Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite protests

Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) – Russia prepared Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine After claiming that voters in army-controlled areas overwhelmingly supported living under Moscow. The armed forces went door to door to collect votes within five days of voting in referendums organized by the Kremlin that questioned whether the occupied territories should become part … Read more

Senators push for reform of police cell phone tracking tools

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit the ability of US law enforcement agencies to purchase cellphone tracking tools to track people’s whereabouts, including past years, sometimes without a search warrant. Concerns have been raised about the police’s use of a tool known as … Read more

Gates Foundation urges UN and honors inspiration as goalkeeper | Health, medicine and fitness

By Thalia Petty, Associated Press New York (AFP) – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined distinctive optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals, held by the Gates Foundation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Bill Gates made the case … Read more