Top General News

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance

Jun. 24, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying "we have to be very strong" as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to...

Trump Administration says it knows location of all children

Jun. 24, 2018 6:28 AM EDT

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on "zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification" released Saturday night by the Department of...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 24, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

Jun. 24, 2018 5:12 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting fraud. The elections...

Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

Jun. 24, 2018 4:28 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their cars through busy streets for the first time on Sunday after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. It's a historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run basic errands, get to...

In about-face, Iraq's maverick al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

Jun. 24, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival...

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Jun. 24, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language...

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Jun. 24, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest to...

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

Jun. 24, 2018 3:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears its end. Both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, where much of the fiercest fighting of World War I took...

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Jun. 24, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. Police said the explosion rocked the several-story building shortly before midnight Saturday with a large bang, scaring people...

Latest General News

Zimbabwe rules out delaying election after blast at rally

Jun. 24, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's presidential spokesman is ruling out an election delay or a state of emergency after an explosion at the president's campaign rally on Saturday that state media has called an assassination attempt. George Charamba told the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper that the historic...

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Jun. 24, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language...

The Latest: Bulk voting seen at Turkish polling station

Jun. 24, 2018 6:33 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local): 13:30 p.m. The head of Turkey's electoral commission says authorities have taken the "necessary initiatives" following reports of irregularities at voting stations in southeast Turkey. Videos...

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

Jun. 24, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians. That inspiration has won the 25-year-old Ugandan computer scientist a prestigious...

Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Jun. 24, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. Police said the explosion rocked the several-story building shortly before midnight Saturday with a large bang, scaring people...

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

Jun. 24, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60...

German police: 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroys a building in the western city of Wuppertal

Jun. 24, 2018 5:31 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German police: 25 injured, four severely, when an explosion destroys a building in the western city of Wuppertal.

Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes

Jun. 24, 2018 5:12 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey held high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday that could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions. Opposition leaders cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting fraud. The elections...

Egypt raises military pensions amid austerity measures

Jun. 24, 2018 5:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15 percent amid a wave of price hikes linked to austerity measures. The raises, published late Saturday in the official gazette, will take effect on July 1. El-Sissi, a retired...

Saudi women hit the roads after driving ban is lifted

Jun. 24, 2018 4:28 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their cars through busy streets for the first time on Sunday after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted. It's a historic moment for women who have had to rely on their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to run basic errands, get to...