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3 Italians, 1 Togolese abducted in southern Mali, says mayor

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men have abducted an Italian family and their Togolese domestic worker in southern Mali, an official said Friday, the latest attack to target Westerners in the volatile West African country.
Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home.
'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself.
Biden's approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll

Biden's approval dips to lowest of presidency: AP-NORC poll

President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, a new poll shows, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of U.S.
Live updates | Turkish president holds talks over NATO bids

Live updates | Turkish president holds talks over NATO bids

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s president says he is engaged in “telephone diplomacy” with foreign counterparts over the bids by Sweden and Finland to join NATO.
Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 8 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in Chicago, authorities said. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's restaurant on the city's Near North Side.
Key witness testifies in trial tied to Trump-Russia probe

Key witness testifies in trial tied to Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The star prosecution witness in the trial of a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer testified Thursday that he was “100 percent confident” that the attorney told him he was not acting on behalf of a particular client when he presented in
Oklahoma abortion providers say services expected to stop

Oklahoma abortion providers say services expected to stop

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill prohibiting all abortions with few exceptions, and providers said they would stop performing the procedure as soon as the governor signs the bill.

Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fire
Illinois man convicted of giving son rifle he used to kill 4

Illinois man convicted of giving son rifle he used to kill 4

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces up to three years in prison after being convicted of illegally giving his son an assault-style rifle he later used to shoot and kill four people in 2018 at a Waffle House in Tennessee.