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James Hansen wishes he wasn’t so right about global warming

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple ...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide ...

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of 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 ...

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a ...

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his ...

‘Fun, Fun, Fun:’ Beach Boys team up with Royal Philharmonic

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a ...

Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota’s voter clothing law

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps ...

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don't agree on every issue— Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. ...

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare express transport

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes. Each electric vehicle in the proposed tunnel ...

Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law ...

Trump pulls out of joint G-7 statement

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ROB GILLIES and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a tariff-fueled trade war until the mercurial American pulled out of a joint statement while citing ...

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump? ‘It’s really complicated’

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — On the edge of a mountaintop in Utah, it's getting complicated for Mitt Romney. With the sun setting over his shoulder, the former Republican presidential nominee and would-be senator tells his audience, gathered on the patio of a resort, that President Donald Trump ...

Helicopter crashes into Wisconsin river, killing 1 man

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin Saturday, killing one man. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says the helicopter went down near the Wisconsin Street Bridge in Oshkosh, 94 miles (151 kilometers) north of Milwaukee after ...

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ROB GILLIES and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is "dishonest & weak" and that the U.S. was pulling back its ...

US says immigrant dies of ‘apparent suicide’ in Texas jail

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have confirmed that a Honduran man was found dead in a Texas jail cell of an "apparent suicide" last month, but made no mention of details in a Washington Post report that the man was enraged after his wife and son were separated from him. U.S. Customs and ...

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of pizza worker

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New York pizza shop worker to his native Ecuador after he was arrested while making a delivery to a Brooklyn Army base. Attorneys for The Legal Aid Society obtained the ...

Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House. Trump ...

Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the FBI planted a ‘spy’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is breaking with President Donald Trump, agreeing with others who say there's no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the ...

ACLU sues over plans for citizenship question on 2020 census

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, calling it an unconstitutional attempt to discriminate against immigrants. The Manhattan federal ...

Republican gets spot in runoff for California governor

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support ...