More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides


FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.

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  • Written by By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY , Associated Press

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 23-year-old man who was "out for blood" when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, authorities said Monday.

  • Written by By TIM TALLEY , Associated Press

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name


WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate over the deadly race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town


BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.


  • Written by By BALINT SZLANKO and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA , Associated Press