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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Trump

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


World

Germany over shock defeat, ready to get back to winning

Russia Soccer WCup Germany

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany has had time to accept and learn from its shock defeat in its World Cup opener. Now the defending champions are ready to get back to winning and secure a spot in the second round. Germany takes on Sweden on Saturday in Sochi with hopes of rebounding from the 1-0 loss to...


National

Trump throws new roadblock in front of GOP immigration efforts

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump may have killed whatever chance House Republicans had of passing immigration legislation next week by telling them to stop “wasting their time” on the issue until after the November elections. Trump, who just days ago told Republican lawmakers he was...


Government , National

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia’s two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent to...


World

AP Top International News at 12:28 p.m. EDT

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families ‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar The Latest: German auto lobby makes warning over Trump...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


World

OPEC countries to pump more oil to contain price increase

OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the OPEC cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC nations — Iran and Venezuela in particular — to...


World

Council of Europe experts: Hungary must repeal anti-NGO law

Hungary Politics

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A group of experts advising the Council of Europe called on Hungary on Friday to repeal its so-called “Stop Soros” law, which threatens to incarcerate people helping refugees. The Venice Commission’s opinion of the law adopted Wednesday said certain provisions...


National

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s order to stop separating migrant children from their parents spread confusion along the border, with officials still working on a plan to reunite families while sending conflicting signals about the state of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy....


World

Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millions

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties are obstructing the flow of crucial aid from the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, an international rights group said. It urged the U.N. Security Council to impose “targeted sanctions” on those...


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