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Today in History: February 29, Hattie McDaniel becomes first Black actor to win an Oscar

Feb. 29, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2024. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award when she took best...

New York AG says meat producing giant made misleading environmental claims to boost sales

Feb. 28, 2024 18:05 PM EST

The giant meat producer JBS was accused of making misleading claims about its greenhouse gas emission goals to boost sales among environmentally conscious consumers in a lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit filed in a state court in New York...

Farmers rally around Welsh capital in latest protest over proposed environmental rules

Feb. 28, 2024 13:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tractors lined a road in the Welsh capital Wednesday as thousands of farmers and their supporters thronged the parliament to protest proposed environmental protections that would be required to receive subsidies. Protesters held signs reading, “No Farmers, No...

France's navy finds a body and looks for 2 people missing on the treacherous English Channel route

Feb. 28, 2024 13:46 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French maritime authorities say a body has been found and searches are underway for two people feared missing on the treacherous English Channel crossing route used by migrants hoping to reach Britain from France. In a statement, the maritime authorities overseeing...

Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail. He plans to appeal

Feb. 28, 2024 11:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry 's fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn't act irrationally when it stripped him of security privileges after he quit working as a member of the royal family and moved to the United States. Harry...

Northern Ireland judge rules that amnesty law for 'the Troubles' breaches human rights

Feb. 28, 2024 11:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A new law that gives immunity from prosecution for most offenses committed during Northern Ireland's decades of sectarian violence is not compliant with human rights, a judge in Belfast ruled Wednesday. The British government's Legacy and Reconciliation Bill, passed...

The UK is stepping up lawmakers' security as tensions flare over the Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 28, 2024 10:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that it is stepping up security for lawmakers after politicians reported threats and intimidation connected to the Israel-Hamas war. The Home Office said a 31 million-pound ($40 million) fund will give every lawmaker a...

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 28, 2024 02:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...

Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

US and UK hit Iranian deputy commander and Houthi member with sanctions

Feb. 27, 2024 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. sanctioned a deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a Houthi militant member, Tuesday. The U.S. additionally sanctioned firms registered in Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands, along with two ships, including one that transported $100...