Leap Day? What would happen without one?

Associated Press 02/26/2024

NEW YORK — Leap year. It’s a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why? Have a look at some of the numbers, history and lore behind the…

Black teen in US loses court battle over hairstyle

Agence France Presse 02/23/2024

A Black teen who was punished at high school because of the way he wears his hair lost a court battle Thursday when a judge upheld the disciplinary action against him. Darryl George, 18, wears his hair…

US to sanction over 500 targets involved in Russia ‘war machine’

Agence France Presse 02/23/2024

The United States plans to impose sanctions on more than 500 targets involved in Russia’s war in Ukraine, as fighting continues to rage two years after Moscow’s invasion, the Treasury Department said Thursday. The action to be…

Moon landing try in half a century through US private robot spacecraft

Reuters 02/23/2024

A spacecraft built and flown by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines began its final descent from lunar orbit on Thursday to attempt the first U.S. moon landing in more than half a century and the first ever conducted…

Houthi rebel attack sets cargo ship ablaze in Gulf of Aden

Assocaited Press 02/23/2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched attacks Thursday on both Israel and a ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden, setting the vessel ablaze and again demonstrating their ability to launch assaults despite facing…

‘Barbarians at the gates’: US evangelicals back Trump as their defender

Agence France Presse 02/22/2024

As a casino-owning playboy who has been married three times and faced multiple sexual misconduct allegations over the years, Donald Trump is an unlikely role model for America’s evangelical Christians. But a huge number of these devoutly…

China: Barge hits brige near Guangzhou, plunging vehicles in water

Reuters 02/22/2024

BEIJING  — Two people were killed after a barge collided with a bridge over a waterway in China’s Pearl River Delta near Guangzhou city, causing part of the bridge to break off, plunging vehicles into the water,…

Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned, ground down by relentless Russia

Reuters 02/22/2024

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine —   As the Ukraine war enters its third year, the infantry of 59th Brigade are confronting a bleak reality: they’re running out of soldiers and ammunition to resist their Russian invaders. One platoon commander…

Colorado man dead after a pet Gila monster bite

Associated Press 02/21/2024

A Colorado man has died after being bitten by his pet Gila monster in what would be a rare death by one of the desert lizards if the creature’s venom turns out to have been the cause.…

Navalny, Putin’s fiercest foe, dead in prison, mourned, over 300 mourners detained

Associated Press 02/19/2024

Over 300 people were detained in Russia while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died at a remote Arctic penal colony, a prominent rights group reported Sunday. The sudden death of Navalny, 47, was a…

Nepal stolen, smuggled sacred items: ‘Our gods were locked in the basement’

Associated Press 02/19/2024

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s gods and goddess are returning home. An unknown number of sacred statues of Hindu deities were stolen and smuggled abroad in the past. Now dozens are being repatriated to the Himalayan nation, part…

Russia using thousands of SpaceX Starlink terminals in Ukraine, WSJ says

Reuters 02/16/2024

Russian troops in Ukraine are using thousands of Starlink satellite communications terminals made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the Ukrainian military intelligence chief told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Thursday. Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov…

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