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Congress seems poised to pass potential TikTok ban in US. How would it work?

The measure sailed through the House as part of a foreign aid package.
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The TikTok logo is displayed outside TikTok social media app company offices in Culver City, California, on March 16, 2023.
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Delta Air Lines, facing another union attempt to organize flight attendants, is raising their pay

Delta Air Lines is raising pay for flight attendants and other nonunion workers by 5%
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FILE - A Delta Air Lines plane leaves the gate on July 12, 2021, at Logan International Airport in Boston. Delta is raising pay for flight attendants and other nonunion workers by 5%. And the airline is boosting starting pay for all its U.S. jobs to at least $19 an hour. Delta CEO Ed Bastian announced the pay raises in a memo Monday, April 22, 2024 to employees. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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The EU ratchets up pressure on TikTok's new rewards app over risks to kids, warns of suspension

The European Union is demanding TikTok provide more information about a new app that pays users to watch videos and warned that it could order the video sharing platform to suspend addictive features that pose a risk to kids
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FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays the TikTok home screen, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Boston. European Union regulators said Wednesday, April 17, 2024, they're seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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Celebrity handbag designer sentenced to 18 months in prison for smuggling crocodile handbags

A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities from Britney Spears to the cast of the “Sex and the City” TV series was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in Miami federal court to charges of smuggling c...
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Express files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, announces store closures, possible sale

Express Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the fashion retailer is seeking to sell the majority of its stores
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FILE - A storefront of Express, Inc. a fashion apparel retailer, shown Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Express Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as the fashion retailer looks to sell the majority of its stores. Columbus, Ohio-based Express, which is also the parent of Bonbons and Upwest brands, is shuttering a handful of its operations in the process. In an announcement Monday, April 22, 2024, the company said it planned to close 95 of its Express stores and all UpWest stores. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Supreme Court allows soccer promoter's antitrust suit over FIFA policy on league matches to proceed

The Supreme Court is allowing a soccer promoter’s antitrust lawsuit to go forward against FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation over the world governing body’s policy of not permitting a country to host league matches involving teams from other countries
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Barcelona players react as they leave the field at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Kroger, Albertsons — still hoping to merge — agree to sell more stores to satisfy regulators

Supermarket chains Kroger and Albertsons say they will sell more of their stores in an effort to quell the federal government’s concerns about their proposed merger
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Supreme Court will take up the legal fight over ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a Biden administration appeal over the regulation of difficult-to-trace ghost guns that was struck down by lower courts
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FILE - The Supreme Court of the United States is seen in Washington, March 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)
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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson pledged $10M for Maui wildfire survivors. They gave much more.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation says the People's Fund of Maui, an initiative started by Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson to benefit survivors of the wildfires in Maui, has given away almost $60 million
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FILE - Dwayne Johnson attends the world premiere of "Black Adam" in New York on Oct. 12, 2022, left, and Oprah Winfrey appears at the Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans on June 30, 2023. The nonprofit Entertainment Industry Foundation says the People's Fund of Maui, which was started by Winfrey and Johnson to benefit survivors of the wildfires last summer, has given away almost $60 million over six months to 8,100 adults. (AP Photo)
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Report urges fixes to online child exploitation CyberTipline before AI makes it worse

A tipline set up 26 years ago to combat online child exploitation is “enormously valuable” but hasn't lived up to its potential
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Pages from the CyberTipline website are seen on a computer in New York on Friday, April 19, 2024. A tipline set up 26 years ago to combat online child exploitation is “enormously valuable” but hasn't lived up to its potential. That’s what a new report from the Stanford Internet Observatory released on Monday, April 22, 2024 has found. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
April 22

A ban on single-use plastics takes effect in Hong Kong in a bid to reduce pollution

Hong Kong has passed a legislation to stop the sale and distribution of Styrofoam products and single-use plastic cutlery as a way to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the city
April 22
A pedestrian carries takeaway food plastic bag in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 11, 2024. Hong Kong has long been a major producer and consumer of great food, and a great amount of plastic and Styrofoam to go with it. That’s going to change as new legislation aiming to stop the sale and distribution of Styrofoam products and single-use plastic cutlery went into effect on Monday, April 22, 2024.(AP Photo/Louise Delmotte)
April 22

Japan's anti-monopoly body orders Google to fix ad search limits affecting Yahoo

Japan’s antitrust watchdog says U.S. search giant Google must fix its advertising search restrictions affecting Yahoo
April 22
FILE - The Google logo is photographed at the Vivatech show in Paris, on June 15, 2023. Japan’s antitrust watchdog said Monday, April 22, 2024, that U.S. search giant Google must fix its advertising search restrictions affecting Yahoo in Japan. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 22

Kurdish separatists and water issues loom large in long-awaited visit of Turkey's Erdogan to Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making his first official visit to Iraq in more than a decade as Ankara seeks greater cooperation from Baghdad in its fight against a Kurdish militant group that has a foothold in Iraq's north
April 22
FILE - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani shake hands during a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Erdogan was set to make his first official visit to Iraq in more than a decade on Monday April 22, 2024 as his country seeks greater cooperation from Baghdad in its fight against a Kurdish militant group that has a foothold in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
April 22

From Sin City to the City of Angels, building starts on high-speed rail line

Groundbreaking on a $12 billion high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area is just about here
April 22
FILE - This photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, shows the site of a proposed station for a high-speed rail line to Las Vegas, background, at the end of the Dale Evans Parkway exit from Interstate 15, on the far outskirts of the Mojave Desert city of Victorville, Calif. Brightline West and U.S. transportation secretary and other officials projecting that millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 22

Stock market today: Wall Street drifts ahead of a big week for earnings reports

Wall Street is holding steadier following a three-week losing streak
April 22
FILE - The front of the New York Stock Exchange is shown on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
April 21

Tesla cuts the price of its "Full Self Driving" system by a third to $8,000

That's the latest evidence of the challenges facing the electric vehicle maker.
April 21
FILE - A Tesla charging station is seen, Sept. 28, 2023, in Woodstock, Ga. Tesla knocked roughly a third off the price of its “Full Self Driving” system, which can’t drive itself and so drivers must remain alert and be ready to intervene, to $8,000 from $12,000, according to the company website. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
April 21

Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro

Conservative Brazilians heaped praise on Elon Musk at a rally in the capital of Rio de Janeiro supporting far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro
April 21
Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a demonstration calling for freedom of expression, spurred by Brazilian court orders to suspend accounts on the social media platform X, in Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
April 21

Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda

Thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets in the latest rebuke of leftist President Gustavo Petro’s reform agenda
April 21
Anti-government demonstrators rally to protest economic and social reforms pushed by the government of President Gustavo Petro and his proposal to convene a constituent assembly at the Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, April 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 21

'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1

“Civil War,” Alex Garland’s ominous American dystopia, remained the top film in theaters in its second week of release
April 21
This image released by Lionsgate shows Alex Pettyfer, Alan Ritchson, Henry Cavill, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Henry Golding in a scene from the film "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." (Daniel Smith/Lionsgate via AP)
April 21

North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store

Medical marijuana can now be legally purchased in North Carolina with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opening its long-planned dispensary this weekend on tribal land
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April 21

Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

President Joe Biden frequently cites insulin prices as he promotes a $35 price cap for Americans with diabetes who are on Medicare
April 21
Tommy Marshall, 56, of Atlanta, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Atlanta. Marshall who has type 1 diabetes, paid $251 dollars for four to eight weeks worth of medication in November. "Even if you can afford it, just paying that much for something that you know is a massive profit center for the drug company is challenging," said Marshall, a lifelong Democrat. He added of Biden, "If I was a his political consultant I'd be telling him to talk about it constantly." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 21

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Ukrainian and Western leaders have welcomed the passing of a desperately needed aid package for Ukraine by the U.S. House of Representatives
April 21
A woman holds a "Free Azov" sign during a rally aiming to raise awareness on the fate of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2024. The U.S. House of Representatives swiftly approved $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies in a rare Saturday session as Democrats and Republicans banded together after months of hard-right resistance over renewed American support for repelling Russia's invasion. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 21

Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

An acute housing shortage hitting fire survivors on the Hawaiian island of Maui is squeezing out residents even as they try to overcome the loss of loved ones, their homes and their community
April 21
April 20

Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South

The United Auto Workers union is celebrating a huge win at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, where workers will now be represented by the union
April 20
Volkswagen automobile plant employee LaShawn Hawthorne, center left, takes picture with UAW president Shawn Fain after workers voted to join the union Friday, April 19, 2024, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)
April 20

New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market

New York lawmakers have approved a $237 billion state budget that includes plans to spur housing construction, combat unlicensed marijuana stores and address the migrant crisis
April 20
FILE - The New York state Assembly Chamber is seen during a legislative session after Gov. Kathy Hochul presented her 2025 executive state budget at the state Capitol, Jan. 16, 2024, in Albany, N.Y. New York lawmakers passed a $237 billion state budget Saturday, April 20, that includes plans to spur housing construction and combat unlicensed marijuana stores. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
April 20

The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon

The House has passed legislation that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform’s China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year
April 20
FILE - A man carries a Free TikTok sign in front of the courthouse where the hush-money trial of Donald Trump got underway April 15, 2024, in New York. The House has passed legislation Saturday, April 20, to ban TikTok in the U.S. if its China-based owner doesn't sell its stake, sending it to the Senate as part of a larger package of bills that would send aid to Ukraine and Israel. House Republicans' decision to add the TikTok bill to the foreign aid package fast-tracked the legislation after it had stalled in the Senate. The aid bill is a priority for President Joe Biden that has broad congressional support. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
April 20

Third temporary channel opens for vessels to Baltimore port after bridge collapse

A third temporary channel for boats to access the Port of Baltimore has opened as workers keep removing debris from the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which collapsed after it was struck by a cargo ship
April 20
The collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge lay on top of the container ship Dali, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Baltimore. The FBI confirmed that agents were aboard the Dali conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
April 20

Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week

Tesla knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the U.S.
April 20
FILE - A Model X sports-utility vehicle sits outside a Tesla store in Littleton, Colo., on June 18, 2023. On Friday, April 19, 2024, Tesla knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 20

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manua...
April 20
Kaffa Roastery's founder Svante Hampf shows package of "AI-conic" coffee blend generated by artificial intelligence in Helsinki, Finland, Friday April 19, 2024. Kaffa, an artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work. (AP Photo/Jari Tanner)
April 20

Morning sickness? Prenatal check-ups? What to know about new rights for pregnant workers

Pregnant workers have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
April 20
FILE - The emblem of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is shown on a podium in Vail, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Denver. Pregnant workers have the right to a wide range of accommodations under new federal regulations for implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The regulations take an expansive view of conditions related to pregnancy, from fertility treatments to abortion and post-childbirth complications. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 20

Data centers fuel AI and crypto but could threaten climate, experts say

Data centers' energy usage is expected to soar in the coming years, experts say.
April 20
A Google logo at a data center exhibition ahead of the ceremonial opening of the Google Cloud data center in Hanau, Germany, Oct. 6, 2023.
April 20

Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations

Ukraine has launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure
April 20
Ukrainian Kobza music band members play traditional "bandura" instruments in a passage under the Independence square in central Kyiv, Saturday, April 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 20

The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

A major argument for legalizing the adult use of cannabis after 75 years of prohibition was to stop the harm caused by disproportionate enforcement of drug laws in Black, Latino and other minority communities
April 20
A 420 plate is displayed behind a glass bong on the shelves at Cloud 9 Cannabis, Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Arlington, Wash. The shop is one of the first dispensaries to open under the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board's social equity program, established in efforts to remedy some of the disproportionate effects marijuana prohibition had on communities of color. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
April 20

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Record Store Day celebrates independent retail music sellers who have endured long after megastores like Tower Records closed
April 20
Tim Stamper, owner at Tracks In Wax record shop, cleans off some vinyl 45s at his shop, Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Phoenix. Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S. Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day amid a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift's latest album. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 20

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan as a child and built a new life in Mississippi
April 20
April 19

Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

The public portion of a Panamanian trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth has come to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion
April 19
Lawyers and court workers leave the Supreme Court during a recess for the trial of the "Panama Papers" money laundering case in Panama City, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Agustin Herrera)
April 19

Volkswagen workers in Tennessee have voted to join UAW, union says

4,326 workers at the Volkswagen facility were eligible to vote.
April 19
Employees are seen outside the entrance to a Volkswagen automobile assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, March 20, 2024.
April 19

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants
April 19
April 19

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency
April 19
April 19

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula explores selling non-controlling, minority stake in franchise

Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula are exploring the possibility of selling a non-controlling, minority interest in the franchise, the team announced
April 19
FILE - Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula attends an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sept. 25, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Terry and Kim Pegula are exploring the possibility of selling a non-controlling, minority interest in the franchise, the team announced Friday, April 19, 2024. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the stake in the team the Pegulas would be preparing to sell would be about 25%. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because that detail was not announced by the team, and first reported by The Athletic. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)
April 19

How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024

The worst week for big technology stocks since the COVID crash in 2020 dragged Wall Street across the finish line of another losing week
April 19
April 19

The EPA is again allowing summer sales of higher ethanol gasoline blend, citing global conflicts

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the sale of gasoline containing a higher blend of ethanol for the third summer in a row
April 19
An E15 nozzle is displayed on a pum at service station in Minneapolis, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 photo. The Environmental Protection Agency cleared the way Friday, April 19, 2024, for E15, a higher blend of ethanol, to be sold nationwide for the third summer in a row. Gasoline with 10% ethanol is already sold nationwide, but the higher blend has been prohibited in the summer because of concerns it could worsen smog during warm weather. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 19

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Salvage crews at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are turning their focus to the thousands of tons of debris sitting atop the massive cargo ship that veered off course last month
April 19
Salvage work continues on the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Baltimore. The FBI confirmed that agents were aboard the Dali conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
April 19

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry

The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments amid complaints by licensed cannabis suppliers that shipments worth more than $300,000 have been confiscated in recent months at Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico
April 19
FILE - Traffic crosses from Mexico into the United States at a border station in Santa Teresa, N.M., in this photo made in March 14, 2012. The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its right to seize cannabis shipments — including state-authorized commercial supplies — amid complaints of licensed cannabis providers that more than $300,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in recent months at Border Patrol highway checkpoints in southern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, File)
April 19

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose 41 cents to $83.14 per barrel Friday
April 19
April 19

Next UN climate talks are critical to plot aid for poorer nations, says incoming president

The man who will run this year’s United Nations climate talks in November views the upcoming negotiations as a key link in international efforts to curb worsening global warming — if they can be successful
April 19
COP29 President-designate Mukhtar Babayev takes part in an interview with The Associated Press at the Azerbaijan embassy in Washington on Thursday, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
April 19

American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Friday: American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall
April 19
April 19

This week: economic growth, unemployment, inflation update

The Commerce Department releases its initial estimate of first-quarter economic growth on Thursday
April 19
April 19

FedEx pledges $25 million over 5 years in NIL program for University of Memphis athletes

FedEx has pledged $25 million over the next five years to be used in sponsorship deals with University of Memphis athletes
April 19
FILE - Memphis offensive linemen Terrance McClain (51) and Jacob Likes (70) celebrate after the team's win against Iowa State at the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. FedEx on Friday, April 19, 2024, pledged $25 million over the next five years to be used in sponsorship deals with University of Memphis athletes, a huge boost for the school's name, image and likeness compensation efforts.(AP Photo/George Walker IV, File)
April 19

A former Russian tycoon who once led separatist region launches a hunger strike in Azerbaijan jail

Family members say a former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike
April 19
FILE - In this photo taken from video released by State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, Ruben Vardanyan, the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist government, center, is escorted by Azerbaijani security service agents in Baku, Azerbaijan. Vardanyan, a former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike, his family said Friday April 19, 2024. (State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan via AP, File)