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Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

February 26, 2018 11:48 AM

NEW YORK, Feb 26: Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

February 26, 2018 06:11 AM

CHARLESTON, Feb 26: The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia.

Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

February 25, 2018 16:05 PM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 25: Humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to sudden surprise legends like Czech skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka and the medal-grabbing “Garlic Girls,” South Korea’s hometown curling favorites.

North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

February 25, 2018 10:34 AM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea,  Feb 25: A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials.

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

February 25, 2018 10:28 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 25: A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

February 24, 2018 16:55 PM

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 24: While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event.

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

February 24, 2018 11:54 AM

FLORIDA, Feb 24:  Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them.

15-year-old Zagitova brings 1st gold for Russia

February 23, 2018 11:06 AM

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 23: The Russians finally have a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the fellow teen who inspired her to become a figure skater.

Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

February 23, 2018 11:00 AM

BANGKOK, Feb 23: First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal in doping case

February 22, 2018 15:43 PM

GANGNEUNG,  Feb 22: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

February 21, 2018 16:16 PM

DUBAI, Feb 21: A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial.

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

February 21, 2018 16:11 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 21: New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said.

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

February 21, 2018 10:02 AM

WASHINGTON, fEB 21: As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.

Afghan officials say insurgent attacks killed 9 policemen

February 20, 2018 12:27 PM

AFGHANISTAN, Feb 20: Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east.

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

February 20, 2018 12:22 PM

FLORIDA, Feb 20: A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Florida teen charged with 17 murders legally brought AR-15

February 15, 2018 19:46 PM

PARKLAND, Fla., Feb 15: An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

February 15, 2018 14:12 PM

NEW YORK, Feb 15:  Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump’s attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press.

Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17

February 15, 2018 09:10 AM

PARKLAND, Feb 15: A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Prince Henrik, husband of Danish monarch, dies at age 83

February 14, 2018 16:19 PM

COPENHAGEN, Feb 14: Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe who publicly vented his frustration at not being the social equal of his wife or their son in line to become Denmark’s king, died late Tuesday. He was 83.

Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

February 13, 2018 11:09 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 13: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.