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KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine cites massive buildup of Russian forces along border

KIEV, Ukraine— Russia is building up its land forces and weapons along the border, Ukraine’s president said Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia not to block Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine were still escalating a week after a naval clash in the Black Sea on Nov. … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine cites massive buildup of Russian forces along border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After rescue, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public debut

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip is debuting to the public for the first time in over a decade after its restoration. Japanese and local artists played the piano and sang to a rapt audience Sunday at a theater nestled in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s building. The … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After rescue, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public debut

CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

CHICAGO  — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Chicago police have secured a hospital following a shooting that left the suspected gunman dead and four others critically wounded. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center released a statement late Monday afternoon saying police officers have secured the facility and … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

NEW YORK | Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

NEW YORK— U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was the finding of a report correcting an earlier study that mistakenly said farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen killed themselves most often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a corrected study Thursday. CDC officials … Continue reading NEW YORK | Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

WASHINGTON | Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda. With current speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

MARSEILLE, France | French rescuers find body in ruins of collapsed buildings

MARSEILLE, France — French rescue crews who labored through the night say they’ve found the body of a man in the ruins of two buildings that collapsed in a pile of beams and rubble in the southern city of Marseille. The discovery was confirmed Tuesday morning by the city’s fire brigade on its Twitter feed … Continue reading MARSEILLE, France | French rescuers find body in ruins of collapsed buildings

INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the “wicked act of mass murder” at a Pittsburgh synagogue, saying anti-Semitism “must be confronted anywhere and everywhere it appears” and speculating that the death toll would have been curbed if an armed guard had been in the building. With both the number of deaths and details … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism