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Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders

Dec. 02, 2023 13:07 PM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day...

With 'shuttle diplomacy,' step by step, Kissinger chased the possible in the Mideast

Dec. 02, 2023 08:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — When it came to the Middle East, Henry Kissinger wasn't pushing for peace — only for what was possible. By the time Kissinger died Wednesday at 100, the agreements he negotiated as United States secretary of state between Israel, Egypt and Syria stabilized borders...

At COP28 meeting, oil companies pledge to combat methane. Environmentalists call it a "smokescreen"

Dec. 02, 2023 12:11 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fifty oil companies representing nearly half of global production have pledged to reach near-zero methane emissions and end routine flaring in their operations by 2030, the president of this year's United Nations climate talks said Saturday, a move that...

Teen girls are being victimized by deepfake nudes. One family is pushing for more protections

Dec. 02, 2023 08:16 AM EST

A mother and her 14-year-old daughter are advocating for better protections for victims after AI-generated nude images of the teen and other female classmates were circulated at a high school in New Jersey. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, officials are investigating an...

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor paved a path for women on the Supreme Court. Four are serving today

Dec. 02, 2023 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One fall day in 2010, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor slipped into the courtroom where she worked for nearly 25 years to take in an “amazing” sight. The first — and for 12 years, the only — woman on the high court saw three women in...

Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement 'extremist'

Dec. 02, 2023 13:49 PM EST

Russian security forces raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow Friday night, less than 48 hours after the country’s top court banned what it called the “global LGBTQ+ movement” as an extremist organization. Police searched venues across the Russian capital, including a...

Las Vegas police search for suspect after 5 homeless people are shot, killing 1

Dec. 02, 2023 12:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five homeless people were shot in Las Vegas on Friday, one of them fatally, and police were searching for a lone suspect, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. near a freeway overpass in the northeastern part of the city, according to Las Vegas...

7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern Philippines and tsunami warnings are issued

Dec. 02, 2023 13:39 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the southern Philippine coast, prompting many villagers to flee their homes in panic around midnight after Philippine authorities issued a tsunami warning. The quake struck at...

McCarthy was ditched and Santos expelled. The House is making history, but not as the GOP envisioned

Dec. 02, 2023 11:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is making history this year in ways that Republicans could hardly have envisioned when the party took control. First, the Republicans voted to oust their speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in October. On Friday they voted to get rid of one of their own,...

Trump and DeSantis will hold dueling campaign events in Iowa with the caucuses just six weeks away

Dec. 02, 2023 13:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ron DeSantis plans on Saturday to complete his campaign promise to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties, a timeworn tactic for presidential candidates hoping to make their mark in the leadoff state over months mingling with voters at the state's diners, cookouts and Pizza...

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Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement 'extremist'

Dec. 02, 2023 13:49 PM EST

Russian security forces raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow Friday night, less than 48 hours after the country’s top court banned what it called the “global LGBTQ+ movement” as an extremist organization. Police searched venues across the Russian capital, including a...

A snowstorm brings Munich airport to a standstill and causes travel chaos in central Europe

Dec. 02, 2023 13:44 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — All flights were grounded at Munich's airport Saturday after a winter storm dumped snow across southern Germany and parts of Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, affecting travel across the region. After initially announcing a halt in air traffic until noon on...

Trump and DeSantis will hold dueling campaign events in Iowa with the caucuses just six weeks away

Dec. 02, 2023 13:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ron DeSantis plans on Saturday to complete his campaign promise to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties, a timeworn tactic for presidential candidates hoping to make their mark in the leadoff state over months mingling with voters at the state's diners, cookouts and Pizza...

7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern Philippines and tsunami warnings are issued

Dec. 02, 2023 13:39 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the southern Philippine coast, prompting many villagers to flee their homes in panic around midnight after Philippine authorities issued a tsunami warning. The quake struck at...

BMW recalls SUVs after Takata air bag inflator blows apart, hurling shrapnel and injuring driver

Dec. 02, 2023 13:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling a small number of SUVs in the U.S. because the driver's air bag inflators can blow apart in a crash, hurling metal shrapnel and possibly injuring or killing people in the vehicles. U.S. auto safety regulators say in documents posted Saturday that the...

Italy reportedly refused Munich museum's request to return ancient Roman statue bought by Hitler

Dec. 02, 2023 13:36 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s culture minister is reportedly refusing a request by the German State Antiquities Collection in Munich to return an ancient Roman statue that embodied Hitler's Aryan aesthetic, calling it a national treasure. The Discobolus Palombara is a 2nd Century Roman...

Zambia landslides bury miners digging tunnels illegally, killing 7 and leaving more than 20 missing

Dec. 02, 2023 13:26 PM EST

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Seven miners were confirmed dead and more than 20 others were missing and presumed dead after heavy rains caused landslides that buried them inside tunnels they had been digging illegally at a copper mine in Zambia, police and local authorities said Saturday. ...

Ex-president barred from leaving Ukraine amid alleged plan to meet with Hungary's Viktor Orban

Dec. 02, 2023 13:21 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Former President Petro Poroshenko was denied permission to leave Ukraine for a planned meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Ukraine’s security service said Saturday. Poroshenko announced Friday that he had been turned away at...

Breaches by Iran-affiliated hackers spanned multiple U.S. states, federal agencies say

Dec. 02, 2023 13:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small western Pennsylvania water authority was just one of multiple organizations breached in the United States by Iran-affiliated hackers who targeted a specific industrial control device because it is Israeli-made, U.S. and Israeli authorities say. ...

Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders

Dec. 02, 2023 13:07 PM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day...