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National park tourist dies after being swept over waterfall: officials

A 26-year-old tourist from Pennsylvania died after falling into a creek at Glacier National Park in Montana. The young woman was swept over St. Mary Falls and fell around 35 feet.

Maryland couple among hundreds who died in pilgrimage to Mecca

A couple from Maryland were among the more than 1,300 people who died during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Democratic Senate candidate Angela Alsobrooks announced Sunday.

More rain possible in deluged Midwest as flooding kills 2, causes water to surge around dam

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — More storms are possible in parts of the deluged Midwest, where flooding after days of heavy rains has killed at least two people, sent a river surging around a dam and forced evacuations and rescues.

Death toll from attack in Russia's Dagestan reaches 21

MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll in the attack by Islamic militants in Russia's southern region of Dagestan has risen to 21 after a wounded police officer has died in a hospital, officials said Tuesday.

Financial sextortion schemes mostly target teenage boys: report

Teenage boys are the most frequent targets of financial "sextortion" schemes that are often conducted through Instagram and other social media platforms, according to a new report.

More Americans are ending up in Russian jails. Prospects for their release are unclear

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — One was a journalist on a reporting trip. Another was attending a wedding. Yet another was a dual national returning to visit family. All are U.S. citizens now behind bars in Russia on various charges.

A look at Julian Assange and how the long-jailed WikiLeaks founder is now on the verge of freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — News that the U.S. Justice Department has reached a plea deal that will lead to freedom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange brings a stunning culmination to a long-running saga of international intrigue that spanned multiple continents.

Around the world

Twice-yearly injection fully protects women from HIV, trial finds

The trial showed the new injection "demonstrated 100% efficacy as a preventive treatment" for HIV among African women.

Maryland couple among hundreds who died pilgrimage to Mecca

A couple from Maryland were among the more than 1,300 people who died during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Democratic Senate candidate Angela Alsobrooks announced Sunday. Alhaji Alieu Dausy and Haja Isatu Wurie died while on the Hajj pilgrimage due to extreme heat, Alsobrooks said.

U.S. couple among hundreds who died in pilgrimage to Mecca

A couple from Maryland were among the more than 1,300 people who died during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Democratic Senate candidate Angela Alsobrooks announced Sunday.

Netanyahu appears to walk back remarks rejecting Biden cease-fire deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday appeared to walk back comments he made the day before that seemed to reject a cease-fire deal President Biden backed in the Israel-Hamas war.

Taylor Swift hangs with Prince William, Travis Kelce after first night of London 'Eras Tour'

Taylor Swift kicked off the London leg of her "Eras Tour" Friday in the most British way possible — with a Royal selfie.

Austin names top State Department official as next chief of staff

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has chosen the No. 3 official in the State Department as the Pentagon’s new chief of staff, the Defense Department announced Monday.

South Korean investigators search in factory ruins after fire killed 23, mostly Chinese migrants

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Forensic and other experts combed through the charred ruins of a factory building near South Korea's capital to find the cause of a devastating fire that killed 23 people, mostly Chinese migrant workers, in one of the country's deadliest blazes in years.

Technology

DoD study sees ‘big breakthrough’ with using AI for declassification

The DoD study comes as Congress presses the Biden administration for progress on efforts to streamline classification and declassification. The post DoD study sees ‘big breakthrough’ with using AI for declassification first appeared on Federal News Network.

McDonald's is ending its test run of AI-powered drive-thrus with IBM

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever get your McDonald's order mixed up at an AI-powered drive-thru? The experiment behind the fast food giant's current automated order taker will soon be coming to a close.

Opinion: Is California’s utilities commission really serious about broadband for all?

State has invested billions to connect every household to high-speed internet, with little to show for it.

Apple becomes first target of EU's new digital competition rules aimed at big tech

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators on Monday leveled their first charges under the bloc’s new digital competition rulebook, accusing Apple of preventing app makers from pointing users to cheaper options outside its App Store.

AI Song-Generators Suno and Udio Face Copyright Infringement Lawsuits from Major Record Labels

Boston, AP - Big record companies sue AI music startups Suno and Udio for copyright infringement, claiming they're exploiting recorded works of artists like Chuck Berry to Mariah Carey, sparking concerns over AI-generated music's legal and ethical implications.

NASA calls off spacewalk after spacesuit water leak

NASA has canceled a spacewalk at the International Space Station after water leaked from an astronaut's spacesuit.

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI settles privacy suit

CHICAGO (AP) — Facial recognition startup Clearview AI reached a settlement Friday in an Illinois lawsuit alleging its massive photographic collection of faces violated the subjects' privacy rights, a deal that attorneys estimate could be worth more than $50 million.

Sports News

Los Angeles Lakers to hire JJ Redick as head coach: report

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named their next head coach, and he's a familiar face for L.A. basketball fans.

Los Angeles Kings debut new, familiar logo

The Los Angeles Kings showed off their new primary logo on Thursday, which is kicking things back to the days of "The Great One" in the Southland.

Chiefs Super Bowl ring features 529 diamonds, 38 rubies, 1 glaring typo

While the 14.8-carat rings are a sparkling reminder of football’s greatest accomplishment, fans have noticed an issue: the $40,000 ring has a typo.

Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. placed on injured list: MLB

San Diego Padres right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. has been placed on the injured list with a stress reaction in his leg, the team announced Monday.

49ers officially sign draft pick to 4-year contract

(KRON) – Ricky Pearsall officially signed with the San Francisco 49ers to a four-year deal, the team announced Friday.  The wide receiver started in 36 games in a span of five seasons at Arizona State and the University of Florida.

Top Cats: Panthers win their 1st Stanley Cup, top Oilers 2-1 in Game 7

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov put his hands at either end of the Stanley Cup and began skating away to start the celebration that the Florida Panthers have wanted forever. And as he began to hoist hockey's chalice for the first time, he had one thought. “It's heavy,” he said.

Ex-NFL linebacker believes Antonio Brown's career is Hall of Fame worthy: 'Can’t deny the production'

Former NFL linebacker Bobby Carpenter asked an interesting question on OutKick's "Hot Mic," asking if Antonio Brown is a Hall of Famer.

Politics News

Latimer on NY-16 race: 'It's not a popularity contest'

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Westchester County Executive George Latimer and U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the two candidates in the Democratic primary for New York’s 16th Congressional District, faced off in a debate on PIX11 Tuesday night.

Trump's lead grows in Nevada, Rosen holds strong lead in new poll results

Results of a new Emerson College Polling/8 News Now/The Hill poll released Thursday show former President Donald Trump's lead over President Joe Biden has grown slightly in Nevada since Trump's conviction on 34 felony charges in New York, but the lead isn't outside the margin of error and nearly 12%

Conservative-backed group is creating a list of federal workers it suspects could resist Trump plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — From his home office in small-town Kentucky, a seasoned political operative is quietly investigating scores of federal employees suspected of being hostile to the policies of Republican Donald Trump, a highly unusual and potentially chilling effort that dovetails with broader conse

The stage is set for a Biden, Trump debate. What they say could have implications on an already tight race

Are you ready for a Joe Biden and Donald Trump presidential debate? It’s only June, but this week brings the first head-to-head showdown. Coming up Tuesday at 9 a.m., MPR News guest host Brian Bakst and his guests talk about whether debates offer voters substance or are more just for show.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman faces tough challenge from George Latimer in Democratic primary in NY suburbs

Rep. Jamaal Bowman, one of the most liberal members of Congress, will try to fight off a strong Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from moderate county executive George Latimer in a New York race that has put a spotlight on the party’s divides over the Israel-Hamas war.

Supreme Court takes up challenge to gender-affirming care ban

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will wade into a major dispute implicating transgender rights next term by agreeing to review the constitutionality of Tennessee’s law banning gender-affirming care for minors.

Boebert faces first election Tuesday since switching districts and the vaping scandal

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert faces voters in Colorado's GOP primary election Tuesday after she fled a tough reelection race to run in a more Republican-leaning district, harried along the way by accusations of carpetbagging and still bruised by an embarrassing video.