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Horse who portrayed Seabiscuit dies at 24 at retirement farm

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Popcorn Deelites, a 24-year-old retired thoroughbred who was one of several who portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film, has died, Old Friends retirement farm in Kentucky announced Thursday.

IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early Friday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said.
Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

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Jury selection proceeds for Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial

Jury selection proceeds for Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump during frequent television appearances, was introduced Thursday to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated por
US charges Belarus with air piracy in reporter's arrest

US charges Belarus with air piracy in reporter's arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors charged four Belarusian government officials on Thursday with aircraft piracy for diverting a Ryanair flight last year to arrest an opposition journalist, using a ruse that there was a bomb threat.
Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would “pay a heavy price” for such an action.

Police: Road accident in Ghana causes huge explosion, deaths

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A vehicle carrying explosives used in mining collided with a motorcycle and blew up in western Ghana on Thursday, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuring scores of people, police said.
Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1, the first of its kind in Europe.
Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its probe.

Georgia DA asks for special grand jury in election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor who's investigating possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation.