- At least 6 dead, 2 missing after floods in Texas, Kansas
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Texas found two more bodies along flooded streams Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.
- 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.
- 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.
- Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.
- 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.
- German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
VERDUN, France (AP) — In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.
- Students seeking sugar daddies for tuition, rent
Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement.
- 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.
- 'Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo
CINCINNATI (AP) — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny.
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