Nation/World

Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

World

The Latest: 600 migrants rescued at sea by Spain amid uptick

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Spain is reporting that it has rescued at sea more than 600 people, more than half of them in the Strait of Gibraltar. The Spanish Maritime Rescue Service says it pulled 377 people from 18 boats in the...


World

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Thailand Cave Search

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rising waters prevented divers from moving deeper into a cave complex in northern Thailand flooded by heavy rains, forcing them to suspend their search Monday for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for two days, but officials said they believe they’re...


World

86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

Nigeria Deadly Attacks

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist...


World

Jordan says it won't take in Syrians fleeing new offensive

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan will not take in Syrians fleeing their government’s latest offensive in the country’s south, officials said Monday, as violence in the Syrian province of Daraa claimed more lives and displaced thousands. President Bashar Assad’s forces have been advancing deeper into...


World

Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament

Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angered by Iran’s cratering economy confronted police in front of parliament on Monday, with security forces firing tear gas at them, according to online videos, the first such confrontation after similar demonstrations rocked the country at the start...


World

Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Turkey Elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, prepared Monday to extend his rule and take on sweeping new powers after his victory in the country’s landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey’s High Electoral Board declared...


World

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

North Korea Changing Tone

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-U.S. imperialism” rally marking the...


Business , National

US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

New Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...


Business , National

Supreme Court rules for American Express in credit card case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can’t encourage customers to use other credit cards, even though they charge...


National

Rapidly expanding fact-checking movement faces growing pains

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROME - Political fact-checkers from more than 50 countries gathered here to take stock of a fast-growing journalistic movement that has gained clout and influence while attracting criticism and heightened skepticism in an increasingly partisan age. Facebook has...


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