Nation/World

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Battle For Fox

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of 2018. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses. On this...


National

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

Immigrant Chase-Fatal Crash

BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected “smuggling event” crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control...


World

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Macedonia Greece-15

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for...


World

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Europe Migrants Far Right

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group’s ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel...


World

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Afghanistan Explosion

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension...


World

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel’s response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields...


World

Witnesses: Coalition strikes airport in Yemen's Hodeida

Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen carried out airstrikes on the airport in the rebel-held port city of Hodeida, witnesses said on Sunday, as fighting raged on for the fifth day in the port city that’s a lifeline to most of Yemen’s population. Sunday’s...


World

Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Germany NATO

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s interior minister insisted that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, amid uncertainty Sunday over chances of a solution to a bitter standoff over migration. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn...


World

Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Syria Missing Artifacts

BEIRUT (AP) — Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world’s oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad. Activists say the artifacts, moved from the now-...


World

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Russia Taxi Crash

MOSCOW (AP) — The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians as Russia hosts the World Cup told interrogators he fell asleep at the wheel, Moscow city police said Sunday. The police released a video of an interrogation session with a man...


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