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Millions are sweating it out as a heat wave nears its peak from Midwest to Maine

Jun. 20, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

SQUAM LAKE, N.H. (AP) — A heat wave from the Midwest to New England moved closer to a breaking point Thursday as millions of people sweated out another day. The National Weather Service predicted it would peak in the eastern Great Lakes and New England Thursday and in the Ohio...

South Korea will consider supplying arms to Ukraine after Russia and North Korea sign strategic pact

Jun. 20, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that it would consider sending arms to Ukraine, a major policy change that was suggested after Russia and North Korea rattled the region and beyond by signing a pact to come to each other’s defense in the event of war. The...

Louisiana's new law requiring the Ten Commandments in classrooms churns old political conflicts

Jun. 20, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bill signed into law this week makes Louisiana the only state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every classroom in public schools and colleges — and stirs the long-running debate over the role of religion in government institutions. Under...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fails to qualify for CNN's debate. It'll be a showdown between Biden and Trump

Jun. 20, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has failed to qualify for next week's debate in Atlanta, according to host network CNN, falling shy of benchmarks both for state ballot qualification and necessary polling. The missed markers mean that...

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Jun. 20, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, local media reported on Thursday. The state's chief minister M K Stalin said the 34 died after consuming liquor that was tainted...

Donald Sutherland, the towering actor whose career spanned 'M.A.S.H.' to 'Hunger Games,' dies at 88

Jun. 20, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Sutherland, the Canadian actor whose wry, arresting screen presence spanned more than half a century of films from “M.A.S.H.” to “The Hunger Games,” has died. He was 88. Son Kiefer Sutherland confirmed the death Thursday. No details were immediately...

The Supreme Court upholds a tax on foreign income over a challenge backed by business interests

Jun. 20, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a tax on foreign income over a challenge backed by business and anti-regulatory interests, declining their invitation to weigh in on a broader, never-enacted tax on wealth. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left in place a provision...

The fate of the latest cease-fire proposal hinges on Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader in Gaza

Jun. 20, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The fate of the proposed cease-fire deal for Gaza hinges in many ways on two men: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar. Each leader faces significant political and personal pressures that may be influencing...

New Mexico wildfire claims second life, while rain offers hope of relief

Jun. 19, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Heavy rain and hail fell Wednesday around an evacuated village in New Mexico threatened by wildfires that have killed at least two people and damaged more than 1,400 structures, offering the hope of some assistance for firefighters but adding the threat of high winds and...

NCAA presents options to expand March Madness tournaments from current 68 teams, AP source says

Jun. 20, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

The NCAA has presented a plan to Division I conference commissioners that would expand the lucrative men's and women's basketball tournaments by four or eight teams alongside an option to leave each field at 68 teams, according to a person familiar with the details. The proposals...

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New York moves to limit 'addictive' social media feeds for kids

Jun. 20, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed a bill that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts suggested by a platform's algorithm, a move to limit feeds critics argue are addictive. Under the legislation, feeds on apps like TikTok and Instagram...

A strike threat at WestJet is over, for now. Mechanics will resume talks with the Canadian airline

Jun. 20, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

The union representing mechanics at Canadian airline WestJet said it withdrew a notice to begin a strike Thursday night after the airline agreed to return to the bargaining table. The strike threat had prompted WestJet, Canada's second-biggest airline, to cancel about 50 flights this...

Here's what you need to know about the lawsuit against the NFL by 'Sunday Ticket' subscribers

Jun. 20, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The way the NFL can distribute its package of out-of-market games could be decided in federal court as the result of a class-action lawsuit. Subscribers to the NFL's “Sunday Ticket” package are claiming the league broke antitrust laws by selling its package...

South Korea will consider supplying arms to Ukraine after Russia and North Korea sign strategic pact

Jun. 20, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that it would consider sending arms to Ukraine, a major policy change that was suggested after Russia and North Korea rattled the region and beyond by signing a pact to come to each other’s defense in the event of war. The...

Community foundation takes stock with millions in Maui Strong funds still to spend

Jun. 20, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

Almost a year after the Maui wildfires, half of the money from Hawaii’s largest recovery fund has been spent, with the major portion going to interim housing projects. As of June 14, $103 million from Hawaii Community Foundation’s $194 million Maui Strong Fund had been awarded. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 20, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. June 16, 2024. Editorial: Celebrate state parks One of Kentucky’s greatest assets is natural beauty, from waterfalls to mountains to rolling pastures. It’s a great time to celebrate that beauty, as this year marks 100 years of state...

What's known, and not known, about the partnership agreement signed by Russia and North Korea

Jun. 20, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un say a new strategic partnership is a breakthrough, but what it means for their relationship is still uncertain. The pact requires both countries to use all available means to provide...

Anchorage woman found dead in home after standoff with police, SWAT team

Jun. 20, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who confronted a neighbor while holding a long gun died after a subsequent standoff with Anchorage police, during which both she and one SWAT officer fired their weapons, officials said Thursday. A state medical examiner will determine the woman's...

Rapper Travis Scott arrested after Miami Beach police say he drunkenly yelled at people on a yacht

Jun. 20, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and public intoxication after officers say they found him at the city's marina shouting obscenities at people on a yacht and disobeyed their order to leave. ...

Millions are sweating it out as a heat wave nears its peak from Midwest to Maine

Jun. 20, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

SQUAM LAKE, N.H. (AP) — A heat wave from the Midwest to New England moved closer to a breaking point Thursday as millions of people sweated out another day. The National Weather Service predicted it would peak in the eastern Great Lakes and New England Thursday and in the Ohio...