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The U.S. has sanctioned Vladimir Putin's long-rumored romantic partner

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Rumors of a relationship between Putin, 69, and Alina Kabaeva, 39, date back more than a decade. Putin and the former Olympic gymnast are thought to have had at least three children together.


The families of Americans who are wrongfully detained are very much done being quiet

Friday, July 29, 2022

For years, families of those held abroad have been warned that speaking out could put their loved ones in greater danger. Today, many see going public as their best card to play.


Even if you're the president, it's hard to avoid a breakthrough COVID infection

Thursday, July 21, 2022

With his positive test for COVID-19, President Biden joins the throngs of Americans who have contracted the coronavirus even though they are vaccinated and boosted.


An Ohio city struggles to make sense of another fatal police shooting of a Black man

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

As Akron, Ohio, prepares for the funeral of Jayland Walker on Wednesday, the community is asking why a 25-year-old with no criminal record was shot dozens of times by officers.


Raising the drinking age helped reduce crashes. Could age limits curb gun violence?

Thursday, June 09, 2022

With gun violence now the leading cause of death among young people, gun control advocates say there is an urgent need to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles and other long guns to 21.


As the baby formula crisis worsens, it's also magnifying disparities in the U.S.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Empty store shelves. Frustrated parents. The formula shortage has upended life for millions of families across the nation and magnified longtime disparities in how infants receive nutrition.


Patrick Lyoya fled Congo to escape war. A traffic stop in Michigan cost him his life

Friday, April 22, 2022

Video of Lyoya's death has reignited protests over racial injustice. For those who knew him, he's remembered as a son, brother and father — a person of faith whose life was inextricably shaped by war.


March Madness is an NCAA gold mine. This year, players can finally cash in too

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

For the first time in NCAA tournament history, players can strike deals to profit off their names, images and likenesses. Brands have already spent millions, and some say it's just the start.


Russia showed its playbook in Syria. Here's what it may mean for civilians in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The lessons of Moscow's involvement in Syria's civil war stand as a specter of the heavy-handed playbook experts fear could be used on an even larger and more deadly scale in Ukraine.


As Ghislaine Maxwell trial opens, prosecutors allege a 'pyramid scheme of abuse'

Monday, November 29, 2021

Prosecutors have sought to portray the once prominent socialite as the coordinator of a sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls to the benefit of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.


England May Be Lifting Nearly All Of Its Coronavirus Restrictions By July 19

Monday, July 05, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says most remaining restrictions may soon be gone. If the plan moves ahead, it would bring about the closest version of pre-pandemic normalcy in nearly a year-and-a-half.


Death Toll Climbs To 18 In The Surfside Condo Collapse, With 145 Missing

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It has now been nearly a week since rescue crews last pulled anyone alive from the rubble, but officials in Florida reiterated Wednesday they were not giving up hope.


Dozens Of People Are Missing After A 12-Story Florida Condo Partly Collapsed

Thursday, June 24, 2021

At least one person has died. Authorities said rescuers helped evacuate at least 35 people who were trapped inside the building near Miami.


Alpha, Beta Instead Of Britain, South Africa. Why The WHO Is Renaming COVID Variants

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

The new names won't replace the scientific names already assigned to new variants, but the WHO said it's making the change to help avoid fueling stigma toward nations where new variants arise.


Officials Say Hate Crimes Against Jews Are Growing In The Aftermath Of Gaza Violence

Monday, May 24, 2021

Attacks have broken out in communities across the country, leaving officials in law enforcement and government scrambling to confront the ripple effects of recent violence between Israel and Hamas.


Dating Apps Are Making It Easier To Swipe Right For A Match Who's Vaccinated

Friday, May 21, 2021

Some of the largest dating apps are allowing users to filter potential matches by their vaccination status, while offering vaccinated users access to premium features like "boosts" and "super likes."


The Governor Of Texas Has Signed A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The new law prohibits abortion the moment a fetal heartbeat has been detected, before many women are even aware that they are pregnant. Enforcement of the law relies on private citizens.


PHOTOS: Across The U.S., People Protest The Violence In Gaza And Israel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

From Dearborn, Mich., to the gate of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, to the Federal Building in Los Angeles, protesters expressed their anguish and anger at the fighting and its toll.


20 Companies Are Behind Half Of The World's Single-Use Plastic Waste, Study Finds

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

More than 130 million metric tons of single-use plastics were thrown out in 2019, according to a new report that puts Exxon Mobil atop a list of the companies that produce it.


How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The attack on Colonial Pipeline has focused new attention on a potentially radical proposal to stem the growing threat posed by ransomware: making it illegal for victims to pay their attackers.