Timeline of events leading to the impeachment of Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A timeline of events that led to the impeachment of three-term Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 60, on Saturday. The vote in the GOP-controlled Texas House of Representatives also means Paxton will be suspended from office immediately. 2015 Paxton takes over as attorney general after more than a decade in … Read more

Jill Biden will encourage women and young people to travel to the Middle East, North Africa, Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden will promote women and youth empowerment and attend a Jordanian royal wedding during an upcoming trip to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The first lady is due to leave on Wednesday for a six-day trip that will take her to Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Portugal. His office first … Read more

The 20 richest countries account for more than half of the 50 million people in “modern slavery”, the report said.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The world’s 20 richest countries fuel forced labor and account for half of the estimated 50 million people living in “modern slavery,” a report released Wednesday said. A report by the Walk Free Foundation, a human rights group focused on modern slavery, said six members of the Group of 20 countries … Read more

Head of the aid agency. The Taliban says guidelines for resuming operations for female NGO staff are nearing completion

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The head of a major international aid agency said Tuesday that key Taliban officials told him in meetings that they are close to finalizing guidelines that would allow Afghan women to resume work at nongovernmental organizations. But when pressed, they could not provide a timeline or details. In December last year, … Read more

The couple killed in the Texas mall shooting had “perfect synergy” with their 3-year-old son.

DALLAS (AP) – Kyu Cho had a generous spirit and a happy belly laugh that delighted his friends. His wife, Cindy Cho, was quieter, described by those who knew her as sweet and kind. Together, the parents of two young boys complemented each other perfectly, strong in faith and devoted to family and friends. “That’s … Read more

South Carolina Republicans Hear 2024 Candidates Speak, Re-Elect State Party Chair

LEXINGTON, SC (AP) – South Carolina Republicans elected Drew McKissick to a fourth term as their chairman Saturday at a convention where some of the party’s 2024 presidential candidates made speeches to voters in the South’s first primary state. McKissick has led the party since 2017 in a state where the GOP holds every state … Read more

Australian police officer Taser, 95, with dementia, when he approached them with a steak knife and a walker

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 95-year-old woman was in critical condition on Friday, two days after police shocked her with a stun gun when she approached them with a walking frame and a steak knife at an Australian nursing home. Wednesday’s extraordinary police arrest of dementia sufferer Claire Nowland in Cooma, New South Wales, has … Read more

A woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 52 years in prison for the death of a Texas boy

HOUSTON (AP) – A woman agreed Wednesday to 52 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2021 death of her boyfriend’s 5-year-old Houston son, whose body she hid in a warehouse before it was discovered. An East Texas hotel, according to prosecutors. During the trial, 31-year-old Teresa Balboa pleaded guilty to murder in the … Read more

The president of South Korea promised to expand non-lethal aid to Kyiv during a meeting with the first lady of Ukraine.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yun Suk-yeol pledged to expand the country’s non-lethal aid to Kiev when he met with Ukraine’s first lady in Seoul on Tuesday. Olena Zelenska visited South Korea as a special envoy of President Vladimir Zelensky. During the meeting with Yun, Zelenska asked South Korea to expand its … Read more

26 people were killed in a fiery crash between a truck and a passenger van in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) – At least 26 people were killed Sunday in a highway crash involving a passenger van and a truck in northern Mexico, authorities said. Prosecutors and police in the northern border state of Tamaulipas said the death toll was a preliminary estimate, apparently due to the volume of debris and the fire … Read more