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Congress approves short-term extension to avoid shutdown, buy more time for final spending agreement

Congress approves short-term extension to avoid shutdown, buy more time for final spending agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed another short-term spending measure Thursday that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would
Court worker serving an eviction notice and an officer were fatally shot in Missouri, police say

Court worker serving an eviction notice and an officer were fatally shot in Missouri, police say

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A court employee and a police officer were fatally shot Thursday after the court process server tried to serve an eviction notice at a home in Missouri, authorities said.
Maryland State House locked down, armed officers seen responding

Maryland State House locked down, armed officers seen responding

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State House was locked down late Thursday afternoon after an anonymous phone threat was made, officials said.
Fire in Bangladesh capital leaves at least 43 people dead, health minister says

Fire in Bangladesh capital leaves at least 43 people dead, health minister says

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a six-story shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital overnight killed at least 43 people and injured dozens of others, the health minister said Friday.
Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said.
Nevada county election official in charge of controversial 2022 hand-count plan resigns

Nevada county election official in charge of controversial 2022 hand-count plan resigns

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The top elections official in a rural Nevada county roiled by false claims of widespread election fraud that led to a controversial hand-count in the 2022 midterms is resigning, according to a resignation letter the county received.
Former US ambassador admits to working for decades as Cuban intelligence agent

Former US ambassador admits to working for decades as Cuban intelligence agent

MIAMI (AP) — A former career U.S.
Judge blocks Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants who illegally enter US

Judge blocks Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants who illegally enter US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Texas law that would give police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S.
A wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle has grown to the largest in state history

A wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle has grown to the largest in state history

CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — A wildfire spreading across the Texas Panhandle became the largest in state history Thursday, as a dusting of snow covered scorched grassland, dead cattle and burned out homes and gave firefighters a brief window of relief in d
Chad opposition leader was killed as he led attack on security agency in the capital, official says

Chad opposition leader was killed as he led attack on security agency in the capital, official says

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — An opposition leader in Chad was among several people killed as he led an attack on the national security agency in the country's capital this week, the state prosecutor said Thursday.
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