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Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala


JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.

Truck drives off bridge, plunges into river in Alabama


GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A search is resuming Monday for a truck that drove off a bridge and plunged into a river in Alabama.

Despite fatwa, transgender people in Iran face harassment


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging…

2 accused of murder at large, 1 S Carolina inmate recaptured


ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say two escaped murder suspects remained at large Monday and one prisoner was recaptured following a weekend jailbreak.

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Syrian government resumes anti-IS offensive in Damascus


BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian state TV reported.


Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel's parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.


Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to…

Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza


JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese theater director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.


School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking


SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service and a substitute teacher who…

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud


PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more…


Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called…

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):


Dayton threatens veto of tax, spending bills as session ends


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With mere hours left in the legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton said Sunday evening he'd veto bills headed to his desk that would modestly cut income taxes for most Minnesotans, provide some additional funding for…

Police: Suspect faces 2 murder charges in restaurant plowing


BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy serving Sunday lunch, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others, authorities said.


Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'


SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that…

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his…

Officials say 3 monk seals found dead on Oahu in 1 week


HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are investigating the causes of death for three monk seals that were found on Oahu in the span of one week.


US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks


WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1


SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.


Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid


NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege…

Sunday, May 20

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints


HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot…

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game


SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local):

Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old


PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday.

Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation


JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

Saturday, May 19

The Latest: Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle


WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on the royal wedding (all times local):

The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked


SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local):

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland


SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the…

Friday, May 18

Man injured in police shootout at Miami-area Trump resort


DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Friday at President Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort, as a Florida man shouting anti-Trump rhetoric fired into the hotel lobby's chandelier and waited for police to arrive for what one official…

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza's border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the "disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force" that killed at least 59…

Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the…

School bus torn apart in dump truck collision, killing 2


MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher.

Thursday, May 17

Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034


BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's president joined long lines of voters Thursday in a referendum that could extend his rule until 2034, despite widespread opposition and fears that the country's years of deadly political turmoil will…

Bryan man broke into women's apartment to steal underwear, police say

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A Bryan man was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he broke into an apartment and stole women's underwear.

College Station man broke into woman's home, stabbed her, police say

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A College Station man was arrested Tuesday on charges he broke into a woman's home, then beat and stabbed her, authorities said.

Signs of bomb found at site of deadly California explosion


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — An explosion that ripped through a Southern California day spa killed the owner, and investigators Wednesday were looking into whether she was targeted in the crime.

Wednesday, May 16

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast


NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses…

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a "one-sided" affair meant to pressure…

Wreck kills Aggie over weekend; two remain seriously injured after single-accident en route to camp in Colorado

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A single-vehicle accident near West over the weekend killed an Texas A&M student and left two seriously injured, officials said.

Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava


HONOLULU (AP) — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it.