Gambia upholds its ban on female genital cutting. Reversing it would have been a global first

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Lawmakers in the West African nation of Gambia on Monday rejected a bill that would have overturned a ban on female genital cutting. The attempt to become the first country in the world to reverse such a ban had been closely followed by activists abroad.

4 Pakistani soldiers and 5 insurgents are killed in coordinated suicide attacks at military facility

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle and other insurgents opened fire near the outer wall of a military facility in northwestern Pakistan early Monday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding dozens, including civilians, officials said.

Syrians vote for their next parliament, which may pave the way for Assad to extend his rule

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians were voting for members of a new parliament in an election Monday that was expected to hold few surprises but could pave the way for a constitutional amendment to extend the term of President Bashar Assad.

Vermont seeks federal damage assessment for floods caused by Hurricane Beryl's remnants

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is seeking an assessment to determine whether last week’s flooding, which damaged homes, knocked down bridges and washed out roads, qualifies for a federal disaster declaration and aid.

RNC 2024 Day 1 live updates: Trump says he'll announce VP pick today

Delegates were anticipating Trump possibly revealing his VP pick on Monday.

UK foreign secretary repeats ceasefire call as Israel continues to pummel Gaza

Israeli air and naval strikes continued to pummel Gaza as the UK foreign secretary, David Lammy, reiterated his demand for a ceasefire during a visit to Jerusalem. Strikes on central Gaza followed two days of particularly deadly attacks including one in a humanitarian zone in southern Gaza that killed at least 90 people when Israeli forces targeted the head of Hamas’s military wing, Mohammed Deif. Hamas has maintained that Deif survived the...

At the Trump rally, it was evening sun, songs and blue sky. Then came bullets, screams and blood

On a sweltering weekend evening, beneath a clear blue sky, Donald Trump supporters in red “Make America Great Again” hats packed the fairgrounds in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Anger and anxiety loom over the Republican convention, but there is good news for Trump in court

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign chiefs designed the Republican convention opening this week to feature a softer and more optimistic message, focusing on themes that would help a divisive leader expand his appeal among moderate voters and people of color.

British Open '24: How to watch, who are the favorites and more to know about golf's oldest event

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Golf's oldest championship returns to the century-old links of Royal Troon for the 152nd edition of the British Open. You can get up to speed with a guide that tells how to watch the men's final major of the year, who are the favorites, the history at Royal Troon and more:

Ukraine's mobilisation campaign picks up despite faltering enthusiasm

By Dan Peleschuk KYIV (Reuters) - Seeing the military patrol handing out call-up papers on the outskirts of Kyiv, one man slipped into a nearby store. Another refused to even stop for the officers. Others, however, quietly obliged. While men may be coming round to Ukraine's ramped-up mobilisation drive to replenish troop numbers more than 28 months since Russia's invasion, they are less eager to

Shares in gun manufacturers soar after Trump assassination attempt

Shares in gun manufacturers surged Monday in the wake of the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.

Body found on Spanish island during search for missing British teenager Jay Slater

Search teams looking for missing British teenager Jay Slater on the Spanish island of Tenerife have found the body of a young man.

Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor's appointment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida dismissed the prosecution on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed by the Justice Department.

LCBO scraps plan to open dozens of stores amid ongoing strike

Ontario's primary liquor retailer says it will not be opening some stores during the ongoing strike, walking back its initial plan to reopen select locations with limited hours, starting Friday.

Judge dismisses classified documents case against Donald Trump

Judge Aileen Cannon has dismissed the classified documents case against Donald Trump.

Jury asks if unanimity required to acquit 'on a single count' at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury deliberating over 18 charges at the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez in New York City asked the judge Monday if unanimity is required to acquit “on a single count.”

Long history of shootings in U.S. presidential politics

Shots were fired during a rally speech by Donald Trump, in an incident that investigators are treating as a possible assassination attempt on the former president. Including Abraham Lincoln and JFK, here are some notable examples of shootings involving U.S. presidents or presidential candidates: Ronald Reagan (1981) President Reagan was shot and seriously wounded as he left an event at the Hilton hotel in Washington. The attacker was John...

Photographer on capturing bullet during Trump rally assassination attempt

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Doug Mills recounts how his decades-long career drove him to keep shooting after a gunman opened fire during Trump's rally.

German 2025 budget draft has a 17 billion euros hole - sources

By Maria Martinez, Holger Hansen and Christian Kraemer BERLIN (Reuters) -The German cabinet plans to approve its draft for the 2025 budget on Wednesday, but there is still a gap of 17 billion euros ($18.55 billion) which needs to be filled, finance ministry sources said on Monday. Germany's coalition government this month clinched a 2025 budget deal that will stick to the country's tight

What to know about the attempt on Trump's life and its aftermath

The FBI is still trying to determine a motive behind Saturday's attempt to assassinate former President Donald Trump, while the tone of this week's Republican convention in Milwaukee likely will be dominated by the violence.

Hungary's Orbán briefed EU leaders on his meetings with Putin and Xi, ally says

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to the heads of other European Union countries briefing them on a recent set of foreign visits he made that angered other leaders in the bloc, Orbán's political director said Monday.

Judge dismisses Donald Trump's classified documents case

In a surprising ruling, the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump has been dismissed by federal Judge Aileen Cannon.

Kate Middleton all smiles as she takes in Wimbledon’s final match

It was a mother-daughter date for the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte, who were warmly greeted at Wimbledon's men's final match.

Merging galaxies look like 'Penguin and Egg' in new image from JWST

Webb has peered through the dust surrounding these interacting galaxies to reveal them as we've never seen before.

Protesters gather at GOP convention to rally for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of activists gathered in a downtown Milwaukee park Monday as they prepared to spend the day protesting outside the Republican National Convention, saying the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump won't affect their long-standing plans to demonstrate outside the site.

What are your questions about Trump this week?

Former President Donald Trump is said to be rethinking his primetime convention speech this week, pivoting to a message of unity after a near-miss assassination attempt.

Secret Service touts ‘strengthened’ RNC security amid criticism over Trump shooting

The director of the US Secret Service said she had “reviewed and strengthened” security plans for the Republican national convention in Milwaukee, as the failed assassination attempt against Donald Trump in Pennsylvania on Saturday put her agency under immense political pressure. Amid demands for answers over how 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks was able to carry an AR-15-style rifle to a rooftop close to Trump at the Butler Farm Show Grounds,...

Florida judge dismisses criminal classified documents case against Trump

Donald Trump’s criminal case on charges that he illegally retained classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago club was dismissed on Monday after the presiding judge sided with the former president and ruled that the special counsel who brought the prosecution had been improperly appointed. The stunning decision by Aileen Cannon, the US district judge who was a Trump appointee, found that the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel violated the...

‘Without consequence’: Intelligence memos warn of runaway political violence online

Canadian intelligence officials say threatening rhetoric is increasingly seen as a legitimate way to express frustrations, grievances and dissent.

Court voids last conviction of Kansas researcher in case that started as Chinese espionage probe

A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a researcher who was accused of hiding work he did in China while employed at the University of Kansas.

Many women stay in religious groups that don’t let them become leaders. Here are three reasons why

Why do millions of women belong to religious groups like the Southern Baptist Convention that do not treat them as equal to men or allow them to have full control of their bodies? For many, it’s not a simple choice. Here are three reasons.

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts.

Explainer-What is China's 'third plenum'?

(Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party commenced its so-called third plenum on Monday, a major meeting held roughly once every five years to map out the general direction of the country's long-term social and economic policies. Its Central Committee convened the plenary session, or plenum, the third since its members were elected during the party's last congress in 2022, to deliberate on a

Police arrest a man in Kenya's capital after dismembered bodies of 9 women are found in quarry

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya said Monday they have arrested the main suspect after nine dismembered bodies of women were found in a quarry in the capital, Nairobi.

FBI seeks to access alleged shooter's phone as they work to uncover a motive

More than 24 hours after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, a motive for the 20-year-old shooter's actions has not been identified, the FBI said Sunday.

In beachy Galveston, locals buckle down without power after Beryl's blow during peak tourist season

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Vacuums sucked the water out of the seaside inn run by Nick Gaido’s family in Galveston since 1911 as power was still spotty nearly one week after a resurgent Hurricane Beryl swept into Texas. Blue tarp covered much of the torn off roof. Gaido scheduled cleanup shifts for the hotel and restaurant staff who couldn’t afford to lose shifts to the enduring outages.

Trump Media shares spike 30% after assassination attempt

The value of former President Donald Trump’s social media company spiked Monday after he was injured in an attempted assassination over the weekend.

Spanish police say body found on Tenerife is likely British teen who went missing nearly a month ago

LONDON (AP) — Human remains have been found in the search for a British teen who went missing almost a month ago on the island of Tenerife, Spanish police said Monday.

A nation traumatized and a campaign transformed as Trump is set to reemerge

Donald Trump will reemerge after an attempted assassination as an even greater mythical hero of his MAGA movement with the Republican National Convention opening Monday after an extraordinary two weeks that have transformed the 2024 campaign.

Democrats pull Biden campaign ads after Trump rally shooting

The failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump has thrown the Democrats’ presidential campaign into suspension, as they suspended attack ads, refrained from criticism of Trump – and may have halted the drive to depose Joe Biden as the party’s candidate. A campaign that was already in disarray amid uncertainty over the US president’s fate, prompted by last month’s debate fiasco, was plunged into further confusion after the shooting. Having been...

Minute-by-minute: Visual timeline of the Trump assassination attempt

Through videos, maps and photos, CNN pieced together what occurred from the start of the rally to the moments when gunshots erupted to when Trump landed in New Jersey.

Romanian lawmakers more than double allowed bear kills to prevent attacks

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian lawmakers more than doubled the annual number of legal bear kills on Monday to control the population and avoid further attacks against people. The emergency parliamentary session followed the death last week of a 19-year-old hiker who was attacked by a bear on a popular trail in the Carpathian mountains in central Romania. The European Union state has annual

Florida judge dismisses the Trump classified documents case

The Florida judge overseeing Donald Trump's classified documents trial dismissed the case against the former president Monday on the grounds that the appointment of and funding for special counsel Jack Smith was illegal.

Minute-by-minute timeline of Trump assassination attempt at Pennsylvania rally

A minute-by-minute timeline of the shooting in Butler, Pennsylvania that left Trump shot, one spectator and the suspected gunman dead and two others critically injured.

Man killed at Trump rally identified as firefighter Corey Comperatore, who ‘died a hero’

Friends and neighbors are remembering firefighter Corey Comperatore -– the man shot and killed during the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump – as a family man who served his community and was quick to help friends in need.

Trump is expected to pick his vice presidential nominee on Monday, first day of the GOP convention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump said he plans to announce his vice presidential pick on Monday, the first day of the Republican National Convention.

Secret Service director says agency will participate in assassination attempt investigation amid questions over procedures

In her first public statement since the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle on Monday said the agency will “participate fully” in an independent review ordered by President Joe Biden and also said the agency will work with Congress on “any oversight action.”

Azerbaijan reopens its embassy in Iran as the countries try to ease tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran resumed its work Monday after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions, media reports said.

EU imposes sanctions on five Israeli individuals and three entities

(Reuters) - The European Union announced sanctions on Monday against five Israeli individuals and three entities, describing them as responsible for "serious and systematic human rights abuses" against Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The list included Tzav 9, a group which it said had regularly blocked humanitarian aid trucks delivering food, water and fuel to the Gaza Strip.

Tim Robbins condemns drawing parallels between his ‘Bob Roberts’ film and Trump assassination attempt

Tim Robbins wants conspiracy theorists to stop trying to tie his 1992 film “Bob Roberts” to the attempted assassination of former President Trump.