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Britain&rsquo;s Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks on stage at the launch of The Labour party&rsquo;s 2024 general election manifesto in Manchester, England, Thursday, June 13, 2024. The election will take place on July 4.

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer says he’ll end the era of ‘gestures and gimmicks’ if he wins power

Britain&rsquo;s Labour Party leader Keir Starmer speaks on stage at the launch of The Labour party&rsquo;s 2024 general election manifesto in Manchester, England, Thursday, June 13, 2024. The election will take place on July 4.

June 13, 2024, 8:19am Nation & World

The left-of-center politician aiming to become Britain’s prime minister in three weeks’ time said Thursday he will lead a government that’s both “pro-business and pro-worker” and restore stability after years of economic and political turmoil. Read story

FILE - In this December 1968, file photo made available by NASA, Lt. Col. William A. Anders, Apollo 8 lunar module pilot, looks out of a window during the spaceflight. Retired Maj. Gen. Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic &ldquo;Earthrise&rdquo; photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday, June 7, 2024, when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was 90.

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders died of blunt-force injuries from a plane crash, coroner says

FILE - In this December 1968, file photo made available by NASA, Lt. Col. William A. Anders, Apollo 8 lunar module pilot, looks out of a window during the spaceflight. Retired Maj. Gen. Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic &ldquo;Earthrise&rdquo; photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday, June 7, 2024, when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was 90.

June 13, 2024, 7:41am Life

Retired Maj. Gen. William Anders, the Apollo 8 astronaut, died of multiple blunt-force injuries when the plane he was piloting last week crashed off the coast of Jones Island, officials said Wednesday. Read story

Woman with gun taken into custody after standoff in Seattle

June 12, 2024, 7:22pm Nation & World

A woman armed with a handgun was taken into custody after an hourlong standoff at the FBI building in Seattle on Wednesday, authorities said. Read story

Legal advocates seek public access to court records about abuse at California women’s prison

June 12, 2024, 4:48pm Nation & World

Two advocacy groups on Wednesday asked a judge to unseal court records and preserve public access to hearings in the class action lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons over the sexual abuse of incarcerated women at a now-shuttered California prison. Read story

Environmentalists urge U.S. to plan ‘phasedown’ of Alaska’s key oil pipeline amid climate concerns

June 12, 2024, 4:47pm Nation & World

Environmental groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Department of Interior to review climate impacts related to the decades-old trans-Alaska pipeline system and develop a plan for a “managed phasedown” of the 800-mile pipeline, which is Alaska's economic lifeline. Read story

Donald Trump’s lawyers press judge to lift gag order in wake of ex-president’s felony conviction

June 12, 2024, 3:26pm Nation & World

Donald Trump’s lawyers are amplifying their calls to end the gag order that bars the former president from commenting about witnesses, jurors and others tied to the Manhattan criminal trial that ended in his conviction last month for falsifying records to cover up a potential sex scandal. Read story

Astronauts set for spacewalk Thursday; Starliner crew staying at ISS longer

June 12, 2024, 1:38pm Nation & World

A pair of NASA astronauts are scheduled to do a 6-1/2 hour spacewalk on Thursday morning outside the International Space Station. Read story

This photo provided by Linda Mitchelle shows Orville Allen of Poplar Bluff, Mo., hugging his great-grandson in March 2024. Allen died Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and his liver was successfully donated and transplanted to a 72-year-old woman. Transplant organizations say Allen is the oldest American ever to donate an organ upon death.

A 98-year-old man’s liver was donated. He is believed to be the oldest American organ donor ever

This photo provided by Linda Mitchelle shows Orville Allen of Poplar Bluff, Mo., hugging his great-grandson in March 2024. Allen died Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and his liver was successfully donated and transplanted to a 72-year-old woman. Transplant organizations say Allen is the oldest American ever to donate an organ upon death.

June 12, 2024, 1:38pm Nation & World

Orville Allen lived a lifetime of service, and when he died at age 98 he had one last thing to give: his liver. Read story

Yemen’s Houthi rebels likely launch boat-borne attack against commercial ship in Red Sea

June 12, 2024, 1:38pm Nation & World

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have likely launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday, the British military said, the latest escalation despite a U.S.-led campaign trying to protect the vital waterway. Read story

Past COVID infections may help protect against certain colds. Could it lead to better vaccines?

June 12, 2024, 1:38pm Nation & World

If you’ve been sick with COVID-19, you may have some protection against certain versions of the common cold. Read story