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US downs Chinese balloon, a flashpoint in US-China tensions

US downs Chinese balloon, a flashpoint in US-China tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.
Dems decide to shake up start of 2024 presidential primary

Dems decide to shake up start of 2024 presidential primary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic Party on Saturday approved the reordering of its 2024 presidential primary , replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critic
Man arrested, but motive unknown in Dallas Zoo monkey theft

Man arrested, but motive unknown in Dallas Zoo monkey theft

DALLAS (AP) — The arrest of a 24-year-old man accused of taking two monkeys from the Dallas Zoo has shed some light on a mysterious string of events there as police said Friday that they’ve also linked him to the escape of a small leopard and a gash
California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

California won't require COVID vaccine to attend schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't make children get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials said Friday, reversing a state policy first announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021.
6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre Nichols

6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre Nichols

MEMPHIS, Tenn.
Authorities: 2 arrested in California shooting that killed 6

Authorities: 2 arrested in California shooting that killed 6

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested early Friday, one after a gunbattle, in the January massacre of six people including a baby at a central California home associated with a rival gang, the Tulare County sheriff said.

Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues city

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in
Chinese balloon now over central US as Blinken cancels visit

Chinese balloon now over central US as Blinken cancels visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon sailed across the U.S. on Friday, drawing severe Pentagon accusations of spying and sending excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars.
Pope in South Sudan warns leaders as peace process stalls

Pope in South Sudan warns leaders as peace process stalls

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis, on a novel ecumenical peace mission to the world’s youngest country, warned South Sudan’s political leaders on Friday that history will judge them harshly if they continue to drag their feet implementing a 2018
Iranian director freed on bail after going on hunger strike

Iranian director freed on bail after going on hunger strike

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was released on bail Friday, two days after going on hunger strike to protest his imprisonment last summer, his supporters said.