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Judges approve special grand jury in Georgia election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — Judges have approved a request for a special grand jury by the Georgia prosecutor who's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to throw out Joe Biden's presi
US puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia tension

US puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia tension

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Pentagon said Monday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put up to 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border
New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world’s biggest, most powerful space telescope reached its final destination 1 million miles from Earth on Monday, a month after it lifted off on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe.
Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed

Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed

ST. PAUL, Minn.
Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they warn of difficult weeks ahead and the possibility of another, more dangerous variant ar
Police: 6 found dead at Milwaukee home had been shot

Police: 6 found dead at Milwaukee home had been shot

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The six people found dead in a Milwaukee home apparently had been shot, police said Monday. The victims had injuries that are suspected to have been caused by gunfire, Milwaukee Police Sgt.
Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding another blockbuster case to a term with abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.
4 wounded in Germany university shooting; gunman dead

4 wounded in Germany university shooting; gunman dead

BERLIN (AP) — A lone gunman wounded four people, some of them seriously, during a lecture at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday, police said.
Cruise ship changes course after US judge orders seizure

Cruise ship changes course after US judge orders seizure

MIAMI (AP) — A cruise ship that was supposed to dock in Miami has instead sailed to the Bahamas, after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over $4 million in unpaid fuel.
Gunfire heard near president's home hours after army mutiny

Gunfire heard near president's home hours after army mutiny

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunfire rang out late Sunday near the home of Burkina Faso's embattled President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, raising the specter that a military coup might still be under way after mutinous soldiers seized a military