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Emergency team members carry the body of a person found in the rubble of a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful earthquake that struck southeast Turkey and northern Syria has killed more than 640 people with hundreds injured. The toll is expected to rise as rescuers search for dead and survivors in dozens of collapsed buildings across the region. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 3,400

- Associated Press

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,400 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled thousands of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble.

In this photo provided by Chad Fish, the remnants of a large balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of South Carolina, with a fighter jet and its contrail seen below it, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. The downing of the suspected Chinese spy balloon by a missile from an F-22 fighter jet created a spectacle over one of the state’s tourism hubs and drew crowds reacting with a mixture of bewildered gazing, distress and cheering. (Chad Fish via AP)

China claims U.S. 'overreacted' in shooting down spy balloon

- The Washington Times

China expressed outrage Sunday over the U.S. military shooting down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina a day earlier, but Beijing has yet to comment on the Pentagon's discovery of another Chinese balloon spotted over Latin America.

This photo provided by Jason Sellers shows U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.   President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he ordered U.S. officials to shoot down the suspected Chinese spy balloon earlier this week and that national security leaders decided the best time for the operation was when it got over water.  (Jason Sellers via AP)

China says U.S. shooting down balloon a 'serious violation of international practice'

- Associated Press

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions.

Mark Splonskowski assembles electronic poll book kits that voters will uses to sign in at polling locations at the Albany County Board of Elections building, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. Attempts to develop the first-ever national standards for electronic voter rolls, the source of problems and hacking concerns in previous elections, may not be ready or available for wide use in time for the 2024 presidential election, concerning election experts. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Electronic pollbook security raises concerns going into 2024

- Associated Press

They were blamed for long lines in Los Angeles during California's 2020 presidential primary, triggered check-in delays in Columbus, Ohio, a few months later and were at the center of former President Donald Trump's call for supporters to protest in Detroit during last November's midterms.

Palestinians run from tear gas fired by Israeli forces raiding Aqbat Jabr camp, southwest of the city of Jericho on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, during a search for the Palestinian suspects behind a shooting attack at a restaurant in a nearby settlement last week. The army said it surrounded several residences that Palestinians were using to hide out and plan future attacks and ultimately arrested several suspects who surrendered. During the raid, the army said Palestinian protesters shot at Israeli security forces, who responded with live fire. The Palestinian Health Ministry said six people were wounded, two seriously. (AP Photo/ Majdi Mohammed)Palestinians clashes with Israeli forces during during a military raid the West Bank Aqabat Jaber camp near Jericho, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Israeli army besieges homes of fugitives in West Bank raid

- Associated Press

The Israeli army raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho on Saturday, besieging houses it said were being used as hideouts for Palestinian attackers and shooting at residents who opened fire. The fighting wounded six Palestinians, two seriously, said the Palestinian Health Ministry, and jolted a generally quiet oasis town that has seen less violence than other West Bank cities.

Part of the website is photographed Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. A cyberattack caused a nearly daylong outage of the nation's new 988 mental health helpline on Dec. 1, 20222, federal officials tell The Associated Press. Lawmakers are now calling for the federal agency that oversees the program to prevent future attacks. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick

Feds say cyberattack caused suicide helpline's outage

- Associated Press

A cyberattack caused a nearly daylong outage of the nation's new 988 mental health helpline late last year, federal officials told The Associated Press Friday. Lawmakers are now calling for the federal agency that oversees the program to prevent future attacks.