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Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S....

 

Prince Harry, Meghan give London baseball a royal launch

LONDON (AP) — Major league baseball's first game in Europe received a royal launch. Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. The couple left...

 

Analysis: Trump's diplomacy puts relationships over results

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For President Donald Trump, a four-day visit to Asia is shaping up to be more about relationships than results. In Japan for the Group of 20 summit, Trump notched few identifiable accomplishments on a range of pressing...

 

Female candidates challenge electability question in debates

MIAMI (AP) — For months, the names of white men have sat at the top of early Democratic presidential primary polls. On the debate stage this week, the half-dozen women in the field offered up an alternative: themselves. They did so with different...

 

US, Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. Taliban spokesman...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Mueller, trade; Dem debate debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few months ago, President Donald Trump affirmed that he thought special counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably in the Russia investigation. Now Trump is back in "witch hunt" territory, this time falsely accusing Mueller of...

 

Oklahoma oil rig count down 27% from a year ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of working oil rigs in Oklahoma is down more than a quarter from this time last year, amid a nationwide decrease. Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported 102 rigs operating in the state Friday. The Journal...

 

Kansas program helps teachers incorporate cultural history

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas lawmakers are encouraging teachers to incorporate culturally relevant studies into their lesson plans. Democratic Reps. John Alcala and Valdenia Winn have spearheaded the Kansas Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Summer...

 

Arkansas school using a drug dog to address substance abuse

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Fouke Public School District recently introduced its new canine officer, named Major, at the school. Major is a narcotics detection canine. "This is primarily a deterrent for our students who are into drugs and substance...

 
 By Ronald Blum    Sports    June 30, 2019

Yankees rule Britannia, complete London sweep of Red Sox

LONDON (AP) — Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball's first trip to Europe with one of their sport's classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single...

 

Lawsuit targets alleged Puerto Rico power company corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances filed a lawsuit on Sunday to recover what it called massive fraudulent payments made by the island's power company to fuel suppliers for more than a decade. The...

 

Appeals court dismisses suit affecting free speech rights

DENVER (AP) — A state appeals court has dismissed a libel suit filed by a Texas energy firm against a Colorado environmental activist, finding that the lawsuit sought to stifle the activist's freedom of speech. The ruling in favor of Delta County...

 

Brawl in Kazakhstan oil field leaves 30 Arabs wounded

MOSCOW (AP) — A brawl between Kazakh workers and their Arab colleagues in one of Kazakhstan's largest oil fields has left 30 people wounded and led to an outcry in Lebanon and Jordan, a news agency said Sunday. Videos of the attacks on Arab...

 

Heirloom corn connects distillery to area history, flavor

HARMAN, W.Va. (AP) — Still Hollow Distillery isn't close to any interstate exit. It's in Randolph County, West Virginia, not far from the Pendleton County line, and it's nestled in the high Allegheny mountains. You can only get there by driving...

 

Authorized medicinal pot growers may need to break the law

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first authorized marijuana farmers in Missouri will have to commit a crime to begin growing, and regulators are expected to turn a blind eye. In November, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment legal...

 

Facebook to make jobs, credit ads searchable

BOSTON (AP) — Facebook says it will make advertisements for U.S. jobs and for loans, financing and credit card offers searchable for all users under a legal settlement designed to eliminate discrimination blamed on its highly customized...

 
 By David Koenig    Regional    June 30, 2019

American Airlines tech leader talks about outages, hackers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A government report this month highlighted the frequency of computer outages at airlines, which can stop passengers from checking in for flights, and even prevent planes from taking off. American Airlines canceled about 3,0...

 

Kudlow: US sales to Huawei won't imperil national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow insisted Sunday that President Donald Trump won't back off national security concerns after agreeing to allow U.S. companies to sell some components to Chinese telecommunications giant...

 

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sea ice along northern Alaska disappeared far earlier than normal this spring, alarming coastal residents who rely on wildlife and fish. Ice melted as a result of exceptionally warm ocean temperatures, the Anchorage Daily...

 

US officials attend opening at controversial Jerusalem dig

JERUSALEM (AP) — American officials looked on Sunday as Israel opened a newfound Roman-era street at a divisive archaeological site in east Jerusalem, a move that deepened Palestinian animosity toward the White House's mediation efforts. U.S....

 

Navy SEAL trial exposes divide in normally secretive force

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It was called the "The Sewing Circle," an unlikely name for a secret subsect of Navy SEALs. Its purpose was even more improbable: A chat forum to discuss alleged war crimes they said their chief, a decorated sniper and medic,...

 

Drowned migrants return to El Salvador for burial

LA HACHADURA, El Salvador (AP) — The bodies of the father and daughter who drowned together last week while trying to cross the Rio Grande to the U.S. returned to El Salvador on Sunday for burial. Photographs of Valeria, face down with her little...

 

'Let's do it:' 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — "Ok, let's do it." With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to step into North Korea on Sunday as the two made history at the...

 

At DMZ, step into history for Trump as he offers hand to Kim

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talks on the pariah nation's nuclear program....

 

Afghan Taliban say latest talks with US are 'critical'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is "critical" as the two sides "rewrite" a draft agreement in which American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees from...

 

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