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Spanish court bails men in sex case, sparking more outrage

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has triggered a new wave of outrage by releasing on bail five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead on a lesser felony...
Jun. 21, 2018

The Latest: US rights chief blasts Hungary anti-migrant laws

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The U.N.'s human rights chief says that Hungary's new legislation threatening to jail...
Jun. 21, 2018

Trial postponed for teacher in 'fight club' case

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former substitute teacher charged with organizing a student fight club has had his trial postponed. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Ryan Fish has been granted...
Jun. 21, 2018

First lady Melania Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border amid crisis over migrant children separated from parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border amid crisis over migrant children separated from parents.
Jun. 21, 2018

Israel strikes Gaza sites in response to airborne fire bombs

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has struck Gaza after Palestinians tried to launch flaming kites into its territory. It said aircraft targeted "infrastructure" there Thursday, without elaborating. It...
Jun. 21, 2018

The Latest: House speaker happy family splits ending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 12:05 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he was "pleased" President Donald Trump ordered an end to separating...
Jun. 21, 2018

Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A psychologist says a Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online has a...
Jun. 21, 2018

Romania court hands 3 ½ jail sentence to party leader

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has handed down a 3 ½-year prison sentence for the powerful leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party for official misconduct. The High...
Jun. 21, 2018

The Latest: Small companies may have to charge sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Thousands of small companies...
Jun. 21, 2018

Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP

NEWCASTLE, Okla. (AP) — Nearly 100 teachers are running for seats in the Oklahoma Legislature after being energized this spring by a classroom walkout that saw thousands of demonstrators throng...
Jun. 21, 2018

Teens kept at Virginia center say they were cuffed, beaten

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in...
Jun. 21, 2018

Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems to cut 10,000 jobs

BERLIN (AP) — German IT services and consulting company T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide by 2020. The cuts were announced Thursday at a...
Jun. 21, 2018

Pope, in Geneva, says Christians must work together on peace

GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to unite in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty...
Jun. 21, 2018

White House proposes merging education, labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food...
Jun. 21, 2018

2 Kansas deputies slain in courthouse remembered as 'heroes'

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff is remembering two sheriff's deputies who were fatally shot by an inmate as "true heroes." The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte...
Jun. 21, 2018

The Latest: House immigration bill has $100 billion mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 11:50 a.m. There's an embarrassing, $100 billion oops in a House immigration bill. The Republican-written measure was supposed...
Jun. 21, 2018

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much is up in the air. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum...
Jun. 21, 2018

Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa hospitalized after fall at home

MADRID (AP) — Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is under observation at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. The Spanish capital's Hospital Ruber Juan...
Jun. 21, 2018

Envoy: Filmmaker on hunger strike has heart, kidney problems

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's human rights envoy said Thursday that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has heart and kidney problems after a hunger strike lasting more than a month. Lyudmila...
Jun. 21, 2018

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, gets casino license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's former Revel casino is getting a second chance as the Ocean Resort Casino. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission on Thursday granted the...
Jun. 21, 2018

The Latest: Trump proposing to reorganize federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration's proposal to reorganize the federal government. (All times local): 11:45 a.m. The Trump administration is proposing a major reorganization of the federal...
Jun. 21, 2018

The Latest: Pelosi derides GOP immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 11:40 a.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is deriding the Republican immigration legislation coming up for a vote...
Jun. 21, 2018

Woman's body found in creek after major Pennsylvania floods

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Officials say they've recovered the body of a woman swept away by floodwaters after a line of powerful storms dumped nearly 4 inches of rain...
Jun. 21, 2018

US mayors travel to border to demand family reunification

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near a holding facility for immigrant children on Texas' border...
Jun. 21, 2018

Thousands celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) — Thousands watched the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge on Thursday, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle. The sun rose behind the Heel...
Jun. 21, 2018

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