Opposition rally demands early elections in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of supporters of North Macedonia’s main opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE, gathered Saturday night in the center of the capital, Skopje, to pressure the leftist government to convene elections two years before the end of his term. The center-right VMRO-DPMNE accused the Social Democrat-led government of plunging North Macedonia into corruption, … Read more

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu undergoes Tommy John surgery

TORONTO — Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Tommy John surgery is complete, the Toronto Blue Jays announced Saturday. Ryu is expected to be out 12-18 months after the procedure. Tommy John surgery, formally known as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, was necessary after ongoing ligament problems in the southpaw’s throwing arm. Ryu may not play for Toronto again as … Read more

Witness: Federal officer in downtown Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Witnesses say a federal officer and another man were involved in a shooting in downtown Atlanta on Friday and one of them was taken away by ambulance, but federal authorities have not explained what happened. Gunfire broke out shortly after 3:00 pm on the Ted Turner Drive bridge near the Richard Russell … Read more

Germany’s far-right elects new leaders after co-chair resigns

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party on Saturday chose two prominent figures to lead the party for the next two years, after one of its co-chairs resigned in January saying it had become too radical. Delegates voted for remaining Alternative for Germany co-chair Tino Chrupalla to lead the party along with parliamentary … Read more

At the Westminster dog show, a new focus on wellness for vets

NEW YORK (AP) — Dogs are in the spotlight, but the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club show also sheds light on a human issue: the mental health of veterinarians. Along with a first-time Veterinarian of the Year award to be presented on the final day of the show on Wednesday, the club will donate $10,000 to … Read more

Schoen’s touchdown lifts the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 19-12 win over the Ottawa Redblacks

OTTAWA – It won’t be their prettiest win of the season, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will take it. Zach Collaros connected with Dalton Schoen for a 27-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter to lead Winnipeg to a 19-12 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday night. Winnipeg coach Mike O’Shea said that … Read more

Rocket from Gaza to Israel breaks two-month pause

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, breaking a two-month truce that has prevailed along the fence between Gaza and Israel in contrast to rising tensions in the West Bank. The Israeli army said air defense systems intercepted the projectile, which triggered warning sirens in the southern coastal city … Read more

GOP candidates undeterred after rival wins Trump’s endorsement

FRANKFORT, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky gubernatorial hopeful Ryan Quarles doubled down on his grassroots Republican strategy Friday, and Kelly Craft hinted at his own continued interest in Kentucky’s top political office, undeterred afterward. that Donald Trump rocked the 2023 campaign by endorsing the Attorney General. Dan Cameron. Thursday’s lightning announcement came 11 months before the … Read more

Denmark says Russian warship violated its waters twice

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s military says a Russian warship has violated its territorial waters. The Defense Command of the Danish armed forces says a Russian corvette entered Danish waters twice in the early hours of Friday near Christiansoe Island in the Baltic Sea. In a statement, the Defense Command said the Russian ship departed … Read more

Explosion inside mosque in northern Afghanistan leaves 1 dead

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province on Friday, killing at least one worshiper and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. Dozens of people had gathered inside the mosque in the Imam Sahib district for Friday prayers when an explosive device that had been planted there went … Read more