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Romanian president to seek new term, backs corruption fight

Jun. 23, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said Saturday he would seek a new term in office, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse of power in office. President Klaus Iohannis said he decided to make the announcement after Social...

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

Jun. 23, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the "cowardly act" will not disrupt next month's historic elections. Dramatic footage...

The Latest: Zimbabwe leader says blast went off inches away

Jun. 23, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on explosion at Zimbabwe president's campaign rally (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Zimbabwe's president says the explosive device in an attack on his campaign rally went off a "few inches away from me, but it is not my time." President Emmerson Mnangagwa told the state...

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...

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and...

KC airport project now expected to be complete in 2022

Jun. 22, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The developer for the new single-terminal Kansas City International Airport is now projecting an opening date of October 2022, nearly a year later than originally anticipated. The Kansas City Star reports that officials with Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate told the Kansas...

Falling tree branch kills Polish official in heavy storm

Jun. 22, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say the deputy mayor of a town in central Poland was killed by a tree branch toppled by a heavy summer storm. The storm left 10 other people injured and damaged 300 buildings. Police on Friday said Robert Makowski, deputy mayor of Wolomin, a town near Warsaw, died as...

Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 22, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught...

Mexico opium poppy growers see price drop, turn to marijuana

Jun. 22, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Opium poppy growers in southern Mexico who helped fuel the U.S. heroin epidemic say prices for their product have been driven so low — apparently by the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl — that they are turning in desperation back to another crop they know well:...

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 21, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (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): 8:25 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated from...