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BEIRUT (AP) " Activists say Syrian rebels have retaken two villages from Islamic State militants as they fight to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive in Syria's north Friday that displaced over 100,000 people. The Local Coordination Committees, an activist network inside Syria, says rebels retook the villages of Kafr Shoush and Braghida on Sunday, expanding their buffer around the rebel-held town of Azaz, home to tens of thousands of war refugees. The...

Updated at 1:01 PM

HOUSTON (AP) " At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons. Four people have died due to the...

Updated at 12:55 PM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) " Uganda and South Korea signed cooperation agreements Sunday that officials here hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program. The memorandums of...

Updated at 12:51 PM

PARIS (AP) " A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several. Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in Park Monceau as they hid under a...

Posted at 11:00 AM

The Grain Valley Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of June. The library is located at 101 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. All activities are free, but registration is required, call...

Updated at 10:52 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bonnie soaked the coasts of South Carolina, southeastern North Carolina and eastern Georgia, ruining the start of Memorial Day weekend even as it weakened while moving northward. Top...

Updated at 10:36 AM

LONDON (AP) " The British Coastguard says it has rescued 19 people from the English Channel after their inflatable boat started to take on water. The Home Office said Sunday they were taken to the port of Dover and are being quizzed by...

Updated at 10:34 AM

VERDUN, France (AP) " The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local): 1:05 p.m. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have traveled to Verdun, to honor...

Updated at 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The...

Updated at 9:44 AM

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) " Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece's famous sirtaki dance. Romanians were attempting to break the world record for the dance made famous in the 1964 movie...

Updated at 9:11 AM

POZZALLO, Italy (AP) " Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said...

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