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Odds of settling US-EU trade rifts? Hope may outrun progress

Jun. 13, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has vowed to mend America’s trade relations with its European allies, which were stretched to the breaking point by President Donald Trump’s mercurial behavior, combative policies and aversion to multinational alliances. Yet...

The Latest: Bennett says Israel 'at outset of new days'

Jun. 13, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

The latest on Israel’s incoming government (all times local): 10:45 p.m. JERUSALEM — Naftali Bennett, Israel’s first Orthodox Jewish prime minister, has opened the first meeting of his government with a traditional blessing for new beginnings,...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Belgium ahead of NATO summit

Jun. 13, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has arrived in the capital of Belgium for the upcoming NATO summit, wearing a mask because of the coronavirus as an honor guard and trumpeters greeted him. ...

AP source: Justice Dept secretly subpoenaed McGahn’s records

Jun. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple informed former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about accounts belonging to them in 2018, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday, days after two House lawmakers disclosed they, too, had...

Saudi Arabia says Houthi drone lands in school; no injuries

Jun. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Sunday a bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels crash-landed in the premises of a school in the province of Asir near the kingdom’s southern border. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the...

West Virginia man graduates from the Naval Academy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Nick Elekes always felt a pull to be part of one of the country’s military academies, a dream that eventually led him to the Naval Academy. However, Elekes never considered what that would mean for him once he graduated, the Spring Mills High graduate recently...

At an arms control crossroads, Biden and Putin face choices

Jun. 13, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a low point in U.S.-Russian relations, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin appear to agree broadly on at least one thing — their first face-to-face meeting Wednesday is a chance to set the stage for a new era in arms control. ...

Philippines: Militant wanted for beheadings, 3 others killed

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed four Abu Sayyaf militants in a gunbattle Sunday in the country’s south, including a commander blamed for beheadings and a suspected would-be suicide bomber, military officials said. Army troops backed by police were...

‘Space race’ level attack on future public health crises

Jun. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maureen Lichtveld’s nearly 40 years in environmental public health — from her home country of Suriname, to the U.S. government, to the Hurricane Katrina-devastated Gulf Coast and, finally, to Pittsburgh this year — has focused on a central principle: how to prepare...

Jet that crashed near Nellis Air Force Base had flap issue

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators say the fatal crash of a jet into a home near Nellis Air Force Base nearly three weeks ago was the result of a flap issue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary findings...