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At least 2 dead in Texas after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, authorities say

May. 26, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two people are dead after severe weather swept across Texas and Oklahoma overnight, causing extensive damage and outages, authorities said. Sheriff Ray Sappington confirmed the deaths in rural Cooke County in Texas near the Oklahoma border on Saturday...

Aid trucks begin entering Gaza under agreement with Egypt to bypass Rafah

May. 26, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Aid trucks entered Gaza from southern Israel on Sunday through a new agreement to bypass the Rafah crossing with Egypt after Israeli forces seized the Palestinian side of it earlier this month. But was unclear if humanitarian groups would be able to access the aid...

UN migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

May. 26, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration on Sunday increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670 as emergency responders and traumatized relatives gave up hope that any survivors will now be found. ...

Trump, accustomed to friendly crowds, confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech

May. 26, 2024 01:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was booed repeatedly while addressing the Libertarian Party National Convention on Saturday night, with many in the crowd shouting insults and decrying him for things like his COVID-19 policies, running up towering federal deficits and lying about his political...

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

May. 25, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" — as well as the most-played tune on Earth, "It's a...

Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

May. 26, 2024 06:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh evacuated nearly 800,000 people from vulnerable areas on Sunday as the country and neighboring India awaited the arrival of a severe cyclone that has formed over the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal...

Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

May. 26, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election, the party said Sunday. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to bring back a form of national...

National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

May. 26, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

When Balu Natarajan became the first Indian American champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1985, a headline on an Associated Press article read, “Immigrants’ son wins National Spelling Bee,” with the first paragraph noting the champion “speaks his parents’ native Indian...

Grayson Murray dies at age 30 a day after withdrawing from Colonial, PGA Tour says

May. 26, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died Saturday morning at age 30, one day after he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Cup Challenge at Colonial. There were no immediate details on the circumstances of his death, only shock and grief from the PGA Tour and his management team. ...

Rare blue-eyed cicada spotted during 2024 emergence at suburban Chicago arboretum

May. 26, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — It was late morning when The Morton Arboretum's Senior Horticulturist Kate Myroup arrived at the Children’s Garden with a special guest: a rare, blue-eyed female Magicicada cassini cicada, spotted earlier in the day by a visitor. A lucky few saw the cicada...

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Aid trucks begin entering Gaza under agreement with Egypt to bypass Rafah

May. 26, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Aid trucks entered Gaza from southern Israel on Sunday through a new agreement to bypass the Rafah crossing with Egypt after Israeli forces seized the Palestinian side of it earlier this month. But was unclear if humanitarian groups would be able to access the aid...

The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

May. 26, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Sunday that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border, as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv. The bombing...

Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

May. 26, 2024 06:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh evacuated nearly 800,000 people from vulnerable areas on Sunday as the country and neighboring India awaited the arrival of a severe cyclone that has formed over the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal...

UN migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

May. 26, 2024 06:45 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration on Sunday increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670 as emergency responders and traumatized relatives gave up hope that any survivors will now be found. ...

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

May. 26, 2024 06:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people, an international aid group said Sunday. The fighting in el-Fasher, the provincial capital of North...

At least 2 dead in Texas after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, authorities say

May. 26, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two people are dead after severe weather swept across Texas and Oklahoma overnight, causing extensive damage and outages, authorities said. Sheriff Ray Sappington confirmed the deaths in rural Cooke County in Texas near the Oklahoma border on Saturday...

Sheriff says at least 2 dead after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, causing extensive damage and outages

May. 26, 2024 06:24 AM EDT
VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Sheriff says at least 2 dead after severe weather sweeps across Texas and Oklahoma, causing extensive damage and outages.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says

May. 26, 2024 05:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on Sunday released more than 100 war prisoners linked to the country’s long-running conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. The unilateral release came more than a year after Yemen’s warring sides freed...

Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

May. 26, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election, the party said Sunday. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to bring back a form of national...

Globe-trotting anthropologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

May. 26, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuyler Jones, a globe-trotting American anthropologist and adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94. Jones' stepdaughter, Cassandra Da'Luz Vieira-Manion, posted on her Facebook page that Jones...