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China says balloon is for research, accidently strayed

China says balloon is for research, accidently strayed

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that a balloon the U.S. suspects of conducting surveillance was a civilian “airship” used for research, mainly meteorological purposes.
Pope lands in South Sudan to urge peace as fighting kills 27

Pope lands in South Sudan to urge peace as fighting kills 27

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in South Sudan on Friday for the second and final leg of his African pilgrimage, planning to encourage the young country’s stalled peace process and to draw international attention to the continued fighti
Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault, has no conviction recorded

Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault, has no conviction recorded

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios had suffered severe depression, suicidal ideation and insomnia in the past, a psychologist told a court on Friday when the Australian tennis star pleaded guilty to pushing a former girlfriend to the ground two
Pentagon: Chinese spy balloon spotted over Western US

Pentagon: Chinese spy balloon spotted over Western US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S.

Police say Oregon shooting suspect 'contained' in his house

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon said Thursday that a suspect in what they had described as an active shooter situation was “contained in his house," in the small city of Hood River.
7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

MEMPHIS, Tenn.
US to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround

US to send Ukraine longer-range bombs in latest turnaround

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of agonizing, the U.S has agreed to send longer-range bombs to Ukraine as it prepares to launch a spring offensive to retake territory Russia captured last year, U.S.
'A big deal': US, Philippines tighten military ties

'A big deal': US, Philippines tighten military ties

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Thursday it was allowing U.S.
House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep.
Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliation

Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday blamed Israel for a drone attack that targeted a military workshop in its central city of Isfahan over the weekend, warning it “reserves its legitimate and inherent right” to retaliate.