Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrested


MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin's rule were protesting across Russia on Monday, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others.

Russia Protests

  • Written by By JIM HEINTZ and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord


BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — The United States refused Monday to sign onto a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change.

G7 Environment

  • Written by By PAOLO SANTALUCIA and NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy.


  • Written by By DANICA COTO , Associated Press

Scores gather outside Pulse to honor massacre victims


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Scores of people gathered outside the perimeter of the Pulse nightclub Monday to pay their respects while inside the site's fences, the names of the 49 victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history were read out loud in a private service.

Orlando Anniv

  • Written by By MIKE SCHNEIDER , Associated Press