Nation/World

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

World

The Latest: Colombian presidential vote heads to runoff

Colombia Election

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Colombia’s presidential election (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Colombia’s presidential election is heading to a runoff after conservative former Senator Ivan Duque finished first in voting Sunday. He’s likely to face off against leftist former rebel Gustavo...


National

Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim

APTOPIX North Korea Koreas Tensions-22

President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the...


World

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Congo Ebola

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country’s health ministry said Sunday. The death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, the health ministry said in...


Business

Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

Britain Lightning Storms

LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike disabled...


World

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

Japan Nakasone

TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and devastation. Four decades later, he presided...


World

The Latest: Macron: Ireland makes history with abortion vote

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the Irish abortion referendum result (all times local): 1:45 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says that Ireland has made history with its abortion referendum in which voters chose to abolish a ban on terminations. Macron tweeted that “this vote will...


World

Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote

Ireland Abortion Referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago. There was no mention of the referendum...


National

With a few perks, kids weather standardized tests. But is that the point?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Should parents exempt their children from state-required standardized tests? This is personal for me, as my grandson, a 9-year-old third-grader, just became the first in the family to sit for one of those long, controversial exams. The opt-out movement is led by...


Lifestyle , National

Maryland governor heading to community hit by flash flooding, declares state of emergency

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland governor heading to community hit by flash flooding, declares state of emergency in stricken area.


World

US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

France WWI Memorial Day

BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine...


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