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Site of long lost North Carolina port yields artifacts

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Mysteries surrounding a long-lost port called River Bridge have historians studying thousands of artifacts going back 300 years found in the narrow, dark waters of the Pasquotank River north of Elizabeth City. No...

 

Anthropologists dig for history at tall-grass prairie

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Something as unremarkable as a nearby patch of grass could be hiding something prehistoric. That is what Notre Dame University anthropology and archaeology professor Mark Schurr is looking for at the Midewin National Tallgrass...

 

Bison graze to help save Illinois' prairies

FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Straddling the line of Ogle and Lee counties are 3,500 acres of prairie where the bison roam and species of butterflies freely land on plants as rare as they are. The bison aren't just grazing; they're part of an...

 

Tiny Iowa town is betting on a 'sinkhole' to save it

DYSART, Iowa (AP) — The Main Street in Dysart is typical of those you find in other small Iowa communities — except for the giant gorge painted in the middle of the road. If you squint just right, it seems that the public library, a women's...

 

Trump back in Scotland to prepare for Putin talks

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — President Donald Trump has a special affinity for Scotland: His mother was born there and he owns two championship-level golf resorts in the verdant country, including Trump Turnberry, where he is spending the weekend...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe provocations and the facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A...

 

Rouhani: Iran continuing relations with world despite US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will continue its economic relations with the rest of the world despite more sanctions by the United States. Speaking after a meeting with government leaders, Rouhani said...

 

Home may be forever lost for displaced within Syria

JARABLUS, Syria (AP) — When Hikmat's mother managed to sneak back into their home city of Aleppo, now controlled by government forces, she found a single word spray-painted in red on their house: "Confiscated." Same with the family store and...

 

Despite detente, sanctions on North Korea fan TB epidemic

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life's work. It's called the GeneXpert and it's about the size of a household...

 

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on...

 

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft,...

 

Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir...

 

Pranksters plant Wyoming city's flower pots with real pot

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming city has discovered its potted plants have literally gone to pot. Officials in Powell believe pranksters planted marijuana seeds in city-owned flower pots this spring, leading unsuspecting city workers to water and...

 

Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) will hold the first event Monday at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. She'll be joined by...

 

German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

BERLIN (AP) — Quiet neighbors, pristine grounds and a view to die for: No wonder graveyard plots in Berchtesgaden are in high demand. The German news agency dpa reported Saturday that the picturesque town in the Bavarian Alps is now taking the...

 

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland...

 

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of...

 

Border measures part of Trump's bigger immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policy. In reality, t...

 

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations...

 

Secret Service guides schools on assessing student threat

The U.S. Secret Service offered help Thursday to school districts struggling with how to recognize students at risk of becoming the next school shooter. Five months after an expelled student was charged with opening fire at his former Parkland, Flori...

 

US accuses North Korea of illegally smuggling oil products

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says North Korea is illegally smuggling refined petroleum products into the country beyond the quota of 500,000 barrels per year allowed under U.N. sanctions. U.S. documents sent to the U.N. Security Council...

 

Trump's tough NATO talk plays well on eastern flank

BRUSSELS (AP) — While President Donald Trump's hectoring at the NATO summit alarmed many in the West, his message was mostly embraced Thursday along the alliance's eastern flank — the region that feels most threatened by an assertive Russia. From...

 

US inflation reaches 2.9 percent in June, highest in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices rose in June from a year earlier at the fastest pace in more than six years, lifted by more expensive gas, car insurance, and higher rent. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index ticked up...

 

Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase regional stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West. U.S. President Donald Trump argued Wednesday that the new natural gas pipeline...

 

US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top U.S. official focused on sanctions against Iran on Thursday linked American financial pressure on Tehran with ongoing economic protests roiling the country, saying she hoped the strain would limit the Islami...

 

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