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Cost of buying out flood-prone homes: $5B and rising

May. 27, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He's torn up water-buckled floorboards. And he put a...

Trump meets with families of Japanese abducted by N. Korea

May. 27, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Families of Japanese who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for his sympathy and for meeting with them while visiting Japan. Trump, who is making a four-day state visit, appeared to listen intently to the relatives' accounts of their...

In vastly white Iowa, black Dems poised to play a 2020 role

May. 27, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation. "There is...

2 suspects arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

May. 27, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced the first arrest on Twitter, a development later confirmed by Paris prosecutors, who handle all...

The Latest: French far right makes demands of Macron

May. 27, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on European elections (all times local): 11:35 France's far-right leader pulled off a narrow victory over President Emmanuel Macron and is now seeking big concessions from the government. Far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said after Sunday night's voting that "at a minimum"...

Trump breaks with Abe, says not bothered by NK missile tests

May. 27, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a...

World shares advance as centrists lose ground in EU vote

May. 27, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced Monday in Europe after centrists lost ground to pro-business and environmentalist groups in elections for the 28-nation bloc's parliamentary assembly. Germany's DAX climbed 0.5% to 12,066.21 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.3% to 5,332.66. Markets were closed in Britain. With...

D-Day's 75th anniversary renews interest in some classrooms

May. 27, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in North...

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

May. 27, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry...

UK Brexit party scores big as Conservatives, Labour falter

May. 27, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Veteran politician Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party scored big gains in European elections, with his party and several anti-Brexit parties dooming the governing Conservative Party and opposition Labour to humiliating defeats. With results announced early Monday for all of England and Wales,...