World
February 23

More Myanmar protests follow strike amid foreign concerns

Protesters against the military's seizure of power in Myanmar were back on the streets of cities and towns on Tuesday, a day after a general strike shuttered shops and brought huge numbers out to demonstrate.
World
February 23

Report: Far-right incidents surge in German military

The number of suspected far-right incidents in the German military surged to 477 last year from 363 in 2019, parliament's commissioner for the military said Tuesday.
Nation
February 23

In backing South Carolina GOP chair, Trump remains active

As political observers mull the future of the Republican Party following the presidency of Donald Trump, the former president is making it clear that he's going to continue to play an active part. Trump is endorsing South Carolina's GOP chairman Drew McKissick for a third term, wading not only into state-level politics but also playing a role in maintaining the local party framework in places that backed his presidency.
World
February 23

Armenia: Protesters demand prime minister's resignation

Thousands of protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia's prime minister demonstrated in the center of the capital, Yerevan, on Tuesday, the third protest in a week.
Local
February 23
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, shown speaking at the White House in March 2020, has openly invited the lawsuit from Dominion.

$1.3B defamation suit filed against Mike Lindell, MyPillow

Dominion Voting Systems' federal lawsuit over Lindell's repeated and discredited claims that Dominion helped steal the 2020 election comes after weeks of warnings from the company.
World
February 23

Lam backs Hong Kong electoral changes excluding opponents

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave her clear support Tuesday to electoral reforms that would likely further exclude opposition voices and cement Beijing's control over the semi-autonomous Chinese city's politics.
Nation
February 23

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister critically ill

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister, Michael Somare, was in critical condition in a hospital over the weekend with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
World
February 23

Afghan peace talks resume, but path is anything but certain

With violence spiking, Afghanistan's warring sides have returned to the negotiation table, ending more than a month of delays amid hopes that the two sides can agree on a reduction of violence - and eventually, an outright ceasefire.
World
February 23

Jews split over storied charity's support for settlements

Generations of Jews have dropped spare change into the iconic blue boxes of the Jewish National Fund, a 120-year-old Zionist organization that acquires land, plants trees and carries out development projects in the Holy Land.
World
February 23

UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 15% last year

The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15% last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.
Business
February 22

The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.
Business
February 22

Asian shares mostly higher amid coronavirus vaccine optimism

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday despite a sell-off of shares in technology companies on Wall Street.
Nation
February 22

In Rush Limbaugh's home state, a flap over lowering flags

In life, the conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was a divisive figure, who proudly waved the flag of conservatism and wallowed in the controversies he helped ignite. In death, those controversies follow him as partisans in his home state of Florida debate over whether to lower flags in his honor.
World
February 22
Anti-coup protesters hold posters that read “#Reject Military Coup #Save Myanmar” as they gather under an elevated roadway just outside the Hleda

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

Protesters gathered in Myanmar's biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta's threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military's takeover three weeks ago.
Nation
February 22

Ex-House speaker Madigan quits Democratic Party chairman job

Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrat who for decades led the Illinois House of Representatives before recently resigning the Legislature amid an ongoing federal probe that implicated him in a long-running bribery scheme, quit Monday as state party chairman.
Nation
February 22

City probe faults overall police treatment of Elijah McClain

The results of an investigation into the fatal arrest of Elijah McClain in suburban Denver released Monday criticizes how police handled the entire incident, faulting officers for their quick, aggressive treatment of the 23-year-old Black man and the department for having a weak accountability system that failed to press for the truth about what happened.
Local
February 22
The Minnesota Legislature has traditionally passed bonding bills in even years, but some state budget officials have advocated for an annual measure.

Walz pitches $518M package for public works, infrastructure

The governor said that a new public works package would create jobs during the pandemic and help prevent roads and buildings from falling into disrepair.
Nation
February 22
Students are selected as National Merit Semifinalists based on results of a PSAT qualifying test.

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic.
Nation
February 22

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation's grief and hope

WASHINGTON — With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country's once-unimaginable loss — half a…
Sports
February 22

The Latest: Big West hoops tournaments banning spectators

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: