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A frantic race was underway Tuesday to find more survivors and help the injured as the death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria the previous day passed 5,000. Follow @AP 's live updates.

Ticket prices are predictably high for the Los Angeles Lakers' next two home games, with LeBron James poised to break the NBA scoring record. James is 36 points from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

President Joe Biden is ready to offer a reassuring assessment of the nation’s condition rather than flashy policy proposals in his second State of the Union address. He’s seeking to overcome pessimism in the country and concerns about his leadership.

Ukrainian officials say Russian shelling has hit more civilian targets, starting a fire at a hospital, ahead of what Kyiv authorities suspect is an impending new offensive by Russia around the anniversary of the invasion.

The 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot and wounded his first-grade teacher constantly cursed at staff and teachers and once choked another teacher “until she couldn’t breathe,” according to a legal notice filed by an attorney for the wounded teacher.

An intruder breached the home of Air Force One, one of the nation's most sensitive military bases, Joint Base Andrews said in a statement Monday. A resident opened fire on the trespasser and security forces apprehended the intruder.

A lucky player in Washington state overcame steep odds to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot.

The State of the Union address is slated to start at 9 p.m. ET. Here's how you can watch or stream it.

Transportation, schools and electricity, oil and gas supplies were disrupted in France as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets for a third round of nationwide strikes and protests against the government’s pension reform plans.


JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises. #APracecall 

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BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

BREAKING: Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization.

BREAKING: Pelé, the exuberant Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and as standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” was one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died on Thursday. He was 82.

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BREAKING: A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people. A Polish government spokesman did not immediately confirm the information, but said leaders were meeting on "crisis situation."

BREAKING: US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.