Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

APTOPIX Russia Soccer WCup Germany Mexico

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and...


Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Cannabis Act

TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday,...


Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Russia Soccer WCup Burger Bungle

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s social media...


People donate millions to help separated families

Immigration North Carolina

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those that have generated the most...


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Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nukes Allies disappointed by ‘big bang’ of US walkout from UN body The Latest: UN awaiting formal US notice on quitting council People donate millions to help separated families ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort Burger King...


The Latest: UN awaiting formal US notice on quitting council

UN Haley

MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the U.S. decision to pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (all times local): 1:40 a.m. The U.N. General Assembly says it’s waiting for notification from the United States that it is withdrawing from the Human Rights Council, which is the first step toward...


ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort

Trump Russia Probe

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is apologizing for a graphic that incorrectly said that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter. The graphic aired Wednesday during live coverage of President Trump’s meeting with congressional leaders, where it was...


South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War-1

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar continued meeting...


Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fair or not, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will probably always be the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. The brusque 46-year-old former Bush administration official this week became known as the Cabinet member who skewed the facts at a combative...


Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s president announced Wednesday he is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia’s new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival. This is the first such delegation...


No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Italy Global Migration

PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in...

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