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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...

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

Jun. 23, 2024 01:10 AM 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...

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Behind the smiles, the balloons and the red-carpet pageantry of President Vladimir Putin's visit to North Korea last week, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never...

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea

Jun. 22, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier arrived Saturday in South Korea for a three-way exercise involving Japan as they step up military training to cope with North Korean threats, which have escalated following a security pact with Russia. The arrival of...

FBI offers reward for information about deadly southern New Mexico wildfires

Jun. 23, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities offered a reward for information about those responsible for igniting a pair of New Mexico wildfires that killed two people and destroyed hundreds of homes in the past week. The FBI on Saturday offered up to $10,000 for information 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...

As U.S.-supplied weapons show impact inside Russia, Ukrainian soldiers hope for deeper strikes

Jun. 22, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

KHARKIV REGION, Ukraine (AP) — Weeks after the decision allowing Ukraine to use U.S.-supplied weapons for limited strikes in Russian territory, the country is having some success in halting Russia’s new push along the northeast front, but military commanders are clamoring for restrictions on...

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...

Abortion access has won when it's been on the ballot. That’s not an option for half the states

Jun. 23, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tucked inside the West Virginia Statehouse is a copy of a petition to lawmakers with a simple request: Let the voters decide whether to reinstate legal access to abortion. The request has been ignored by the Republican lawmakers who have supermajority...

Sha'Carri Richardson sprints onto US Olympic team after winning 100 in 10.71 seconds

Jun. 23, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two steps before she reached the finish line, Sha’Carri Richardson started pounding her chest. She knew she had it won. Anyone who doesn’t see her as the sprinter to beat later this summer at the Paris Olympics should probably think again. ...

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Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel

Jun. 23, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of fighters from Iran-backed groups in the Middle East are ready to come to Lebanon to join with the militant Hezbollah group in its battle with Israel if the simmering conflict escalates into a full-blown war, officials with Iran-backed factions and analysts say. ...

Coup-hit Niger was betting on a China-backed oil pipeline as a lifeline. Then the troubles began

Jun. 23, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A China-backed pipeline that would make Niger an oil-exporting country is being threatened by an internal security crisis and a diplomatic dispute with neighoring Benin, both as a result of last year’s coup that toppled the West African nation’s democratic government. ...

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

Jun. 23, 2024 01:10 AM 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...

FBI offers reward for information about deadly southern New Mexico wildfires

Jun. 23, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities offered a reward for information about those responsible for igniting a pair of New Mexico wildfires that killed two people and destroyed hundreds of homes in the past week. The FBI on Saturday offered up to $10,000 for information in...

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Behind the smiles, the balloons and the red-carpet pageantry of President Vladimir Putin's visit to North Korea last week, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never...

Today in History: June 23, Title IX signed into law

Jun. 23, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 23, the 175th day of 2024. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX, barring discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education...

Illinois may soon return land the US stole from a Prairie Band Potawatomi chief 175 years ago

Jun. 23, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some 175 years after the U.S. government stole land from the chief of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation while he was away visiting relatives, Illinois may soon return it to the tribe. Nothing ever changed the 1829 treaty that Chief Shab-eh-nay signed with...

Abortion access has won when it's been on the ballot. That’s not an option for half the states

Jun. 23, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tucked inside the West Virginia Statehouse is a copy of a petition to lawmakers with a simple request: Let the voters decide whether to reinstate legal access to abortion. The request has been ignored by the Republican lawmakers who have supermajority...

It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

Jun. 23, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

AYETORO, Nigeria (AP) — The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro was founded decades ago and nicknamed “Happy City,” meant to be a Christian utopia that would be sinless and classless. But now its remaining residents can do little against the rising sea. Buildings have sunk...

A Mexico City neighborhood keeps the iconic Volkswagen Beetle alive

Jun. 23, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Janette Navarro’s 1996 Volkswagen Beetle roars as it barrels up a steep hill overlooking concrete houses stacked like boxes on the outskirts of Mexico City. She presses her foot on the pedal, passes a lime green Beetle like hers, then one marked with red and...