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New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

Jun. 20, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound in history and an engrained recognition that they need each...

Official: Crash, "likely" due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama

Jun. 20, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments...

AP Interview: Former president says US failed in Afghanistan

Jun. 20, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said Sunday the United States came to his country to fight extremism and bring stability to his war-tortured nation and is leaving nearly 20 years later having failed at both. In an interview with The Associated...

Trump cowboy seeks 2nd act in politics after Capitol breach

Jun. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for this cowboy pastor who rode to national...

Australia accused of 'excessive and unnecessary' secrecy

Jun. 20, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world’s most secretive democracies. Last week, a former Australian spy was convicted...

Jordan's unprecedented palace drama moves to the courtroom

Jun. 20, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's version of a trial of the century gets under way Monday when a relative of King Abdullah II and a former chief of the royal court are to be ushered into the defendants' cage at the state security court to face charges of sedition and incitement. ...

'It lessens my bills': $500 payments tested in upstate NY

Jun. 20, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New York. Places from Compton, California, to Richmond, Virginia, are...

Libyan guards accused of sexually assaulting minors

Jun. 20, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — When Libyan security forces rescued her earlier this year, the young Somali woman thought it would be the end of her suffering. For more than two years, she had been imprisoned and sexually abused by human traffickers notorious for extorting, torturing and assaulting migrants...

Take 2: Spacewalking astronauts install new solar panel

Jun. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. It took two spacewalks for French...

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Body of fourth tuber has been found in North Carolina river

Jun. 20, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release...

Defendants unlikely to pay for torching Minneapolis precinct

Jun. 20, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legal experts say it's unlikely that the four men convicted and ordered to pay for setting fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd will meet their financial obligations. Four defendants have been sentenced...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments...

Montana health officials struggle with changes to state law

Jun. 20, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Legislation aiming to protect businesses from COVID-19 restrictions imposed by local authorities was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte more than a month ago, but across the state, elected officials, public health officers and attorneys are left with wildly...

Officials say body of one of two tubers still missing after accident in North Carolina river has been found

Jun. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Officials say body of one of two tubers still missing after accident in North Carolina river has been found.

1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting near Lake Merritt in Oakland

Jun. 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, police said. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a hospital after gunfire erupted Saturday evening near Lake...

Official: Crash, "likely" due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama

Jun. 20, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a...

Arizona reports 385 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more deaths

Jun. 20, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 385 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. They said the state now has recorded 889,727 known cases of the disease and 17,843 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic started more than a year...

Meridian expands open container ordinance to six days a week

Jun. 20, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The city of Meridian has passed a new ordinance allowing open containers of alcohol to be carried in the downtown area every day but Sunday. The new rule goes into effect on July 1. The Meridian Star reports that in 2020,...

Oxford mulls designated parking for taxis, ride-share cars

Jun. 20, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials in the city of Oxford are considering a new ordinance that would create designated spots for taxis and ride-share vehicles to drop off and pick up people in the downtown square. The Oxford Eagle reports that if...