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Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala.

Patients urge Alabama lawmakers to restore IVF services in the state

Elizabeth Goldman holds a photo of her daughter, Zari Grace, as she tells her story to Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who hosted a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala.

February 28, 2024, 12:08pm Nation & World

Hannah Miles on Wednesday picked up a sign outside the Alabama Statehouse that reflected what she was feeling: “I Just Want To Be a Mom.” Read story

Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, advisers say

February 28, 2024, 12:03pm Health

Older U.S. adults should roll up their sleeves for another COVID-19 shot, even if they got a booster in the fall, an influential government advisory panel said Wednesday. Read story

This image provided by the Idaho Department of Correction shows Thomas Eugene Creech on Jan. 9, 2009. Creech, Idaho&rsquo;s longest-serving death row inmate, is scheduled to be executed at the end of the month. He was already serving time after being convicted of killing two people in Valley County in 1974 when he was sentenced to die for beating a fellow inmate to death with a sock full of batteries in 1981.

Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

This image provided by the Idaho Department of Correction shows Thomas Eugene Creech on Jan. 9, 2009. Creech, Idaho&rsquo;s longest-serving death row inmate, is scheduled to be executed at the end of the month. He was already serving time after being convicted of killing two people in Valley County in 1974 when he was sentenced to die for beating a fellow inmate to death with a sock full of batteries in 1981.

February 28, 2024, 10:54am Latest News

Idaho on Wednesday delayed the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the U.S., after a failed attempt at lethal injection. Read story

A supporter of a group of candidates waves Iranian flag during their election campaign rally ahead of the March 1, parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote. Separately, Iranians will also vote on Friday for members of the country&rsquo;s 88-seat Assembly of Experts, an eight-year term on a panel that will appoint the country&rsquo;s next supreme leader after Khamenei, 84.

Many in Iran are frustrated by unrest and poor economy. Parliament elections could see a low turnout

A supporter of a group of candidates waves Iranian flag during their election campaign rally ahead of the March 1, parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote. Separately, Iranians will also vote on Friday for members of the country&rsquo;s 88-seat Assembly of Experts, an eight-year term on a panel that will appoint the country&rsquo;s next supreme leader after Khamenei, 84.

February 28, 2024, 8:04am Nation & World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote. Read story

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hold a press conference after he summit of Southeastern European countries on peace in Tirana, Albania, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Ukraine&rsquo;s president co-hosts a summit with Albania&rsquo;s government on Wednesday that is meant to encourage further support for Kyiv by southeastern European countries, as signs of fatigue grow two years after Russia&rsquo;s full-scale invasion.

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy pleads for more ammunition at Albania summit of southeastern European nations

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hold a press conference after he summit of Southeastern European countries on peace in Tirana, Albania, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Ukraine&rsquo;s president co-hosts a summit with Albania&rsquo;s government on Wednesday that is meant to encourage further support for Kyiv by southeastern European countries, as signs of fatigue grow two years after Russia&rsquo;s full-scale invasion.

February 28, 2024, 8:04am Nation & World

Ukraine’s president pleaded Wednesday for more ammunition to repel Russia as he co-hosted a summit with Albania’s government to build further support for Kyiv among southeastern European countries while signs of war fatigue grow. Read story

Pope Francis poses for photos with the young members of a chorus at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

Pope Francis poses for photos with the young members of a chorus at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

February 28, 2024, 7:59am Churches & Religion

Pope Francis, who recently had the flu, was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details. Read story

FILE - A bump stock is displayed in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 15, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge Wednesday, Feb. 28, to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory used in a Las Vegas massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a Trump-era ban on a gun accessory known as bump stocks

FILE - A bump stock is displayed in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 15, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge Wednesday, Feb. 28, to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory used in a Las Vegas massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

February 28, 2024, 7:59am Nation & World

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory used in a Las Vegas massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Read story

FILE - Palestinians look at the destruction after an Israeli strike on residential buildings and a mosque in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weeks-long pause in the war, now in its fifth month. A deal would bring some respite to desperate people in Gaza, who have borne a staggering toll in the war, as well as to the anguished families of hostages taken during Hamas&rsquo; Oct. 7 attack that sparked the war.

A deal between Israel and Hamas appears to be taking shape. What would it look like?

FILE - Palestinians look at the destruction after an Israeli strike on residential buildings and a mosque in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weeks-long pause in the war, now in its fifth month. A deal would bring some respite to desperate people in Gaza, who have borne a staggering toll in the war, as well as to the anguished families of hostages taken during Hamas&rsquo; Oct. 7 attack that sparked the war.

February 28, 2024, 7:58am Nation & World

Israel and Hamas are inching toward a new deal that would free some of the roughly 130 hostages held in the Gaza Strip in exchange for a weekslong pause in the war, now in its fifth month. Read story

South Korean and US troops will begin major exercises next week in response to North Korean threats

February 28, 2024, 7:52am Nation & World

South Korean and U.S. troops will begin their expanded annual military drills next week in response to North Korea’s evolving nuclear threats, the two countries said Wednesday, a move that will likely enrage North Korea because it views its rivals’ joint training as an invasion rehearsal. Read story

Tornadoes in February? In the Great Lakes? Storms leave a trail of destruction

February 28, 2024, 7:52am Nation & World

Severe thunderstorms with large hail and several possible rare winter tornadoes toppled trees, cut power and damaged homes in the Chicago area and other parts of the Great Lakes into Wednesday morning. Read story