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Heavy rain drenches Northeast; tropical depression to soak Carolinas

Heavy rain drenches Northeast; tropical depression to soak Carolinas

Severe storms moved through the Northeast late Monday and into Tuesday morning, producing damaging winds of 75 to 80 mph from Virginia to New Jersey. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Heavy rain came with these storms,…

Michigan pageant winner ousted after tweets about Muslims

The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and blacks. Kathy Zhu was crowned the pageant’s Michigan winner last week. She’s a University of Michigan conservative activist who’s active with a group called Chinese Americans for Trump. In…

Suspension of flights ‘has nothing to do with Cairo airport’: British Airways

Suspension of flights ‘has nothing to do with Cairo airport’: British Airways

British Airways’ abrupt decision to suspend flights to Cairo for seven days is not related to security concerns at the Cairo airport, an official at the airline told ABC News on Sunday. Interested in Egypt? Add Egypt as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Egypt news, video, and analysis from ABC…

Venezuelan fighter ‘aggressively shadowed’ US reconnaissance plane over Caribbean Sea

Venezuelan fighter ‘aggressively shadowed’ US reconnaissance plane over Caribbean Sea

A Venezuelan Su-30 fighter plane “aggressively shadowed” a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Caribbean Sea, according to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), in a move the U.S. is calling “unprofessional.” In a series of tweets on Sunday, SOUTHCOM said the Venezuelan fighter, which took off from an airfield 200 miles east of Caracas on Friday,…

Man whose wife was hit and killed by car sues FBI

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Audio shows UK navy trying to thwart Iran from seizing ship

Audio shows UK navy trying to thwart Iran from seizing ship

In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer insists that a British-flagged oil tanker must be allowed to sail through the Strait of Hormuz as Iranian paramilitary forces demand that the vessel change course before commandeering it. Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest…

1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

About 1,800 firefighters were struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured 20 people, including eight firefighters, authorities said Sunday. The fires broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the capital, Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said. Firefighters were being…

White supremacy could be issue that ‘ends this country,’ presidential candidate says

White supremacy could be issue that ‘ends this country,’ presidential candidate says

All of the Democratic presidential candidates have condemned Donald Trump’s racist comments directed at four congresswomen last week, and the chants of “send her back” directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally a day later, but Pete Buttigieg took it a step further on Saturday. Interested in Democratic Party? Add Democratic Party as an…

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Interested in Airlines? Add Airlines as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Airlines news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night’s collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman…

White man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’

White man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’

A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, “go back where you came from.” Eric Sparkes showed up during a WSB-TV interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell on Saturday, outside the Atlanta-area Publix store where the…