June 23rd, 2018

World News

‘Little Women’ and author Alcott resonate 150 years later

By Sarah Betancourt, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

CONCORD, Mass. – A century and a half before the #MeToo movement gave women a bold, new collective voice, Louisa May Alcott was lending them her own. Society had far different expectations of women in 1867, when publisher Thomas Niles asked Alcott to write a “girls’ story.” At a time when women were expected to ... Read More »

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Trump’s comments back US report of razed N. Korea test site

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – President Donald Trump’s comments on Tuesday that North Korea was destroying a major missile engine testing site seemed to support a recent U.S. study that the country was razing a facility that had been crucial to its development of mid-range solid-fuel missiles. Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ... Read More »

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Italy sends 2 ships to help bring migrants to Spain

By Trisha Thomas, Aritz Parra And Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

CATANIA, Italy – Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores on the days-long voyage to Spain in what is forecast to be bad weather, after the new populist government refused them safe port in a dramatic bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. The ... Read More »

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Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

DENVER – Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighbouring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. National forests and parks in Arizona and ... Read More »

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Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors

By The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. – For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty. Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line downtown Oakland streets Tuesday to cheer Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of ... Read More »

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Washington honours Stanley Cup-champion Capitals with parade

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals will celebrate the city’s first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning. It’s the first sports parade in Washington since the NFL’s Redskins in 1992. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and his teammates will travel from 17th to 7th on Constitution ... Read More »

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14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

By Mike Householder, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

LAKEVIEW, Mich. – A Michigan couple have 14 boys. And no regrets – regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it. “There are some really mean people in the world. And it doesn’t matter,” said Jay Schwandt, the father of the boy brood. “We happen to be this great big family with 14 ... Read More »

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Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates 94th birthday

By The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine. Bush is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure. Chief of Staff Jean Becker says the nation’s 41st president wants a low-key day ... Read More »

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Disclosures show Kushner’s wealth and debt have risen

By Stephen Braun And Bernard Condon, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Financial disclosure forms show that White House special adviser – and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law – Jared Kushner’s wealth and debt both appear to have risen over the year, an indication of the complex state of his finances and the potential conflicts that confront some of his investments. Disclosures issued late Monday by ... Read More »

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GOP leaders in Congress largely silent on Trump’s G-7 tirade

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press on June 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. Trump badmouthed the prime minister of Canada. Abandoned a joint statement with longtime trading partners. And soured relations with ... Read More »

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