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This photo provided by the United Nations shows Russia&rsquo;s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as he briefs reporters at UN Headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

Russian minister blames US media for hindering prisoner swap talks on jailed reporter Gershkovich

This photo provided by the United Nations shows Russia&rsquo;s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as he briefs reporters at UN Headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

July 18, 2024, 8:21am Nation & World

Russia’s foreign minister blamed American journalists Wednesday for helping delay talks with his U.S. counterparts about a possible prisoner exchange involving imprisoned Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. Read story

FILE - Israel&rsquo;s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 10, 2023.

Israel’s Netanyahu makes surprise Gaza visit as far-right politician tours flashpoint Jerusalem site

FILE - Israel&rsquo;s National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sept. 10, 2023.

July 18, 2024, 8:19am Latest News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to troops in southern Gaza on Thursday, his office said, days before his speech to the U.S. Congress. Read story

FILE - Freed Syrian detainees gather in front of posters showing Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and his father Hafez Assad after they were released from Adra Prison on the north-east outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on Jan. 15, 2013. A former Syrian military official who oversaw the prison where human rights officials say torture and abuse took place has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of immigration fraud.

Syrian President Assad’s Baath Party clinches control of parliament, election results show

FILE - Freed Syrian detainees gather in front of posters showing Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and his father Hafez Assad after they were released from Adra Prison on the north-east outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on Jan. 15, 2013. A former Syrian military official who oversaw the prison where human rights officials say torture and abuse took place has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of immigration fraud.

July 18, 2024, 7:43am Nation & World

The results of Syria’s parliamentary elections, announced Thursday, showed that President Bashar Assad’s Baath Party has won a majority of seats, as expected. Read story

Syrian official who oversaw prison where alleged abuse took place arrested by US officials

July 17, 2024, 6:53pm Nation & World

A former Syrian military official who oversaw a prison where human rights officials say torture and abuse routinely took place has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday. Read story

Trump has given no official info about his medical care for days since an assassination attempt

July 17, 2024, 5:41pm Nation & World

Four days after a gunman's attempt to assassinate former President Donald Trump at a Pennsylvania rally, the public is still in the dark over the extent of his injuries, what treatment the Republican presidential nominee received in the hospital, and whether there may be any long-term effects on his health. Read story

President Joe Biden similes as he meets with British Prime Minister Keir Starmer in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Washington.

President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas, has ‘mild symptoms’

President Joe Biden similes as he meets with British Prime Minister Keir Starmer in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Washington.

July 17, 2024, 3:46pm Latest News

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling Wednesday in Las Vegas and is experiencing “mild symptoms” from the infection, the White House said. Read story

A fan hangs above plants growing in a greenhouse at the Core Greenhouse Complex on the University of California, Davis, campus in Davis, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2024.

The “greenhouse effect”: How an oft-touted climate solution threatens agricultural workers

A fan hangs above plants growing in a greenhouse at the Core Greenhouse Complex on the University of California, Davis, campus in Davis, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2024.

July 17, 2024, 2:06pm Nation & World

To harvest tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, to clip herbs, to prune and propagate succulents, people work in oppressive heat and humidity. Some wring out shirts soaked with sweat. Some contend with headaches, dizziness and nausea. Some collapse. Some hover on the brink of exhaustion, backs straining, breathing heavily. Read story

US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

July 17, 2024, 1:18pm Nation & World

The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission that has been fraught with repeated weather and security problems that limited how much food and other supplies could get to starving Palestinians. Read story

This undated photo provided by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) shows World War II service member U.S. Army Air Forces Pvt. 1st Class Charles R. Powers, from Riverside, Calif. The long-unidentified remains of Powers who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 were returned home to California on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

Remains of World War II POW who died in the Philippines returned home to California

This undated photo provided by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) shows World War II service member U.S. Army Air Forces Pvt. 1st Class Charles R. Powers, from Riverside, Calif. The long-unidentified remains of Powers who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 were returned home to California on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.

July 17, 2024, 1:18pm Nation & World

The long-unidentified remains of a World War II service member who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 were returned home to California on Tuesday. Read story

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, attend the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum, Tuesday, July 16, 2024, in Milwaukee.

JD Vance’s first Republican convention will be his national introduction as Trump’s running mate

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, attend the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum, Tuesday, July 16, 2024, in Milwaukee.

July 17, 2024, 12:55pm Latest News

 Donald Trump ’s running mate JD Vance will introduce himself to a national audience Wednesday night as he addresses the Republican National Convention. Read story