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How does heat kill? It confuses your brain. It shuts down your organs. It overworks your heart.

Jun. 21, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what's happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees. The critical danger point outdoors for illness and death from relentless heat is several degrees lower than experts once thought, say...

Trump attorneys in classified documents case are challenging prosecutor's appointment

Jun. 21, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump made a longshot argument Friday that the Justice Department prosecutor who charged the former president with hoarding classified documents at his Florida estate was illegally appointed and that the case should therefore be dismissed. ...

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Jun. 21, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal gun control law that is intended to protect victims of domestic violence. In their first Second Amendment case since they expanded gun rights in 2022, the justices ruled 8-1 in favor of a 1994 ban on firearms for people...

NY prosecutors urge judge to keep gag order blocking Trump from criticizing jurors who convicted him

Jun. 21, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday urged the judge overseeing Donald Trump’s criminal hush money case to uphold provisions of a gag order that bar him from criticizing jurors and court staff, while agreeing to lift a restriction on his public statements about trial witnesses. ...

Long a Republican state, Louisiana is redder than ever under new governor

Jun. 21, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has long been reliably red. The Bayou State has voted for the Republican candidate in every presidential election since 2000, with residents overwhelmingly supporting Donald Trump during the past two, and the GOP has held a majority in the statehouse for years. ...

Russia-North Korea pact could dent China's influence, but Beijing still holds sway over both

Jun. 21, 2024 10:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no obvious options, China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power among the three authoritarian states. Experts say China's leaders are likely fretting...

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022. Here’s the state of abortion rights now in the US

Jun. 21, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

Judges, state lawmakers and voters are deciding the future of abortion in the U.S. two years after the Supreme Court jolted the legal status quo with a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. The June 24, 2022, ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization sparked legislative...

How Biden and Trump are taking very different approaches to preparing for next week's debate

Jun. 21, 2024 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden begins an intense period of private preparations Friday at Camp David for what may be the most consequential presidential debate in decades. The 81-year-old Democrat's team is aware he cannot afford an underwhelming performance when he faces...

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

Jun. 21, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes...

It's the longest bridge ever built in Peru, and so far, it goes nowhere

Jun. 21, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

SUCUSARI, Peru (AP) — It is the longest bridge ever built in Peru, a massive structure of cement and iron spanning the Nanay River as it connects to untouched areas of the Peruvian Amazon So far, it goes nowhere. The bridge is part of a federal highway project to...

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Millions baking across the US as heat prolongs misery with little relief expected

Jun. 21, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

A relentless heat wave continued to bake most of the United States on Friday, with numerous areas expected to see record-breaking temperatures and forecasters warning there would likely be little relief through the weekend for most areas. The steamiest conditions on Friday were...

Pennsylvania couple drowns in Florida rip current while on vacation with their 6 children

Jun. 21, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple vacationing in Florida with their six children drowned after they were caught in a rip current while swimming, authorities said. Brian Warter, 51, and 48-year-old Erica Wishard, and two of their mostly teenage children were...

International court unseals arrest warrant for Mali suspect accused of crimes in Timbuktu in 2012

Jun. 21, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for a Malian accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012-13, where he is suspected of leading an al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group. ...

Whale-watching excursions off Rio de Janeiro's coast begin captivating tourists

Jun. 21, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Famous for its beaches and vibrant parties in the Southern Hemisphere's summer, Rio de Janeiro now has an attraction for winter: humpback whales. The tourism agency of Niteroi, Rio's sister city across the Guanabara Bay, on Thursday launched a whale-watching...

Federal judge to consider a partial end to special court oversight of child migrants

Jun. 21, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 27 years, federal courts have held special oversight over custody conditions for child migrants. The Biden administration wants a judge to partially lift those powers. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee is considering the request at a hearing that started in Los...

Canada says it's 'deeply disturbed' after Bombito gets targeted on social media with racist messages

Jun. 21, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Canadian soccer player Moise Bombito had racist messages directed at him on social media after he made a tackle on Lionel Messi during a 2-0 Copa America loss to Argentina on Thursday. The Canadian National Team issued a statement on social media late Thursday night...

How does heat kill? It confuses your brain. It shuts down your organs. It overworks your heart.

Jun. 21, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what's happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees. The critical danger point outdoors for illness and death from relentless heat is several degrees lower than experts once thought, say...

FACT FOCUS: Associated Press video manipulated to make it appear Slovak flags banned at soccer match

Jun. 21, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

Manipulated video from an Associated Press report circulated on the eve of the match between Slovakia and Ukraine at this year’s European Championship, with the false claim that Slovak flags had been banned from all games because of their similarity to the Russian flag. “UEFA...

South Korea summons Russian ambassador as tensions rise with North Korea

Jun. 21, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador to protest the country’s new defense pact with North Korea on Friday, as border tensions continued to rise with vague threats and brief, seemingly accidental incursions by North Korean troops. Earlier Friday,...

Namibian court overturns and declares unconstitutional a law criminalizing gay sex between men

Jun. 21, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — A court in Namibia on Friday overturned and declared unconstitutional a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex between men in a victory for LGBTQ campaigners in the southern African nation. Three judges in the High Court in the capital, Windhoek, said in a...