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Colombia closer to identifying kidnapped press workers

Jun. 23, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities said they are 99 percent sure they have successfully identified the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped and killed in a restless border region. The Defense Ministry said Friday night on Twitter that dental records provided by family members who...

The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met

Jun. 23, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in...

AP Source: J. Cole to perform at BET Awards

Jun. 22, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards. A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday that the rapper will perform at the show. Nicki Minaj, DJ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 22, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — To be announced. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and James Lankford, R-Okla. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. ___ CNN's "State of the Union" — Sens....

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could take...

Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

Jun. 22, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teenage migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children are being mistreated. Private contractors who run the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, about 25...

Newspaper: Chicago falling short on affordable housing goals

Jun. 22, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of affordable residences being built in Chicago is running below projections, according to a newspaper analysis of city records. The 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance strengthened requirements that developers include residences for rent lower than the area market rate or face...

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

Jun. 22, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died at age 68. His death was announced...

Ethiopia unblocks more than 200 websites as reforms continue

Jun. 22, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says it has unblocked 246 websites and TV channels in the latest reform under its new prime minster, whose chief of staff says "freedom of expression is a foundational right." Chief of staff Fitsum Arega announced the news on Twitter as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Businessman linked to slain reporter held in separate case

Jun. 22, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist in Slovakia has been detained in a separate case of forgery against a broadcaster. Slovak police say Marian Kocner was charged with forgery and unauthorized money and securities manufacturing, together with...