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  • Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border.
  • Anchorage shooting kills 1, wounds 4 others, police say

    A shooting near downtown Anchorage early Saturday left a woman dead and four other people wounded, police say.
  • Greek policeman is arrested for 11 gas station robberies

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested one of their colleagues in Athens for 11 robberies at gas stations.
  • Reports: US student found killed in Russia, suspect arrested

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of an American student who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
  • Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history.
  • Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

    BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday rejected a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for an arms embargo against the Southeast Asian nation and condemning the military's February seizure of power.
  • Warsaw pride parade back after backlash and pandemic break

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.
  • Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.
  • Memphis erases Confederate general from its public spaces

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that loomed over all who passed his gravesite in a popular park.
  • Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their authority to crack down on demonstrations.

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