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Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782,...


Government , National

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it’s uncertain...


World

AP Top International News at 6:45 a.m. EDT

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world The Latest: Key EU nations to hold mini migration summit Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking Eritrea...


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Summer drinks may lack fizz amid carbon dioxide shortage

Britain Russia Soccer WCup England Tunisia

LONDON (AP) — A British trade group says there’s a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup. Gavin Partington, director-general of the British Soft Drinks Association, says the shortage is due to...


World

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

China North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea’s president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim left for...


World

Giant operation against wildlife crime in 92 countries

Interpol Wildlife

PARIS (AP) — A monthlong global operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the seizure of thousands of live animals and tons of meat and ivory, international police agency Interpol announced on Wednesday. Among those arrested were flight attendants carrying turtles in...


World

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Indonesia Ferry Sinks

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The...


World

Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway

Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni fighters backed by the United Arab Emirates said they seized the southern runway of the international airport near the key Yemeni city of Hodeida, as fighting raged Wednesday between pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi...


World

The Latest: Key EU nations to hold mini migration summit

Bosnia Balkans Migrants

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Germany, France and other key European nations hit by the migration crisis will hold an informal mini summit on Sunday. The European Commission announced Wednesday that several government leaders will be...


World

South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s warring leaders were set to meet face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war. Opposition leader Riek Machar arrived in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia, which invited him and South Sudan...


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