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Russia claims capture of pivotal city in eastern Ukraine

Russia claims capture of pivotal city in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's defense minister said Russian forces took control Sunday of the last major Ukrainian-held city in Ukraine's Luhansk province, bringing Moscow closer to its stated goal of seizing all of Ukraine’s Donbas region.

3-year-old boy dies after fall from 29th floor NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after falling from a 29th floor balcony of a New York City apartment building on Saturday morning, police said a preliminary investigation shows.
Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council

Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council

UVALDE, Texas — The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that l
Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

The Palestinian Authority said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over investigation into her death
Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that resumed abortions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court blocked a lower court order late Friday night that said clinics could continue performing abortions, just days after some doctors had resumed seeing patients after the fall of Roe v. Wade .
NY overhauls handgun rules in effort to preserve some limits

NY overhauls handgun rules in effort to preserve some limits

ALBANY, N.Y.
Kerry: Despite setbacks at home, US to make climate goals

Kerry: Despite setbacks at home, US to make climate goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.

Toddler found dead in canal near Florida apartment complex

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A toddler was found dead in a canal near a Florida apartment complex Friday morning, authorities said.
WNBA's Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court

WNBA's Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that has unfolded amid tense relations between Mosc
Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp's family lawyer told The Associated Press on F