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US VP Harris embraces call for war crimes probe of Russia

US VP Harris embraces call for war crimes probe of Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, citing the “atrocities” of bombing civilians, including a maternity hospital .
Airstrike hits Ukraine maternity hospital, 17 reported hurt

Airstrike hits Ukraine maternity hospital, 17 reported hurt

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity hospital Wednesday in the besieged port city of Mariupol amid growing warnings from the West that Moscow’s invasion is about to take a more brutal and indiscriminate turn.
White House warns Russia may use chemical weapons in Ukraine

White House warns Russia may use chemical weapons in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration publicly warned Wednesday that Russia might seek to use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine as the White House rejected Russian claims of illegal chemical weapons development in the country it has inva
Unvaccinated Djokovic says he is out of Indian Wells, Miami

Unvaccinated Djokovic says he is out of Indian Wells, Miami

Novak Djokovic said that he will not be able to compete at the hard-court tennis tournaments in Indian Wells, California, or Miami because he is unvaccinated and can't travel to the United States.
In Brazil, artists and activists protest against mining bill

In Brazil, artists and activists protest against mining bill

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians gathered outside Congress on Wednesday to protest a set of bills they say threaten the Amazon rainforest by encouraging deforestation and industrial activity on protected Indigenous lands.
MLB cancels 93 more games, gap narrows in bargaining

MLB cancels 93 more games, gap narrows in bargaining

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred canceled 93 more games Wednesday, appearing to close the remaining chance to play a full 162-game schedule and threatening locked out players with loss of salary and service time.
Ex-prosecutor, foreign policy neophyte wins S Korea election

Ex-prosecutor, foreign policy neophyte wins S Korea election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative former top prosecutor and foreign policy neophyte, was elected South Korea’s president in a win expected to herald a drive to seek a stronger alliance with the United States and take a tougher l
Texas flagged 27,000 mail ballots for rejection in primary

Texas flagged 27,000 mail ballots for rejection in primary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 27,000 mail ballots in Texas were flagged for rejection in the first test of new voting restrictions enacted across the U.S.
Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's ship found after a century

Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's ship found after a century

LONDON — Researchers have discovered the remarkably well-preserved wreck of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, in 10,000 feet of icy water, a century after it was swallowed up by Antarctic ice during what proved to be one of the most
American freed from Venezuela says his 'nightmare' has ended

American freed from Venezuela says his 'nightmare' has ended

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of two Americans freed from custody in Venezuela said Wednesday that his family’s nightmare had ended, but that his five colleagues who are still detained “deserve the same blessings.