Accused killer of UK lawmaker makes defiant court statement

LONDON (AP) — The man accused of murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox gave his name as "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain" in court Saturday, following the killing that has brought campaigning ahead of the country's EU referendum to a standstill.

  • Written by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press

Belgian authorities arrest 12 in major anti-terror raid

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they said required "immediate intervention," fearing an attack could have been close.

  • Written by RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Firefighters battle California brushfire as heatwave looms

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a California wildfire that forced the evacuation of campgrounds and ranches were struggling with strong overnight winds and bracing for rising temperatures as an extreme heatwave is expected to sweep across the Southwest this weekend.

  • Written by NICK UT, Associated Press JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press

Uphill battle to get seasonal farmworkers health insurance

DUNN, N.C. (AP) — Some seasonal agricultural workers were finishing a meal after a long day of planting sweet potato seeds when Julie Pittman pulled into to their camp.

  • Written by ALEJANDRA CANCINO, For The Associated Press

Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital, clear mines

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its last remaining strongholds in the Anbar province west of Baghdad, a military official said.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press