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The top United Nations court has ordered Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. However, judges stopped short Friday of ordering a full cease-fire throughout the … more
May 17-23, 2024 Iranians attended the funeral of the late President Ebrahim Raisi and others killed in a helicopter crash. Police tried to stop a pro-Palestinian rally in Berlin, and Buddhists … more
The arrests began last month when a Russian deputy defense minister was detained. Then the head of the ministry’s personnel directorate was hauled into court. This week, two more senior military … more
An independent commission investigating a mass shooting in Maine plans to hear more testimony from law enforcement sources on communications and coordination problems. The panel’s chair said last … more
May 17-23, 2024 Severe weather caused damage in Houston and Iowa this week. Boys held candles in a Catholic church in Connecticut at the start of a pilgrimage route to Indianapolis. The World … more
Researchers climbed the world’s largest tree to inspect for bark beetles and descended the giant sequoia with good news this week. Anthony Ambrose of the Ancient Forest Society led the team up the … more
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has designated Juneteenth as a holiday for state executive branch workers. He also expanded protections in state hiring and employment by banning discrimination based on … more
Youth services and civil rights groups are suing to block a new Washington state parental rights law that is set to take effect next month. Critics describe the law as a “forced outing” measure. … more
Will the Justice Department's lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Live Nation give concertgoers, sports fan and theater patrons some relief from surging ticket prices? more
A leading Black Lives Matter activist in Los Angeles has lost her lawsuit against the city’s police department over its handling of hoax calls that brought a large law enforcement response to her … more
New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancers in men, as well as in women. The vaccine is credited, along with screening, for lowering cervical cancer rates in the United States. But … more
A northern Arizona man has been convicted of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son. Authorities say the boy was locked in a tiny bedroom closet for … more
Searchers have discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong's plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and … more
Mohammad Rasoulof was facing eight years in prison and likely more considering the uncompromising nature of his latest film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” when he decided to flee Iran. Two weeks … more
A European space telescope is thrilling scientists with its latest peek at stars and galaxies. The European Space Agency released the photos from the Euclid observatory on Thursday. They were taken … more
A man has been found fit to stand trial on charges of killing four people and injuring seven others during a series of frenzied attacks in northern Illinois in March. A judge had ordered a … more
The menu for the state dinner at the White House honoring Kenya starts with a chilled tomato soup and ends with a white chocolate basket of fruit. White House executive chef Cris Comerford says the … more
Many Americans are unprepared for what can be an emotional, costly and guilt-inducing process of finding long-term care for a loved one. Advance planning can help. But an AP-NORC poll in 2021 found … more
Protesters packed up and left a pro-Palestinian encampment at Philadelphia’s Drexel University after the school announced a decision to have police clear the encampment. University President John … more
A devotee knelt and gently touched his head on the dome of the Boudhanath Stupa, an iconic Buddhist monument in Kathmandu, as a mark of reverence on Thursday, which marks the birth of Buddha. The … more
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