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Pentagon expected to OK National Guard for DC truck convoys

Pentagon expected to OK National Guard for DC truck convoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is expected to approve the deployment of 700 to 800 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation's capital, a U.S.
Arbery killers convicted of federal hate crimes in his death

Arbery killers convicted of federal hate crimes in his death

BRUNSWICK, Ga.
GOP leaders pick Iowa governor for State of Union response

GOP leaders pick Iowa governor for State of Union response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on March 1, GOP congressional leaders announced Tuesday.
High court takes case involving refusal to serve gay couples

High court takes case involving refusal to serve gay couples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new clash involving religion and the rights of LGBT people. The high court said Tuesday it would hear the case of Colorado-based web designer Lorie Smith.
Hong Kong orders mandatory COVID-19 tests for all residents

Hong Kong orders mandatory COVID-19 tests for all residents

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will test its entire population for COVID-19 in March, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as the city grapples with its worst outbreak driven by the omicron variant.
War fears grow as Putin orders troops to eastern Ukraine

War fears grow as Putin orders troops to eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A long-feared Russian invasion of Ukraine appeared to be imminent Monday, if not already underway, with Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering forces into separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.
Arizona Senate waives school spending cap, averts crisis

Arizona Senate waives school spending cap, averts crisis

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday joined the House in voting to waive a constitutional cap on K-12 school spending that threatened to shut down public campuses across the state.
Colombia's highest court legalizes abortion up to 24 weeks

Colombia's highest court legalizes abortion up to 24 weeks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia became the latest country in Latin America to expand access to abortion Monday as the nation’s Constitutional Court voted to legalize the procedure until the 24th week of pregnancy.
Defense rests in federal trial in George Floyd's killing

Defense rests in federal trial in George Floyd's killing

ST. PAUL, Minn.

Gold mining site blast reportedly kills 59 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A strong explosion near a gold mining site in southwestern Burkina Faso killed 59 people and injured more than 100 others Monday, the national broadcaster and witnesses reported.