Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.
Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China
BEIJING (AP) — China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for hs voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.
Stephen Hawking baffled by dynamics of Trump's popularity
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking understands the workings of the universe — but says he cannot fathom the popularity of Donald Trump.
Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missing
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.
Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old former Army tanker says.
Vigil planned at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla
CINCINNATI (AP) — Animal rights activists plan a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo response team concluded his life was in danger.
Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnapping
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police have rescued kidnapped soccer player Alan Pulido, who appeared with a bandaged hand at a brief press conference Monday to declare that he was fine.
US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team.
Japanese boy disappears after parents leave him in forest
TOKYO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is missing in a forest in northern Japan after his parents made him get out of their car as punishment for misbehaving.
It's raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.