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5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa , with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday.
Centrist challenger ousts progressive prosecutor in DA race in Portland, Oregon

Centrist challenger ousts progressive prosecutor in DA race in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Centrist district attorney candidate Nathan Vasquez has ousted the incumbent progressive prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, after running a campaign in which he vowed to be tough on crime .
Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary

Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary

Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will be voting for Donald Trump in the general election, a notable show of support given their intense and often personal rivalry during the Republican primary calendar.
Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility

Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison sexually abused incarcerated women , a judge ordered Wednesday.
Hunter Biden’s tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

Hunter Biden’s tax trial set for September as judge agrees to delay, with gun trial still in June

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hunter Biden is scheduled to stand trial on federal tax charges in September after a judge on Wednesday granted his request to delay the California trial that had been approaching next month. U.S. District Judge Mark C.
British Prime Minister Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservatives face likely defeat

British Prime Minister Sunak sets July 4 election date as his Conservatives face likely defeat

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the U.K., as his divided and demoralized Conservative Party looks likely to lose power after 14 years.
UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been reassigned following criticism over his handling of recent campus demonstrations that included a mob attacking a pro-Palestinian encampment .
Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump's pace

Senate confirms 200th federal judge under Biden as Democrats surpass Trump's pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the 200th federal judge of President Joe Biden's tenure, about a month earlier than when Donald Trump hit that mark in his term, though Trump still holds the edge when it comes to the most impactful
Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter
Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for his record 30th time, his second one this month

Sherpa guide Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for his record 30th time, his second one this month

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Renowned Sherpa mountain guide Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for a record 30th time Wednesday, completing his second climb this month to the top of the world. Rita reached the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit at 7:49 a.m.
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