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Arlington, VA, United States

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Past articles by John:

Live updates on 7 bodies found in Oklahoma: Investigators still mum on killer, details

Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice said no details surrounding the killings at an Oklahoma home will be released until after autopsies are completed. → Read More

Russia says drone attack on Kremlin was attempt to kill Putin; Kyiv denies involvement: Live updates

Two Ukrainian drones hit the Kremlin, causing a fireball near the roof of the iconic building complex. Russia claims it was an attempt to kill Putin. → Read More

Sex offender among 7 found dead in Oklahoma; families remember victims: Updates

A woman said her daughter and three grandchildren were among the seven people found dead in Henryetta, Oklahoma. → Read More

Ukraine hits Crimea depot as nation gears up for spring offensive: Updates

A suspected Ukraine drone strike at a Crimean oil depot in Russian-occupied Sevastopol was a prelude to a much-anticipated spring offensive. Updates. → Read More

'Zero leads' on Texas shooting suspect; reward increased to $80K; witness describes killings: Updates

The manhunt was expanding Sunday for the suspect in a shooting at a Cleveland, Texas, home that left 5 dead and a community in fear and mourning. → Read More

Mother of Mexico shooting survivor says Americans traveled for surgery; abduction probe continues

Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed that the U.S. Justice Department would be "relentless in pursuing justice" on behalf of the Americans. → Read More

Turkey rocked by 6.3 magnitude quake 2 weeks after temblors killed more than 41,000: Live updates

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey’s Hatay province Monday, two weeks after the region was devastated by quakes that killed more than 41,000. → Read More

Earthquake death toll over 20,000; Turkey evacuates thousands; UN aid reaches Syria: Live updates

The international effort to provide food and shelter to victims of the earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria intensified Thursday. Live updates. → Read More

'Like we woke up to hell': 7,700 dead in quake-battered Turkey, Syria; baby rescued after being born under rubble: Live updates

The death toll continued to rise in Turkey and Syria as a frantic search for earthquake survivors pressed on. Amid the horror came small victories. → Read More

'She is alive!' Powerful quake kills more than 2,300 in Turkey, Syria; rescuers dig through rubble. Updates.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.8 quake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time along the Turkish-Syrian border. President Biden vows support. → Read More

Polar vortex releases grip: From zero to 60 in days as Northeast warms up

After a brutal cold snap, relatively mild weather and above-average temperatures could dominate forecasts for the next 10 days, AccuWeather said. → Read More

Bitter cold, waves of storms target nation's midsection; Texas, Gulf Coast states could see tornadoes: Updates

Meanwhile, at least three storms will be responsible for the threat of ice and snow from Sunday through Thursday. Latest updates → Read More

'Demanding justice': Tyre Nichols remembered at vigils across the US: Live updates

Thousands of protesters are expected to gather in Oakland, California, for one of several events across the nation Sunday in honor of Tyre Nichols. → Read More

7 dead in tragedy near Half Moon Bay, California's latest mass shooting: Live updates

Seven people were killed Monday at plant nurseries near Half Moon Bay, 30 miles south of San Francisco, days after a rampage in Southern California. → Read More

Police seek motive after 10 killed, 7 hospitalized in Monterey Park mass shooting: Live updates

After 10 people were killed in a shooting in Monterey Park, California, police said the suspect died by suicide. Investigators are seeking a motive. → Read More

At least 10 killed, manhunt underway in shooting rampage near Los Angeles after Lunar New Year festival

The shooting occurred Saturday night in Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles. Saturday marked the start of the city's Lunar New Year festival. → Read More

'Near whiteout conditions': What to know about winter storm, snow forecast from Minnesota to Maine

More than 24 million Americans were under a winter weather advisory Thursday as a snowstorm that hammered Denver pushed eastward. → Read More

Death toll reaches 40 in Russian missile strike; Ukraine begins criminal proceedings: Live updates

At least 30 people remained missing from a strike on an apartment building in the Ukraine city of Dnipro; 40 bodies have been recovered. Updates. → Read More

'Simply not human': 29 dead in Russian missile strike on Ukraine apartments; Zelenskyy vows revenge. Updates.

The explosions Saturday smashed through all nine floors of a building in Dnipro, Ukraine, that housed an estimated 1,700 people. Live updates. → Read More

Live updates: Many flights delayed, grounded across US over FAA computer outage

Latest updates on computer glitch at the Federal Aviation Administration that has delayed, grounded airline traffic across much of US on Wednesday. → Read More