February 21st, 2024

World News

Green Bay schools release tape of first Black superintendent’s comments that preceded resignation

By Scott Bauer And Todd Richmond, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2024

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay, Wisconsin, schools on Wednesday released the recording of its first Black superintendent’s appearance on an Atlanta radio show in which he made blunt comments about race relations, criticized the community and derided one of the district’s principals. The release of the tape comes after the resignation under pressure Saturday ... Read More »

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Alabama seeks to carry out second execution using controversial nitrogen gas method

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2024

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is seeking to put a second inmate to death using nitrogen gas, a move that comes a month after the state carried out the first execution using the controversial new method. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office asked the Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday to set an execution date for ... Read More »

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Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF in wake of ruling saying frozen embryos are children

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2024

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A large Alabama hospital has paused in vitro fertilization treatments as health care providers weigh the impact of a state court ruling that frozen embryos are the legal equivalent of children. The University of Alabama Birmingham said in a statement Wednesday that its UAB Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has ... Read More »

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Syria says an Israeli strike that hit a Damascus residential area killed 2 people

By Albert Aji, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2024

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Israeli strikes hit a neighborhood of the Syrian capital on Wednesday morning, killing two people and causing material damage, Syria’s state TV said. There was no confirmation of the strikes from Israel. The Syrian state TV reported that several missiles hit the western neighborhood of Kfar Sousseh but did not elaborate ... Read More »

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Syria says an Israeli strike has hit a Damascus residential area

By Albert Aji, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2024

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Israeli strikes hit a neighborhood of the Syrian capital Wednesday morning, Syrian state TV said, and other media reported casualties. State TV reported that several missiles hit the western neighborhood of Kfar Sousseh and didn’t elaborate. The pro-government Sham FM radio station said the strike hit a building near an Iranian ... Read More »

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2 men are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City’s Super Bowl celebration

By Nick Ingram And Margery A. Beck, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two men charged with murder in last week’s shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade were strangers who pulled out guns and began firing within seconds of starting an argument, according to court documents released Tuesday. Missouri prosecutors said at a news conference that Lyndell Mays, of Raytown, ... Read More »

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Divers find body in Texas river of Audrii Cunningham, 11, who had been missing since last week

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2024

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) – Divers have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl from a Texas river days after she went missing last week and authorities are preparing to file a murder charge against a friend of the father who lived on her family’s property, a sheriff said Tuesday afternoon. Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons ... Read More »

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Texas authorities find body of Audrii Cunningham, 11, who had been missing since last week

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2024

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) – Divers have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl from a Texas river days after she went missing last wee and authorities are preparing to charge a man who lived on her family’s property with murder, a sheriff announced Tuesday afternoon. Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said that the the body ... Read More »

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The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2024

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States vetoed an Arab-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1 with the United Kingdom abstaining, reflecting the wide global support for ending the more than four-month war that started ... Read More »

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She’s not quitting. Takeaways from Nikki Haley’s push to stay in the GOP contest against Trump

By Steve Peoples, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2024

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Nikki Haley’s team is bracing for a home state embarrassment in South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary on Saturday. Conventional wisdom suggests she’ll be forced to drop out. But that may not apply in 2024. Ahead of a major speech on Tuesday, Haley told The Associated Press that she’s staying in ... Read More »

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