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Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 22, mostly children, as US advances aid package

Apr. 21, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as the United States was on track to approve billions of dollars of additional military aid to Israel, its close ally. Israel...

Israeli leaders criticize expected US sanctions against military unit that could further strain ties

Apr. 21, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday harshly criticized an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The decision, expected as soon as Monday, would mark the first time the U.S. has ever imposed sanctions...

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Apr. 21, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Western leaders on Sunday welcomed a desperately needed aid package passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Kremlin warned that passage of the bill would “further ruin” Ukraine and cause more deaths. Ukrainian commanders and...

Crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states creates a shadow war for the 2024 election

Apr. 21, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As President Joe Biden and Donald Trump step up their campaigning in swing states, a quieter battle is taking place in the shadows of their White House rematch. The Republican National Committee, newly reconstituted under Trump, has filed election-related lawsuits in...

Race car in Sri Lanka veers off track killing 7 people and injuring 20, officials say

Apr. 21, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A race car veered off the track during a competition in Sri Lanka on Sunday and rammed into a crowd of spectators and race officials, killing seven people and injuring 20 others, officials said. Thousands of spectators looked on as the mishap took place...

15 people injured when tram collides with guardrail at Universal Studios theme park near Los Angeles

Apr. 21, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen people suffered mostly minor injuries when a tram used for tours crashed into a railing at Universal Studios Hollywood near Los Angeles, authorities and the company said. Los Angeles County Fire Department units responded shortly...

Iran's supreme leader tacitly acknowledges that Tehran hit little in its attack on Israel

Apr. 21, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday dismissed any discussion of whether Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile attack on Israel hit anything there, a tacit acknowledgment that despite launching a major assault, few projectiles actually made it through to their targets. ...

Haitians scramble to survive, seeking food, water and safety as gang violence chokes the capital

Apr. 21, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — As the sun sets, a burly man bellows into a megaphone while a curious crowd gathers around him. Next to him is a small cardboard box with several banknotes worth 10 Haitian gourdes — about 7 U.S. cents. “Everyone give whatever they have!” the man...

Lama Rod describes himself as a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. He wants to free you from suffering

Apr. 21, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

ROME, Ga (AP) — Instead of traditional maroon and gold Tibetan Buddhist robes, Lama Rod Owens wore a white animal print cardigan over a bright yellow T-shirt with an image of singer Sade, an Africa-shaped medallion and mala beads — the most recognizable sign of his Buddhism. ...

Earth Day: How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid 'pointless plastic'

Apr. 21, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nature wraps bananas and oranges in peels. But in some modern supermarkets, they're bagged or wrapped in plastic too. For Judith Enck, that's the epitome of pointless plastic. The baby food aisle is similarly distressing for her, with its rows and rows of...

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Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 22, mostly children, as US advances aid package

Apr. 21, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as the United States was on track to approve billions of dollars of additional military aid to Israel, its close ally. Israel...

Residents of four Serb-majority municipalities boycott vote on removing ethnic Albanian mayors

Apr. 21, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Residents of four Serb-majority municipalities on Sunday overwhelmingly boycotted a vote on removing their ethnic Albanian mayors from office following last year’s mayoral elections. The referendum — supported by the West — was an attempt to diffuse...

A Palestinian baby in Gaza is born an orphan in an urgent cesarean section after an Israeli strike

Apr. 21, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sabreen Jouda came into the world seconds after her mother left it. Their home was hit by an Israeli airstrike shortly before midnight Saturday. Until that moment, the family was like so many other Palestinians trying to shelter from the war in Gaza's...

Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda

Apr. 21, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians took to the streets Sunday in the latest rebuke of leftist President Gustavo Petro's reform agenda. The demonstrations took place in several cities, including the capital. Protesters filled Bolivar Plaza outside the presidential...

University of Arizona president: Fiscal year 2025 budget deficit may be reduced by $110M

Apr. 21, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As the University of Arizona continues to search for a new president, embattled outgoing president Robbins has announced “encouraging news” about the college’s ongoing financial crisis. The Tucson-based university is trying to dig out of a $177 million...

Woman, 18, dies after being shot at Delaware State University; campus closed

Apr. 21, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman died after she was shot on the campus of Delaware State University on Sunday, authorities said. Dover police said officers responded at about 1:40 a.m. to a report of shots on the campus. Police said an 18-year-old Wilmington...

Polish voters choose mayors in hundreds of cities in runoff election

Apr. 21, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters on Sunday chose mayors in hundreds of cities and towns where no candidate won outright in the first round of local election voting two weeks ago. Mayors were chosen in a total of 748 places, including in the cities of Krakow, Poznan, Rzeszow and...

Israeli leaders criticize expected US sanctions against military unit that could further strain ties

Apr. 21, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday harshly criticized an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The decision, expected as soon as Monday, would mark the first time the U.S. has ever imposed sanctions...

15 people injured when tram collides with guardrail at Universal Studios theme park near Los Angeles

Apr. 21, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen people suffered mostly minor injuries when a tram used for tours crashed into a railing at Universal Studios Hollywood near Los Angeles, authorities and the company said. Los Angeles County Fire Department units responded shortly...

Conductor Andrew Davis, who headed Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on 3 continents, dies

Apr. 21, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

Andrew Davis, an acclaimed British conductor who was music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on three continents, has died. He was 80. Davis died Saturday at Rusk Institute in Chicago from leukemia, his manager, Jonathan Brill of Opus 3 Artists, said Sunday. ...