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Family Dollar Stores agrees to pay $41.6M for rodent-infested warehouse in Arkansas

Federal prosecutors say Family Dollar Stores has pleaded guilty to holding food, drugs, cosmetics and other items under “insanitary” conditions at a now-closed, rodent-infested distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas
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Bill supporting development of nuclear energy powers to pass in Kentucky Senate

The Kentucky Senate has voted to lay the foundation to attract nuclear energy projects to a state where coal has fueled the economy for generations
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FILE - Kentucky state Sen. Danny Carroll speaks with reporters, Feb. 20, 2024, in Frankfort, Ky. Carroll said Kentucky should embrace a cross-section of sources — including coal, natural gas and renewable energy — to meet its energy needs as he Kentucky Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, to lay the foundation to attract nuclear energy projects to a state where coal has dominated and fueled the economy for generations. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)
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Argentina's president condemns threat by provincial governor to cut energy supplies in dispute

The government of Argentina’s libertarian President Javier Milei has condemned a threat by the governor of the oil-rich province of Chubut to cut off energy supplies to the rest of the country amid a dispute over funding reductions
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FILE - Argentine President Javier Milei leaves the Holocaust museum after attending an event marking the International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 26, 2024. Milei's government condemned on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, a threat by Argentina's oil-rich province of Chubut to cut off energy supplies to the rest of the country amid a dispute over tax disbursements. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
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US government may sue PacifiCorp, a Warren Buffett utility, for nearly $1B in wildfire costs

The U.S. government is threatening to sue PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, to recover nearly $1 billion of costs related to the 2020 wildfires in southern Oregon and northern California
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FILE - John Bain, a member of the Karuk tribe, walks by his 1954 Chevy five-window pickup that was destroyed in the Slater Fire, which tore through his property and the Klamath National Forest in Happy Camp, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021. The U.S. government has threatened to sue a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to recover nearly $1 billion of costs related to the wildfires in 2020 in southern Oregon and northern California. The potential lawsuits were disclosed in an annual report filed by PacifiCorp’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Monday, Feb 26, 2024. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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California utility will pay $80M to settle claims its equipment sparked devastating 2017 wildfire

Southern California Edison will pay $80 million to settle claims on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service connected to a massive wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand homes and other structures in 2017
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FILE - Roger Kelton searches through the remains of his mother-in-law's home leveled by the Woolsey fire, Nov. 13, 2018, in the southern California city of Agoura Hills. Southern California Edison will pay $80 million to settle claims connected to a massive wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand homes and other structures in 2017, federal prosecutors said Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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How major US stock indexes fared Monday, 2/26/2024

Stocks drifted lower on Wall Street, pulling the market slightly below the record highs it reached last week
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February 26

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for April delivery rose $1.09 to $77.58 per barrel Monday
February 26
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Financier and philanthropist Jacob Rothschild dies at 87

Financier and philanthropist Jacob Rothschild, of the renowned Rothschild banking dynasty, has died at 87, his family said Monday
February 26
FILE - Chairman of RIT Capital Partners, Lord Jacob Rothschild arrives for a reception, hosted by Britain's Prince Charles, at Clarence House in London for the delegates of the Global Investment Conference, July 26, 2012. Financier and philanthropist Jacob Rothschild, of the renowned Rothschild banking dynasty, has died at 87, his family said Monday Feb. 26, 2024. Rothschild began his career in the family bank, NM Rothschild & Sons, in 1963, before he broke away to start businesses and charitable organizations. His family described him as a “towering presence." (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
February 26

Boeing's safety culture falls short despite the company's efforts to fix it, according to experts

Government and aviation-industry experts say Boeing has made some strides toward improving its safety culture, but employees could still be subject to retaliation for reporting issues
February 26
FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 13, 2021. Government and aviation-industry experts say Boeing has made some strides toward improving its safety culture, but employees could still be subject to retaliation for reporting issues. That's one of the findings in a report presented Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 to the Federal Aviation Administration. The experts say that when it comes to safety, there is a “disconnect” between Boeing's senior management and workers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 26

Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, wildlife areas

An Ohio commission has awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support
February 26
Protesters pack a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. The commission awarded bids to frack for oil and under public land Monday, including state parks and designated wildlife areas, to several oil and gas companies. (AP Photo/Samantha Hendrickson)
February 26

Norfolk Southern urges shareholders to reject activist investor's takeover plan at the railroad

Norfolk Southern wants its shareholders to back its current management team and strategy and reject a bid from a group of investors to take control of the railroad
February 26
FILE - Norfolk Southern locomotives are moved through the Conway Terminal in Conway, Pa., June 17, 2023. Norfolk Southern wants its shareholders to back its current management team and strategy and reject a bid from a group of investors to take over the railroad. Norfolk Southern urged shareholders Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 to reject Ancora Holdings eight board nominees when it filed its proxy statement. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
February 26

Mohegan tribe to end management of Atlantic City's Resorts casino at year's end

The Mohegan tribe says it will end its management of Atlantic City’s Resorts casino at the end of this year
February 26
The exterior of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City N.J. is shown in this Oct. 1, 2020 photo. The Mohegan tribe will end its management of Atlantic City's Resorts casino at the end of this year, both parties said Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
February 26

New home sales rise in January

New home sales rose nearly 2% in January compared to a year ago, despite higher mortgage rates and expensive housing prices.
February 26
VIDEO: New home sales rise in January
February 26

Domino's Pizza, Pilgrim's Pride rise; Alcoa, PPG Industries fall, Monday, 2/26/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or have substantial price changes on Monday: Domino’s Pizza, Pilgrim’s Pride rise; Alcoa, PPG Industries fall
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Microsoft inks deal with France's Mistral AI, an OpenAI rival that has its own chatbot

Microsoft announced an artificial intelligence partnership Monday with the French startup Mistral AI that could lessen the software giant’s reliance on ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for supplying the next wave of chatbots and other generative AI products
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US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

The Federal Trade Commission is suing to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons
February 26
FILE - Kroger CEO William Rodney McMullen speaks during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights hearing on the proposed Kroger-Albertsons grocery store merger,, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at the Capitol in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday, Feb. 16, 2024, sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
February 26

US sues to block $24.6 billion merger of US grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it will lead to higher prices

US sues to block $24.6 billion merger of US grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it will lead to higher prices
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Adidas sells another batch of Yeezy sneakers left over from breakup with Ye

Shoe and sports clothing maker Adidas says it has started a third sale of the Yeezy sneakers it was left with after severing ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West
February 26
FILE - A sign advertises Yeezy shoes made by Adidas at Kickclusive, a sneaker resale store, in Paramus, N.J., Oct. 25, 2022. Shoe and sports clothing maker Adidas said Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, it had started a third sale of the Yeezy sneakers it was left with after severing ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 26

AT&T offers $5 credit after service outage

AT&T is giving customers affected by last week's 12-hour outage a $5 credit.
February 26
VIDEO: AT&T offers $5 credit after service outage
February 26

Sideways moon landing cuts mission short, private US lunar lander will stop working Tuesday

A private U.S. lunar lander is expected to stop working Tuesday, its mission cut short after landing sideways near the south pole of the moon
February 26
This image provided by Intuitive Machines shows its Odysseus lunar lander which captured this image approximately 35 seconds after pitching over during its approach to the landing site. (Intuitive Machines via AP)
February 26

New home sales ticked up in January, despite elevated mortgage rates

Sales of new single-family homes increased 1.8% compared to the previous year.
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Polish, Canadian leaders discuss boosting Ukrainian food exports to hungry countries outside Europe

The prime ministers of Canada and Poland have discussed boosting exports of Ukrainian grain to the world’s poorest countries to ease protests by farmers in Europe who see the Ukrainian goods as a market threat
February 26
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk, right, greets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of talks on European security and support for Poland's neighbor, Ukraine, in its struggle against Russia's aggression, in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. Trudeau is in Poland after a visit to Kyiv. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 26

Greece takes the helm in an EU naval mission in the Red Sea

Greece has formally agreed to participate in and lead a European Union maritime security operation in the Red Sea to protect commercial shipping from attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen
February 26
FILE - A freight train line at the port of Piraeus during its inauguration on June 20, 2014. Greece Monday Feb. 26, 2024 formally agreed to participate in and lead a European Union maritime security operation in the Red Sea, to protect commercial shipping from attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen. Greece, a major commercial shipping power, has been directly affected by the Houthi attacks. The port of Piraeus, near Athens, reported a 12.7% drop in activity at its container terminal in January, on an annual basis. (AP Photo/Louisa Gouliamaki, Pool, File)
February 26

Germany plans to enable underground storage of carbon dioxide at offshore sites

Germany's vice chancellor says the country plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites, pushing ahead with a much-discussed technology in an acknowledgement that time is running out to combat climate change
February 26
A cement production plant of Heidelberg Materials is pictured in Ennigerloh, Germany, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. Cement production is one of the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide emissions. Germany plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites, Europe's biggest economy is making good progress with expanding renewable energy sources and usage, but a solution is needed for the carbon dioxide emitted by some sectors such as the cement industry. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
February 26

China's homegrown C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show, but not quite ready to compete

China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has a long way to go before it can compete with aircraft from market leaders Boeing and...
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FILE - A China's Comac C919 aircraft performs during first day of Singapore Airshow in Singapore, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has a long way to go before it can compete with aircraft from market leaders Boeing and Airbus. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
February 26

Protesting farmers spray Brussels police with liquid manure near EU's base in a new display of power

Farmers have clashed with police in Belgium, spraying officers with liquid manure and throwing eggs and flares at them in a fresh show of force as the European Union’s agriculture ministers met in search of ways to address the protesters’ concerns
February 26
Members of an Italian agricultural organization march in yellow jackets during a farmers demonstration outside a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. European Union agriculture ministers meet in Brussels Monday to discuss rapid and structural responses to the crisis situation facing the agricultural sector. (AP Photo/Harry Nakos)
February 26

Stock market today: Wall Street edges back from its record heights

U.S. stocks edged back from their record heights, and the S&P 500 slipped 0.4%
February 26
FILE - A trader looks over his cell phone outside the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in the financial district of Manhattan in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 26

What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024

This year looks to be a much better one for the U.S. economy than business economists were forecasting just a few months ago
February 26
FILE - A "Help Wanted" sign is displayed in Deerfield, Ill., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The year looks to be a much better one for the U.S. economy than business economists were forecasting just a few months earlier, according to a survey released Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 25

Seoul gives young doctors 4 days to end walkouts, threatening suspended licenses and prosecutions

The South Korean government is giving young doctors on strike four days to return to work
February 25
Doctors march toward the presidential office during a rally against the government's medical policy in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. The South Korean government on Wednesday warned thousands of striking doctors to return to work immediately or face legal action after their collective walkouts caused cancellations of surgeries and disrupted other hospital operations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 25

Global economy is weighed down by war, uncertainty and instability, trade chief warns

The head of the World Trade Organization says war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy
February 25
Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Trade Thani bin Ahmed al-Zeyoudi, left, works with World Trade Organization's Santiago Wills at a WTO summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. The World Trade Organization opened its biennial meeting Monday in the United Arab Emirates as the bloc faces pressure from the United States and other nations ahead of a year of consequential elections around the globe. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 25

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly decline, while Tokyo again touches a record high

Asian shares are mostly lower, although the Tokyo stock markets touched another record high in morning trading
February 25
A person walks in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, in Tokyo. Asian shares mostly declined Monday, although Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index touched another record high in morning trading. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 25

Kimberly Palmer: Fighting over money? Ways to seek common ground with your partner

Money can create stress within a relationship, but talking through expectations and money beliefs can help couples get on the same page
February 25
FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo a couple is silhouetted against moonlight reflecting off the Missouri River as they watch the full moon rise beyond downtown buildings in Kansas City, Mo. Money can create stress within a relationship, but talking through expectations and money beliefs can help couples get on the same page. In fact, conflict over money can be healthy, partly because we often partner with people who are our financial opposites. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 25

AT&T will give $5 to customers hit by cellphone network outage

AT&T says it will give affected customers $5 each to compensate for last week’s network outage
February 25
FILE - The company logo hangs over the door to an AT&T store Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, in Denver. AT&T says it will give affected customers $5 each to compensate for last week's cellphone network outage that left many without service for hours.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 25

Caribbean leaders meet with Haiti's prime minister. Foreign force deployment is on the agenda

Caribbean leaders have met with embattled Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry to talk about his country’s unrelenting gang violence
February 25
People walk past burning tires during a protest against Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Banks, schools and government agencies closed in Haiti’s northern and southern regions on Monday while protesters blocked main routes with blazing tires and paralyzed public transportation, according to local media reports. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
February 25

MILAN FASHION PHOTOS: Feben, Rave Review promote looks for women of all shapes, ages and sizes

London-based designer Feben opened the last day of Milan Fashion Week with a refreshingly diverse runway in every way, both in size and race. “I think why you are not seeing that around is because you are not seeing a lot of Black women in creative roles,” said the designer, who is originally from Ethiopia and grew up in Sweden. Her latest collection was sponsored by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana as part of their ongoing program to support young talent. “Obviously because I want to feel seen, and I think everyone should feel seen no matter what body type or what skin color they have. And I think it is really important to have more people on board who are from different parts of the world. And I think that makes a huge difference," Feben said, adding that the fashion world shouldn't shy away from conversations around such issues. “There is nothing wrong with issues. We just have to find a solution.” Highlights from the last day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week of mostly...
February 25
A model wears a creation of the Rave Review women's Fall-Winter 2024-25 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 25

Delays in promised Western military aid to Ukraine are costing lives, the defense minister says

Ukraine's defense minister says half of all promised Western military support fails to arrive on time
February 25
Firefighters put out the fire a railway station after Russians hit in Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. A woman was wounded and a railway station, shops and residential houses were badly damaged amid heavy bombing. (AP Photo/Alex Babenko)
February 25

The Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors after a 6-day closure due to an employee strike

The Eiffel Tower has reopened to visitors after a six-day closure because of striking employees demanding better maintenance of the historic landmark, showing traces of rust, and salary hikes
February 25
A union banner reads "Eiffel Tower employees on strike" outside the Eiffel Tower Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 in Paris. Visits to the Eiffel Tower were disrupted on Monday Feb. 19, 2024 because of a strike over poor financial management of the monument, which is one of the world's most-visited sites. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
February 25

Tax-free status of movie, music and games traded online is on table as WTO nations meet in Abu Dhabi

As the World Trade Organization opens its latest biannual meeting of government ministers on Monday, its longtime moratorium on duties on e-commerce products is coming under pressure like never before
February 25
FILE - The Spotify app is displayed on an iPad in Baltimore, March 20, 2018. Since late last century and the early days of the web, providers of digital media like Netflix and Spotify have had a free pass when it comes to international taxes on films, video games and music that are shipped across borders through the internet. But now, a global consensus on the issue may be starting to crack. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 25

Corruption scandals cast a shadow over Portugal’s early general election and may favor populists

The official two-week campaign period before Portugal’s early general election has begun
February 25
A supporter, center, of Andre Ventura, right, leader of populist and nationalist party Chega! (in English, Enough!) turns to journalists to utter insults at members of Portugal's two main political parties, during a Chega campaign action in Almada, Portugal, south of Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Ventura has been riding in third place in opinion polls and could be cast in the role of kingmaker after Portugal's March 10 general election, if his political influence grows. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
February 25

Tractor protests threaten to drive the EU's green farming policies into a ditch

Across the EU, those battling climate change and defending the environment feel they are ever more on the defensive
February 25
Biological engineer and environmentalist Ineke Maes stands in a field in West Flanders, Belgium, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. The tire tracks of massive tractors, that left impenetrable puddles filled with green sludge, drew Maes to western Belgium's industrial farmlands. There she had hoped the EU's burgeoning environmental awareness would start to make a fundamental difference by improving exhausted soil. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 24

Consumers are increasingly pushing back against price increases — and winning

Inflation has changed the way many Americans shop
February 24
Stuart Dryden reaches for an item at a grocery store on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, in Arlington, Va. Dryden is aware of big price disparities between branded products and their store-label competitors, which he now favors. (AP Photo/Chris Rugaber)
February 24

Federal prosecutors accuse a New Mexico woman of fraud in oil and gas royalty case

She is accused of defrauding the U.S. government and two Native American tribes.
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A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday

Billionaire Warren Buffett is known as one of the world’s greatest investors, and the 93-year-old has a devout following of people who admire his track record and appreciate his sage advice on life and investing
February 24
FILE - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, during a tour of the CHI Health convention center where various Berkshire Hathaway companies display their products, before presiding over the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, May 4, 2019. Buffett is known as one of the world’s greatest investors, and the 93-year-old has a devout following of people who admire his track record and appreciate his sage advice on life and investing. Buffett’s latest annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders released Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 was filled with a mix of both.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 24
FILE - The Amazon logo is seen, June 15, 2023, at the Vivatech show in Paris. Amazon releases results on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Amazon.com Inc. will replace Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. as one of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
February 24

MILAN FASHION PHOTOS: Ferragamo, Dolce&Gabbana conceal and reveal, balance transparency with cover

While the fashion industry discusses size diversity from time to time, there was little evidence of real evolution on the Milan runway this season. On Saturday, Paloma Elsesser walked Ferragamo in a satin plunge-neck cocktail dress, and Dolce&Gabbana included models of normal size. But the thinness of some models was a topic of pre-show chatter. Ashley Graham, who sat in the front row of Dolce&Gabbana, as recently as the September shows, lamented how often she is the only larger model on runways. Some highlights from the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week, mostly womenswear previews for fall-winter 2024-25. FERRAGAMO’S FREE SPIRIT Maximilian Davis’ Ferragamo collection both conceals and reveals, with oversized masculine woolen overcoats covering wispy, transparent embroidered dresses. It is the freedom to choose who sees what. The designer, in his third winter seasons at the Florence-based family-run fashion house, took inspiration from the 1920s Prohibition era, when a U.S....
February 24
A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Fall-Winter 2024-25 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 24

West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue

West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue
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February 24

Macron booed by French farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support agriculture

French President Emmanuel Macron has been greeted with boos and whistles at the opening of the Paris Agricultural Fair by angry farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support them
February 24
Farmers scuffle with security at the International Agriculture Fair as French President Emmanuel Macron tours the exhibition on the opening day in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Farmers across Europe have been protesting for weeks over what they say are excessively restrictive environmental rules. (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP)
February 24

Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes

He warned shareholders not to listen to advisors who urge them to trade often.
February 24
FILE- In this May 3, 2019 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, left, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, briefly chat with reporters before Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. Buffett credited his longtime partner — the late Charlie Munger — with being the architect of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate he’s received the credit for leading and warned shareholders in his annual letter not to listen to Wall Street pundits or financial advisors who urge them to trade often. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 24

West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions

West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS has lifted travel, commercial and economic sanctions imposed on Niger which were aimed at reversing the coup staged in the country last year
February 24
FILE - The defense chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries excluding Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea and Niger, gather for their extraordinary meeting in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, to discuss the situation in Niger. Heads of state across West Africa will meet on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 to discuss the region’s existential challenges particularly the withdrawal of three junta-led nations from the top regional bloc as well as sanctions imposed to reverse the coup in Niger. The West Africa bloc of ECOWAS summit to hold in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, comes at a critical time when the 49-year-old bloc’s future is threatened. (AP Photo/Richard Eshun Nanaresh, File)
February 24

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

The U.S. and Britain have struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen
February 24
This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows an aircraft launching from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during flight operations in the Red Sea, Jan. 22, 2024. The U.S. and Britain have struck more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen. The strikes on Saturday, Feb. 24, answer a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The U.S. fighter jets launched from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, which is currently in the Red Sea. (Kaitlin Watt/U.S. Navy via AP)