For Putin, it may be easier to win re-election than to solve the many challenges facing Russia

Winning re-election for President Vladimir Putin will probably be the easy part. his broad grasp Russia’s political landscape assures him of a nearly six-year term extend his two dozen years in power. The thorny challenges ahead will be even more difficult. Stalemate War in UkraineInexorable Western pressure that exacerbates Russia’s economic problems, and growing infighting … Read more

Police say 3 people killed and 1 injured in shooting in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say three people were killed and one victim was injured in a shooting in Atlanta Saturday evening. The Atlanta Police Department said officers responded to an address on Peachtree Road NE around 6:25 p.m. WANF-TV reported, Police said three victims were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth was taken … Read more

A pregnant woman from Texas asked the court for permission to have an abortion despite the ban. What will happen next?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas mother of two Kate Cox became pregnant again in August, but soon got devastating news: Her baby’s condition was fatal and he would likely either be born dead or stillborn. Will die soon after. Tragic circumstances have pushed 31-year-old Cox to the center stage an unprecedented challenge A Texas judge … Read more

Two gene therapies for sickle cell approved by FDA

Regulators on Friday approved two gene therapies for sickle cell disease that doctors hope could cure the painful, inherited blood disorder that affects mostly black people in the US. The Food and Drug Administration said the one-time treatment can be used for patients 12 years of age and older with a severe form of the … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israel continues to attack Gaza, including areas it has told civilians to flee

RAFA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes repeatedly bombed parts of the Gaza Strip overnight, prompting Palestinians to evacuate to the south of the territory. The latest attacks came a day after the United States vetoed united nations resolution There are calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, despite being supported by the majority … Read more