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Rep. Luria's pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test

Jul. 24, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose Virginia district includes the world's largest naval base, a recent swing included boarding an...

UN Security Council slams decision to reopen Cyprus suburb

Jul. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the decision by Turkey and Turkish Cypriots to reopen a residential section of an abandoned suburb on Friday and called for “the immediate reversal" of this unilateral action, warning that it could raise tensions on the divided...

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

Jul. 23, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead included 54 killed in four...

Trump's sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders,...

Nebraska patrol officials defend mission to Mexican border

Jul. 22, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials from the Nebraska State Patrol defended their state-funded mission to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday, arguing that they were answering a call for help from fellow law enforcement officers in Texas amid a surge in illegal border crossings. ...

House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends

Jul. 22, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war, citing the urgency of protecting those on-the-ground allies from Taliban retaliation as the U.S. military withdrawal enters its final weeks. ...

Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd this week

Jul. 22, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike in a central province early on Thursday, the second such attack this week. The aerial attack caused material damage, it said. The country's state news agency quoted an unidentified Syrian military...

Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea

Jul. 22, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Danish military said Thursday it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military parade in the coming days. The Danish Defense Ministry posted...

Haiti leader's slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

Jul. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's $790 a month pension as a retired soldier wasn't going far. Then came a call offering a solution. ...

Greece takes delivery of 1st of 18 French Rafale warplanes

Jul. 21, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece took delivery Wednesday of the first of 18 French Rafale fighter jets, part of a major military procurement plan as the country seeks to upgrade its armed forces. Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos attended the delivery ceremony in...