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Russian offensive turns to key Donbas city, heavy shelling

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians were digging in to defend the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk as it endured heavy bombardment from Russian forces trying to take the industrial area known as the Donbas...

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of...

Migrant back home after 7 years in Mexico jail with no trial

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An Indigenous migrant who was accused of kidnapping and jailed in a northern Mexico border city returned to her homeland of Guatemala on Sunday as a free woman after spending mor...

'A long journey': Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denounci...

Rural Texas official arrested, charged with stealing cattle

MENTONE, Texas (AP) — The top elected official in a rural and sparsely populated West Texas county has been arrested after being accused of stealing cattle. Loving County Judge Skeet...

Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Poland's president traveled to Kyiv to support the country's European Union aspirations, becoming the first foreign le...

Croatian police fire live ammunition during soccer fan clash

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Outnumbered Croatian police officers fired warning shots into the air and ground with live ammunition when soccer fans returning from a match in the capital attacked them on a h...

Israeli court sentences Palestinian jailbreakers to 5 years

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced six Palestinian inmates to five years in prison for tunneling out of their cell last year and escaping from a high-security facility in the...

Stepan Bandera: Ukrainian hero or Nazi collaborator?

"Bandera is our father, Ukraine is the mother. We will fight for Ukraine!" sings a young woman in camouflage uniform, carrying a machine gun, in a video that Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol ...

Today in History: May 22, Johnson's 'Great Society'

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2022. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, ...

Turkey: Thousands protest opposition politician's conviction

Thousands of people took to the streets in Istanbul on Saturday to protest against a prison sentence imposed on one of Turkey's leading opposition politicians. The demonstrations follow a decisio...

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day abou...

Former Ohio prisons chief top contender to run US prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the Ohio state prison system has emerged as a leading contender to run the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons, three people familiar with the matter told...

Fugitive North Macedonian ex-premier gets 9-year sentence

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been handed a 9-year prison sentence for illegally ordering the 2011 demolition of a multimillion-do...

Today in History: May 21, Amelia Earhart crosses Atlantic

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 21, the 141st day of 2022. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21...