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Biden 'continues to be fit for duty' his doctor says after president's annual exam

Biden 'continues to be fit for duty' his doctor says after president's annual exam

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden “continues to be fit for duty,” his doctor wrote Wednesday after conducting an annual physical that was closely watched as the 81-year-old seeks reelection .
Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — A cluster of wildfires scorched the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history, as flames moved with alarming speed and blackened the landscape across a vast stretch of sm
French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

PARIS (AP) — France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the U
Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who recently had the flu , was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details.
Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho on Wednesday delayed the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the U.S., after a failed attempt at lethal injection.
McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell , the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.
Paris City Hall says no Olympic Games policing plans were lost in theft of a worker's computer gear

Paris City Hall says no Olympic Games policing plans were lost in theft of a worker's computer gear

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall said Wednesday that no policing plans for the upcoming Olympic Games were lost in the theft of computer gear reported by one of its employees.
Norway's King Harald V is in the hospital on a Malaysian island after getting sick on vacation

Norway's King Harald V is in the hospital on a Malaysian island after getting sick on vacation

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — Europe's oldest monarch, King Harald V of Norway, remained hospitalized in Malaysia on Wednesday, in the country's northern resort island of Langkawi, after falling ill while on vacation.
Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be held on Friday, spokesperson says

Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be held on Friday, spokesperson says

MOSCOW (AP) — The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died earlier this month in a remote Arctic penal colony, will take place on Friday in Moscow, his spokesperson said.
Bridgeport mayor wins do-over election in race marred by ballot irregularities

Bridgeport mayor wins do-over election in race marred by ballot irregularities

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim won a do-over election Tuesday in Connecticut’s most populous city, months after a judge threw out the results of the first one because of allegations of absentee ballot box stuffing during a Democratic primary.