Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Western Wildfires

A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On...


Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Trump Immigration

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...


AP Top International News at 7:58 a.m. EDT

Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border Official: Polish leader’s ill health not sparking infighting Japan to...


Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Indonesia Ferry Sinks

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned...


BBC: Former MSF staff accuse aid workers of sexual misdeeds

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former aid workers are accusing staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and swapping medicine for sex while working in Africa. One woman who spoke anonymously to the BBC said there was “blatant and widespread” use of sex workers, while another said a...


Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister’s wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. The Justice Ministry says in a statement on Thursday that Sara Netanyahu stands accused of misusing public funds by fraudulently ordering...


Official: Polish leader's ill health not sparking infighting

Poland Kaczynski

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A government official is denying rumors that the illness of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s powerful ruling party leader, has sparked infighting at highest political levels. Kaczynski, 69, was recently hospitalized and has been out of public view for weeks. The hospital said it...


NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

Britain NATO

LONDON (AP) — Bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and there’s no guarantee the trans-Atlantic alliance will survive, the head of NATO warned Thursday. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called for an international effort to shore up the military alliance, amid divisions between...


Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace

Switzerland Pope Vist-1

GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva, one of the first cities to embrace the Protestant Reformation....


Japan to scrap evacuation drills for NKorean missile threat

Koreas Tensions

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said Thursday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. Nine drills to prepare residents in Japan for possible...

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