A Russian soldier has gone on trial in Ukraine for the killing of an unarmed civilian.
The case that opened in Kyiv marked the first time a member of the Russian military has been prosecuted for a war crime since Russia invaded Ukraine 11 weeks ago.
A 21-year-old captured member of a tank unit is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window in a northeastern village.
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Finland’s leaders have come out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days.
That would amount to a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors.
The Kremlin has reacted to the move by Finland by warning it will be forced to take retaliatory “military-technical” steps.
President Joe Biden is stepping up his administration’s response to a nationwide baby formula shortage that has forced frenzied parents into online groups to swap and sell to each other to keep their babies fed.
The shortage stems from supply chain disruptions and a safety recall. Retailers are limiting what customers can buy, and doctors are urging parents to contact food banks, physicians' offices as well as warning against watered-down formula or making DIY recipes.
Mayors, police chiefs and other local officials are going to the White House to share with President Biden how they are spending money from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on policing and public safety programs.
White House officials say Biden will highlight some of these efforts during an event in the Rose Garden on Friday and urge cities to spend even more of their coronavirus relief money on public safety before the summer months, which typically bring a spike in violent crime.
The 2021 relief package included $350 billion for state, local and tribal governments. That relief money could go to police departments.
Elon Musk says his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform.
The Tesla billionaire's tweet Friday is another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, giving bipartisan backing to Powell’s high-stakes efforts to curb the highest inflation in four decades.
The 80-19 vote reflected broad support in Congress for the Fed’s drive to combat surging prices through a series of sharp interest rate hikes that could extend well into next year.
The Fed’s goal is to slow borrowing and spending enough to ease the inflation pressures.
In sports, the Heat advance to the NBA's Eastern Conference finals, the Blues are in the second round of the NHL playoffs, and the Mets win another series. Correspondent Tom Mariam reports.
House investigators say they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection.
It's an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.
The Jan. 6 panel’s subpoenas for McCarthy of California and Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama come as the investigation is winding down and as the panel prepares for a series of public hearings this summer.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said President Joe Biden did all that he could to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic since taking office.
Biden appealed to world leaders for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he leads the U.S. in marking the “tragic milestone” of 1 million deaths in America.
North Korea has ordered a lockdown after confirming its first coronavirus case.
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will not run in the Preakness. Owner Rich Dawson made the stunning announcement 10 days before the race in Maryland. It means there will not be a Triple Crown winner for a fourth consecutive year.
Twitter fired two of its top managers Friday, the latest sign of internal turmoil amid Tesla billionaire Elon Musk's planned buyout of the company.
Twitter confirmed the departures and said the company is pausing most hiring and except for business critical roles.
Astronomers have unveiled the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Nearly all galaxies, including our own, are believed to have these giant black holes at their center, where light and matter cannot escape. That makes it extremely hard to get pictures of them.
A new congressional report says that in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as COVID-19 spread rapidly among workers.
The report issued Thursday says meat companies pushed to keep their plants open even though they knew workers were at high risk.
The North American Meat Institute trade group says the report distorts the truth and ignores steps companies took to protect workers.
Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them because the brakes could fail.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so owners can get them to a dealership for service. The recall covers certain ML, GL and R-Class vehicles from the 2006 through 2012 model years.
The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries. Dealers will inspect the booster and replace parts as needed. Owners will be notified by letter starting May 27.
Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd. In an interview on “Good Morning America,” the movie star said she wanted to address her mother's struggle with depression and talked about resources such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Naomi Judd died at the age of 76, a day before she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with her duo partner and daughter Wynonna Judd. Ashley Judd said her mother shot herself.
Nurses that worked through the pandemic are being honored during National Nurses Week.
—The Associated Press
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