Ukraine facing homelessness, disease after dam collapse

Russia and Ukraine are still blaming each other for a dam collapse that has caused thousands to evacuate and left hundreds of thousands without drinking water.

Voices from the violent civil rights era see attacks on voting rights as part of ongoing struggle

They are part of a small, vanishing group who lived at the epicenter of the struggle for voting rights six decades ago, an era driven by segregation, violence and the yearning for equality that eventually led to laws bringing the U.S. closer to its promise of democracy for all its citizens.

What happens to papal power when a pope is unconscious? Nothing

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis’ three-hour surgery Wednesday raised a question about what happens to papal power when a pope is unconscious or otherwise incapacitated and cannot lead the Catholic Church.

Ex-Trump aide testifies before federal grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former top aide to Donald Trump appeared Wednesday in federal court in Miami for testimony to a grand jury investigating potential classified-document mishandling and obstruction at the ex-president’s Palm Beach property, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Sunak goes to Washington with Ukraine, economy and AI on agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The war in Ukraine was top of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's agenda Wednesday as he started a two-day trip to Washington carrying the message that post-Brexit Britain remains an essential American ally in a world of emboldened authoritarian states.

Japan supports Sweden's NATO membership as defense ministers strengthen ties

TOKYO (AP) - Japan’s defense minister expressed his country’s support for Sweden’s NATO membership during talks Wednesday with his Swedish counterpart, as the two sides called for stronger military ties amid shared concern over threats from Russia and China.

Why Republicans are clashing with FBI over confidential Biden document

WASHINGTON (AP) - The yearslong feud between congressional Republicans and the FBI is reaching a new level of rancor as lawmakers prepare a resolution to hold bureau director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.