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  • Tight race for Manhattan DA hinges on absentee ballots

    NEW YORK (AP) — On TV dramas, cases brought by the Manhattan district attorney usually wrap up in about an hour. Figuring out who’s likely to be the borough’s next district attorney in real life will take a bit longer.
  • Bodies of two young girls pulled from South Florida canal

    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were found, hours apart, in a South Florida canal, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide.
  • Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs Wednesday to force a British destroyer away from an area near Crimea that Moscow claims as its territorial waters, but Britain denied that account and insisted its ship wasn't fired upon.
  • Unvaccinated Missourians fuel COVID: 'We will be the canary'

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting vaccinated.
  • Belarus leader: We won't stop migrants from heading to EU

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned that his country will not try to stem a flow of illegal migrants to the European Union, a move that comes after the EU tightened its sanctions on the country.
  • High court limits when police can enter home without warrant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put limits on when police officers pursuing a fleeing suspect can enter a home without a warrant.
  • Europe's human rights body seeks probe into Czech Roma death

    PRAGUE (AP) — Europe’s main human rights body on Wednesday demanded a thorough and independent investigation into the death of a Roma man who died after a Czech police officer responding to a call over an altercation knelt on his neck.
  • Biden anti-crime effort takes on law-breaking gun dealers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is announcing new efforts Wednesday to stem a rising national tide of violent crime as administration officials brace for what could be a turbulent summer. His plan focuses on addressing gun violence, providing money to cities that need more police and offering community support.
  • Myanmar's junta leader attends military conference in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Myanmar's military junta on Wednesday attended an international conference in Moscow, an appearance that reflected Russia's eagerness to develop ties with the junta despite international criticism.
  • Japan top court says married couples must adopt one surname

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that laws requiring married couples to have the same surname are constitutional, dismissing a challenge by three couples seeking to keep their original names.

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