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AP-NORC Poll: Americans not hopeful about ties with allies

Jun. 21, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

Hundreds protest following fatal police shooting of teen

Jun. 21, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video. Protesters in East Pittsburgh staged impromptu and peaceful marches and...

The Latest: FIFA defends US ref over Morocco's shirt claim

Jun. 21, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:55 p.m. FIFA says it condemns claims by a Morocco player that American referee Mark Geiger asked for a player's shirt during Portugal's 1-0 win on Wednesday. Geiger denied the allegation to FIFA, which says the referee behaved in an...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort

Jun. 21, 2018 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns about his...

AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office

Jun. 21, 2018 8:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office.

BBC: Former MSF staff accuse aid workers of sexual misdeeds

Jun. 21, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former aid workers are accusing staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and swapping medicine for sex while working in Africa. One woman who spoke anonymously to the BBC said there was "blatant and widespread" use of sex workers, while another said a...

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Jun. 21, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those...

Police officer charged with raping teen submits resignation

Jun. 21, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police lieutenant charged with forcibly raping a teen relative has resigned. Al.com reports Birmingham Police Lt. Pete Williston submitted his resignation Tuesday. Defense attorney Scott Morro says Williston is remorseful and he and his family along with the police...

Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste

Jun. 21, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities, who began a series of raids last month on factories accused of illegally importing and processing electronic waste, say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of such potentially toxic materials. Minister of Natural...

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Jun. 21, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president's abrupt about-face laid bare the administration's capricious use of...