Top news from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25
BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR
Monday, Feb. 21
- Queen Elizabeth of England tests positive for COVID-19.
- Hank the Tank, a 500-Pound Bear, ransacks a California community.
- Biden Administration halts new drilling in a legal fight over climate costs.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into separatist-held Ukraine and hinted at a wider military campaign. He also recognizes Ukrainian separatists as independent.
- U.S. Soccer and women’s players agree to settle an equal pay lawsuit, giving the athletes $24 million and ensuring equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams.
- The hate crimes case in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery goes to jury deliberation.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
- Russia attacks Ukraine and begins invasion.
- President Biden follows suit with other European nations and imposes sanctions on Russia.
- Capitol rioter Mariposa Castro who declared ‘civil war’ on Jan. 6 sentenced to 45 days in prison.
Thursday, Feb. 24
- Russian forces take Chernobyl, the site of a deadly 1986 nuclear disaster.
- Anti-war protests in Russia break out across the country.
- Ukrainian President Zelensky is the number one target for Russia as he stays behind in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to the end.
Friday, Feb. 25
- Russian forces push into the outskirts of Kyiv.
- President Biden introduces Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Supreme Court nominee.
- Three former Minneapolis PD officers were found guilty of federal crimes over the killing of George Floyd.