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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...

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...

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 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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Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a...

Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuke deal

Jun. 20, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday opened his first Cabinet meeting since swearing in his new coalition government last week with a condemnation of the new Iranian president. He said Iran's presidential election was a sign for world powers to “wake up”...

Another victim dies from last week's Chicago mass shooting

Jun. 20, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A fifth person has died as a result of a mass shooting last week in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities. The Cook County medical examiner’s office pronounced the 25-year-old woman dead on Saturday. Police say no arrests have...

Man who walked out of NY hospital found dead 1 month later

Jun. 20, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a man who went missing when he walked out of a hospital emergency room in New York's Hudson Valley region one month ago was found, authorities said. Andrew Neiman’s body was found on the shore of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie...

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth Day event

Jun. 20, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson from Wisconsin joined in a Juneteenth Day celebration in his home state only to see his speech drowned out by a chorus of boos. Johnson made an appearance Saturday at a Republican Party booth in Milwaukee, where he drew...

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...

Schmeichel: Outpouring of support shows 'the reason I play'

Jun. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The outpouring of support in the wake of Christian Eriksen's collapse has shown how soccer can unite an entire country and why it's so special to play for a national team, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said Sunday. Eriksen and the entire Denmark...

Kansas officer critically hurt, suspect dead after shootout

Jun. 20, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police officer is in critical condition and the person who fired at officers is dead after a shootout in Wichita, authorities said. Two police officers were checking on the welfare of two women at a home in south Wichita around 10:15 p.m....

UEFA probes discrimination at Euro 2020 games in Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two European Championship soccer matches in Hungary are being investigated for “potential discriminatory incidents," UEFA said Sunday. The governing body of European soccer said a “UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed”...

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...