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President Trump was abruptly escorted out of the White House briefing room as he was meeting with reporters. He returned soon after, saying there had been a shooting outside the White House that was now "under control."

At least 20 potentially dangerous chemical containers remain at the explosion-shattered port of Beirut, a chemical expert says. He says a French cleanup team is working to secure the containers after finding one that was leaking.

Student leaders in Thailand have voiced unprecedented public criticism of the king, including that he spends too much time outside the country. The monarchy is the country's most revered institution and regarded as beyond censure.

More than 20 million people around the world have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Liberty University has named the chairman of the board of trustees as the evangelical school's interim leader. The appointment comes days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence after one of his posts on social media created an uproar.

The Seattle City Council has approved proposals that would reduce the police department by as many as 100 officers - an action supported by demonstrators in the wake of George Floyd's death but strongly opposed by the mayor and police chief.

An unusual storm known as a “derecho” that blew through the Midwest on Monday had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and likely caused more widespread damage than a normal tornado, a National Weather Service expert says.

The effort to extend a 5G wireless network - the next generation of high-speed internet service - across the U.S. is getting a boost from the Pentagon.

PHOTO ESSAY: For more than 1,700 miles, the Ganges flows across the plains like a timeline of India’s past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life. In India, the Ganges is religion, industry, farming and politics. But all is not well with the river.  


BREAKING: Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.

BREAKING: The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans avoid flying on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official tells The Associated Press.

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

BREAKING: New York prosecutor seeking President Trump's tax returns cites reports of 'protracted criminal conduct' at the Trump Organization.

BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins election as U.S. senator from Alabama. @AP  race call at 10:23 p.m. EST. #AlabamaElection  #APracecall