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6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jul. 04, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said. ...

Motive likely not terror-related in ‘brutal’ Danish shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman who killed three people when he opened fire in a crowded shopping mall acted alone and apparently selected his victims at random, Danish police said Monday, all but ruling out that the attack was related to terrorism. Authorities filed...

In rural West, more worries about access to abortion clinics

Jul. 04, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the central Oregon city of Bend, the sole Planned Parenthood clinic serving the eastern half of the state is bracing for an influx of patients, particularly from neighboring Idaho, where a trigger law banning most abortions is expected to take effect this summer. ...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

Flight cancellations ease slightly as July 4 weekend ends

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Since holiday weekend travel picked up on Thursday, airlines have canceled more than 2,200 U.S....

Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help

Jul. 04, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home and asking that he not “ forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner's agent Lindsay Kagawa...

Sydney floods impact 45,000 around Australia's largest city

Jul. 04, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia's largest city in a flood emergency that was threatening 45,000 people, officials said on Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on flooded roads or in...

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire

Jul. 04, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Akron...

US: Israeli fire likely killed reporter; no final conclusion

Jul. 04, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the bullet that killed veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an Israeli position. But they said it was too badly damaged to reach an absolute determination, and that there is “no reason to believe” she was deliberately...

'Hell on earth': Ukrainian soldiers describe eastern front

Jul. 04, 2022 07:06 AM EDT

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Torched forests and cities burned to the ground. Colleagues with severed limbs. Bombardments so relentless the only option is to lie in a trench, wait and pray. Ukrainian soldiers returning from the front lines in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region — where...

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Mexican bishops to put photos of dead priests in churches

Jul. 04, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops called Monday on parishes throughout the country to put photos of dead nuns and priests in their churches this Sunday and to hold Masses for all those killed in gang-fueled violence. The call for special celebrations...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After speaking with MLB and contact with...

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jul. 04, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said. ...

Immigration detention facility near empty in California

Jul. 04, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sprawling, privately run detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These days, though, it’s nearly empty. The Adelanto facility is an extreme example of how the...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

US judge finds for 3 drug distributors in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jul. 04, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in one West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction. The...

Sydney floods impact 45,000 around Australia's largest city

Jul. 04, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia's largest city in a flood emergency that was threatening 45,000 people, officials said on Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on flooded roads or in...

Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase

Jul. 04, 2022 19:57 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase.

Cardinal Hummes, close friend of Pope Francis, dies at 87

Jul. 04, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at the age of 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo...

A migrant survivor of the trailer: 'They couldn't breathe'

Jul. 04, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The advice of a friend to stay near the door of a semi-trailer may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly end that 53 other migrants met when the truck was abandoned last week on the outskirts of San Antonio. Cardona Tomás, a 20-year-old...