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The Lakers are hiring JJ Redick as their new head coach, an AP source says

The Lakers are hiring JJ Redick as their new head coach, an AP source says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — JJ Redick is being hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press.
South Korea will consider supplying arms to Ukraine after Russia and North Korea sign strategic pact

South Korea will consider supplying arms to Ukraine after Russia and North Korea sign strategic pact

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that it would consider sending arms to Ukraine, a major policy change suggested after Russia and North Korea rattled the region and beyond by signing a pact to come to each other’s defense in the ev
Authorities arrest Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides

Authorities arrest Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides

MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — An Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides in Oklahoma has been apprehended in Arkansas, Arkansas State Police said Thursday. Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was taken into custody around 10 a.m.
Tropical Storm Alberto moves inland over northeast Mexico as season's first named storm

Tropical Storm Alberto moves inland over northeast Mexico as season's first named storm

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto, the season’s first named storm, rumbled ashore early Thursday and moved inland over northeast Mexico, bringing heavy rains to the parched region and leaving at least three dead.
And then there was one: Mark Rutte. Romania's president withdraws from the race for NATO chief

And then there was one: Mark Rutte. Romania's president withdraws from the race for NATO chief

BRUSSELS (AP) — Romania’s president has withdrawn from the race to become NATO’s next secretary general, leaving outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte all but certain to head the world’s biggest military organization from October.
Swedish court acquits former Syrian army general accused of role in war crimes

Swedish court acquits former Syrian army general accused of role in war crimes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court on Thursday acquitted a former Syrian army general accused of playing a role in war crimes in his home country more than a decade ago. Brig. Gen.
New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom, the latest move from a GOP-dominated Legislature pushing a conservative agenda under a new governor.
Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 29 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 29 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 29 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials told local media Thursday.
New Mexico wildfire claims second life, while rain offers hope of relief

New Mexico wildfire claims second life, while rain offers hope of relief

ROSWELL, N.M.
Russia and North Korea sign partnership deal that appears to be the strongest since the Cold War

Russia and North Korea sign partnership deal that appears to be the strongest since the Cold War

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement Wednesday that pledges mutual aid if either country faces “aggression,” a strategic pact that comes as both face escalating standoffs with
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