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An FBI informant has been charged with lying to authorities about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme between President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company.

February 15, 2024
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U.S. stocks set another record Thursday following some mixed reports on the economy.

By STAN CHOE Associated Press February 15, 2024
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The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence.

By MATTHEW LEE, KEVIN FREKING, ELLEN KNICKMEYER and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press February 15, 2024
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Four Roman Catholic bishops met with Mexican drug cartel bosses in a bid to negotiate a possible peace accord, one of the bishops said, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he approves of such talks.

By FABIOLA SÁNCHEZ Associated Press February 15, 2024
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Donald Trump’s hush-money trial will go ahead as scheduled with jury selection starting on March 25, a New York judge ruled Thursday, turning aside demands for delay from the former president’s defense lawyers who argued it would interfere with his campaign to retake the White House.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, JENNIFER PELTZ, JAKE OFFENHARTZ and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press February 15, 2024
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Eight children were among 22 people hit by gunfire in a shooting at the end of Wednesday's parade to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win, authorities said, as terrified fans ran for cover and yet another high-profile public event was marred by gun violence. One person was killed, a mother of two identified by her radio station as a DJ.

By By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press February 14, 2024
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The U.S. House voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, with the Republican majority determined to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the U.S-Mexico border after failing last week in a politically embarrassing setback.

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent February 14, 2024
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Police announced Tuesday the arrest of a 45-year-old man in the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue that later was found dismantled and burned.

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press February 13, 2024
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Three separate unions representing flight attendants at major U.S. airlines are picketing and holding rallies at 30 airports on Tuesday as they push for new contracts and higher wages.

By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer February 13, 2024
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Israel and Hamas are making progress toward another cease-fire and hostage-release deal, officials said Tuesday, as negotiations went on and Israel threatened to expand its offensive to Gaza's southern edge, where some 1.4 million Palestinians have sought refuge.

By SAMY MAGDY, NAJIB JOBAIN and TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press February 13, 2024
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Bob Edwards, who anchored National Public Radio's “Morning Edition” for just under 25 years and was the baritone voice who told many Americans what had happened while they slept, has died.

By Associated Press February 12, 2024
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The shooter who opened fire at a Texas megachurch on Sunday before being killed by security officers had a history of mental illness and used an AR-style rifle in the attack that also critically injured their 7-year-old son, authorities said Monday.

By JUAN LOZANO, ACACIA CORONADO AND JIM VERTUNO Associated Press February 12, 2024
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It was a warm handshake between the unlikeliest of statesmen, conducted under the beaming gaze of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

By JULIA FRANKEL Associated Press February 12, 2024
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The governments of Poland, France and Germany vowed Monday to make Europe a security and defense power with a greater ability to back Ukraine, as fears grow that former U.S. President Donald Trump might return to the White House and allow Russia to expand its aggression on the continent.

By SYLVIE CORBET, VANESSA GERA and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press February 12, 2024
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President Joe Biden's 2024 campaign is now on TikTok, even though he has expressed national security concerns over the platform and banned it on federal devices.

By Associated Press February 12, 2024
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Donald Trump, the front-runner in the U.S. for the Republican Party's nomination this year, says he once warned that he would allow Russia to do whatever it wants to NATO member nations that are “delinquent” in devoting 2% of their gross domestic product to defense.

By VANESSA GERA Associated Press February 12, 2024
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Donald Trump said that, as president, he warned NATO allies that he “would encourage” Russia “to do whatever the hell they want” to countries that are “delinquent” as the front-runner for the Republican nomination ramped up his attacks on foreign aid and long-standing international alliances. NATO's leader said Trump's words could undermine security and put American and European forces at risk.

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press February 11, 2024
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Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, Lenny Kravitz, the late Sinéad O’Connor and heavy metal's so-called Prince of Darkness are some the 2024 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a wide musical net that also includes the pop-soul of Sade and Britpoppers Oasis.

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer February 11, 2024
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Israel should not conduct a military operation in the densely populated Gaza border town of Rafah without a “credible and executable” plan to protect civilians, U.S. President Joe Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, the White House said.

By NAJIB JOBAIN and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press February 11, 2024
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More gains for U.S. stocks on Friday sent Wall Street to its latest record, milestone and winning week.

By STAN CHOE Associated Press February 10, 2024
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Google on Thursday introduced a free artificial intelligence app that will enable people to rely on technology instead of their own brains to write, interpret what they're reading and deal with a variety of other task in their lives.

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press February 10, 2024
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Facebook and Instagram users will start seeing labels on AI-generated images that appear on their social media feeds, part of a broader tech industry initiative to sort between what’s real and not.

By MATT O'BRIEN Associated Press February 10, 2024
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Hershey is cautioning on its 2024 profit growth as the company contends with rising cocoa costs that are leading to higher prices for chocolate.

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN Associated Press February 10, 2024
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A special counsel report released Thursday found evidence that President Joe Biden willfully retained and shared highly classified information when he was a private citizen, including about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, but concluded that criminal charges were not warranted.

By ERIC TUCKER, LINDSAY WHITEHURST, ZEKE MILLER and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press February 9, 2024
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The Supreme Court seems poised to reject attempts to kick former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot, with conservative and liberal justices in apparent agreement in a case that puts them at the heart of a presidential election.

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press February 9, 2024

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