Here are the top stories for Saturday, July 18: John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80; Arrivals for second day of EU summit; Thousands hold anti-government rally in Bangkok; Heavy rains cause flooding in various parts of NZ.
DEREK KAKARI: This is "AP News Minute."
John Lewis, a lion of the Civil Rights Movement, has died he was 82. Lewis's bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation.
European leaders arrived for a second round of meetings in Brussels on Saturday as the attempts to reach a deal on a virus recovery fund the bloc is suffering from the worst recession in its history.
In Thailand, several thousand anti-government protesters rallied in the capital on Saturday to call for new elections. The demonstrators chanted and waved placards as they converged on Bangkok's iconic Democracy Monument in the old city.
Heavy downpours caused major flooding in Northland, New Zealand. More than a dozen homes in the Far North were evacuated and emergency shelters set up a coastal region.
Derek Kakari, the Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."