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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.”

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson are engaged

June 21, 2018 11:22 AM

LOS ANGELES, June 21: It’s true, Pete Davidson says: He and Ariana Grande are engaged.

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

June 21, 2018 08:03 AM

WASHINGTON, June 21: Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

June 21, 2018 07:25 AM

TORONTO, June 21: Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

June 20, 2018 18:04 PM

MOSCOW, June 20:  Banned by FIFA, Sepp Blatter was back at the World Cup on Tuesday expecting to see two games and hopefully Russian President Vladimir Putin.

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

June 20, 2018 17:24 PM

MCALLEN, June 20: Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

US leaving UN’s Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

June 20, 2018 16:28 PM

WASHINGTON, June 20: The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

June 20, 2018 08:56 AM

INDONESIA, June 20: The number of people it was carrying as distraught relatives who rushed to Lake Toba in northern Sumatra provided information. On Tuesday, officials said 94 people were missing and expected the number to rise.

‘Papa! Papa!’ Audio of children stokes rage over separation

June 19, 2018 16:33 PM

BROWNSVILLE, June 19: An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

British police: 3 struck dead by train in south London

June 18, 2018 16:51 PM

LONDON, June 18: British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London.

First ladies call for changes on child separation policy

June 18, 2018 10:22 AM

WASHINGTON, June 18: The emotional debate over separating immigrant parents and their children at the nation's southern border is getting some strong comments from first ladies — past and present — who want the practice changed.

Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album ‘Everything Is Love’

June 17, 2018 08:01 AM

LOS ANGELES, June 17: Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.

Saudi-led forces seize airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

June 16, 2018 13:36 PM

YEMEN, June 16: Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

June 16, 2018 08:57 AM

BEIJING, June 16: China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.