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Mystery balloon discovery over Montana cancels US China trip

The Pentagon said at midday Friday that a Chinese spy balloon had moved eastward and was over the central United States, and that the U.S. rejected China’s claims that it was not being used for surveillance Read More


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Sorry, not sorry: Some 1/6 rioters change tune after apology

Some Jan. 6 defendants who have expressed remorse in court for joining the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol have later struck a different tone or downplayed the deadly riot publicly More »


New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

U.S. Agriculture officials have proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first limits on added sugars More »


EU prepares more Russia sanctions; Kremlin readies offensive

European Union officials say the bloc will unveil its 10th package of sanctions against Russia on Feb. 24 to mark the anniversary of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine More »


Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election More »


Texas power woes linger as New England girds for deep freeze

The mayor of Austin, Texas, has apologized and says the city let its citizens down after a winter storm that has left thousands without power for days More »


Google, Apple, Amazon give investors reason to fret

Wall Street has its eyes on big tech after some of the biggest companies in the world posted lackluster quarterly financial performances More »


Baltic leaders: Olympic boycott possible if Russians compete

The prime ministers of the three Baltic countries have urged the International Olympic Committee to ban Russian athletes from next year’s Paris Games because of the war in Ukraine and say a boycott is a possibility More »


LeBron’s off-court legacy complements his basketball success

LeBron James is soon going to be in the NBA record books as the most prolific scorer ever More »


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