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    m Tunde Onakoya, a 29-year-old Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate, played the royal game for 60 straight hours in an attempt to break the the…

  • House quickly says yes to aid for allies’ wars

    WASHINGTON -- The House swiftly approved $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies in a rare Saturday session as Democrats and Repub…

  • US planning troop withdrawal in Niger

    DAKAR, Senegal -- The United States will begin plans to withdraw troops from Niger, U.S. officials said Saturday, in what experts say is a blow to Washington a…

  • Biden signs bill on surveillance

    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Saturday signed legislation reauthorizing a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restr…

  • Names and faces

    m Dick Van Dyke is vying for a Daytime Emmy at age 98. The actor was nominated Friday as guest performer in a daytime drama series for his part as Timothy Robi…

  • Jury still out in trial of Arizona rancher

    PHOENIX -- A jury in southern Arizona will resume deliberations Monday in the trial of a rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his proper…

  • Vetoes by Kansas governor draw ire from Republicans

    TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas' Democratic governor on Friday vetoed proposed tax breaks for anti-abortion counseling centers while allowing restrictions on college di…

  • N.M. questions agency about cannabis seizures

    SANTA FE, N.M. -- The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments -- including commercial, state-authorized supplies -- as licens…

  • Ukraine targets Russian energy in strikes

    KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraine launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Saturday, in attacks that appeared to target…

  • World Food Program agrees to Gaza work

    WASHINGTON -- The U.N. World Food Program has agreed to help deliver aid for the starving civilians of Gaza once the U.S. military completes a pier for transpo…

  • 6 kids among Gaza strike’s 9 dead

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authoriti…

  • Jurors deciding railway liability in asbestos case

    HELENA, Mont. -- BNSF Railway attorneys told a Montana jury Friday that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residen…

  • Newsom announces homelessness plan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearly $200 million in grant money will go to California cities and counties to move homeless people from encampments into housing, Gov. Gavin…

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