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Nate Lord chops out a block of ice at Rockywold Deephaven Camps, Thursday, June 20, 2024, in Holderness, N.H. Ice harvested from Squam Lake during the winter is insulated with sawdust in an ice house. It is used for refrigeration in ice boxes at each guest cabin throughout the summer. (AP Photo/Robert F.

Millions baking across the US as heat prolongs misery with little relief expected

Nate Lord chops out a block of ice at Rockywold Deephaven Camps, Thursday, June 20, 2024, in Holderness, N.H. Ice harvested from Squam Lake during the winter is insulated with sawdust in an ice house. It is used for refrigeration in ice boxes at each guest cabin throughout the summer. (AP Photo/Robert F.

June 21, 2024, 12:13pm Latest News

A relentless heat wave continued to bake most of the United States on Friday, with numerous areas expected to see record-breaking temperatures and forecasters warning there would likely be little relief through the weekend for most areas. Read story

Supreme Court Police officers stand on duty outside of the Supreme Court building on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Supreme Court Police officers stand on duty outside of the Supreme Court building on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington.

June 21, 2024, 12:10pm Latest News

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal gun control law that is intended to protect victims of domestic violence. Read story

FILE - In this July 9, 2019, file photo, immigrants line up in the dinning hall at the U.S. government&rsquo;s newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. For 27 years, federal courts have held special oversight over custody conditions for child migrants. The Biden administration wants a judge to partially lift those powers on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Federal judge to consider a partial end to special court oversight of child migrants

FILE - In this July 9, 2019, file photo, immigrants line up in the dinning hall at the U.S. government&rsquo;s newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. For 27 years, federal courts have held special oversight over custody conditions for child migrants. The Biden administration wants a judge to partially lift those powers on Friday, June 21, 2024.

June 21, 2024, 10:45am Nation & World

For 27 years, federal courts have held special oversight over custody conditions for child migrants. The Biden administration wants a judge to partially lift those powers. Read story

3 more states could see marijuana legalization on November ballots

June 21, 2024, 10:03am Nation & World

Nebraskan Crista Eggers is running up against a July 3 deadline. If she can get at least 87,000 names onto each of two petitions before then, she can put an initiative on the state’s November ballot that would legalize pot for medicinal purposes. Read story

FILE - Robert E. Crimo III, appears for a case management meeting before Judge Victoria A. Rossetti at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Ill., Wednesday, May. 29, 2024.  Robert Crimo III,  accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens more, including children, at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago in 2022 is scheduled for a court hearing Wednesday, June 26, 2024, when it is possible he will change his not guilty plea, the  prosecutor says.   (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Man accused of killing 7 at suburban Chicago July 4 parade might change not-guilty plea

FILE - Robert E. Crimo III, appears for a case management meeting before Judge Victoria A. Rossetti at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Ill., Wednesday, May. 29, 2024.  Robert Crimo III,  accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens more, including children, at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago in 2022 is scheduled for a court hearing Wednesday, June 26, 2024, when it is possible he will change his not guilty plea, the  prosecutor says.   (AP Photo/Nam Y.

June 21, 2024, 10:03am Nation & World

A man accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens more at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago in 2022 will return to court next week for a possible change in his plea of not guilty, a prosecutor said Friday. Read story

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event June 18, 2024, in Racine, Wis. Trump&rsquo;s proposal to exclude tips from federal taxes is getting strong reviews from some Republican lawmakers. But major questions remain about the impact of the policy and how it would work.

Trump dwarfs Biden in latest fundraising numbers in show of political force after felony convictions

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event June 18, 2024, in Racine, Wis. Trump&rsquo;s proposal to exclude tips from federal taxes is getting strong reviews from some Republican lawmakers. But major questions remain about the impact of the policy and how it would work.

June 21, 2024, 10:01am Nation & World

Donald Trump’s campaign outraised President Joe Biden by more than $60 million last month, according to federal filings that detailed the Republican fundraising explosion sparked by Trump’s felony convictions. Read story

2 crop dusting airplanes collided in southern Idaho, killing 1 pilot and severely injuring the other

June 21, 2024, 10:00am Nation & World

Two crop dusting airplanes collided near an airport in southern Idaho on Thursday and crashed to the ground, killing one of the pilots and leaving the other with life-threatening injuries, officials said. Read story

FILE - A South Korean soldier stands guard near a sign of military demarcation line at the southern side of the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Don&rsquo;t believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248 kilometers (154 miles) long and 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) wide.

How did North Korean soldiers wander across the world’s most heavily guarded border?

FILE - A South Korean soldier stands guard near a sign of military demarcation line at the southern side of the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Don&rsquo;t believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248 kilometers (154 miles) long and 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) wide.

June 21, 2024, 8:36am Nation & World

Don’t believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248 kilometers (154 miles) long and… Read story

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers clear debris in a flood-affected area in Sishui Township of Pingyuan County, Meizhou City, southern China&rsquo;s Guangdong Province, June 20, 2024. Several people have died and others are missing after downpours caused historic flooding in rural parts of Guangdong province in southern China, while authorities warned Friday of more flooding ahead in other parts of the country.

Historic flooding in southern China kills 47, with more floods feared in coming days

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers clear debris in a flood-affected area in Sishui Township of Pingyuan County, Meizhou City, southern China&rsquo;s Guangdong Province, June 20, 2024. Several people have died and others are missing after downpours caused historic flooding in rural parts of Guangdong province in southern China, while authorities warned Friday of more flooding ahead in other parts of the country.

June 21, 2024, 8:28am Nation & World

At least 47 people have died as downpours in southern China’s Guangdong province caused historic flooding and slides, state media reported Friday, while authorities warned of more extreme weather ahead in other parts of the country. Read story

FILE - In this file photo released by China&rsquo;s Xinhua News Agency, spectators wave Chinese and North Korean flags as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a mass gymnastic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, June 20, 2019. China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power between the three authoritarian states.

Russia-North Korea pact could dent China’s influence, but Beijing still holds sway over both

FILE - In this file photo released by China&rsquo;s Xinhua News Agency, spectators wave Chinese and North Korean flags as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a mass gymnastic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, June 20, 2019. China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power between the three authoritarian states.

June 21, 2024, 8:28am Nation & World

With no obvious options, China appears to be keeping its distance as Russia and North Korea move closer to each other with a new defense pact that could tilt the balance of power among the three authoritarian states. Read story