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Commercial ships in Red Sea hit by missiles in Houthi attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck three commercial ships Sunday in the Red Sea, while a U.S. warship shot down three drones in self-defense during the hourslong assault, the U.S. military said. The Iranian-backed Houthis claimed two of ...

O’Connor, first woman justice on Supreme Court, dies at 93

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O'Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory ...

Israel’s war with Hamas resumes with airstrikes

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's war with Hamas erupted again Friday, as airstrikes hit houses and buildings in the Gaza Strip minutes after a weeklong truce expired. Health authorities in the besieged territory reported dozens of Palestinians killed and Israel dropped leaflets over ...

House expels indicted Rep. George Santos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted on Friday to expel Republican Rep. George Santos of New York after a blistering ethics report on his conduct heightened lawmakers' concerns about the scandal-plagued freshman. Santos became just the sixth member in the chamber's history to be ousted by ...

Tenuous Gaza truce extended for 8th day

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel released another group of Palestinian prisoners Friday, hours after Hamas freed additional Israeli hostages under a last-minute agreement to extend their cease-fire by another day in Gaza. But any further extension renewal, now in its eighth day, could ...