Today in History: American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation […]

Biden hopes cease-fire, hostage deal to pause Israel-Hamas war can take effect by next Monday

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — President Joe Biden said Monday that he hopes a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that would pause hostilities and allow for remaining hostages to be released can take effect by early next week. Asked when he hoped such a deal could be finalized, Biden said: “Well I hope by the beginning […]

Today in History: World Trade Center bombed in 1993

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. (The bomb failed to topple the North Tower into the South Tower, as the terrorists had […]

31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since Russia launched its full-scale invasion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. “31,000 Ukrainian military personnel have been killed in this […]

Today in History: Ketanji Brown Jackson nominated to the Supreme Court

Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2024. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman selected to serve on it. On this date: […]

A miles-long oil slick forms in the Red Sea after attack on a cargo ship

CAIRO — An attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels on a Belize-flagged ship earlier this month caused an 18-mile oil slick, the U.S. military said Saturday. It also warned of the danger of a spill from the vessel’s cargo of fertilizer. The Rubymar, a British-registered, Lebanese-operated cargo vessel, was attacked on Feb. 18 while sailing through […]

Today in History: Russia begins full-scale invasion of Ukraine

Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2024. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, launching airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending troops and tanks from multiple directions. On this date: In 1803, in its […]

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

By WAFAA SHURAFA and BASSEM MROUE DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Israel seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip, according to a long-awaited postwar plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for the war-ravaged enclave. Prime Minister […]

Today in History: Mississippi grand jury declines new charges in Emmett Till killing

Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2024. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 2007, a Mississippi grand jury refused to bring any new charges in the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, the Black teenager who was beaten and shot after being accused of […]

Mother of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny says she has seen his body, is being pressured to hold secret funeral

(CNN) — The mother of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny, who died in an Arctic penal colony last week, said Thursday she had seen her son’s body and was being pressured to hold a secret funeral. Lyudmila Navalnaya said she had seen her son’s body on Wednesday in a morgue in Salekhard, the Siberian town […]

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