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'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

Jun. 19, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children...

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Jun. 19, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump's meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in...

Kim Jong Un visiting China, expected to discuss his nukes

Jun. 19, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with President Donald Trump last week. Kim's visit to Beijing, while expected, is one way for China to highlight its...

South Korea says US drills suspended to aid talks with North

Jun. 19, 2018 4:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the United States on a decision to call off a major military drill, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally. Shortly after the U.S. and...

AP Explains: War games between South Korea and United States

Jun. 19, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has formally suspended a major military exercise with South Korea that was scheduled for August. President Donald Trump had pledged to stop the "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Pentagon said Monday that planning has been...

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive...

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

Jun. 19, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) — A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Cobanbey to its Syrian sister, al-Bab, across the border. In al-Bab, Turkish and Syrian flags line the streets, and signs on government buildings are in Arabic and Turkish. One of the first billboards honors Turkish soldiers killed in the...

Looking for signs of global warming? It's all around you

Jun. 19, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky Mountain...

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

Jun. 19, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are...

On a big night for 'Panther,' Boseman honors real-life hero

Jun. 19, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an...

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Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

Jun. 19, 2018 4:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed four people, two of whom were crushed by falling walls. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Osaka during Monday's morning rush hour injured...

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive...

South Korea says US drills suspended to aid talks with North

Jun. 19, 2018 4:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the United States on a decision to call off a major military drill, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally. Shortly after the U.S. and...

Engine catches fire on plane with Saudi WCup team, none hurt

Jun. 19, 2018 4:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials say an engine of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi Arabian soccer team to a World Cup host city has caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt. Russia's federal agency for air traffic said in a statement that the Airbus airplane flying from St. Petersburg to the southern city...

Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 31 years for conspiracy

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Colombian drug kingpin has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Miami Herald reports that U.S. District Judge Donald Graham sentenced 48-year-old Henry De Jesus Lopez Londono on Monday for a drug-trafficking conspiracy charge. The same judge had previously rejected a plea deal...

Kasuo Kashio, co-founder of Casio of G-Shock fame, dies

Jun. 19, 2018 3:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Kazuo Kashio, one of four brothers who founded Casio Computer Co., the Japanese company behind G-Shock watches, has died, the company said Tuesday. He was 89. Kashio, who was chairman and served previously as president, died Monday of aspiration pneumonia, which is set off by breathing in food...

3 men die of 6 wounded in southern Sweden drive-by shooting

Jun. 19, 2018 3:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three of the six men who were injured in a drive-by shooting in the center of Sweden's third-largest city, have died, Swedish authorities said Tuesday. Police in Malmo said two of the men — aged 18 and 29 — died overnight. Hospital authorities said a third man, in...

Sacked US Embassy guards in Cambodia stage protest

Jun. 19, 2018 3:46 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Almost three dozen security guards fired by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia for allegedly sharing pornography on smartphones they used for work held a protest Tuesday demanding proper compensation from their former employer. The 32 protesting guards said they had been sacked...

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

Jun. 19, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Navy spokesman Ayoub Jassem says the migrants, who were found on Sunday and Monday, were taken to a navy base in the...

China ambassador urges Australia against 'bias and bigotry'

Jun. 19, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China's ambassador to Australia said Tuesday that the strained diplomatic relationship between the two countries needed to move away from "bias and bigotry" and build trust. Ambassador Cheng Jingye was giving a speech in Australia's Parliament House, where the government hopes to...