June 19th, 2018

World News

GOP state senator appointed Missouri lieutenant governor.

By Blake Nelson, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe to be the new lieutenant governor on Monday, despite some legal uncertainty about whether he has the authority to fill the position. Missouri’s constitution isn’t clear on whether a governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor, which ... Read More »

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Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

By Nomaan Merchant, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

MCALLEN, Texas – Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited ... Read More »

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Warned 30 years ago, global warming ‘is in our living room’

By Seth Borenstein And Nicky Forster, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

SALIDA, Colo. – We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching – it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.” ... Read More »

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Prosecutor: Mobster afraid nightclub owner would rat him out

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

BOSTON – A federal prosecutor is urging jurors to convict an elderly former New England Mafia boss in the killing of a nightclub owner in 1993. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ferland told jurors in his closing arguments Monday that Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme had Steven DiSarro killed because Salemme believed DiSarro was ratting him out ... Read More »

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EU extends restrictions on business in Crimean Peninsula

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

BRUSSELS – The European Union said Monday it has extended restrictions on doing business with companies or officials in Ukraine’s Crimea region and the city of Sevastopol for a year over Russia’s annexation of the peninsula. EU headquarters said in a statement that the measures, which include bans on importing products and real estate purchases, ... Read More »

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Alaska regional theatre company furloughs employees

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska – A regional theatre company in Alaska has furloughed its employees after experiencing multiple years of financial problems, officials said. The management of Perseverance Theatre asked workers to reduce hours at the beginning of this month after cancelling its most recent production, the Juneau Empire reported last week. The Douglas Island-based theatre suddenly ... Read More »

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Trump digs in on immigration amid family separation crisis

By Jill Colvin And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy, and some Republicans have joined ... Read More »

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Correction: US Open story

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – In a story June 17 about Brooks Koepka winning the U.S. Open, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his winning score of 281 was 13 shots higher than last year. It was nine shots higher than last year at Erin Hills. A corrected version of the story is below: Tough course or ... Read More »

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Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson’s

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago with Parkinson’s disease. The 74-year-old Rendell spoke Monday at a news conference at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia with officials from the University of Pennsylvania. He says his mother had Parkinson’s disease for the last 13 years of her life. Rendell, a ... Read More »

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Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

By Mari Yamaguchi And Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

TOKYO – Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left many homes ... Read More »

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