Search for 4 children missing after deadly Amazon plane crash puts Colombia on edge

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians were tense on Friday as authorities searched for four indigenous children who were on a small plane that crashed in the Amazon jungle this month but were not found. The three adults on board died. The crash happened in the early hours of May 1 when the Cessna single-engine propeller … Read more

Ukraine shoots down Russian hypersonic missile with US Patriot defense systems

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian air force claimed to have downed a Russian hypersonic missile over Kiev on Saturday using newly acquired U.S. Patriot defense systems, the first known time the country has been able to intercept one of Moscow’s most modern missiles. Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk said in a Telegram message that … Read more

Will the Fox Settlement Change Conservative Media? Apparently not

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after Fox News agreed to pay nearly $800 million to settle a lawsuit over the broadcast of 2020 election lies, it would be hard to notice that anything had changed there. Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham led their shows Thursday and talked about Hunter Biden, the president’s son. … Read more

Poll: Biden 2024 splits Dems, but most would support him in November.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about half of Democrats think about President Joe Biden should run again in 2024, a new poll shows, but a large majority say they are likely to support him if he becomes the nominee. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows that 26% of Americans in general want … Read more

IRS agent claims Hunter Biden probe was mishandled

WASHINGTON (AP) — An IRS special agent is seeking whistleblower protection to release information about what the agent says is a mishandling of an investigation into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, according to a letter to members of Congress. Mark Lytle, the IRS whistleblower’s attorney, wrote to lawmakers on Wednesday that his client has … Read more

Progressives focus on local wins to counter setbacks

CHICAGO (AP) — For many progressives, the past decade has been littered with disappointments. But recent voting victories offer hope of reforming the Democratic Party from the bottom up, rather than from Washington. In Chicago earlier this month, a former teacher union organizer won unexpectedly the mayor’s race. In St. Louis, progressives won a majority … Read more

Dozens killed as army rivals battle for control of Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Sudanese army and a powerful paramilitary group battled for control of the chaos-ravaged country for a second day on Sundayindicating their unwillingness to end hostilities despite increasing diplomatic pressure to cease firing. A group of doctors said at least 56 civilians were killed and dozens killed by rival forces. The … Read more

Report finds democracy under attack for Black Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extreme positions by some local, state and federal political leaders who seek to limit what history can be taught in schools and try to undermine how black officials go about their jobs are among the greatest threats to democracy for black Americans, the National Urban League say. Marc Morial, the former mayor … Read more

China vows ‘vigorous’ measures after US-Taiwan meeting

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China vowed retaliation against Taiwan on Thursday after a meeting between the speaker of the US House of Representatives and the island’s president said the US was on a “wrong and dangerous path.” Speaker Kevin McCarthy hosted Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday in a show of US support for the … Read more

GOP’s DeSantis visits Whitmer’s Michigan, the ‘anti-Florida’

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Ahead of a highly anticipated presidential announcement, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will visit Michigan this year for his first outing in the state transformed by Democratic majorities under high-profile Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The visit will showcase the contrasting leadership styles of the Republican and Democrat after they landed landslide reelection victories … Read more