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Taliban press on, take 2 more Afghan provincial capitals

Taliban press on, take 2 more Afghan provincial capitals

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban took control of two more provincial capitals in Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.
UN report: Earth warming likely to pass limit set by leaders

UN report: Earth warming likely to pass limit set by leaders

BERLIN — Earth’s climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations calls a “code red for h
Melissa DeRosa, top aide to Gov. Cuomo, resigns from role

Melissa DeRosa, top aide to Gov. Cuomo, resigns from role

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Melissa DeRosa, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide, has resigned from her role, she told the media Sunday night, about a week after a state attorney general report found the governor had sexually harassed 11 women.
Fire devours Greek island's forests; residents urged to flee

Fire devours Greek island's forests; residents urged to flee

PEFKI, Greece (AP) — Pillars of billowing smoke and ash turned the sky orange and blocked out the sun above Greece's second-largest island Sunday as a days-old wildfire devoured pristine forests and encroached on villages, triggering more evacuation
Taliban takes key northern Afghan cities as battles rage on

Taliban takes key northern Afghan cities as battles rage on

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters seized most of the capital of northern Afghanistan's key Kunduz province on Sunday, and took another neighboring provincial capital after a monthlong siege.

Knock it off! Loud pickleball games annoy some in Michigan

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — Some residents in a northern Michigan community are complaining about noise during summer nights. Rowdy teens? No. Adults playing pickleball.
Texas Democrats continue holdout, don’t show for new session

Texas Democrats continue holdout, don’t show for new session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats still refused to return to the state Capitol on Saturday as Gov.

US now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day

The U.S. is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge in yet another bleak reminder of how quickly the delta variant has spread through the country. The U.S.
Arkansas judge blocks state from enforcing mask mandate ban

Arkansas judge blocks state from enforcing mask mandate ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing its ban on mask mandates after lawmakers left the prohibition in place despite a rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Wildfire explodes to third-largest in California history

Wildfire explodes to third-largest in California history

GREENVILLE, Calif.