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Ukraine Shoots Down Second Highly Advanced Russian A-50 Spy Plane

The Ukrainian Air Force said its fighters on Friday shot down a Russian A-50 military spy plane, the second of the prized aircraft that Kyiv has claimed to destroy this year. The Beriev A-50 is an airborne early warning and control jet used by Russia to help monitor Ukraine's air defenses. The aircraft typically fly with a crew of up to 15 personnel and are estimated to cost over $300 million to produce. According to Russian and Ukrainian reports, an A-50 was brought down over the Sea of Azov ...


Avast sold privacy software, then sold users' web browsing data, FTC alleges

February 23, 2024 / 11:46 AM EST After promising that its software would shield internet users from third-party tracking, Avast allegedly harvested and sold customers' online browsing data, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The maker of antivirus software deceived customers by claiming it would protect their privacy, while not making clear it would collect and sell their "detailed, re-identifiable browsing data," the agency announced Thursday. "Avast promised users th ...


Trump submits cellphone records allegedly showing Nathan Wade and Fani Willis' interactions before hiring

Former President Donald Trump on Friday submitted a request to enter new evidence in his Georgia election interference case based off Fulton County prosecutor Nathan Wade's cellphone records, which the filing claims show that Wade visited the home of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis approximately 35 times during an 11-month period in 2021. The records could be used to dispute Willis and Wade's claims about their relationship timeline. The new filing from Trump comes in the wake of a ...


New Records Show Supreme Court's Sonia Sotomayor Took Unusual Step Of Traveling With A Medic

In February 2018, a medic from Grand Junction, Colorado, accompanied Sotomayor on a trip she made to southern Florida, according to the records. On a three-day book tour with stops in Illinois and Tennessee in October of that year, the Marshals Service incurred costs for “baggage (medic),” which could refer to medical personnel or be a more benign reference to medical equipment in the justice’s luggage. Sotomayor was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7 and gives herself insulin shots multip ...


Colorado GOP establishment figures are lining up against Lauren Boebert as she faces a competitive primary

Feb 23, 2024, 10:14 AM EST As Rep. Lauren Boebert campaigns in her new Colorado district, establishment GOP figures who used to represent the area are lining up against her. On Thursday, three former Colorado GOP senators — Cory Gardner, Wayne Allard, and Hank Brown — endorsed Logan County commissioner Jerry Sonnenberg, one of several opponents Boebert faces in the GOP primary. All three ex-senators used to represent the 4th district, which covers the eastern portion of the state, in the Hou ...

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Biden announces more than 500 sanctions on Russia after Navalny's death

(NBC News) President Joe Biden on Friday announced more than 500 new sanctions on Russia over its war in Ukraine and the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny last week in prison. Biden said the sanctions would target those connected to Navalny’s imprisonment as well as Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial base and procurement networks.


Trump campaign accused of using 'creative accounting' to hide donor cash problems

(Raw Story) Questions are being raised about the "jaw-droppingly" low dollar amount of refunds being made by Donald Trump's presidential campaign and it appears the former president's team is testing the limits of Federal Election Commission reporting requirements. What is raising red flags is the Trump team reporting it has returned a paltry $1,400 in refunds since November 2022 while President Joe Biden's campaign has sent back about $360,000 last year and another $222,000 in just the past month.


Florida defies CDC in measles outbreak, telling parents it's fine to send unvaccinated kids to school

(CBS News) With a brief memo, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has subverted a public health standard that's long kept measles outbreaks under control. On Feb. 20, as measles spread through Manatee Bay Elementary in South Florida, Ladapo sent parents a letter granting them permission to send unvaccinated children to school amid the outbreak. Ladapo's move contradicts advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is not a parental rights issue," said Scott Rivkees, Florida's former surgeon general who is now a professor at Brown University. "It's about protecting fellow classmates, teachers, and members of the community against measles, which is a very serious and very transmissible illness."


James Comer Changes His Tune on Discredited Biden Probe Witness

(Daily Beast) After the credibility of House Republicans’ much-hyped FBI informant for their impeachment of President Joe Biden fell to pieces last week, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) dared to claim Wednesday that the person actually “wasn’t an important part of this investigation.”


An ectopic pregnancy put her life at risk. A Texas hospital refused to treat her.

(Washington Post) The law that has prohibited abortions in Texas since Roe v. Wade was overturned now explicitly allows doctors to treat ectopic pregnancies. But when doctors at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital evaluated Norris-De La Cruz last week, they refused to terminate the pregnancy, saying there was some chance the pregnancy was still viable, Norris-De La Cruz recalled. Instead, they advised her and her mother to go home and wait, according to medical records reviewed by The Washington Post.

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Trump wins South Carolina, beating Haley in her home state and further closing in on GOP nomination

24 sec ago - Updated 7:01 PM EST, February 24, 2024 CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third stra ... (AP)

Gov. Gavin Newsom: Alabama embryo decision is part of 'a war on women'

39 min ago - Feb. 24, 2024, 3:30 PM EST California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday said that the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision that embryos are people is part of “a war on women.” “It’s not just a war on travel. It? ... (NBC News)

Black leaders, DNC blast Trump for 'racist' comments

1 hr ago - 02/24/24 2:44 PM ET Black leaders are condemning former President Trump’s recent comments about Black voters as “racist.” Speaking at the Black Conservative Federation (BCF) annual gala in South Carolina on Friday, Trump said his legal ... (The Hill)

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants' surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

1 hr ago - WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that s ... (Associated Press)

Oklahoma senator calls LGBTQ+ people "filth" while commenting on death of Nex Benedict

2 hrs ago - Kelly McClure Sat, February 24, 2024 at 10:42 AM CST·3 min read During a legislative forum in Oklahoma on Friday sponsored by the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Tom Woods, R-Westville, commented on the death of 16-year-old nonbinary ... (yahoo.com)

An RNC member is trying to stop the party from paying Donald Trump's legal bills

2 hrs ago - Updated 3:59 PM EST, February 24, 2024 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least one member of the Republican National Committee is working to slow Donald Trump’s attempted takeover of the organization by pushing to keep the committee neutral until Tr ... (AP)

State seeks legal costs from Fulton County (PA) for letting outsiders access voting machines to help Trump in 2020

2 hrs ago - The Associated Press 7 hrs ago HARRISBURG, Pa. - A rural Pennsylvania county and its elected officials may have to pay the state elections agency hundreds of thousands of dollars to reimburse it for legal fees and litigation costs in a three-year bat ... (The Tribune-Democrat/AP)

Cleats of stolen Jackie Robinson statue to be donated to Negro League Museum

3 hrs ago - Published 1:42 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2024 | Updated 1:43 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2024 The bronze cleats that were cut from a Jackie Robinson statue last month will be donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum located in Kansas City, Missouri. The 275-pound s ... (USA Today)

Explosions Rock Massive Russian Steel Plant After Drone Attack

3 hrs ago - Published Feb 24, 2024 at 5:13 AM EST Explosions have hit a Russian steelmaker following a suspected drone attack. It is the latest fire to hit an industrial facility in the country on the second anniversary of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Th ... (Newsweek)

Nazis mingle openly at CPAC, spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories and finding allies

3 hrs ago - Feb. 24, 2024, 12:49 PM EST NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. - Nazis appeared to find a friendly reception at the conservative political action conference this year. Throughout the conference, racist extremists, some of whom had secured official CPAC badges, op ... (NBC News)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to be keynote speaker at Republican Party of Brown County's Lincoln Reagan Dinner

4 hrs ago - Peter Frank 10:20 a.m. CT Feb. 24, 2024 U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 Lincoln Reagan Dinner next month in Ashwaubenon, according to a Facebook post from the Republican Party of Brown County. The annual f ... (Green Bay Gazette)

UNRWA suspends aid to northern Gaza amid 'collapse of civil order'

5 hrs ago - The UN agency in charge of Palestinian affairs said it has been forced to pause aid deliveries to northern Gaza – where it is not “possible to conduct proper humanitarian operations” – amid increasing reports of famine among peopl ... (The Guardian)

Alexei Navalny's body given to mother by Russian authorities

5 hrs ago - Sat 24 Feb 2024 11.58 EST The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother nine days after he died in an Arctic prison, his spokesperson announced on Saturday. In a post on X, Kira Yarmysh thanked “all tho ... (The Guardian)

Chief Enforcer of US Gun Laws Fears Americans May Become Numb to Violence With Each Mass Shooting

6 hrs ago - Feb. 24, 2024, at 9:15 a.m. LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans ... (US News and World Report/AP)

Nevada abortion-rights group officially kicks off 2024 ballot measure effort -- with a focus on IVF concerns

6 hrs ago - Feb. 24, 2024, 6:00 AM EST A coalition of reproductive rights groups in Nevada is formally launching an effort Saturday to place an amendment on the November ballot that would enshrine abortion rights in the battleground state’s constitution. B ... (NBC News)

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

7 hrs ago - Updated 4:53 AM CST, February 24, 2024 LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The 500-kilogr ... (AP)

Judge to consider detention for Alexander Smirnov, FBI informant charged with lying about Biden

9 hrs ago - February 23, 2024, 10:14 PM A federal judge in California on Friday ordered Alexander Smirnov, the former FBI informant charged with lying to the bureau about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, to appear in court Monday morning as the judg ... (ABC News)

Fulton County DA's office rejects Trump claims that cell phone data undercuts Georgia prosecutors' testimony

10 hrs ago - Updated 1:43 AM EST, Sat February 24, 2024 CNN — Lawyers representing the Fulton County district attorney’s office are forcefully pushing back on allegations from former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants that cellphone data sug ... (CNN Politics)

White House, tribal leaders hail 'historic' deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

13 hrs ago - February 23, 2024 at 6:25 p.m. EST (Susan Walsh/AP) WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration, leaders of four Columbia River Basin tribes and the governors of Oregon and Washington celebrated on Friday as they signed papers formally launching a $1 bill ... (Washington Post)

Senators urge Biden to end duty-free treatment for packages valued at less than $800

13 hrs ago - Updated 5:49 PM EST, February 23, 2024 WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators looking to crack down on the number of packages from China that enter the country duty-free are calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action, saying U.S. manuf ... (AP)


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