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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 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...


World

The Latest: Nigeria's keeper shows no signs of stage fright

Russia Soccer WCup Blatter-1

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Nigeria’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is showing no signs of stage fright. Ahead of his team’s crucial match against Iceland in Volgograd on Friday, Uzoho said the way he copes with the pressure at the World...


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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...


World

AP Top International News at 12:18 p.m. EDT

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern South Sudan’s armed opposition rejects ‘imposition’ of peace OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace Israeli...


World

Saudi Arabia backs cease fire in Afghanistan, suggesting new role in quest for peace

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The kingdom of Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind the Afghan government’s attempts to kindle a peace process with the Taliban this week, reflecting growing international pressure to bring Afghanistan’s long war to a negotiated end. In a statement issued...


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OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

OPEC Meeting

Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remain wild cards. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia are...


World

Spanish court bails men in sex case, sparking more outrage

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has triggered a new wave of outrage by releasing on bail five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony of sexual abuse, a case that has shocked Spain. Spanish news agency Europa Press said Thursday that a court in northern Spain set bail at 6,...


World

The Latest: US rights chief blasts Hungary anti-migrant laws

Europe Migrants Far Right

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The U.N.‘s human rights chief says that Hungary’s new legislation threatening to jail people helping refugees and asylum-seekers is “shameful and blatantly xenophobic.” Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the High...


World

South Sudan's armed opposition rejects 'imposition' of peace

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s armed opposition on Thursday rejected any “imposition” of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years. An opposition statement called Wednesday night’s...


World

Israel strikes Gaza sites in response to airborne fire bombs

Israel Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says it has struck Gaza after Palestinians tried to launch flaming kites into its territory. It said aircraft targeted “infrastructure” there Thursday, without elaborating. It said the strike came after Palestinians attempted to launch “arson kites” into Israel....


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