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Putin says Ukraine's future in doubt as cease-fires collapse

Putin says Ukraine's future in doubt as cease-fires collapse

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and likened the West's sanctions on Russia to “declaring war,” while a promised cease-fire in the besieged port city of Mariupol collapsed a
Missouri performer gets probation in foster kid charity scam

Missouri performer gets probation in foster kid charity scam

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A performer in the Missouri tourist town of Branson who convinced his audiences to donate thousands of dollars to a fake charity for foster children has been sentenced to five years of probation.
Attack on Ukrainian nuclear plant triggers worldwide alarm

Attack on Ukrainian nuclear plant triggers worldwide alarm

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops Friday seized the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe after a middle-of-the-night attack that set it on fire and briefly raised worldwide fears of a catastrophe in the most chilling turn yet in Moscow's invasion
IS claims Pakistan bombing that kills 56 at Shiite mosque

IS claims Pakistan bombing that kills 56 at Shiite mosque

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State says a lone Afghan suicide bomber struck inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar during Friday prayers, killing at least 56 worshippers and wounding 194 people.
Gunman who killed 3 daughters in church was in US illegally

Gunman who killed 3 daughters in church was in US illegally

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China to raise defense spending by 7.1% to $229 billion

China to raise defense spending by 7.1% to $229 billion

BEIJING (AP) — China is raising its defense spending in 2022 by 7.1% to $229 billion, up from a 6.8% increase the year before.
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea, according to its neighbors' militaries, apparently extending its streak of weapons tests this year amid a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations
Massive Hawaii taro root could be largest ever harvested

Massive Hawaii taro root could be largest ever harvested

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A super-sized taro root has been harvested on Hawaii's Big Island.
Police: Student shoots, wounds 2 at Kansas high school

Police: Student shoots, wounds 2 at Kansas high school

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A student shot and wounded an administrator and a school resource officer Friday at a suburban Kansas City high school, and the student also was wounded when the officer returned fire, authorities said.
Pence hits Trump: No room in GOP 'for apologists for Putin'

Pence hits Trump: No room in GOP 'for apologists for Putin'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will urge Republicans to move on from the 2020 election and will declare that “there is no room in this party for apologists for Putin” as he further cements his break from former President Donald Tr