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LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces said Thursday they repelled Russian attacks in the east and recaptured some territory, even as Moscow moved to obstruct the flow of Western weapons to Ukraine by bombarding rail stations and other supply-line targets across the country.
May 5, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news
A Ukrainian commander at the Azovstal steel plant said there are "bloody battles" unfolding with Russian forces inside the complex after they breached the perimeter. Follow here for live updates.
Ukrainian troops unlikely to get easy exit from steel mill
GENEVA (AP) — Following the evacuation of some civilians from a steel mill besieged by Russian forces in the port of Mariupol, attention is turning to the fate of hundreds of Ukrainian troops still inside after weeks in the plant's warren of underground tunnels and bunkers.
Roe v. Wade live updates: Protests rage on over leaked abortion ruling
The Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked draft opinion published by Politico.
In Leaked Abortion Decision, Justice Alito Relies on Jurist Who Supported Marital Rape, Executed 'Witches'
The draft Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v. Wade heavily references Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th century Brit who dehumanized women.
Analysis: Biden is close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy
President Joe Biden and his administration appear perilously close to an irreversible severing of public confidence in his capacity to deliver prosperity and financial security as stiff economic challenges balloon into huge political liabilities.
U.S. says Russian forces are largely stalled in Ukraine; Biden to discuss more sanctions with G-7
The European Union has announced proposals to sanction Russian oil imports on Wednesday, as Russia launched more attacks on eastern and southern Ukraine.
Alito scraps public appearance after leak of Supreme Court abortion opinion
Justice Samuel Alito scrapped plans for an appearance at an event amid the fallout of his leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicating that Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
W.Va. House race pits Trump loyalty against infrastructure
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One contender thinks West Virginia voters will see the value of federal spending on badly needed infrastructure in one of the nation's poorest regions. The other is betting that loyalty to former President Donald Trump will matter more.
Retired US major general: What it will take for the Ukrainians to win | CNN
Peter Bergen interviews former commander of the US Special Operations Command in Europe, retired US Army Maj. Gen. Mike Repass, who says the international community has to greatly increase its support for Ukraine if the embattled nation is ever going to be able to drive the Russians out.
Michigan Democrat defeats Republican who made 'lie back and enjoy' rape comment
Democratic candidate Carol Glanville triumphed in a Michigan state House race Tuesday against Republican Robert Regan, who stoked controversy in March for a comment he made about rape.
Dire situation for steel mill resistance; US intelligence reportedly helped sink Moskva: May 5 recap
The Ukraine military said it had reclaimed some territory in the south while repelling Russian attacks in the hotly contested Donbas.
The Dow rallies to its best day since 2020 after the Fed rules out larger rate hikes
Markets jumped after Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank was not contemplating bigger rate hikes than the half-a-percentage-point increase it delivered on Wednesday.
Next battle over access to abortion will focus on pills
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It took two trips over state lines, navigating icy roads and a patchwork of state laws, for a 32-year-old South Dakota woman to get abortion pills last year. For abortion-seekers like her, such journeys, along with pills sent through the mail, will grow in importance if...
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: List of key events, day 71
As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 71st day, we take a look at the main developments.
Cawthorn addresses video released by opposition group showing him naked in bed 'being crass' | CNN Politics
An opposition group that is actively campaigning against Rep. Madison Cawthorn has released a video clip appearing to show the North Carolina Republican naked in bed and, as Cawthorn described it, "being crass with a friend" and "acting foolish."
Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court heard arguments in a major abortion case from Mississippi in December, it was clear to observers that there was substantial support among the court's conservative majority for overruling two landmark decisions that established and reaffirmed a woman’s...
EXPLAINER: Why Victory Day in Russia is different this year
The invasion of Ukraine means that fewer Russian tanks and other military hardware will rumble through Moscow’s Red Square on Monday, when the country marks its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
N.Korea slams South's new leader as 'pro-U.S., confrontational'
A major North Korean propaganda website denounced on Thursday South Korea's incoming president Yoon Suk-yeol, who has vowed to take a tougher line on weapons tests by Pyongyang, describing him as "pro-United States", and "confrontational".
U.S. intel helped Ukraine sink Russian flagship Moskva, officials say; U.S. announces more humanitarian aid
Russia's progress in eastern and southern Ukraine is being closely monitored as its forces appear to have escalated assaults on those regions.
Taiwan says it cannot afford new U.S. anti-submarine helicopters
Taiwan signalled on Thursday that it had abandoned a plan to buy advanced new anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States, saying they were too expensive.
Parents of sailor who died by suicide on USS George Washington blast Navy's 'ridiculous' response
The parents of a sailor who died by suicide while on board the USS George Washington -- one of the seven crew members who have died in the past year, including four by suicide -- on Wednesday blasted the Navy's response to the crisis as "ridiculous."
Meme coin leader's admission could land Madison Cawthorn in more hot water
The leader of the "Let's Go Brandon" cryptocurrency revealed that Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) traded the meme coin three weeks before NASCAR driver Brandon Brown announced he had struck a sponsorship deal with the coin, heightening suspicion from watchdogs that the beleaguered congressman may have…
These companies are assuring workers they'll help them access abortions
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, as a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court suggests it could be, millions of Americans could lose access to abortions where they live.
Ukrainian commander says 'bloody fighting' going on inside Mariupol steel plant
A Ukrainian commander inside the Azovstal steel plant said on Wednesday that Russian forces have breached the facility's perimeter.
DOJ, Jan. 6 committee staff clash in interview with former U.S. attorney: Sources
DOJ attorneys recently clashed with staff members for the House Jan. 6 committee during an interview House investigators conducted with an ex-U.S. attorney, sources say.
Canada says door open for Americans to get abortions with Roe in peril
Canada’s minister of families, children and social development said Tuesday that Americans are welcome to cross the border for abortions, as the Supreme Court looks set to overturn Roe v. Wad…
California moves to embrace cryptocurrency and regulate it
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order for state agencies to move in tandem with the federal government to craft regulations for digital currencies.
Asian shares rise as US Federal Reserve strikes less hawkish tone
Rally comes after Fed Chair Jerome Powell says central bank not “actively considering” 0.75 percentage point increase.
Political Rewind: Candidates react to Supreme Court leak; Record early voting turnout; Rivian update
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Georgians set a new early voting turnout record. Plus, details of the state's $1.5B Rivian deal come to light. And candidates react to a leak of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court suggesting Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
Israel tightens grip on West Bank with planned restrictions
JERUSALEM (AP) — If, during your travels in the Holy Land, you decide to take the next step with your Palestinian sweetheart, you should notify the Israeli military within 30 days. That's what it says on page 30 of a new 97-page policy released by COGAT, the Israeli military body in charge of...
'Significant damage' in Oklahoma after severe weather, reported tornado
Severe weather caused "significant damage" and wide-spread power outages in Oklahoma Wednesday, officials said.
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 4)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Rising interest rates in US will hinder foreign economies
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates — as it did Wednesday — the impact doesn’t stop with U.S.
Northern Ireland poised to make history as UK votes
Polls open for local and regional elections in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and much of England.
'We expected to die at any minute': Azovstal evacuees detail desperate situation inside Mariupol plant
More than 150 people made it out safely, but many fear for loved ones still inside the steel plant.
US intelligence helping Ukraine kill Russian generals: Report
U.S. intelligence on the location of Russian generals in Ukraine has been provided to Ukrainian forces, allowing them to kill many of the high-ranking military officers who have died on the battlefield, according to a report on Wednesday.
Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine
MILAN (AP) — Across Europe, rising energy prices are testing the resolve of ordinary consumers and business owners who are caught between the continent’s dependence on cheap Russian energy and its revulsion over President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine .
Officials release photos of missing Alabama inmate and corrections officer, including what she could look like with dark hair | CNN
Investigators are pleading for Alabama corrections official Vicky White to turn herself in as the search for her and the inmate she disappeared, Casey White, with enters its seventh day.
Ukraine in maps: Tracking the war with Russia
Ukraine has won a major victory against Russian forces by taking back the city of Kherson.
Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service. In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob Bonta jointly...
'They're still coming': Cases of unusual liver damage in kids on the rise in the U.S.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital has treated at least six otherwise healthy children with sudden hepatitis, adding to the more than 200 cases reported worldwide.
Analysis: An earth-shattering moment for a Supreme Court already on the brink
The US Supreme Court's legitimacy has been deeply pierced, and it may never recover its stature in the eyes of America.
Asian stocks rise after Fed chair downplays bigger rate hike
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman downplayed the likelihood of bigger rate hikes following the U.S. central bank's biggest increase in two decades.
"Non-stop" shelling of Azovstal plant overnight, Mariupol official says
A Ukrainian commander at the Azovstal steel plant said there are "bloody battles" unfolding with Russian forces inside the complex after they breached the perimeter. Follow here for live updates.
Sri Lanka foreign reserves at record low, politics in crisis
Sri Lanka’s finance minister says the South Asian country's economy is in dire straits with its usable foreign reserves down to less than $50 million
President declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters slowed the advance of the largest wildfire in the U.S. as heavy winds relented Wednesday, while President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration that brings new financial resources to remote stretches of New Mexico devastated by fire since early April.
Almost half of LGBTQ youths 'seriously considered' suicide in past year, survey says
The findings by the Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group, come amid a nationwide push by state lawmakers to limit the rights of LGBTQ people.
US makes biggest interest rate rise in 22 years
The Federal Reserve is under pressure as the US grapples with its worst inflation in four decades.
Commentary: Far-right cheaters, supporters put democracy on life support
“Cheaters never win,” mom would say. Mom may have been right about cheaters when I was a kid, but she never met today’s perverse version of the GOP.
Boris Johnson faces election test as scandals overshadow vote
Voters in Britain went to the polls in local government elections on Thursday where they are expected to punish Prime Minister Boris Johnson over a cost-of-living crisis and fines for breaking his own COVID-19 lockdown rules.
Biden condemns efforts of extremist ‘Maga crowd’ to overturn Roe v Wade abortion protections – as it happened
Biden spoke about the draft ruling by US supreme court judges: ‘This Maga crowd is the most extreme political organization that exists in US history’
Morrison defends management of Australia's ties to Solomons
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday he is following security officials’ advice in managing relations with the Solomon Islands after its leader alleged he had been threatened “with invasion.”
Analysis: Exclusive: Rising oil prices buy Iran time in nuclear talks, officials say
Emboldened by an oil price surge since Russia invaded Ukraine, Iran's clerical rulers are in no rush to revive a 2015 nuclear pact with world powers to ease sanctions on its energy-reliant economy, three officials familiar with Tehran's thinking said.
Dave Chappelle's accused attacker pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charges
Isaiah Lee is accused of four counts, including battery. He was initially booked by police on a felony charge but prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence to pursue it.
Support for Adams on crime falling in New York City
Support among New Yorkers for Mayor Eric Adams’s (D) handling of crime, one of his central campaign issues, has declined in recent weeks, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published W…
LA hospital sued for racism in death of Black mother
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a Black woman who died hours after childbirth in 2016 sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday, saying she bled to death because of a culture of racism at the renowned Los Angeles hospital.
Death toll rises to 26 in central China building collapse
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll jumped Thursday to 26 from the collapse last week of a residential and commercial building in central China, state media reported. Ten other people have been rescued from the wreckage in the city of Changsha, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
In a secret Alabama cave, 1,000-year-old carvings thought to be largest discovered in U.S.
The carvings, which may show spirits of the dead and are almost invisible, have been revealed by advanced photographic techniques.
Record-breaking rainfall submerges Valencia
Valencia's roads and public transport were closed and a team of ambulance workers had to be rescued.
'Our blood is boiling': Victims angry as son of dictator closes in on Philippine presidency
Former political prisoner Cristina Bawagan still has the dress she wore the day she was arrested, tortured and sexually abused by soldiers during the late Philippines' dictator Ferdinand Marcos's brutal era of martial law.
Combat political chaos by voting in your local school board election
After a wild year of politicized school board meetings, it is time to vote for local school board members. Hats off to any incumbents who want to remain in...
Bosnia calls election for Oct. 2 amid political tensions
Bosnia will hold a presidential and parliamentary ballot on Oct. 2 amid ethnic tensions and a row over an election reform
Expert Round Table in Washington D.C. Focuses on Kazakhstan’s Political Reforms, Stresses Demand for Change - The Astana Times
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top experts convened for a virtual round table on April 27 organized by the Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University to discuss Kazakhstan’s political reforms. The round table titled Political Reforms in Kazakhstan in the Context of Geopolitical Shifts...
What Elon Musk Does Not Get about Twitter and Democracy in Africa
Deferring to local laws to determine the bounds of free speech on Twitter - and Musk has suggested doing - would jeopardize hard-won democratic freedoms in Africa.
Dr. Oz's vote in 2018 Turkish election renews criticism
U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz cast a ballot in Turkey's 2018 presidential election.
Leaked Abortion News Could Galvanize Voters, Duke Experts Say
The unexpected news – via a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft decision – that the nation’s high court is poised to criminalize abortion may galvanize Republicans and Democrats alike, two Duke politics scholars said this week. A repeal of Roe vs. Wade could turn a midterm election many expected to...
What the latest omicron subvariants mean for reinfection risk
In the U.S., the BA.2.12.1 subvariant is gaining a foothold, while South Africa is seeing a surge in cases from two other subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5.
Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong reopened beaches and pools and relaxed other pandemic restrictions Thursday, a day after China’s capital, Beijing, announced it would ease its tough quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas.
COVID-19 hospital admissions, deaths forecast to rise in the US for first time in months
The projected increases come after weeks of steady upticks in infections across the country.
Another pandemic is inevitable, scientists say. Mass vaccination is not.
Scientists can make safe and effective vaccines against novel pathogens. The bigger challenge is persuading everyone to use them.
Beijing nervously returns to work as China doubles down on 'zero-COVID' policy
Beijing residents tentatively returned to work on Thursday after a muted five-day Labour Day holiday devoid of the usual trips across the country or lavish family dinners, as China pledged to fight any criticism of its uncompromising "zero-COVID" policy.
The US is closely watching this Covid surge for clues | CNN
Covid-19 cases are spiking in South Africa, and public health experts in the United States are following the data closely, waiting to see what it might reveal about how immunity from previous infections behaves over time.
A COVID mystery: why do some people never get sick even when exposed
SEATTLE (KOMO) — A big mystery of the COVID-19 pandemic that researchers are baffled by is that some people are exposed to the virus but never get sick even as others are diagnosed with it multiple times, despite being vaccinated. Researchers say figuring out why that happens is an important...
Mayo Clinic Doctor says new COVID variant evades vaccines
Another, more contagious COVID-19 variant has been detected, and experts believe it is contributing to an increase in cases in different parts of the world.
Sharon Osbourne Says She Has COVID-19 as She Shares Photo of Her in Bed with an IV
Sharon Osbourne revealed that she and daughter Kelly Osbourne each have coronavirus for a second time
Virus Cases Grow After White House Correspondents Dinner
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken was among the attendees reporting coronavirus infections on Wednesday.
This Activist Group Tapped Into Partisan COVID Politics To Make Big Trouble For Anthony Fauci And The NIH
The White Coat Waste Project has pulled the “lab leak” strings and channeled right-wing anger over COVID to pursue its goal of defunding animal experiments backed by the federal government.