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Cage-free egg initiative qualifies for California ballot

Jun. 22, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether egg-laying hens must live cage free. Secretary of State Alex Padilla says an initiative setting standards for confining calves, pigs and hens is eligible for the ballot. Businesses wouldn't be allowed to sell meat and eggs raised...

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

Jun. 22, 2018 8:36 PM 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...

Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

Jun. 22, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States. In an executive order, the president extended for one year the so-called "national emergency" with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions...

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...

US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

Jun. 22, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week's Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant image of the child standing alone, weeping. Time attached a correction to the story, saying "The original version of this...

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

Jun. 22, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 12 barrel...

The Latest: US condemns truce violations in southern Syria

Jun. 22, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The U.S. envoy to the U.N. has condemned the reported cease-fire violations in southern Syria. In a statement Friday, Ambassador Nikki Haley said "The Syrian regime's violations ?of the ceasefire in southwest Syria need to stop. We...

UN chief to meet with US secretary of state

Jun. 22, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss "issues of mutual concern" that will likely include the Middle East peace process and North Korea. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the meeting is scheduled...

Former Vatican diplomat Capella admits accessing child porn

Jun. 22, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A former Vatican diplomat on trial for possession of a large quantity of child pornography has admitted the charges during the first hearing of an expedited trial inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella acknowledged in court Friday "compulsive acts of improper internet...

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

Jun. 22, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 6 p.m. An opposition member of Turkey's media watchdog has published a chart showing unequal airtimes on the state broadcaster for presidential and parliamentary candidates campaigning for Sunday's...