Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'


President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On...


The Latest: Argentina starts 3 fresh players vs Croatia

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is going with three fresh starters against Croatia in the second Group D match for both teams. Maximiliano Meza shifts from midfield to team up front with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero....


Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

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SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Mile Jedinak has a knack for penalty kicks and his strategy is beyond simple. “Just to get that ball in the back in the net,” the Australia captain said after converting from the spot to give Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup. The...


Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...


AP Top International News at 1:25 p.m. EDT

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent Libyan coast guard rescues over 520 Europe-bound migrants South Sudan’s armed opposition rejects ‘imposition’ of peace The...


Flaming condoms from Gaza newest threat to southern Israel

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Condoms have moved out of the bedroom and into the air in the Gaza Strip, where they’ve become the newest weapon against Israel. Sometimes tied together for added buoyancy, the inflated prophylactics are attached to gas-soaked rags, other burning items or explosive devices,...

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OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

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Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remain wild cards. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia are...


The Latest: Pope stumbles after Mass, but aides prevent fall

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GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the pope’s visit to Geneva (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Pope Francis stumbled behind the altar after celebrating Mass in Geneva, but aides caught him, preventing a fall. Francis had just given the faithful his blessing in French at Thursday’s Mass in an exhibition hall,...

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Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America’s longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump’s apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...


The Latest: 4 Eastern Europe nations to skip migrant meeting

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Leaders from four countries in Eastern Europe will not be attending a weekend emergency meeting about migration in Brussels. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that all four members of the...

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