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US, Europe agree to lock up Russian assets until it pays for Ukraine war, clearing way for $50B loan

US, Europe agree to lock up Russian assets until it pays for Ukraine war, clearing way for $50B loan

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — The United States and European countries have agreed to lock up sanctioned Russian assets until Moscow pays reparations for its invasion of Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
US reporter Evan Gershkovich, jailed in Russia on espionage charges, to stand trial, officials say

US reporter Evan Gershkovich, jailed in Russia on espionage charges, to stand trial, officials say

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, authorities said Thursday.
Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

DALLAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown shared a long hug after helping Boston avoid the biggest collapse in an NBA Finals game since at least 1997.
Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s transitional council appointed a new Cabinet on Tuesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs.
In initial win for Argentine President Milei, senators approve his key bills after violent protests

In initial win for Argentine President Milei, senators approve his key bills after violent protests

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved key state overhaul and tax bills proposed by President Javier Miliei, delivering an initial legislative victory to the libertarian leader in his efforts to enact his promises of radi
Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo.
Woman with gun taken into custody after standoff at FBI building in Seattle, authorities say

Woman with gun taken into custody after standoff at FBI building in Seattle, authorities say

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman armed with a handgun was taken into custody after an hourlong standoff at the FBI building in Seattle on Wednesday, authorities said.
Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security deal, as G7 leaders agree to use Russian cash to help Kyiv

Biden and Zelenskyy will sign a security deal, as G7 leaders agree to use Russian cash to help Kyiv

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Ukraine on Thursday when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy.
House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified documents case, Republicans' latest and strongest rebuke
3 deputies shot while responding to northern Illinois home, suspect also wounded, official says

3 deputies shot while responding to northern Illinois home, suspect also wounded, official says

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Three sheriff’s deputies were shot Wednesday while responding to a northern Illinois home, and the suspect was also wounded, authorities said.