Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2018. There are 285 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 21, 1918, during World War I, Germany launched its Spring Offensive on the Western Front, hoping to break through the Allied lines before American...


Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

Maryland School Shooting

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.” This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed. A 16-year-old girl, who authorities said had some type of relationship with the shooter, was critically injured and...

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Facebook: A community like no other. Should you leave it?

Facebook To Leave Or Not

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure. Take that quiz about which hair-metal band is your spirit animal. Share a few snaps of your toddler at the beach and watch the likes pile up. Comment on that pointed political opinion from the classmate you haven’t seen since the Reagan administration. Just remember that your...


"Snacks" Norvell fires up low-key Gonzaga

NCAA-Gonzaga-Norvell Rise Basketball

Zach Norvell Jr. earned the nickname “Snacks” for his affinity for candy and chocolate. Gonzaga’s coaches picked up on it when Norvell’s father used the moniker during a visit, so Snacks followed the shooting guard to Spokane. Now Norvell is gobbling up opponents in the NCAA Tournament. Gregarious...


Iraq holds more than 19,000 on Islamic State, militant links

Iraq Imprisoning IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The mass incarceration and speed of guilty...


Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

Austin Bombings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded bomb...


From DMZ to ship at sea, Trump-Kim summit site rumors swirl

North Korea US Summit Sites

TOKYO (AP) — With just weeks to go, there’s still no official word on where President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their unprecedented summit. Will they pick an obvious place like one of their own capitals, or something off the wall, like a ship at sea? Or a place so...


Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

Israel Syria

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory. Although Israel was widely...


Researcher captures striking Antarctic video of minke whale

New Zealand Antarctic Whales

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Marine mammal expert Dr. Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica. Now she thinks they’re beautiful. Eisert said the whales look similar from the surface but she gained...


China, Philippines discuss joint South China Sea projects

BEIJING (AP) — Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano was in Beijing on Wednesday for talks on possible joint development projects in the South China Sea amid signs of an easing of tensions in the disputed waterway. Cayetano was scheduled to meet with his counterpart Wang Yi later in the...

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