Putin to declare annexation of Ukrainian lands in major escalation of war

By Mark Trevelyan LONDON - At a ceremony denounced by Ukraine as a "Kremlin freak show", Russian President Vladimir Putin will proclaim the annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Friday,...

Uvalde school district, others face first lawsuit over mass shooting

By Brendan Pierson - Parents of three children who survived the Uvalde, Texas school shooting have sued the school district, several former officials, the company that manufactured the gun used...

Jury is selected in Oath Keepers Capitol riot trial

WASHINGTON - A jury was seated on Thursday in the federal criminal trial of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates over their alleged roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the...

NASA, SpaceX to study ways to boost Hubble telescope's orbit

WASHINGTON - Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to fund a study with NASA to examine ways to raise the Hubble Space Telescope's orbital altitude using the space company's Dragon capsule, agency officials...

Ukraine calls emergency meeting of security chiefs, major decisions expected

KYIV -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold an emergency top-level meeting on Friday where "fundamental decisions" will be taken in the wake of Russian plans to annex four Ukrainian...

Soccer-U.S. women to embrace 'adversity' at sold-out Wembley

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK - United States women's coach Vlatko Andonovski is hoping a sold-out Wembley Stadium will create an atmosphere to give his team a real test in next month's friendly...

Biden says U.S. and world security depend on Pacific security

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden told Pacific island leaders on Thursday that the security of the United States and the world depended on security in their region. Biden spoke at the State...

U.S. announces distribution of $372 million to victims of Madoff scheme -statement

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday announced the distribution of $372 million to victims of Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme, putting total recoveries above $4 billion, the agency...

Chile authorities scour mountains for missing British astronomer

By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda SANTIAGO - Chile authorities on Wednesday were scouring an arid mountainous region of the country in a search for British astronomer Thomas Marsh who disappeared more...

Zelenskiy works the phone to rally support against Russia

KYIV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sought to rally international support for his country against Russia in a series of calls with foreign leaders on Wednesday as Moscow looked poised...

Italy's election humbles former populist heroes Salvini and Di Maio

By Gavin Jones ROME - After Italy's last election in 2018, two men embodied the populist wave sweeping the country - Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, respective leaders of the anti-establishment...

Georgia county validates thousands of voters challenged by Trump allies

By Daniel Trotta - A Georgia county has validated 15,000 to 20,000 registered voters whose status was challenged ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election, officials said on Wednesday, leaving another...

S.Korea, Japan hold first bilateral talks since 2019, seek stronger ties

By David Brunnstrom and Hyonhee Shin UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL -South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first one-on-one talks on Wednesday and agreed...

Malaria and diseases spreading fast in flood-hit Pakistan

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan -The death toll from malaria and other diseases tearing through Pakistan's flood-ravaged regions reached 324, authorities said on Wednesday, and actress...

U.S., Canadian warships carry out Taiwan Strait transit

- A U.S. Navy warship and a Canadian frigate carried out a routine transit of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. In recent years, U.S. warships, and on occasion those from...

Chicago building explosion injures six, fire dept says

- An explosion at a Chicago building on Tuesday injured at least six people, including three who were in a serious or critical condition, the city's fire department said. Images and a video clip...

Biden to make remarks Tuesday on election transparency bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Tuesday about a bill that would require super PACs and certain other groups to disclose donors who contributed $10,000 or more during...

At age 10, this transgender model is advocating for other kids

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK - At just 10 years old, Noella McMaher is believed to be the youngest transgender model to ever walk the runway at New York Fashion Week in both February and...

Explainer-How the U.S. drug pricing law affects Medicare and its members

By Ahmed Aboulenein WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden last month signed the $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act, authorizing the federal government to negotiate prices on some prescription...

Seattle educators to vote Tuesday on deal to end strike

- Seattle educators will vote on Tuesday on an agreement with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to end a strike over pay, staffing and mental health support, the school system said. Almost 95% of the...

Mobile school offers hope to nomad children in Chad

By Mahamat Ramadane TOUKRA, Chad - In a makeshift open-air classroom, dozens of children sat squeezed together on a mat and watched as their teacher chalked simple sums on a blackboard - a rare...

Scottish police make three arrests over protests following queen's death

LONDON - Scottish police said they had made three arrests in Edinburgh relating to breaches of the peace - causing a disturbance - on Sunday and Monday as Queen Elizabeth's coffin was moved...

White House: Invite for queen's funeral was for Bidens only

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The royal invitation sent to the White House to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral was for President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden only, White House press secretary...

King Charles to be proclaimed monarch at historic ceremony

By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON - King Charles will officially be proclaimed as Britain's new monarch on Saturday in a ceremony followed by gun salutes and the reading of proclamations...

Trump legal team wants special master to review all documents seized in Florida search

WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Donald Trump said in a court filing on Friday that all documents seized in an FBI search of the former president's Florida home should be reviewed by a special master,...

U.S. agencies sign agreement on space mishap investigations

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration signed an agreement on Friday clarifying the roles of the respective agencies in investigating...

New York governor declares disaster emergency after polio found in wastewater

- New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state disaster emergency on Friday after samples of the polio virus were discovered in wastewater in a New York City suburb, an executive order from...

EU ministers back $5 billion loan to Ukraine, discuss long-term options

By Jason Hovet and Jan Strupczewski PRAGUE -European Union finance ministers on Friday backed a 5 billion euro ($5 billion) loan for Ukraine to help keep its schools, hospitals and other needed...

A competitive Senate race in North Carolina has Republicans worried

By Andy Sullivan and Jarrett Renshaw - In his campaign for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, Republican candidate Ted Budd has described himself as a "conservative warrior" and a "liberal agenda...

Russia is preventing access to Ukraine war prisoners, UN says

By Emma Farge GENEVA -The head of the U.N. human rights mission in Ukraine said on Friday that Russia is not allowing access to prisoners of war, adding that the U.N. had evidence that some had...

One-Stop Business News backed by Mark Cuban. Free to Use →