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Biden is summoning congressional leaders to the White House to talk Ukraine and government funding

Feb. 25, 2024 20:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will convene the top four congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to press lawmakers on passing an emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel, as well as averting a looming government shutdown next month, according to a White House official. ...

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

Feb. 25, 2024 14:54 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President...

Israel vows to target Lebanon's Hezbollah even if temporary pause reached with Hamas in Gaza

Feb. 25, 2024 17:16 PM EST

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel’s defense minister vowed Sunday to step up attacks on Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group even if a cease-fire is reached with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Hezbollah, which has been exchanging fire with Israel throughout the war in Gaza, has said it...

Netanyahu says a cease-fire deal would only delay 'somewhat' an Israeli military offensive in Rafah

Feb. 25, 2024 18:31 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military offensive in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah could be “delayed somewhat” if a deal is reached for a weekslong cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, and claimed that total victory in the territory would...

Off to Michigan, Haley is staying in the race despite Trump's easy primary win in South Carolina

Feb. 25, 2024 20:15 PM EST

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says it's not “the end of our story” despite Donald Trump's easy primary victory in South Carolina, her home state where the onetime governor had long suggested her competitiveness with the former president would show. ...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in shipwreck off Italy call for truth a year later

Feb. 26, 2024 00:18 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for truth and justice. A...

Moscow ally Serbia cracks down on anti-war Russians living in the Balkan country

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

ROGACA, Serbia (AP) — When Elena Koposova signed an open letter against Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she didn’t expect a backlash in her newly adopted home state of Serbia. After all, Serbia is formally seeking to join the European Union while adopting all the...

Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

Feb. 26, 2024 00:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation Monday after elections a month ago ousted the last government leader. Teo was the only candidate nominated by his 15 lawmaker colleagues and Governor...

Supporters of Brazil's Bolsonaro stage huge demonstration to defend him amid investigations

Feb. 25, 2024 20:28 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro staged a huge rally jamming a main avenue in Brazil's biggest city Sunday to defend him against legal challenges that could put him in jail. The far-right leader said in a speech that he seeks "pacification to erase...

Warm weather brings a taste of spring to central and western United States

Feb. 25, 2024 22:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A warm front swept springlike weather across a large swath of the country Sunday in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year, sending people out of their homes to enjoy the rare winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger. In Omaha,...

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Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

Feb. 26, 2024 00:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation Monday after elections a month ago ousted the last government leader. Teo was the only candidate nominated by his 15 lawmaker colleagues and Governor...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in shipwreck off Italy call for truth a year later

Feb. 26, 2024 00:18 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for truth and justice. A...

'The Bear,' 'Spider-Verse' among the early winners at Producers Guild awards

Feb. 26, 2024 00:09 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “ The Bear ” and “ Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse ” were among the early winners while producers Charles D. King and Gail Berman took career achievement awards Sunday night at the 35th Producers Guild of America Awards. Hulu's culinary...

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens will appear in court as judge weighs his detention

Feb. 26, 2024 00:09 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with fabricating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family is set to appear in a California federal court on Monday as a judge considers whether he must remain behind bars while he awaits trial. ...

Brooklyn preacher goes on trial for fraud charges prosecutors say fueled lavish lifestyle

Feb. 26, 2024 00:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn preacher with ties to New York City Mayor Eric Adams is set to go on trial Monday in Manhattan federal court over charges that he looted a parishioner’s retirement savings and tried to extort a businessman to fuel his lavish lifestyle. Lamor...

Leaders are likely to seek quick dismissal as Mayorkas impeachment moves to the Senate

Feb. 26, 2024 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in five years, senators will be sworn in as jurors for an impeachment trial. But the chamber is expected to spend far less time on the charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas than the ones brought against former President Donald Trump...

Moscow ally Serbia cracks down on anti-war Russians living in the Balkan country

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

ROGACA, Serbia (AP) — When Elena Koposova signed an open letter against Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she didn’t expect a backlash in her newly adopted home state of Serbia. After all, Serbia is formally seeking to join the European Union while adopting all the...

Today in History: February 26, World Trade Center bombed in 1993

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2024. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New...

World Trade Organization to open biennial meeting in the United Arab Emirates as challenges loom

Feb. 25, 2024 23:44 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The World Trade Organization will open its biennial meeting Monday in the United Arab Emirates as the bloc faces pressure from the United States and other nations ahead of a year of consequential elections around the globe. The WTO's 164...

South Korea sets Thursday as deadline for striking young doctors to return to work

Feb. 25, 2024 23:41 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government gave striking young doctors four days to report back to work, saying Monday that they won't be punished if they return by the deadline but will face indictments and suspensions of medical licenses if they don't. About 9,000 medical...