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Tropical Storm Alberto forms in southwest Gulf, 1st named storm of the hurricane season

Tropical Storm Alberto has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, the first named storm of what is forecast to be a busy hurricane season.

Russian court sentences US soldier to nearly 4 years on theft charges

A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok has sentenced an American soldier arrested earlier this year to three years and nine months in prison on charges of stealing and threats of murder.

Texas megachurch pastor resigns after woman says he sexually abused her in the 1980s

The pastor of a Texas megachurch has resigned after a woman said he had sexually abused her on multiple occasions in the 1980s, beginning when she was 12.

Judge overseeing NFL 'Sunday Ticket' trial voices frustrations over the case

The federal judge presiding over the class-action lawsuit filed by “Sunday Ticket” subscribers against the NFL voiced frustrations with the way the plaintiffs’ attorneys have handled their side of the case.

What's a heat dome? Here's why so much of the US is broiling this week

Much of the Midwest and the Northeast is broiling — or set to broil — in extreme summer heat this week.

Texas doctor charged with taking private patient information on transgender care

A Texas doctor who calls himself a whistleblower on transgender care for minors is accused of illegally obtaining information on patients who were not under his care.

Juneteenth explained: What is the holiday, why was it created and how should it be celebrated?

Many Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the U.S. learned they were free.

Jesse Plemons is ready for the ride

Jesse Plemons is less a chameleon than a singular presence that can be dialed to disturbing or sweet.

Quavo hosts summit against gun violence featuring VP Kamala Harris on late rapper Takeoff's birthday

Migos rapper Quavo’s quest to transform his nephew Takeoff’s tragic shooting into a force for change is hosting a movement-building summit aimed against gun violence on what would have been the late rapper’s 30th birthday.

Half a million immigrants could eventually get US citizenship under new plan from Biden

President Joe Biden is taking an expansive, election-year step to offer relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrants without legal status in the U.S. It comes after his own aggressive crackdown at the border earlier this month that enraged advocates and many Democratic lawmakers.

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Parkland.

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 to claim the franchise’s 18th championship, breaking a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in league history.

Boston Celtics earn their record-breaking 18th NBA title with 106-88 Game 5 win over the Dallas Mavericks

Boston Celtics earn their record-breaking 18th NBA title with 106-88 Game 5 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

A judge temporarily blocks Iowa law that allows authorities to charge people facing deportation

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Iowa law that allows law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the United States.

Judge orders railway to pay Washington tribe nearly $400 million for trespassing with oil trains

A federal judge has ruled that BNSF Railway must pay nearly $400 million to a Native American tribe in Washington state.

Authorities across US grapple with rash of violence in final days of spring

Communities across the country are grappling with a rash of violence in the final days of spring that included at least four mass shootings in one weekend.

Lawmakers seek health care and retirement protections for Steward Health Care workers

A group of Democratic members of Congress is seeking reassurances that workers at hospitals owned by Steward Health Care will have their health care and retirement benefits protected.

Severe weather forecast around US with high Southwest temperatures, Gulf rain and Rockies snow

Heat and cold extremes are expected in the U.S. Extreme weather that ranged from triple digit temperatures in the Southwest to unseasonable cold in the Pacific Northwest has been forecast over the U.S. into the early part of the week.

Severe, chaotic weather around US with high temperatures in Southwest and Midwest, snow in Rockies

Extreme weather that ranged from triple digit temperatures in the Southwest to unseasonable cold in the Pacific Northwest was forecast over the U.S. into the early week.

Longtime Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler, who was accused of sexual abuse, dies at 94

Paul Pressler, a leading figure of the Southern Baptist Convention who was accused of sexual abuse and later settled a lawsuit over the allegations, has died.

2 killed and several wounded in shooting during a Juneteenth celebration in a Texas park

Authorities in Texas say a shooting in a park left two people dead and several wounded.

Texan whose husband died by hot tub electrocution at Mexican beach resort files wrongful death suit

An American tourist was killed and his wife hospitalized after being electrocuted in a hot tub in a Mexican beach town earlier this week.

Much of U.S. braces for extreme weather, from southern heat wave to possible snow in the Rockies

Much of the U.S. is bracing for extreme weather - especially high temperatures — this weekend and into next week.

Residents, communities preparing for heat wave that will envelop Midwest, Northeast next week

A heat wave will bring dangerously hot temperatures to the Midwest and Northeast next week, with health officials urging people to make plans now to stay safe.

How Elon Musk's $44.9B Tesla pay package compares with the most generous plans for other U.S. CEOs

Even though the median U.S. CEO pay package last year was nearly 200 times more than a worker in the middle of their company pay scales, Elon Musk’s record-setting Tesla compensation dwarfs them by comparison.

What we know about the fight between conspiracist Alex Jones and Sandy Hook families over his assets

Bombastic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to liquidate his personal assets as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

Doncic scores 29, Mavericks roll past the Celtics 122-84 to avoid a sweep in the NBA Finals

Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half, Kyrie Irving added 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks emphatically extended their season on Friday night, fending off elimination by beating the Boston Celtics 122-84 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt, but throws out his company's bankruptcy

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt, but throws out his company's bankruptcy.

Opal Lee gets keys to her new Texas home 85 years after a racist mob drove her family from that lot

The 97-year-old Texan known for her push to make Juneteenth a national holiday has been given the keys to her new home.

The Supreme Court's ruling on mifepristone isn't the last word on the abortion pill

The Supreme Court has decided to uphold federal approval of the abortion pill mifepristone, for now.

Top US bishop worries Catholic border services for migrants might be imperiled by government action

A top U.S. bishop says government officials would be infringing on religious freedom if they were to restrict the Catholic Church’s work serving migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Some Mexican shelters see crowding south of the border as Biden's asylum ban takes hold

Some shelters south of the U.S. border are caring for many more migrants now that the Biden administration stopped considering most asylum requests.

Move over grizzlies and wolves: Yellowstone visitors hope to catch a glimpse of rare white buffalo

The recent appearance of a rare white bison calf has excited wildlife watchers in Yellowstone National Park.

What to know about bump stocks and the Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on the gun accessory

The gun accessory the Supreme Court just ruled on allows a rifle to fire dozens of bullets within seconds.

Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and longtime television music show host Johnny Canales has died, according to a statement from his family.

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt and now deciding Infowars' fate

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt and now deciding Infowars' fate.

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks, gun accessories used in 2017 Vegas massacre

The Supreme Court has struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.

Here’s what to know about a stalled $237M donation to Florida A&M

It would have been the largest-ever private gift to a historically Black college or university.

Florida A&M, a dubious donor and $237M: The transformative HBCU gift that wasn’t what it seemed

It would have been the largest-ever private gift to a historically Black college or university.

Micro communities for the homeless sprout in US cities eager for small, quick and cheap solutions

In downtown Atlanta, shipping containers have been transformed into an oasis for dozens of previously unsheltered people who now proudly call a former parking lot home.

Who is Alex Jones? The conspiracist and dietary supplement salesman built an empire over decades

Alex Jones has pushed many theories over the last three decades, including that the U.S. government was behind or failed to stop the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks.

Alex Jones could lose his Infowars platform to pay for Sandy Hook conspiracy lawsuit

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is on the brink of losing the Infowars media platform that he turned into a multimillion-dollar moneymaker over the past 25 years.

Man charged with threatening FBI agent who had been involved in Hunter Biden laptop investigation

A Texas man has been charged with allegedly threatening an FBI special agent who had been involved in an investigation into the dissemination of personal data from Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Tesla stockholders vote to restore Elon Musk's record $44.9 billion pay package that was tossed out by a Delaware judge

Tesla stockholders vote to restore Elon Musk's record $44.9 billion pay package that was tossed out by a Delaware judge.

Houston city leaders approve $1 billion bond deal to cover back pay for firefighters

Houston leaders have agreed to a bond deal that could cost city taxpayers more than $1 billion to cover years of back pay owed to firefighters.

For the first time, West Texas has a permanent LGBTQ+ community center

The first permanent LGBTQ+ community center has opened in West Texas.

The Latest | The US Supreme Court rules to preserve access to abortion pill mifepristone

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously to preserve access to the abortion pill mifepristone, a pill used in the most common way to end a pregnancy.

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

The Supreme Court has preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year.

Future of Elon Musk and Tesla are on the line as shareholders vote on massive pay package

If Tesla shareholders approve an all-stock compensation package for CEO Elon Musk that was thrown out by a Delaware judge, it would almost guarantee he would remain at the company he grew to be the world leader in electric vehicles.

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and the Boston Celtics held off a furious Dallas rally to reach the brink of a record 18th championship with a 106-99 victory over the Mavericks for a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.