Monsoon floods kill 20 in India, leave thousands homeless


GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy rains since the start of India's monsoon season have triggered floods and landslides in parts of the remote northeastern region, causing at least 20 deaths, authorities said Wednesday.

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No 'specific agenda,' but Trump, Putin have lots to discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday will be brimming with global intrigue, but the White House says there's "no specific agenda." So in the absence of a set list of topics, what are two of the world's most famously unpredictable leaders to discuss?

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Merkel stands by suggestion Europe can't rely fully on US


BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood by her suggestion that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. and declared Wednesday that Germany and China can work together to help calm the world's problems.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

NYC officer shot to death in command post RV; gunman killed


NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside her command post RV by an ex-convict who once ranted online about his treatment in prison and about police getting away with killing people, authorities said. He was later killed after pulling a gun on police.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press