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Trump: No 'real wall,' no 'Dreamer' deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn’t include “a real wall” along the Mexican border and “very strong border security,” and he’s questioning the need for judges to determine immigration claims. Moderate House…

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Actor Freeman accused of sexual harassment
icon Posted: 24 May 2018 [09:01 PM]

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and…

Democrats included in briefing on campaign probe
icon Posted: 24 May 2018 [08:59 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday for classified briefings as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling…

Trump calls off summit
icon Posted: 24 May 2018 [08:57 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a “tremendous setback” for peace and stressing that the US military was ready…

Wednesday 05/23/2018
Pompeo to Venezuela: Expect retaliation
icon Posted: 23 May 2018 [08:38 PM]

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the U.S. will respond reciprocally to President Nicolas Maduro’s expulsion of the top American diplomat in Venezuela. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump issued tweets echoing…

Ex-spy's daughter discusses recovery, return to Russia
icon Posted: 23 May 2018 [08:36 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been “slow and painful,” and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday. In her…

Tuesday 05/22/2018
Palestinians urge world court to probe Israel
icon Posted: 22 May 2018 [09:10 PM]

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. The development was…

Father of Santa Fe suspect says son may have been bullied
icon Posted: 22 May 2018 [09:08 PM]

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a “victim” because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said.…

'Review' of Russia probe info with lawmakers set
icon Posted: 22 May 2018 [09:05 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the…

Trump: Good chance summit with Kim 'won't work out'
icon Posted: 22 May 2018 [09:02 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that a planned historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could be delayed. He said, “There’s a very substantial chance that it won’t work out” for June 12. Trump raised the…

Monday 05/21/2018
At least 2 dead in wreck of church van in N.C,
icon Posted: 21 May 2018 [09:24 PM]

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - At least two people have died and 11 others were hurt in a wreck involving a church van in North Carolina. The wreck was reported about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Rolesville, about 15 miles (24 kilometers)…

Burundi votes extension of time in power for leader
icon Posted: 21 May 2018 [09:22 PM]

NAIROBI, Kenya - A majority of Burundi’s voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country’s electoral commission announced Monday. More than 73 percent of 4.7 million voters…

NASA launches supplies to space station
icon Posted: 21 May 2018 [09:19 PM]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island before dawn, treating early risers along…

Trump praises new CIA director
icon Posted: 21 May 2018 [09:17 PM]

LANGLEY, Va. - President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony Monday, saying there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job. Striking a different tone than in his previous visit to…

Sunday 05/20/2018
Flying lava shatters Hawaiian man's leg
icon Posted: 20 May 2018 [08:57 PM]

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with a river of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major…

Texas town finds solace in prayers after school shootings
icon Posted: 20 May 2018 [08:56 PM]

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship services since a teenager with a shotgun blasted his way into a high school art classroom and killed 10 people -…

British tongues still wagging over royal wedding
icon Posted: 20 May 2018 [08:54 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale of the spectacle as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with…

Friday 05/18/2018
Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people
icon Posted: 18 May 2018 [09:15 PM]

SANTA FE, Texas - A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in…

Airliner with at least 110 aboard crashes in Cuba
icon Posted: 18 May 2018 [09:14 PM]

HAVANA - A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport Friday. Cuban media reported three survivors. The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a…

'It smelled like sulfur:' Ash falls near Hawaii volcano
icon Posted: 18 May 2018 [09:13 PM]

VOLCANO, Hawaii - Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in…

Protesters to stay in Poland's parliament during NATO meet
icon Posted: 18 May 2018 [09:11 PM]

WARSAW, Poland - Disabled people who have been protesting for weeks in Poland's parliament along with their parents will remain there during the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, an official said. About a dozen protesters - some in wheelchairs, sleeping on…

Thursday 05/17/2018
'Major, major game changer': Ebola spreads to large Congo city
icon Posted: 17 May 2018 [07:46 PM]

KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area.…

Markle's dad won't attend royal wedding
icon Posted: 17 May 2018 [07:44 PM]

WINDSOR, England - Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle said Thursday that her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. The news came as British military personnel rehearsed for a gala…

Wednesday 05/16/2018
Michigan State to pay $500 million to victims of sports doctor
icon Posted: 16 May 2018 [09:09 PM]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, the university…

Trump Jr. says he doesn't recall discussing Russia probe with father
icon Posted: 16 May 2018 [09:08 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year he did not recall ever discussing the Russia investigation with his father and said he didn’t think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at…

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit
icon Posted: 16 May 2018 [09:05 PM]

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure…

Tuesday 05/15/2018
Trump pays tribute to fallen officers
icon Posted: 15 May 2018 [08:55 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump paid emotional tribute Tuesday to fallen law enforcement officers and the loved ones who carry on without them, saying those who wore the uniform “were among the bravest Americans to ever live.” “They made…

CIA nominee regrets that agency undertook harsh interrogation
icon Posted: 15 May 2018 [08:53 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid an intensifying public debate on torture, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA on Tuesday said the harsh interrogation program the agency ran at black sites after the Sept. 11 attacks should not have been…

Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza
icon Posted: 15 May 2018 [08:49 PM]

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a…

Monday 05/14/2018
Israel kicks off U.S. Embassy celebration
icon Posted: 14 May 2018 [08:56 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian…

Deal reached in Katyn massacre statue dispute
icon Posted: 14 May 2018 [08:54 PM]

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - An acrimonious battle in New Jersey over plans to move a waterfront statue commemorating the 1940 massacre of Poles has ended. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and local Polish groups announced late Saturday that they…

Suicide terror family bombs 3 Indonesian churches
icon Posted: 14 May 2018 [08:52 PM]

SURABAYA, Indonesia - Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city Sunday, police said, as the world’s most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror at one of its worst attacks…

Sunday 05/13/2018
israel-kicks-off-us-embassy-celebration Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration
icon Posted: 13 May 2018 [08:20 PM]

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as…

Friday 05/11/2018
Term extension not on Putin's agenda
icon Posted: 11 May 2018 [09:40 PM]

MOSCOW (AP) - A proposal from the province of Chechnya to extend Russia’s limit of two consecutive presidential terms isn’t on President Vladimir Putin’s agenda, the Kremlin said Friday. Provincial legislators in Chechnya on Thursday put forward an initiative to…

Iran cleric threatens to destroy Israeli cities
icon Posted: 11 May 2018 [09:40 PM]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A prominent Iranian cleric on Friday threatened two Israeli cities with destruction if the country “acts foolishly” and retaliates against it again, while thousands of protesters demonstrated against President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear…

4 troopers hurt in shootout
icon Posted: 11 May 2018 [09:39 PM]

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) - Four Oklahoma troopers were struck by gunfire or shrapnel while serving a warrant early Friday at a man’s home that may have been booby-trapped to spark a large fire, authorities said. The blaze has consumed several…

Plan for drug prices won't include direct negotiations
icon Posted: 11 May 2018 [09:39 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a year of bold promises, President Donald Trump is unveiling his plans for reducing drug prices. But they don’t include a key campaign pledge to use the buying power of the government’s Medicare program…

Thursday 05/10/2018
Five top Islamic State leaders captured
icon Posted: 10 May 2018 [08:48 PM]

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S.-led coalition says Iraqi forces in coordination with U.S.-backed Syrian forces have captured five senior Islamic State group leaders. In a statement Thursday coalition spokesman Army Col. Ryan Dillon called the arrest a “significant blow to…

Trump, Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore
icon Posted: 10 May 2018 [08:46 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, Trump announced Thursday, hours after suggesting that the release of three Americans held in the North heralded a potential breakthrough toward…

Release of detainees was secured at last minute
icon Posted: 10 May 2018 [08:45 PM]

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - After months of anticipation and drama, the release of three American detainees by North Korea played out amid high-stakes diplomacy and was only sealed about an hour before the U.S. secretary of state was wheels-up…

Democrats release Russian Facebook ads
icon Posted: 10 May 2018 [08:43 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia’s attempt to sow racial and political division…

Wednesday 05/09/2018
Spill leaves Polish highway chocolate-coated
icon Posted: 09 May 2018 [08:19 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling tons of liquid chocolate that are solidifying into a huge sticky mess. The private broadcaster TVN24 showed images of an overturned truck surrounded by brown chocolate covering…

North Korean detainees freed, sent home with Pompeo
icon Posted: 09 May 2018 [08:17 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the U.S. with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in the latest sign of improving relations…