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Many of those killed or wounded in Gaza stampede for aid were shot by Israel's army, EU arm says

Mar. 02, 2024 09:20 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Many of the Palestinians killed or wounded in the chaos as they tried to get bags of flour from an aid convoy were hit by Israeli army fire, the European Union's diplomatic service said Saturday, urging an international investigation. Outrage is rising over...

'They wanted to humiliate us.' Palestinian women detained by Israel allege abuse in Israeli custody

Mar. 02, 2024 00:03 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nabela thought the United Nations school in Gaza City was a safe haven. Then, the Israeli army arrived. Soldiers stormed the place, ordering men to undress and hauling women to a mosque for strip searches, she said. So began six weeks in Israeli custody that she...

A ship earlier hit by Yemen's Houthi rebels sinks in the Red Sea, the first vessel lost in conflict

Mar. 02, 2024 08:08 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel's war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The...

Hard-liners are leading in Iran’s parliamentary election which may have witnessed record-low turnout

Mar. 02, 2024 05:13 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A day after parliamentary election concluded in Iran, hard-liners are leading in initial vote counting in the capital of Tehran, state media reported Saturday. State-run IRNA news agency and state TV said 1,960 from 5,000 ballots in Tehran have...

How clean is the dirt on Hunter Biden? A key Republican source is charged with lying to the FBI

Mar. 02, 2024 09:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Smirnov was cast by Republicans as one of the FBI’s most trusted informants, offering a “highly credible” account of brazen public corruption by Joe Biden that formed a pillar of the House impeachment investigation of the Democratic president. ...

Republicans in Idaho, Missouri and Michigan will meet to weigh in on the presidential race

Mar. 02, 2024 00:36 AM EST

More delegates are up for grabs Saturday as former President Donald Trump looks to get closer to clinching the Republican nomination and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley seeks her first win. Trump, who is especially strong in caucuses, is expected to add to his delegate lead in...

Powerful storm in California and Nevada shuts interstate and dumps snow on mountains

Mar. 02, 2024 08:59 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A powerful blizzard raged overnight into Saturday in the Sierra Nevada as the biggest storm of the season shut down a long stretch of Interstate-80 in California and gusty winds and heavy rain hit lower elevations, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. ...

Firefighters face difficult weather conditions as they battle the largest wildfire in Texas history

Mar. 02, 2024 07:39 AM EST

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — Firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Texas history face increasingly difficult weather conditions on Saturday. The Smokehouse Creek Fire that began Monday has killed at least two people, left a charred landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle and...

Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices

Mar. 02, 2024 00:07 AM EST

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock didn't even happen in Woodstock. The fabled music festival, seen as one of the seminal cultural events of the 1960s, took place 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) away in Bethel, New York, an even smaller village than Woodstock. It's a fitting misnomer for an...

Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation

Mar. 02, 2024 08:31 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — King Harald of Norway was implanted with a temporary pacemaker Saturday at a hospital in Malaysia’s resort island of Langkawi, where Europe’s oldest monarch was being treated for an infection during a vacation this week, the Norwegian royal house said. “The...

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Many of those killed or wounded in Gaza stampede for aid were shot by Israel's army, EU arm says

Mar. 02, 2024 09:20 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Many of the Palestinians killed or wounded in the chaos as they tried to get bags of flour from an aid convoy were hit by Israeli army fire, the European Union's diplomatic service said Saturday, urging an international investigation. Outrage is rising over...

A fusion of eras, cultures and styles hits Paris Fashion Week runways

Mar. 02, 2024 09:20 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — On a rain-soaked Saturday at Paris Fashion Week, the luxury world saw a spectacle of contrasts, where the audacious spirit of punk melded with historical elegance. Displays blurred the lines between rebellion and refinement, presenting collections that navigated through time —...

A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

Mar. 02, 2024 09:12 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — What happens when the son of Asia's richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony. Tycoons from around the world, heads of state, as well as Hollywood and Bollywood stars...

An arrest has been made and charges filed in Pennsylvania slaying of pregnant Amish woman

Mar. 02, 2024 09:09 AM EST

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday and charged with the slaying of a pregnant Amish woman whose body was found last week. Shawn C. Cranston, 52, of Corry, has been charged with criminal homicide, criminal homicide of an unborn child, burglary and...

How clean is the dirt on Hunter Biden? A key Republican source is charged with lying to the FBI

Mar. 02, 2024 09:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Smirnov was cast by Republicans as one of the FBI’s most trusted informants, offering a “highly credible” account of brazen public corruption by Joe Biden that formed a pillar of the House impeachment investigation of the Democratic president. ...

Powerful storm in California and Nevada shuts interstate and dumps snow on mountains

Mar. 02, 2024 08:59 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A powerful blizzard raged overnight into Saturday in the Sierra Nevada as the biggest storm of the season shut down a long stretch of Interstate-80 in California and gusty winds and heavy rain hit lower elevations, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. ...

Norway's hospitalized king gets a pacemaker in Malaysia after falling ill during vacation

Mar. 02, 2024 08:31 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — King Harald of Norway was implanted with a temporary pacemaker Saturday at a hospital in Malaysia’s resort island of Langkawi, where Europe’s oldest monarch was being treated for an infection during a vacation this week, the Norwegian royal house said. “The...

No twerking. No drinking. No smoking. But it's still a party at this Christian nightclub

Mar. 02, 2024 08:22 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The young crowd at a Nashville nightclub was ready to dance under the strobe lights to a throbbing mix of hip-hop, rap and Latin beats. But first they gathered to pray and praise God. The rules were announced on the dance floor by a mic-carrying emcee to...

2 races, including crowded chief justice campaign, could push Arkansas court further to the right

Mar. 02, 2024 08:13 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two races for the Arkansas Supreme Court, including a crowded chief justice campaign, could push a court that's been targeted by outside conservative groups even further to the right. The nonpartisan elections on Tuesday for chief justice and another seat...

Russian drone strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa kills 4

Mar. 02, 2024 08:10 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Four people were killed when debris from a Russian drone hit an apartment block in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa overnight, Ukraine's State Emergency Service said Saturday. A 3-month-old baby was among the dead. A further eight people sustained...