Biden in Russia on Detained US Journalist: ‘Let Him Go’

Biden in Russia on Detained US Journalist: ‘Let Him Go’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday urged Russia to release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested for spying – allegations that the newspaper denies. “Let him go,” Biden told reporters at the White House when asked about his message to Russia regarding Gershkovich’s arrest. Russia’s Federal Security Service charged Gershkovich, … Read more

Dangerous thunderstorms, tornadoes predicted for the US Midwest, South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Massive storms battered more than 10 states in the Midwestern and southern United States on Friday. that killed at least 21 people in Mississippi. About 89 million people were under weather advisories Friday morning as the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center predicted an unusually large outbreak of thunderstorms that could … Read more

Funeral planned for 6 victims of Nashville school shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Funeral arrangements were released Thursday for the six people killed in this week’s shooting in Nashvilleas the grieving city mourns the victims of the horrific bombing that turned what should have been a normal school day on a beautiful sunny morning into a heartbreaking tragedy. Heartbreaking new details have continued to … Read more

Indian temple well cover collapses, killing 35 people

NEW DELHI (AP) — Army soldiers and other responders found 35 bodies inside a well after a structure built over it collapsed as a large crowd of Hindu worshipers prayed during of a festival for the god Rama, a state government official said on Friday. Nearly 140 rescuers used ropes and ladders to pull the … Read more

Investigation into mass shootings in Canada reveals numerous police failings

TRURO, Nova Scotia (AP) — A public inquiry has found widespread failures in how Canada’s federal police responded to the country’s worst mass shootings and recommends the government rethink the central role of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in maintaining order in the country. In a seven-volume report released Thursday, the Mass Casualty Commission also … Read more

CNN preaches patience as rating tank during turnaround

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN management is preaching patience even as thousands of viewers drop out of the network as it attempts to turn around, with no indication at this time if it will be rewarded. Cable news ratings are down across the board from 2022, when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was fresh in the … Read more

Responding to the natives, the Vatican rejects the Doctrine of Discovery

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday responded to Indigenous demands and officially repudiated the “Doctrine of Discovery,” theories backed by 15th-century “papal bulls” that legitimized the seizure of Indigenous lands in the colonial era and form the basis of property law today. A Vatican statement said the 15th-century papal bulls or decrees “did … Read more

7 California officers charged in death of man in police custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged seven California Highway Patrol officers and a nurse with manslaughter on Wednesday in connection with the 2020 death of a man who shouted “I can’t breathe.” while several officers restrained him as they attempted to take a blood sample. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced the charges … Read more

Russia stops sharing information on missile tests with the United States and opens exercises

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday that Moscow would no longer notify the United States of its missile tests, an announcement that came as the Russian military deployed mobile launchers to Siberia in a demonstration of the country’s massive nuclear capability amid fighting in Ukraine. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said … Read more