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Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in t
Israel launches airstrikes on Lebanon in response to rockets

Israel launches airstrikes on Lebanon in response to rockets

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday escalated its response to rocket attacks this week by launching rare airstrikes on Lebanon, the army said.
Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small Northern California mountain community.
Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small Northern California mountain community.
At least 10 dead as van carrying migrants crashes in Texas

At least 10 dead as van carrying migrants crashes in Texas

ENCINO, Texas — An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said. The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m.
US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said Wednesday.

Library book returned after 50 years with $20 bill

PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said.

Woman bought $1M lottery ticket after flight was canceled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Having just had her flight canceled, a Missouri woman's luck quickly changed when she won $1 million from a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket.
Pentagon IDs officer killed in violence outside building

Pentagon IDs officer killed in violence outside building

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon police force on Wednesday identified the officer who was fatally stabbed at a transit center outside the Pentagon.

Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots.