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NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

June 2, 2021 4:46 pm CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is returning to sizzling Venus, our closest yet perhaps most overlooked neighbor, after decades of exploring other worlds. ...

Agency: Trump is due $1M tax refund for Chicago skyscraper

July 31, 2021 1:16 pm An Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill for his downtown...

3 tornadoes confirmed in damaging Wisconsin thunderstorms

July 29, 2021 4:56 pm MILWAUKEE (AP) — At least three tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage and left tens of thousands without power,...

EXPLAINER: US, NATO pledge billions to back Afghan forces

July 27, 2021 7:06 am ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. and NATO have promised to pay $4 billion a year until 2024 to finance Afghanistan’s military and security forces, which...

Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets

July 22, 2021 1:11 pm KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as “bandits and foreign...

Jesse Jackson among 39 arrested for sit-in at Sinema office

July 26, 2021 6:16 pm PHOENIX (AP) — Civil rights leaders including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber were among 39 people arrested Monday for refusing to leave the...

Chinese farmer who praised lawyers sentenced to 18 years

July 28, 2021 4:41 am BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese pig farmer who was detained after praising lawyers during a crackdown on legal activists by President Xi Jinping’s government...

Sheriff: 3 dead at Wisconsin quarry were shot over $600 debt

July 29, 2021 4:46 pm LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Three men who were found dead last week at the entrance of a Wisconsin quarry were forced to kneel on...

Can Biden’s plans manufacture more US factory jobs?

July 28, 2021 12:06 am WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will be trying to connect with blue-collar workers Wednesday when he travels to a truck factory in Pennsylvania to...

UK journalist sued by Russian billionaires over Putin book

July 28, 2021 7:11 am LONDON (AP) — A British journalist and her publisher faced defamation claims in a London court on Wednesday from billionaire Chelsea Football Club owner Roman...

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