Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues
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Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families. At an evacuation center outside the besieged Philippine city of Marawi on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Trump’s use of private cellphone raises security concerns
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Trump’s use of private cellphone raises security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief’s communications. Trump has urged leaders of Canada and Mexico to … Continue reading

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria
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Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in central and northern Syria. Moscow said in a statement … Continue reading

The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90
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The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the massive suicide truck bombing that hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, during morning rush hour (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The Afghan government’s media center has raised the death toll from the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul to 90 killed. The center also says that 400 people … Continue reading

Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal
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Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though Trump and aides were looking for “caveats in the language” related to the exit and had not made a final decision. Leaving the deal would fulfill a central campaign … Continue reading

Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO
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Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) — A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world’s most iconic barriers: the Berlin Wall. Donald Trump looked on Thursday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled two sections of the Berlin Wall that divided the German city until 1989, … Continue reading

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK
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The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 4:00 p.m. British Transport Police says armed officers will patrol some U.K. trains for the first time because of the increased threat of extremist attacks. The patrols will begin Thursday afternoon. Officials say the plan is to “ensure … Continue reading

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
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Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump’s administration and Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
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Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, … Continue reading

The Latest: Senate intel panel wants Comey to appear
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The Latest: Senate intel panel wants Comey to appear

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The Senate intelligence committee wants former FBI director James Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. The committee said Wednesday that it is also asking Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes … Continue reading

The Latest: Republican Amash raises idea of impeachment
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The Latest: Republican Amash raises idea of impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:05 p.m. House Republican Justin Amash of Michigan says it could be grounds for impeachment if President Donald Trump urged FBI Director James Comey to end a probe of former adviser Michael Flynn. Responding to a question, Amash said Wednesday that could be … Continue reading

Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival
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Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under sunny Cote D’Azur skies and the high-wattage smiles of stars including Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix’s place at the world’s most prestigious film festival continued to steal the spotlight as Cannes rolled out the red carpet. Optimism … Continue reading