40 million Americans under heat alerts

Amid a scorching heat wave, the US National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat alerts for 40 million Americans across at least a dozen states, from Montana to Texas and Florida. Scorching temperatures will linger in the US Southwest while intensifying in the Midwest this week, Xinhua news agency quoted the NWS update issued on Monday as saying.

Donald Trump indicted in classified documents case

Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted with multiple federal criminal charges in connection with his handling of classified documents from his presidency. Trump, who became the first former President in US history to face federal criminal charges, announced his indictment in a post on his social media platform Truth Social on Thursday.