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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

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Tigray forces vow 'warm welcome' in face of new offensive

Tigray forces vow 'warm welcome' in face of new offensive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The spokesman for resurgent Tigray forces in Ethiopia says if forces from the neighboring Amhara region launch a threatened offensive on Saturday, “we'll extend a warm welcome.
Gym owner pleads guilty to assaulting officer in Jan. 6 riot

Gym owner pleads guilty to assaulting officer in Jan. 6 riot

A New Jersey gym owner on Friday became the first person to plead guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.