2 arrested in Wendy's fire after Rayshard Brooks' shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities on Thursday arrested two more people on suspicion of arson in the burning of an Atlanta Wendy's restaurant where a police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks. ...

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the soci...

Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaos

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve t...

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against ...

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednes...

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against ...

Sheriff: I'll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent protests his deputies can't handle alone. Clay County S...

US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained with their children — including some infants — after a federal judge set a...

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday wa...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 30 The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia offered bounties f...

Maine, Vermont next in fight over aid to religious schools

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could breathe new life into efforts to fo...

Myanmar's election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar announced Wednesday it will hold elections on Nov. 8 for the national, regional and state parliaments. The state Union Election Commission announced th...

Germany disbands elite army unit over extremism concerns

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s defense minister disbanded a company of special forces on Wednesday saying a culture of right-wing extremism had been allowed to develop behind a “wall of secrecy.” ...

Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilizing Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call, emphasizing the need to promote a political settlement for the nine-year conflic...

After security law's passage, Hong Kong marks China rule

Hong Kong’s leader strongly endorsed the new security law China's central government is imposing on the semi-autonomous territory in her speech marking Wednesday's (July 1) anniversary o...