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Ex-Miss America Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Miss America Cara Mund said Wednesday that her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dako...

Former Miss America Cara Mund plans to run for Congress

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cara Mund, a former Miss America who gained attention by criticizing the organization near the end of her reign in 2018, plans to run for Congress in North Dakota as an independe...

Man detonates bomb inside north Taiwan police station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man suffered serious damage to his hand after he detonated a homemade bomb inside a police station in Hsinchu County on Thursday (July 7). At 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday ...

1 dead, dozens hurt in 12th day of protesting in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — One man was killed and dozens injured Thursday during the 12th day of protests led by Indigenous people demanding that Ecuador's government cut fuel prices, put price controls on...

Putin warns West against sending arms; Kyiv hit by missiles

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's new warning to the West against sending longer-range rocket systems to Ukraine came as his forces claimed to have destroyed Western military sup...

Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia took aim Sunday at Western military supplies for Ukraine, launching airstrikes on Kyiv that it claimed destroyed tanks donated from abroad, as Vladimir Putin warned that an...

No charges for deputy who killed man at North Dakota school

MOTT, N.D. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy will not be charged for killing a man inside a small North Dakota public school after the man refused orders to leave the building and fought with the deputy. ...

Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers

Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the nearly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile — an older white male with chronic health problems — mirrors the faces of many who wo...

Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace, cites nuclear risk

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On what is supposed to be Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in the “senseless” war in Ukraine and in other armed conflicts...

For Ukrainian competitors, Invictus Games are break from war

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Until a few days ago, Volodymyr Musyak was on the front lines defending Ukraine from Russia's devastating assault on his nation. Now he's preparing to pick up a bow and a...

Doctors, crater disprove Russia's hospital airstrike misinfo

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — A woman on the verge of giving birth with her leg flayed open by shrapnel. A shockwave that shattered the glass and ceramic lining of a room with medical waste. A nurse who suffer...

Gunman kills 5 in mass shooting spree in central Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire in a crowded city in central Israel late Tuesday, methodically gunning down victims as he killed at least five people in the second mass shooting ...

Ukraine-Russia war: Uncertainty and anger remains for Lviv residents

Igor* is in many ways a modern-day Renaissance man — an IT specialist, university lecturer, former paramedic and even pastor. But amid war in Ukraine, he has been confronted with another role li...

Los Angeles names its first female fire department chief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the appointment of Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley to be the first woman to lead the LA Fire Department. ...

Protests grow in Puerto Rico amid demands for higher wages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Four men walked to the parking lot before dawn, then sat down blocking the entrance and linked their arms to await the arrival of hundreds of federal and state employees f...