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The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 13:14 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

Zelenskyy hosts Western leaders in Kyiv as Ukraine marks 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion

Feb. 24, 2024 12:51 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and weaponry and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Zelenskyy posted a video from...

Oaths and pledges have been routine for political officials. That's changing in a polarized America

Feb. 24, 2024 08:56 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The resignation letter was short and direct. “I can no longer be under an oath to uphold the New Constitution of Ohio," wrote Sabrina Warner in her letter announcing she was stepping down from the state's Republican central committee. It was...

Trump enters South Carolina's Republican primary looking to embarrass Haley in her home state

Feb. 24, 2024 12:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is looking to win his fourth straight primary state on Saturday over Nikki Haley in South Carolina, aiming to hand a home-state embarrassment to his last remaining major rival for the Republican nomination. Trump went into the...

Cellphone data cited in court filing raises questions about testimony on Fani Willis relationship

Feb. 23, 2024 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A court filing Friday uses cellphone location data to try to raise questions about the testimony given by a special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump who had a romantic relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani...

Tired of diesel fumes, these moms are pushing for electric school buses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:48 AM EST

Areli Sanchez’s daughter, Aida, used to be one of 20 million American kids who ride a diesel bus to school each day. Aida has asthma. When she was little, she complained about the smell and cloud of fumes on her twice-daily trip. “When she would come home from...

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. ...

In his annual letter, Warren Buffett tells investors to ignore Wall Street pundits

Feb. 24, 2024 12:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett credited his longtime partner — the late Charlie Munger — with being the architect of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate he's received the credit for leading and warned shareholders in his annual letter Saturday not to listen to Wall Street pundits or...

Caribbean officials search for 2 people aboard a yacht they say was hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

Feb. 24, 2024 13:29 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean said they were trying to locate two people believed to be U.S. citizens who were aboard a yacht that was hijacked by three escaped prisoners from Grenada. The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement released...

Two daughters ran away to join Islamic State. Years later, their family’s story is an Oscar nominee

Feb. 24, 2024 01:26 AM EST

Olfa Hamrouni doesn’t know much about her granddaughter; not her favorite toy nor food — is it the pasta the child’s mother loves, or something else? The Tunisian grandmother doesn’t even let her mind go there. “I don’t want to know. What for but more heartache?” she...

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Hundreds attend funeral mass for the woman killed during a celebration of Chiefs’ Super Bowl win

Feb. 24, 2024 13:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral mass Saturday for a Kansas City-area DJ who was killed when she was shot during a celebration of the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory. Lisa Lopez-Galvan was one of about two dozen people who were shot when gunfire erupted...

The SAG Awards will stream Saturday live on Netflix. Here's how to watch and what to know

Feb. 24, 2024 13:42 PM EST

Since Netflix launched into original films, the streaming service has been an annual force in Hollywood's awards season. On Saturday, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it will play host, too. The 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards will for the first time stream live on Netflix,...

Illinois judge who reversed rape conviction removed from bench after panel finds he circumvented law

Feb. 24, 2024 13:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who sparked outrage by reversing a man’s rape conviction involving a 16-year-old girl has been removed from the bench after a judicial oversight body found he circumvented the law and engaged in misconduct. The Illinois Courts Commission removed...

Caribbean officials search for 2 people aboard a yacht they say was hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

Feb. 24, 2024 13:29 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean said they were trying to locate two people believed to be U.S. citizens who were aboard a yacht that was hijacked by three escaped prisoners from Grenada. The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement released...

South Africa's ANC launches election manifesto as president highlights party's achievements

Feb. 24, 2024 13:24 PM EST

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday highlighted the achievements of his African National Congress, which has ruled the country for all of its 30 years of democrac y, as it heads into a tight race in May's election. Ramaphosa delivered...

State police: Officers shoot, kill man who fired at them during domestic violence call

Feb. 24, 2024 13:23 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania shot and killed a man who fired at them during a domestic violence call, state police said. Troopers from the York station were called to the Spring Garden Township home shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday to assist township...

US investigators provide data on the helicopter crash that killed 6, including a Nigerian bank CEO

Feb. 24, 2024 13:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A helicopter that was carrying the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks and five others left a shallow crater and a trail of debris when it crashed in Southern California’s Mojave Desert earlier this month, according to investigators with the National Transportation Safety...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 13:14 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

1 dead, 3 injured following a fire at a Massachusetts house

Feb. 24, 2024 13:02 PM EST

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured early Saturday in a Massachusetts house fire, officials said. Fire and police were called to a house fire in the town of Middlesborough around 2 a.m. with people trapped inside. With fire coming from...

MILAN FASHION PHOTOS: Ferragamo, Dolce&Gabbana conceal and reveal, balance transparency with cover

Feb. 24, 2024 12:57 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — While the fashion industry discusses size diversity from time to time, there was little evidence of real evolution on the Milan runway this season. On Saturday, Paloma Elsasser walked Ferragamo in a satin plunge-neck cocktail dress, and Dolce&Gabbana included...