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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 10:49 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...

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...

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

Jun. 20, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The shipment arrived on a China Airlines cargo plane that had left...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

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

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 02:09 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 tackle solar panel work

Jun. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station. France’s Thomas Pesquet and NASA’s Shane Kimbrough picked up where they left off...

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Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Jun. 20, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported six new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths. Tribal health officials released the latest numbers on Saturday. The sprawling reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah...

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...

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

Jun. 20, 2021 10:49 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 10:48 AM EDT

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

Body of 17-year-old boy pulled from Indiana swimming area

Jun. 20, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The body of a teenage boy was pulled from a swimming area in south central Indiana, the state's Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday. Conservation officers recovered the body of a 17-year-old, who has not been identified. An autopsy to...

Island farm donated to American Farmland Trust

Jun. 20, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

NORTH HAVEN, Maine (AP) — A 153-acre farm on North Haven Island has been donated to the American Farmland Trust, which plans to continue using it as working farmland. The Turner Farm property was one of North Haven’s largest farms in the 1800s and it underwent a...

The Latest: Delta variant behind spike of cases in Portugal

Jun. 20, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese authorities have confirmed suspicions that the new delta variant of the coronavirus is driving a spike in new cases in the Lisbon region. Portugal’s National Health Institute said Sunday that the highly infectious variant that was first...

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

Jun. 20, 2021 10:35 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Official: Crash, "likely" due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama.

Maryland woman stabbed to death on Chicago street

Jun. 20, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a suspect in the stabbing death of a Maryland woman on a downtown street remains at large. The 31-year-old woman, who hasn’t been identified, was walking Saturday afternoon along Wacker Drive in the Loop business district when she...

Egypt: Suez Canal ship case adjourned for settlement talks

Jun. 20, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned until July 4 the case of a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year. The decision came after both legal teams of the Suez Canal and the vessel's owners asked for more time...