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Europe’s largest-ever cocaine bust is worth billions

February 25, 2021, 5:04pm Nation & World

Billions of dollars’ worth of drugs have been seized in Europe’s largest-ever cocaine bust. Read story

U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

February 25, 2021, 5:03pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and… Read story

A monarch butterfly visits a flower in Vista, Calif., in 2015.

Monarch butterflies down 26% in wintering grounds

A monarch butterfly visits a flower in Vista, Calif., in 2015.

February 25, 2021, 4:00pm Nation & World

MEXICO CITY — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26 percent this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2021, file photo, Handyman Roberto Valerio, left, hands homeowner Nora Espinoza the broken pipe after removing it from beneath her kitchen sink in Dallas. The pipe broke during freezing temperatures brought by last week's winter weather.

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2021, file photo, Handyman Roberto Valerio, left, hands homeowner Nora Espinoza the broken pipe after removing it from beneath her kitchen sink in Dallas. The pipe broke during freezing temperatures brought by last week's winter weather.

February 25, 2021, 2:45pm Nation & World

JACKSON, Miss. — The sunshine is back and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their citizens. Read story

FILE - In this July 13, 2020, file photo, a black lives matter mural is visible in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched in February 2021, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

FILE - In this July 13, 2020, file photo, a black lives matter mural is visible in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched in February 2021, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

February 25, 2021, 2:45pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read story

FILE- In this June 18, 1963 file photo astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, posing before a Project Mercury tracking station at Cape Canaveral, Fla. A panel is scheduled to vote Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, on bringing a statue of the late astronaut and U.S. senator to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight. Glenn died in 2016 at age 95.

At divided time, Ohio unites behind statue of John Glenn

FILE- In this June 18, 1963 file photo astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, posing before a Project Mercury tracking station at Cape Canaveral, Fla. A panel is scheduled to vote Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, on bringing a statue of the late astronaut and U.S. senator to the Ohio Statehouse to mark major future milestones, such as his birthday and the anniversary of his famous space flight. Glenn died in 2016 at age 95.

February 25, 2021, 11:28am Nation & World

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Political divisions these days may be deep, but Ohioans never cease to agree on John Glenn. Read story

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a screen showing China and U.S. flags as she listens to a speech by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Lanting Forum on bringing China-U.S. relations back to the right track, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a screen showing China and U.S. flags as she listens to a speech by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Lanting Forum on bringing China-U.S. relations back to the right track, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

February 25, 2021, 8:12am Nation & World

BEIJING — China on Thursday denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure. Read story

A youth rests on his empty oxygen cylinder waiting for a refill shop to open in the San Juan de Lurigancho neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

A youth rests on his empty oxygen cylinder waiting for a refill shop to open in the San Juan de Lurigancho neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths.

February 25, 2021, 8:09am Health

DAKAR, Senegal — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and doctors say the shortage has led to unnecessary deaths. Read story

UK announces further sanctions against Myanmar generals

February 25, 2021, 8:08am Nation & World

LONDON — Britain announced further sanctions Thursday against members of Myanmar’s military for their part in the coup that ousted the country’s elected government. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020 file photo, the German parliament building Reichtstag reflected in a puddle in Berlin. A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence.

German charged with passing parliament floor plans to Russia

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020 file photo, the German parliament building Reichtstag reflected in a puddle in Berlin. A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence.

February 25, 2021, 8:07am Nation & World

BERLIN — A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence, prosecutors said Thursday. Read story