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Texas group takes in about 30 parents separated from kids

Jun. 25, 2018 4:16 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care, but they don't know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assurances that family reunification...

Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center

Jun. 25, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — One by one, around Father's Day, the surge of Amazon boxes containing shirts, pants, underwear and many other items began arriving at an asylum-seeker rest center in the border town of McAllen, Texas. Included in the packages were notes of support. One read: "As someone who has a dad...

Looming question for Mueller probe: How much to make public?

Jun. 25, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America has waited a year to hear what special counsel Robert Mueller concludes about the 2016 election, meddling by the Russians and — most of all — what Donald Trump did or didn't do. But how much the nation will learn about Mueller's findings is very much an open...

Turkey's victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Jun. 25, 2018 3:33 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, was set on Monday to extend his rule with sweeping new powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey's High Electoral Board declared Erdogan, 64, the winner of Sunday's...

In sign of detente, North Korea skips annual anti-US rally

Jun. 25, 2018 4:36 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual "anti-U.S. imperialism" rally marking the start of...

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Jun. 25, 2018 3:19 AM EDT

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are...

Indonesia identifies likely location of sunken ferry

Jun. 25, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreck, the chief of the national search and rescue agency said Monday. The ferry had some 200 people on board...

College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

Jun. 24, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions. The scandals involving former Michigan State...

US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

Jun. 25, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their investigation into President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, but the meeting was abruptly cancelled late Sunday after it was reported by news organizations, her attorney said. Daniels,...

Anita Baker, H.E.R., Meek Mill shine at BET Awards

Jun. 25, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R, rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to tears. Baker, an...

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NATO chief sees July decision on launching Macedonia talks

Jun. 25, 2018 5:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief says he expect the leaders of the military alliance will decide at a summit next month to officially launch membership talks with Macedonia. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that "I expect and I hope that NATO leaders at the summit will decide to start...

The Latest: Opposition candidate concedes defeat in Turkey

Jun. 25, 2018 5:30 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the results of presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Turkey's main opposition candidate has conceded deafeat in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections, calling on the winner, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to end his...

South Sudan's rival leaders set to meet again in Sudan

Jun. 25, 2018 5:22 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir has arrived in neighboring Sudan to meet again with rival Riek Machar amid fragile efforts to end their country's five-year civil war. Sudan's state-run news agency SUNA says Machar arrived Sunday in Khartoum. The rivals last week met face-to-face...

Magnitude 5.4 quake rattles Greece, no injuries reported

Jun. 25, 2018 5:21 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck off southern Greece Monday but no injuries or damage were reported, Greek authorities said. A smaller quake was also felt later in the day near the country's second-largest city,Thessaloniki, but it also caused no damage...

Hours before polls open, Trump to stump for S. Carolina gov

Jun. 25, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he fights for his political life, Gov. Henry McMaster could be getting a big boost on Monday as the two-week sprint to South Carolina's primary runoff comes to an end. In the final full day of campaigning, President Donald Trump is making a trip to West Columbia to campaign...

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Jun. 25, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Multiple attempts to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand for nearly two days have failed, but officials said Monday they believe they're still alive. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non...

Prince William tours Roman ruins in Jordan, meets refugees

Jun. 25, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

JERASH, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Monday toured the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash and met with children, including Syrian refugees, from a U.N.-run education program on the second day of a five-day Mideast tour that will also take him to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The...

Turkey election: Opposition candidate says Turkey transitioning to one-man rule under election winner Erdogan

Jun. 25, 2018 5:11 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey election: Opposition candidate says Turkey transitioning to one-man rule under election winner Erdogan.

Turkish opposition candidate concedes defeat, calls on Erdogan to end divisive rhetoric, embrace nation

Jun. 25, 2018 5:10 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish opposition candidate concedes defeat, calls on Erdogan to end divisive rhetoric, embrace nation.

Jordan says it won't take in Syrians fleeing new offensive

Jun. 25, 2018 5:08 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan will not take in Syrians fleeing their government's latest offensive in the country's south, officials said Monday as violence in the Syrian province of Daraa claimed more lives and displaced thousands. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been advancing deeper...