Minister: Greece can defend islands despite Turkey's threats
Greece has the right to take "all defensive measures" to protect its easternmost islands amid threats by neighboring Turkey that dispute Greek sovereignty rights and raise the specter of war, the Greek defense minister said Saturday.
Russia's Gazprom halts gas supplies to Italy in latest energy battle
Russia's state-controlled Gazprom PJSC suspended natural gas deliveries to Italy in an apparent scuffle over regulation in Austria, escalating the energy crisis in Europe.
New coronavirus subvariant BA.2.75.2 tops concerns as officials gear up for potential winter wave
Experts say another super-spreading coronavirus subvariant — combined with more people being indoors when the weather gets cold — could bring new challenges.
Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer dies
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has been in the eye of the storm in recent years as it decided a series of hot-button issues that ranged from covid responses, reapportionment and election reform. At its center was Chief Justice Max Baer who died Friday. He was 74.
Jimmy Carter celebrating 98 with family, friends, baseball
Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, the latest milestone he shared with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born in the years between World War I and the Great Depression.
Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; US frees 2 prisoners
In a rare softening of hostile relations, Venezuela has freed seven imprisoned Americans in exchange for the United States releasing two nephews of President Nicolás Maduro's wife who had been jailed for years on drug smuggling conspiracy convictions, the White House said Saturday.
In Burkina Faso, a coup within a coup
The military leaders said their decision was rooted in the failure of Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba to control escalating violence.
Imperial Guard Headquarters' school holds grad ceremony
Members of the headquarters protect the Imperial family members, the palace and other Imperial facilities.
Searching for bodies with the Ukrainian captain collecting Russian corpses
When there's a Russian corpse that needs collecting, Capt. Anton gets the call. Sometimes, he'll receive a text with coordinates of where the body is located. Other times, people offer to lead him to the site.
Army rescue crews help evacuate dozens off Florida’s Sanibel Island
U.S. Army helicopters have been employed to fly residents stranded on Sanibel Island by Hurricane Ian to Florida’s mainland.
Russia's annexation puts world 'two or three steps away' from nuclear war
Russia’s annexation of Ukraine territories brings the threat of the use of a nuclear weapon a step closer by giving President Vladimir Putin a potential justification if he continues to suffer losses.
Federal judge upholds Georgia election law in challenge brought by Abrams
A federal judge upheld Georgia's election laws in a ruling issued Friday evening in a blow to Fair Fight Action, the voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams, who also is the state's Democratic gubernatorial nominee.
Agencies lend aid to Hurricane Ian recovery
Soldiers, electric linemen and non-profit organizations from the Meridian area are headed to Florida to help the disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian, which made landfall Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms to strike the U.S.
US delivers proposal for maritime border to Lebanon
The US ambassador to Lebanon on Saturday delivered a maritime border demarcation proposal to President Michel Aoun and caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Saturday, as negotiations with Israel progress.
Iran’s drones are cheap, plentiful and helping Russia in Ukraine
After months of being hammered on Ukraine’s battlefields by U.S. kamikaze drones and longer range rocket systems, Russia is striking back with a new capability if its own, attacking the southern port city of Odesa almost daily with winged missiles from Iran.
Searching for survivors at Ian’s ground zero, Fort Myers Beach. It doesn’t always end well
The Labrador retriever quickly picked up the scent and led a Miami firefighter to the top of a rubble pile and jumped down the other side. ”Confirmed!” the firefighter shouted over the din of a helicopter passing overhead. “One deceased.”
Americans are larger. Should the FAA stop airplane seats from shrinking?
Americans have gotten bigger. Airplane seats have gotten smaller. That pairing has led to a debate over whether the FAA should redefine its definition of seat safety.
Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city
Russia says it has withdrawn its troops from the once-occupied city of Lyman, as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive recaptures more territory.
Army misses recruiting goal; other services squeak by
While the Army was the only service that didn't meet its target, all of the others had to dig deep into their pools of delayed entry applicants, putting them behind as they begin the next recruiting year.