National

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Immigration Separated Families

Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months.

National

Looking for signs of global warming? They're all around you

30 Years of Warming Nature Changing

GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain. These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky...


Government

Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

30 Years Of Warming Examples

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured: —Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of ice lost since 2002, according to NASA’s GRACE...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2018. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing...


National

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Immigration Florida

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused Trump administration officials of a “cover up” after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions. Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz,...


Business

The Latest: Trump renews trade criticisms of Mexico, Canada

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking on Mexico and Canada at a time when the United States is engaged in talks with them on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump says in a speech before a small...


Government

US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

United States Human Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to announce Tuesday its departure from the United Nations’ main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will deliver the...


Business

The Latest: AT&T also vows to cut off location-data brokers

Verizon Wireless Tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Verizon’s decision to end sales of phone-location data to brokers (all times local): 1:15 p.m. AT&T is joining Verizon in pledging to end sales of phone location data to brokers. The practice has drawn criticism from privacy advocates who say users often don’t know...


National Business

APNewsBreak: Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon Wireless Tracking

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy, The Associated Press has learned. The data has allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices...


Business

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a trade war. In response, China has threatened what it called “comprehensive measures,” raising the risk that it would...


Business

Fresh US-China trade threats sink global stock markets

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets skidded Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate, bringing tensions between the world’s two largest economies closer to a boil. The Dow Jones...


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