- Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.
- Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China
BEIJING (AP) — China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.
- Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missing
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.
- More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.
- Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police have rescued kidnapped soccer player Alan Pulido, who appeared with a bandaged hand at a brief press conference Monday to declare that he was fine.
- Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old former Army tanker says.
- US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team.
- Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest
TOKYO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.
- Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north
SYDNEY (AP) — Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.
- A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the conflict.
- Warriors know Game 7 back home for Finals trip won't be easy
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors' goal of getting back to the NBA Finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder.
- For the 1st time in 16 years, the French Open is washed out
PARIS (AP) — Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.
- Rossi stretches his final drops of gas to win the Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi spent the biggest weekend in auto racing last year in Monaco, looking for a television that was broadcasting the Indianapolis 500. Back then, American was still hoping he could land a full-time ride in Formula One.
- IndyCar hoping to carry momentum from 500 into future races
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Even before Alexander Rossi sputtered across the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500, race organizers and IndyCar officials were looking to seize the momentum from the historic 100th running of the showcase event.
- Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika
MADRID (AP) — Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.