Nation & World

Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.
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Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains
SEATTLE (AP) — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate
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After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
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4 detained along with suspect in mansion slayings released
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say they have released four people who were detained at the same time that the suspect in the slayings of a wealthy family was taken into custody.
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Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom."
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In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered
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Armed man who caused Seattle-area court evacuation arrested
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a man who prompted the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse has been arrested without incident about a mile away from the building.
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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress, comedian Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies at 85.
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Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas
DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
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170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted
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Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
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Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale
CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.
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Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross by bus
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and
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Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group.
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Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said.
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Exit poll: New Spain parties get big support in local vote
MADRID (AP) — New parties won strong support in Spain's local elections Sunday as voters turned their back on the country's traditional political heavyweights, an exit poll indicated.
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Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.
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AP PHOTOS: Safe on land, migrants eager to phone home
LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — The Asian migrants and asylum seekers wanted to go to Malaysia, where family, friends and, in some cases, menial jobs awaited them.
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