Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issues disaster declaration as Tropical Storm Alberto approaches Mexico

The first named storm of the hurricane season strengthened slightly late Wednesday as it moved toward Mexico’s Gulf Coast, threatening rainfall of up to 20 inches there, as well as flooding and heavy rain in Texas, officials said. Tropical Storm Alberto formed over the western Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday morning, and its center is … Read more

Stonehenge sprayed orange by climate protesters

LONDON — Two climate protesters were arrested Wednesday for spraying orange paint on the ancient Stonehenge monument in southern England, police said. The latest act by Just Stop Oil was quickly condemned by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as a “disgraceful act of vandalism.” Video of the incident showed two people running towards the 4,500-year-old stone circle and … Read more

Kim Jong Un meets with Putin in North Korea, vows ‘full support’ for Ukraine war

Kim and Putin then left for summit talks at the Kumsusan Palace. “We highly appreciate your consistent and unwavering support for Russian policy, including on Ukraine,” Putin said in opening remarks before the start of the talks, according to Russian state media. He also said Russia was fighting “the imperialist policy the United States and … Read more

RFK Jr. is on track to miss the CNN debate amid race to get on state ballots

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appears set to fall short of qualifying for CNN’s presidential debate when the deadline passes this week, leaving the September ABC News debate as his big chance to join President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump onstage. Kennedy hasn’t yet hit CNN’s polling threshold of 15% in … Read more

Epic heatwave to expand from Midwest to East Coast and could last a week or more

With Thursday’s seasonal solstice taking place amid a weeklong heatwave expected for the East Coast and Midwest, the summer of 2024 is coming in hot. Extreme heat was forecast for Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City and Albany, New York. Models show the heat could last through Friday … Read more

Biden warns that Trump could select two more Supreme Court justices if re-elected

President Joe Biden on Saturday night warned about the possibility of former President Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, appointing two new Supreme Court justices if he wins re-election in November. “The next president is likely to have two new Supreme Court nominees — two more,” Biden said at a campaign fundraiser in Los … Read more

Search continues for former Los Angeles deputy missing in Greece

The search continues for a former California sheriff’s deputy who vanished Tuesday while vacationing in Greece amid reports that a second American tourist has now gone missing. Albert Calibet, who retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2018, disappeared after getting ready to head to the Greek island of Amorgos, a destination his … Read more