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Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of blocking aid to Palestinians in violation of a UN court order

Feb. 26, 2024 05:50 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel has failed to comply with an order by the United Nations' top court to provide urgently needed aid to desperate people in the Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said Monday, a month after a landmark ruling in The Hague ordered Israel to moderate its war. ...

Wild weather's coming: West readies for snow as Midwest gets a taste of summer

Feb. 26, 2024 11:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A powerful winter storm is expected to dump several feet of snow in parts of West starting Monday while much of the central U.S. will be basking in unseasonably warm conditions. Windy conditions are also raising the potential for fires in several states. The National...

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO bid, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Feb. 26, 2024 12:10 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO, bringing an end to more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it seeks to expand in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. The vote, which passed with 188 votes...

US airman dies after setting himself ablaze outside Israeli Embassy in Israel-Hamas war protest

Feb. 26, 2024 10:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force has died after he set himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., while declaring that he “will no longer be complicit in genocide." The 25-year-old airman, Aaron Bushnell, of San Antonio, Texas,...

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

Feb. 26, 2024 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge’s finding that Trump 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...

Protesting farmers spray Brussels police with liquid manure near EU's base in a new display of power

Feb. 26, 2024 11:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Farmers clashed with police in Belgium on Monday, spraying officers with liquid manure and throwing eggs and flares at them in a fresh show of force as the European Union's agriculture ministers met in search of ways to address the protesters’ concerns. The...

Eagles' Don Henley testifies that a 'poor decision' led to his 1980 arrest

Feb. 26, 2024 11:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley testified Monday that a “poor decision” led to his arrest in 1980, when authorities said they found drugs and a 16-year-old sex worker suffering from an overdose at his Los Angeles home. Henley was asked about the arrest as he testified at a criminal...

A swap for Navalny was in the final stages before the opposition leader's death, an associate says

Feb. 26, 2024 11:31 AM EST

Associates of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that talks were underway shortly before his death to exchange him for a Russian imprisoned in Germany. “Alexei Navalny could have been sitting here now, today. It's not a figure of speech,” Maria Pevchikh, who...

Sideways moon landing cuts mission short, private US lunar lander will cease operations Tuesday

Feb. 26, 2024 10:44 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private lunar lander is expected to cease operations Tuesday, its mission cut short after landing sideways near the south pole of the moon. Intuitive Machines, the Houston company that built and flew the spacecraft, said Monday it will continue to...

Meet Grace Beyer, the small-school scoring phenom Iowa star Caitlin Clark might never catch

Feb. 26, 2024 09:22 AM EST

On the same night Caitlin Clark was adding to her NCAA women's basketball scoring record before a packed house in Indiana, and a national audience on television, the Iowa sensation was losing ground to the most prolific active scorer in her sport. In a gymnasium smaller than those of...

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7 people in the Cayman Islands are seriously injured in gunfire at a soccer game, police say

Feb. 26, 2024 12:18 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least seven people were shot at a soccer match in the Cayman Islands and have been hospitalized with serious injuries, police said. The shooting occurred late Sunday in West Bay, located in the northwest point of Grand Cayman island, said a brief...

Lack of snow cancels longest sled dog race in eastern United States

Feb. 26, 2024 12:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of the longest sled dog race in the eastern United States said Monday they are canceling the event due to a lack of snow on the ground. The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races have taken place in northern Maine for more than three...

Timeline of Sweden's bid to join the NATO alliance

Feb. 26, 2024 12:13 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's application to join NATO on Monday, paving the way for the Scandinavian country to become the alliance's 32nd member. Hungary was the last holdout after Turkey agreed to Sweden's accession in January. Newcomers need to be...

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO bid, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Feb. 26, 2024 12:10 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO, bringing an end to more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it seeks to expand in response to Russia's war in Ukraine. The vote, which passed with 188 votes...

Man training to become police officer dies after collapsing during run

Feb. 26, 2024 12:10 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man training to become a police officer in Tennessee has died after collapsing during a run, officials said. Wisbens Antoine, 32, was part of a recruit class that began training in September for the Knoxville Police Department and was scheduled to be sworn...

US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

Feb. 26, 2024 12:08 PM EST

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. The FTC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oregon on...

US sues to block $24.6 billion merger of US grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it will lead to higher prices

Feb. 26, 2024 12:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US sues to block $24.6 billion merger of US grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it will lead to higher prices.

Greece takes the helm in an EU naval mission in the Red Sea

Feb. 26, 2024 12:06 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece Monday formally agreed to participate in and lead a European Union maritime security operation in the Red Sea to protect commercial shipping from attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen. A security committee headed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

US couple whose catamaran was hijacked were likely thrown overboard and died, Grenada police say

Feb. 26, 2024 11:57 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An older U.S. couple whose catamaran was hijacked last week in the Caribbean by three escaped prisoners were likely thrown into the ocean and died, police in Grenada said Monday. The announcement is a blow to those who were independently helping search...

Adidas sells another batch of Yeezy sneakers left over from breakup with Ye

Feb. 26, 2024 11:57 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shoe and sports clothing maker Adidas said Monday it had started a third sale of the Yeezy sneakers it was left with after severing ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The company has accompanied the sales with donations to groups...