 27, 2024 00:20 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Mack Allen, an 18-year-old high school senior from Kansas, braces for sideways glances, questioning looks and snide comments whenever he has to hand over his driver's license, which still identifies him as female. They've come from a police officer responding...

Biden will urge Congress' top leaders to keep the government open and send aid to Ukraine and Israel

Feb. 27, 2024 00:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was meeting Tuesday with the top four leaders of Congress to press them to act quickly to avoid a looming government shutdown early next month and to pass emergency aid for Ukraine and Israel. Biden was hosting House Speaker Mike Johnson,...