Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Western Wildfires

A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On...


Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

Russia Soccer WCup Blatter

MOSCOW (AP) — Sepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA’s wish that its suspended former president’s visit to the World Cup would attract little attention.   Blatter says he went to see Russia’s president after watching Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco in Moscow...


The Latest: Schone replaces Kvist for Denmark vs Australia

Russia Soccer WCup Blatter-1

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Lasse Schone has come into the Denmark lineup for the World Cup game against Australia to replace injured midfielder William Kvist, who broke two ribs in his team’s opening 1-0 win over Peru. The Australians retained...


AP Top International News at 7:34 a.m. EDT

Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern Pope, in Geneva, says Christians can work together on peace Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border Official: Polish leader’s ill health not sparking infighting Japan to...


Imprisoned Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in spy case

Mideast Bahrain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party was acquitted Thursday of spying charges with two colleagues, marking a rare victory for activists in the island kingdom amid a yearslong clampdown on dissent. Sheikh Ali Salman headed...

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Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

Canada Marijuana Legalization-Things to Know

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and...

National Business , National

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

Tariffs Whiskey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an escalating trade dispute has the distillery’s co-founder...


Treasury chief to outline UK plan to remain a finance hub

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Treasury chief is expected to outline plans to ensure the nation’s financial services industry can thrive after the U.K. leaves the European Union when he delivers a speech to top business executives Thursday night. Philip Hammond says in excerpts released ahead of his...


EU says tax on Harleys aimed to 'make noise' in trade debate

New Zealand Europe US Tariffs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that the grouping has targeted some iconic American imports like Harley-Davidson motorcycles and bourbon for tariffs in hopes that it will “make noise” and put pressure on U.S. leaders amid a trade...


Malaysia to go ahead with skyscraper despite stolen funds

Malaysia Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia said Thursday it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in Southeast Asia, even though 3 billion ringgit ($747 million) from the venture has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund linked to former premier Najib Razak. Finance Minister...

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