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...


Monarch butterflies' migration is part relay race, part obstacle course - and full of

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Life is hard for the modern American butterfly. Monarch butterflies, the iconic American insect, are declining in North America, and scientists are scrambling to uncover the mystery of their disappearance during their thousands of miles of migration. In an analysis...

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White House proposes merging education, labor departments

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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 stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency.


Tiger Brands may not learn how deadly bacteria entered plant

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its South African factory. Africa’s largest listed packaged-food maker has spent the past three months testing and cleaning the Enterprise...


Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

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EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer in Pennsylvania seconds after he fled a traffic stop did not pose a threat to anyone, a lawyer for the family of the teen said. Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt said late Wednesday that he doesn’t see any apparent...


911 Call: Mom said ex-boyfriend had gun, 4 kids with him

Officer Shot Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who escaped her apartment after her ex-husband started beating her told a 911 dispatcher she didn’t want to leave her four children alone with him too long “because he might do something.” When Orlando police showed up just before midnight on June 10, Gary Wayne...


More than ever, and without a team, it is China's World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) — Outside Moscow’s giant Luzhniki Stadium, in a sea of Mexican and German fans frothing with World Cup pre-game fervor, four Chinese football enthusiasts huddled together and agonized: Should they sell their tickets? Dressed for the sold-out match in a Die Mannschaft jersey, 34-year-old...


Nigeria's young goalkeeper shows no sign of stage fright

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VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The youngest goalkeeper at the World Cup on the youngest squad of the tournament is up to the challenge. Francis Uzoho, who made his debut for Nigeria in November, is only 19 years old but has been given the starting spot in Russia. That’s a lot of pressure for a teenager...


FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

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MOSCOW (AP) — At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field. FIFA’s public condemnation Thursday of Morocco winger Noureddine Amrabat for questioning the integrity of an American referee added to a sense of national injustice over...


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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...

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