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Israel fires back after 3 rockets launched from Lebanon

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Three rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory Wednesday and the army fired back, Israel's military said. There was no immediate information on damages or casualties.
British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy says the hijackers who boarded a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman have left the targeted ship, without elaborating.
Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a victory for the Democratic establishment in Clevela
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple's home in a luxury St.
Head of group for exiled Belarusians found hanged in Ukraine

Head of group for exiled Belarusians found hanged in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday.
Afghan official: Acting defense minister targeted in attack

Afghan official: Acting defense minister targeted in attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful explosion rocked an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital Tuesday in an attack that apparently targeted the country's acting defense minister. At least 10 people were wounded, a health official said.
Thousands flee homes outside Athens as heat fuels wildfires

Thousands flee homes outside Athens as heat fuels wildfires

TATOI, Greece (AP) — More than 500 firefighters struggled into the night Tuesday to contain a large forest blaze on the outskirts of Athens, which raced into residential areas, forcing thousands to flee.
Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said.
DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to back down from his stance against mask mandates on Tuesday, even as the state broke its record again for COVID-19 hospitalizations.
At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violence

At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violence

HELSINKI (AP) — At least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad, police said. No suspects have been detained yet, Swedish media reported.