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Flooding forces people from homes in some parts of Iowa while much of US broils again in heat

Jun. 22, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

Floodwaters forced people out of their homes in parts of Iowa, the result of weeks of rain, while much of the United States longed for relief Saturday from yet another round of extraordinary heat. Sirens blared at 2 a.m. in Rock Valley, Iowa, population 4,200, where people in...

At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say

Jun. 22, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 39 people were killed by Israeli strikes across northern Gaza on Saturday, as rescue workers scrambled to find survivors beneath the rubble, according to Palestinian and hospital officials. Fadel Naem, director of the al-Ahli Hospital in...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower aircraft carrier heads home

Jun. 22, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a commercial ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden but apparently caused no damage, authorities said Saturday, in the latest strike on the shipping lane by the group. The Houthi attack comes after the...

Biden and allied Republicans are trying to rally GOP women in swing-state suburbs away from Trump

Jun. 22, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thirty miles north of Philadelphia, upscale subdivisions such as Colonial Commons interrupt dairy farms, centuries-old roadside stone houses and the winding Neshaminy Creek that flows between Doylestown and Newtown. Both cities were once rural outposts that have morphed...

Now an abortion rights advocate, woman raped by stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady

Jun. 22, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who became an abortion rights advocate after she was raped by her stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady Jill Biden in Pennsylvania this weekend as part of a 2024 election push around the anniversary of the fall of Roe v. Wade. ...

Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November

Jun. 22, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told a group of evangelicals they “cannot afford to sit on the sidelines” of the 2024 election, imploring them at one point to “go and vote, Christians, please!" Trump also endorsed displaying the Ten Commandments in schools and elsewhere while...

LGBTQ+ librarians grapple with attacks on books - and on themselves

Jun. 22, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

Idaho librarian June Meissner was closing up for the day at the downtown Boise Public Library when a man approached her asking for help. As an information services librarian, answering patrons' questions is part of Meissner’s day-to-day work, and serving the community is one of...

A U.S. envoy visits Hanoi days after Putin, saying US-Vietnam trust is at 'all-time high'

Jun. 22, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat held talks in Vietnam on Saturday and said that the trust between the two countries was at an “all-time high,” just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin's state visit to Hanoi. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia...

Rescuers find family of 6 dead in landslide in eastern China, as severe weather warning extended

Jun. 22, 2024 06:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A family of six was found dead by rescuers in Fujian province, state media reported Saturday, adding to the extreme weather deaths after downpours caused landslides in the area, even as authorities extended a warning of more severe weather ahead. The six people, who...

South Africa's new government brings Black and white together. It's also reviving racial tensions

Jun. 22, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a country where racial segregation was once brutally enforced, South Africa's new coalition government has brought a Black president and a white opposition leader together in an image of unity. Yet the power-sharing agreement sealed a week ago...

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Rains, cooler weather help firefighters gain ground on large wildfires in southern New Mexico

Jun. 22, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Recent rains and cooler weather are helping more than 1,000 firefighters gain ground on two wildfires in southern New Mexico on Saturday that have killed two people, destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands to flee. Fire crews took advantage of...

Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November

Jun. 22, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told a group of evangelicals they “cannot afford to sit on the sidelines” of the 2024 election, imploring them at one point to “go and vote, Christians, please!" Trump also endorsed displaying the Ten Commandments in schools and elsewhere while...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower aircraft carrier heads home

Jun. 22, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a commercial ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden but apparently caused no damage, authorities said Saturday, in the latest strike on the shipping lane by the group. The Houthi attack comes after the...

Flooding forces people from homes in some parts of Iowa while much of US broils again in heat

Jun. 22, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

Floodwaters forced people out of their homes in parts of Iowa, the result of weeks of rain, while much of the United States longed for relief Saturday from yet another round of extraordinary heat. Sirens blared at 2 a.m. in Rock Valley, Iowa, population 4,200, where people in...

2 people were taken to a hospital after lightning struck a tree near a PGA Tour event in Connecticut

Jun. 22, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday after lightning struck a tree near a home along a golf course that is hosting the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship. The home is just north of the fifth green at TPC River Highlands, which is hosting the...

Jury awards more than $13 million to ultramarathon athlete injured in fall on a Seattle sidewalk

Jun. 22, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury awarded $13.1 million to an ultramarathon athlete who was severely injured when she fell on a Seattle sidewalk in 2021. The award by a King County jury found that the city of Seattle and the owners of an apartment building are responsible for the amount, the...

California Democrats agree to delay health care worker minimum wage increase to help balance budget

Jun. 22, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in California have agreed to delay a minimum wage increase for about 426,000 health care workers to help balance the state's budget. The agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders is part of a larger plan to close an estimated...

At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say

Jun. 22, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 39 people were killed by Israeli strikes across northern Gaza on Saturday, as rescue workers scrambled to find survivors beneath the rubble, according to Palestinian and hospital officials. Fadel Naem, director of the al-Ahli Hospital in...

Iconic designer Dries Van Noten stages his swan song show in Paris, retiring from fashion

Jun. 22, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The curtain fell and the disco ball was raised celebrating 38 years and 150 collections of Dries Van Noten, who staged his final fashion show Saturday at Paris Fashion Week. The Belgian fashion maestro, a member of the influential “Antwerp Six” known for his innovative and...

Shooting in Buffalo leaves 3-year-old boy on tricycle dead and his 7-year-old sister wounded

Jun. 22, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy riding a tricycle was fatally shot and his 7-year-old sister was grazed by gunfire at a family gathering in Buffalo, officials said Saturday. The children were not targeted in the Friday night shooting on a city street, Mayor Byron Brown said....