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On July 4, Americans celebrate their union, rue divisions

July 4, 2018 16:37 PM

NEW YORK, July 4: Americans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation. For others, a sense of a United States divided weighs heavy on its quintessential holiday.

Former Malaysian leader arrested, to be charged for graft

July 3, 2018 16:06 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.

Mexico gives leftist Lopez Obrador big presidential win

July 2, 2018 15:50 PM

MEXICO CITY, July 2: Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, Mexican voters delivered a tidal wave presidential election victory to leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, giving him a broad mandate to upend the political establishment and govern for the poor.

China bus, truck head-on crash kills 18

June 30, 2018 18:46 PM

BEIJING, June 30: The death toll in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on a highway in central China has risen to 18, with another 14 people injured, police say.

Protests planned nationwide over Trump immigration policy

June 30, 2018 13:30 PM

PORTLAND, June 30: Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly.

Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

June 28, 2018 19:34 PM

MUMBAI, June 28: A small chartered plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least six people including two on the ground, police said.

5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

June 28, 2018 16:45 PM

WASHINGTON, June 28: The seven nations under the Trump administration’s travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by “animus toward the Muslim faith.

Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

June 27, 2018 17:12 PM

MCALLEN, June 27: A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty about when children might again see their parents.

Algeria expels 13,000 migrants in the Sahara in waves

June 25, 2018 19:44 PM

ASSAMAKA, Niger, June 25:  From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun.

Turkey’s victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

June 25, 2018 16:40 PM

ANKARA, June 25: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, was set on Monday to extend his rule and take on sweeping new powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.

Foxx kicks off BET Awards rejoicing ‘Black Panther’ success

June 25, 2018 06:45 AM

June 24: Host Jamie Foxx kicked off the 2018 BET Awards rejoicing in the uber success of “Black Panther,” namedropping the records the film has broken and even pulling Michael B. Jordan onstage.

California wildfires destroy buildings, force evacuations

June 25, 2018 06:27 AM

CLEARLAKE OAKS, June 24: Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.

‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

June 24, 2018 10:50 AM

LONDON, June 24: Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland.

Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

June 24, 2018 09:50 AM

PETALUMA, June 24: A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

June 23, 2018 07:06 AM

TEXAS, June 23: Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children.

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

June 22, 2018 13:13 PM

TEXAS, June 22: Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.

2 Koreas meet to arrange reunions of war-split families

June 22, 2018 08:51 AM

SOUTH KOREA, June 22: North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Confusion and uncertainty at the border after Trump acts

June 22, 2018 07:58 AM

TEXAS, June 22: The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump’s move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.

Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

June 22, 2018 06:13 AM

KANSAS CITY, June 22: Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl ‘to our village’

June 21, 2018 17:51 PM

WELLINGTON, June 21: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn “to our village.”