Biden, Western allies gather at tense moment in Ukraine war

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the war in Ukraine grinds into a second month, US President Joe Biden and Western allies are gathering to chart a path to ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin while tending to the economic and security fallout that’s spreading across Europe and the world. Over the course of Thursday, … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict

The battle for Ukraine’s cities thundered across its suburbs Tuesday, with the Ukrainian military saying it forced Russian troops out of a strategically important Kyiv suburb, while Russian forces took partial control of three northwest areas where there’s been fighting for weeks. A senior US defense official said Tuesday that Russian ground forces were still … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, March 23

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures drop, a day after Wall Street had resumed its upswing Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, March 21, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters 2. Moderna … Read more

Zelenskyy says siege of Mariupol involved war crimes

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early Sunday the siege of the port city of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops. “To do this to a peaceful city, what the occupiers did, is a terror that will be remembered for centuries … Read more

Tourists, spring break visitors make presence felt at Waco attractions | Local News

Browsers and buyers packed Spice Village to the brim Friday, visitors stopping at the novelty shop downtown during a wild weekend in Waco that tied a bow around a stellar spring break for local attractions. “It’s been like this all week,” Spice Village proprietor Jennifer Wilson said, surveying the hectic scene during a pause in … Read more

In video call, Biden presses China’s Xi on Russia support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face by video, President Joe Biden laid out to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday the consequences the Chinese would face from the US if they provide military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There was no indication he got any assurance in return. China’s Foreign Ministry, in … Read more

China Russia: 4 ways China is quietly making life harder for Russia

Now, with Russia’s economy being slammed with sanctions from all over the world, there is growing evidence that China’s willingness and ability to aid its northern neighbor may be limited. Beijing has refused to condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine but wants to avoid being impacted by the sanctions it has repeatedly denounced as an ineffective … Read more

American Airlines, Starbucks, Peloton and more

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for a landing at the Miami International Airport on December 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. AMC Entertainment, Hycroft Mining — The movie theater chain saw its shares dip by less than 1% after announcing … Read more

Kamala Harris to meet with Poland’s President after US rejects Polish proposal to get jets to Ukraine

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Thursday, where she’s tasked with smoothing over a relationship with a key ally after the US rejected Poland’s surprise proposal to facilitate the transfer of its Soviet-era fighter jets to Ukraine. Harris’ meeting with the hard-right nationalist … Read more

Live updates: Poland ready to supply MiG jets to Ukraine

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WARSAW, Poland — Poland is ready to make its Russian-made fighter jest available to Ukraine, via NATO, Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday. But he added that it’s a “very serious decision” that should be taken by all NATO alliance members because it affects wider security. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki … Read more