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Consumer prices up 0.4% last month but core prices moderate

Consumer prices up 0.4% last month but core prices moderate

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased 0.4% in February, the biggest gain in six months, led by a sharp jump in gasoline prices. But core inflation, excluding food and energy, posted a much smaller 0.
Hamas official: Hamas' Gaza leader Sinwar re-elected

Hamas official: Hamas' Gaza leader Sinwar re-elected

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Hamas firebrand Yehiyeh Sinwar was re-elected on Wednesday as the Palestinian militant group’s leader in the Gaza Strip, leaving a figure closely aligned with the hard-line military wing in charge of the group's strategy
Ghislaine Maxwell jail conditions 'degrading,' says brother

Ghislaine Maxwell jail conditions 'degrading,' says brother

LONDON — The brother of Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell said Wednesday she should be released on bail from a U.S. jail, and claimed that she was being held in “degrading” conditions that amount to torture.

Man who bilked 'black-ish' star in romance con sentenced

LOS ANGELES — A man who romanced three women, including “black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis, in order to con them out of money for his phoney businesses was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.
EXPLAINER: Why is Harry and Meghan's son not a prince?

EXPLAINER: Why is Harry and Meghan's son not a prince?

LONDON — One of the most dramatic claims in Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey was the allegation that their son was denied a royal title, possibly because of his skin colour .
Biden administration won't defend Trump immigration rule

Biden administration won't defend Trump immigration rule

CHICAGO — A Trump-era immigration rule denying green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps was dealt likely fatal blows Tuesday after the Biden administration dropped legal challenges, including before the Supreme Court.

Facial recognition company sued by California activists

ALAMEDA, Calif.
Roger Mudd, longtime network TV newsman, dies at 93

Roger Mudd, longtime network TV newsman, dies at 93

Roger Mudd, the longtime political correspondent and anchor for NBC and CBS who once stumped Sen. Edward Kennedy by simply asking why he wanted to be president, has died. He was 93.
Pentagon approves extending Guard deployment at Capitol

Pentagon approves extending Guard deployment at Capitol

WASHINGTON — Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has formally approved an extension of the National Guard deployment at the U.S. Capitol for about two more months as possible threats of violence remain, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v.