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Biden sees chance of 'rational' Republican approach on guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that the “Second Amendment was never absolute” and that, after the Texas elementary school shooting, there may be some bipartisan support to tighten r...

Today in History: May 30, Joan of Arc burned at the stake

Today in History Today is Monday, May 30, the 150th day of 2022. There are 215 days left in the year. This is Memorial Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ...

Indian novel 'Tomb of Sand' wins International Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize on Thursday for “Tomb of Sand,” a vibrant novel with a boundary-crossing 80-year-...

Motorcycles rumble through Canadian capital under police eye

OTTAWA (AP) — Motorcycles rumbled through the streets of Canada’s capital city Saturday while a strong police presence kept a close eye on a couple of rallies during the “Rolling Thunder” protest. ...

Report: Fire at Iran's holiest Shiite shrine; no injuries

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fire broke out on Friday in the compound belonging to the most revered Shiite shrine in Iran but was quickly extinguished, the country's state-run news agency reported. No one wa...

Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant complicated 200 years after birth

The legacy of Ulysses S. Grant isn't getting any less complicated 200 years after his birth. Grant battered the slave-owning South into surrender as President Abraham Lincoln's top ...

Ancient goddess sculpture found by farmer in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian farmer found a rare 4,500-year-old stone sculpture while working his land in the southern Gaza Strip, ruling Hamas authorities announced Monday. ...

Israeli restrictions on 'Holy Fire' ignite Christian outrage

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians celebrated their “Holy Fire” ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Saturday against a backdrop of rising tensions with Israel, which imposed new rest...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian as West Bank raids continue

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes on Wednesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, as Israeli troops continued a days-long operation in the occupied W...

Israel troops kill 4th Palestinian after alleged firebombing

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said early Monday, the latest in a growing wave ...

Israeli forces shoot, kill 2 Palestinians; one was unarmed

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians, including an unarmed woman, in confrontations across Israel and the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian offic...

Taiwan president to speak virtually with Swedish parliament delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The meeting between the Swedish parliament delegation and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will take place virtually, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said ...

Mexico's navy will manage tourism in converted island prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A small archipelago off Mexico’s Pacific coast that had been home to an island prison colony is finalizing preparations to receive tourists. Getting to Islas Maria...

Taiwan president to isolate until April 14 after meal with COVID-positive relative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will self-isolate at her official residence until April 14, even though she tested negative following a meal with a COVID-positive relative, t...

Poland's Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists announced Thursday for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarcz...