Nation/World

Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782,...


Business

Germany: Merkel's Bavarian allies critical on euro budget

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing the German leader’s agreement in principle to a eurozone budget, adding to a conflict over migration. Bavaria’s Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand to turn back migrants at Germany’s...


World

AP Top International News at 3:16 a.m. EDT

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza Families plea for bigger search for 178 from Indonesia ferry ‘Say bye to him‘: Detainee recounts agents taking her son Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council...


Government , National

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Immigration Lewandowski

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic “Wah wah.” Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump’s hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the...


World

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. It was the biggest flare-up between the sides in weeks. However, no casualties were reported in Israel...


World

South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

China North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea’s president on Wednesday urged Pyongyang to show a plan for concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with President Donald Trump. Kim is in Beijing on...


World

Families plea for bigger search for 178 from Indonesia ferry

Indonesia Ferry Sinks

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for at least 178 people missing since a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...


Business , National

Banking by smart speaker arrives, but security issues exist

Voice Assistant Banking

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Alexa, what’s my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant — in a way that will allow customers to check their balances, pay bills and, in the near...


Business

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

China Foreign Business

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China’s report follows President...


Government , National

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Commerce Secretary Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...


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