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NATO: No signs of Russia’s retreat; San Francisco ousts 3 from the school board; US men’s hockey dropped out of Olympics National

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In this photo from the video provided by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, a Russian serviceman shoots from his weapon during a naval exercise at a military base in Syria. Russian naval exercises in the Mediterranean are taking place amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.


The press service of the Russian Defense Ministry through the AP


NATO sees no sign that Russia is withdrawing troops near Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia said Wednesday it was returning more troops and weapons to bases, but NATO said it saw no signs of downsizing as fears that Moscow could invade Ukraine persisted.

Russia has dropped about 150,000 troops east, north and south of Ukraine, prompting Western concerns that it is planning an attack. Moscow denies having such plans, and this week said it was distracting some forces and weapons, though it gave some details. These statements were met with skepticism by the United States and its allies – even though they seemed to have lowered the temperature after weeks of escalating tensions between East and West.

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On Wednesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry released a video showing an armored train moving across a bridge from Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

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Withdrawal of the San Francisco School Board

FILE – Alison Collins, right, speaking during a meeting in San Francisco on September 26, 2018.


Liz Hafalia / San Francisco Chronicle via AP


San Francisco is recalling three members of the city school board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco residents recalled three members of the city’s school board on Tuesday for what critics called the wrong priorities and putting progressive policies over children’s needs during the pandemic.

According to estimates by the San Francisco Department of Elections, the vast majority of voters supported the withdrawal in the snap election.

“Voters in this city have made it clear that the school board should focus on the basics of ensuring a well-run school system, first and foremost,” London Mayor Breed said in a statement. “San Francisco is a city that believes in the value of great ideas, but those ideas need to be built on a government foundation that does the essentials well.”



Beijing Hockey Olympics

The United States Aaron Ness, 42, is leaving the ice when Slovak players celebrate behind him after the men’s quarterfinal hockey match at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in Beijing. Slovakia won 3-2 in the bullets.


AP Photo / Matt Slocum


Slovakia stuns the United States in bullets, the Americans – from the Olympics

BEIJING (AP) – A few minutes after the Americans failed to score in the bullets as their last chance to survive the Olympics, Captain Andy Mile took off his gloves to wipe away the tears coming from his eyes.

“I’m just sad it’s over,” he said.

With one failed rebound in the last minute of the main match, which drew, and a failed boulevard, the United States dropped out of the men’s hockey tournament at the Beijing Games after a shocking 3-2 defeat to Slovakia in the quarterfinals.

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainians have challenged pressure from Moscow on Wednesday to hold a national unity show waving a flag, while the United States has warned that Russia has added about 7,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders, despite Kremlin statements withdrawal of forces from the territory of Ukraine. reg.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration is telling Congress that it needs an additional $ 30 billion to continue the fight against COVID-19, officials said.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco residents recalled three members of the city’s school board on Tuesday for what critics called the wrong priorities and putting progressive policies over children’s needs during the pandemic.

NEW YORK (AP) – For the first time in two years, for many people, the American workplace is becoming something reminiscent of the days before the pandemic.

JERUSALEM (AP) – US support for Israel remains “iron”, said the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to members of the Israeli parliament on Wednesday …

BRUNSWICK, GA (AP) – Two of the three white men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbury have repeatedly used racial insults in text and social media posts, including some harsh comments by an Arbury shooter about black people, an FBI witness testified. in their federal environment. trial for hate crimes.

ST. Paul, Minion (AP) – A former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd testified on Wednesday that he surrendered to Derek Cha …

Four teenagers and four adults returning from the hunt were aboard a small plane that crashed off the North Carolina coast last weekend, authorities said Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) – PJ O’Rourke, a prolific author and satirist who transformed the disrespect and journalism of the Gonza counterculture of the 1960s into a distinctive brand of conservative and libertarian commentary, has died at the age of 74.

ZHANDJAKOU, CHINA (AP) – Two legal substances used to improve heart function were listed in an anti-doping questionnaire filled out for Russian figure skater Kamila Valiyeva before her Olympic drug case began, according to documents provided by her name.

BEIJING (AP) – A few minutes after the Americans failed to score in the bullets as their last chance to survive the Olympics, Captain Andy Mile took off his gloves to wipe away the tears coming from his eyes.

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APTOPIX Miami Peacocks

A young peacock stands in the backyard of a house in Coral Gables, Florida, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. The Miami-Dade County Commission voted last month to weaken the protection of peacocks, which has become a problem causing divisions in the lush Miami suburbs. as their population has grown in recent years.


AP Photo / Rebecca Blackwell


TODAY IN HISTORY

Ten years ago: a federal judge in Detroit sentenced Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO’-mahr fah-ROOK ‘ahb-DOOL) to life in prison for “underwear bomber” …

In 1970, Joe Fraser retained his world heavyweight title with a knockout in the fifth round of Jimmy Ellis. See more sports moments from this day in…

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