Russia’s military pounds residential areas as Ukraine strikes key bridge

Russia’s military pounds residential areas as Ukraine strikes key bridge

Neighbors collects debris of destroyed houses, after military strikes in Kramatorsk, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region Ukraine, Aug. 12, 2022.NACHO DOCE/Reuters Russia’s military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge … Read more

One dead, 17 hurt in crash during fundraiser for fire victims

One dead, 17 hurt in crash during fundraiser for fire victims

Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company firefighter Harold Baker is comforted at the scene in Berwick, Pa., on Aug. 13.Bob Kalinowski/The Associated Press One person was killed and another 17 people injured when a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar for a fundraiser for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this … Read more

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russian soldiers walk through the debris of the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal, in Mariupol, Ukraine, on June 13.The Associated Press The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed … Read more

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Russia denies explosions, fire at airbase in annexed Crimea from Ukrainian attack

Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka, Crimea, on Aug. 9.STRINGER/Reuters Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person … Read more

Russian forces begin assault on two key eastern Ukraine cities

Russian forces begin assault on two key eastern Ukraine cities

An elderly woman makes her way through rubbles near a market in Bakhmut on August 4, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to … Read more

Taiwan says China’s military drills appear to simulate attack

Taiwan says China’s military drills appear to simulate attack

A Chinese J-11 military fighter jet flies above the Taiwan Strait near Pingtan, the closest land of mainland China to the island of Taiwan on Aug. 5, 2022.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed … Read more

China halts climate, military ties with US over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

China halts climate, military ties with US over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese military H-6K bomber is seen conducting training exercises on Nov 23, 2017.Wang Guosong/The Associated Press China on Friday said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation … Read more

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. If successful, it will join spacecraft from the … Read more

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

DENVER (AP) — A wealthy dentist accused of fatally shooting his wife in the heart with a shotgun at the end of an African safari was found guilty of murder and mail fraud on Monday. A jury of six men and six women reached the verdict for Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph following a three week trial … Read more

US Sen. Lindsey Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

US Sen.  Lindsey Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

US Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., listens during a hearing on the fiscal year 2023 budget for the FBI in Washington, on May 25.Ting Shen/The Associated Press US Sen. Lindsey Graham is challenging a subpoena to testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others broke any laws when they tried … Read more