• 4 still in hospital, 2 critical, from deadly drag race crash

    KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — Four people remained hospitalized Monday, two in critical condition, after a weekend drag racing crash in the Texas Hill Country that killed two children, police said.

  • Forecasters say California storm could bring ‘historic’ rain

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Across Northern California, crews worked Monday to clear streets of toppled trees and branches and to clean gutters clogged by debris carried by rainwater from a massive storm that caused flooding and rock slides, and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

    Updated: 5:07 pm

  • Texas governor approves state voting maps redrawn by GOP

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections.

  • Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Production of the movie that Alec Baldwin was making when he shot and killed a cinematographer last week has been officially halted, but producers of the Western described the move as “a pause rather than an end.”

    Updated: 1:37 pm

  • North Carolina man identified as victim of John Wayne Gacy

    CHICAGO (AP) — A North Carolina man who moved to Chicago was one of the victims of John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities said Monday.

    Updated: 12:58 pm

  • The Latest: UN mission rebukes apparent coup in Sudan

    CAIRO — The U.N.’s top human rights official has condemned the coup in Sudan, warning the county could slip backwards after progress following the 2019 uprising that ended a repressive dictatorship.

    Updated: 11:59 am

  • Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer.

    Updated: 9:55 am

  • Orthodox patriarch released from hospital, set to meet Biden

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, was released from a Washington hospital Monday morning after an overnight stay early in his 12-day visit to the United States.

  • Hearing may settle use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge may decide at a hearing Monday whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year.

    Updated: 8:56 am

  • Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

    Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer moves toward expanding shots to children.