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Severe storms kill at least 4 in Houston, knock out power in Texas and Louisiana

Severe storms kill at least 4 in Houston, knock out power in Texas and Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city and knocked out electricity to nearly 1 million homes and businesses.
Slovak prime minister underwent another operation, remains in serious condition

Slovak prime minister underwent another operation, remains in serious condition

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has undergone another operation two days after being shot multiple times and remains in serious condition, officials said Friday.
Scottie Scheffler arrested at PGA Championship for traffic violation, returns to course hours later

Scottie Scheffler arrested at PGA Championship for traffic violation, returns to course hours later

LOUISVILLE, Ky.
US military says first aid shipment has been driven across a newly built US pier into the Gaza Strip

US military says first aid shipment has been driven across a newly built US pier into the Gaza Strip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip rolled across a newly built U.S.
Taiwan’s foreign minister says China and Russia are supporting each other's ‘expansionism’

Taiwan’s foreign minister says China and Russia are supporting each other's ‘expansionism’

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Russia and China are helping each other expand their territorial reach, and democracies must push back against authoritarian states that threaten their rights and sovereignty, Taiwan’s outgoing foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said
Vatican revamps norms to evaluate visions of Mary as it adapts to Internet age and combats hoaxers

Vatican revamps norms to evaluate visions of Mary as it adapts to Internet age and combats hoaxers

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Friday radically reformed its process for evaluating alleged visions of the Virgin Mary, weeping statues and other seemingly supernatural phenomena, insisting on having the final say in whether the events are worthy
North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

North Korea test-fires suspected missiles a day after US and South Korea conduct a fighter jet drill

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Friday, South Korea’s military said, a day after South Korea and the U.S.
Brazil is chosen to host soccer's 2027 Women's World Cup following a vote by FIFA's 211 members

Brazil is chosen to host soccer's 2027 Women's World Cup following a vote by FIFA's 211 members

BANGKOK (AP) — Brazil will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup after a vote of FIFA’s 211 members chose the South American bid over a joint bid from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
Schauffele gets another major scoring record and sets the pace at PGA Championship

Schauffele gets another major scoring record and sets the pace at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Xander Schauffele is playing some of his best golf without a trophy to show for it.
Three soccer players arrested over alleged match-fixing involving yellow cards in Australian league

Three soccer players arrested over alleged match-fixing involving yellow cards in Australian league

SYDNEY (AP) — Three A-League players were arrested Friday for alleged betting corruption after police claimed they manipulated the number of yellow cards they received in games last year, Football Australia said.