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Power outage hits 330K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 330,000 clients in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the U...

Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence

BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to...

Hornets' LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball thought he would become NBA Rookie of the Year long before he joined the league. That belief became a reality Wednesday night as Ball’s versatility...

Work comes 1st to make sure Jones boosts Titans' offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The phrase “Pick your poison” has been used a lot to describe the Tennessee offense since the Titans traded for Julio Jones. That’s the effect of adding a se...

Marshals Service can’t properly track threats against judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service lacks the capability of adequately detecting threats against federal judges across the nation and uses outdated security equipment to protect judges’ homes,...

Family left in shock by shooting of young Palestinian woman

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mai Afaneh appeared to have a happy family life and a fulfilling career. So when she left her West Bank home early on Wednesday, no one thought anything was wrong. B...

Dems, GOP edging away from fight over Reps. Greene, Omar

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans backed away Wednesday from a tit-for-tat battle over punishing firebrand lawmakers from the other party, setting aside for now a fight that risked inf...

COVID hits Ecuador doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — They were a pair of young doctors in love who put off marriage to save lives. As the pandemic raged in Ecuador last year, they posted a social media photo of th...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 year...

Ex-aide says Boris Johnson called health minister 'hopeless'

LONDON (AP) — The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramped up his criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, releasing wh...

Iran field narrows as candidates quit on campaign's last day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's presidential contest headed toward a showdown between the country's hard-line judiciary chief and moderate former Central Bank chief on Wednesday, as two candidates dropped ...

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident ...

Malaysian PM switches back to real name after court bungle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has issued a directive ordering all civil servants to use the legal spelling of the prime minister's name, after a court earlier squashed a detentio...

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions st...

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the inc...