Russia using Belarus as a launch point for many air operations in Ukraine, NATO says

CNN accompanied NATO’s Flying Squadron 2 on one such surveillance mission on Thursday. Within two hours of taking off at 8 am CET, the radar on board the NATO AWACS plane — short for Airborne Warning and Control System — picked up about a dozen Russian-made planes idling in Belarus just north of the Chernobyl … Read more

Basketball coach Tom Crean is officially out

What’s not immediately known is whether Crean will accept those terms. Had he continued as the Bulldogs’ coach, they would have owed him $7.2 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned that Crean retained lawyer Tom Mars to represent him. Crean’s agent, Jordan Bazant of New York, also is a lawyer. Mars said Thursday he would … Read more

DeSantis dismisses ‘Don’t Say Gay’ criticism from ‘woke’ Disney

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Emergent – Biden, Congress take aim at Russian oil Equilibrium/Sustainability — Biden presses ahead, bans energy imports Hundreds of Florida students stage walkout to protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill MORE (R) on Thursday brushed off criticism from Disney CEO Bob Chapek over state legislation … Read more

McTerrier’s Identity Revealed After Head Fell Off

McTerrier experienced a costume malfunction on the season 7 premiere of “The Masked Singer.” The competitor’s suit head fell off onstage, prompting panic from the judges. Warning: Major spoilers for the season 7 premiere of “The Masked Singer” ahead. Loading Something is loading. A costume malfunction on the season 7 premiere of Fox’s “The Masked … Read more

Madison Cawthorn: GOP lawmaker calls Zelensky a ‘thug’

Republicans immediately condemned his comments. “To my colleague in the House, I would push back and say it’s not Ukraine that is invading Russia,” said Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. “It is Russia invading Ukraine.” “Like 90% of the country is with Ukrainians and is opposed to Putin,” added South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. “So when … Read more

Santa Ana High School remains on lockdown after reports of bomb threat; no shooter or injuries, district says

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Santa Ana High School remains on lockdown Thursday afternoon “out of an abundance of caution” after reports of a possible bomb threat and a potentially armed person on campus, officials said. According to an update issued by the school district shortly after 3 pm, there is not an active shooter … Read more