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Poll: Younger Republicans more liberal on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views of immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts, reflecting a difference consistent with white Americans regardless of which political party they identify with, according to the latest American Values Atlas, a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute survey.

Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi ends
Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi ends

An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment had stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire broke out as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said. Regional military commander Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said the truce also allowed five Muslim religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate with the militants to release civilian hostages, especially children, women and the elderly.

Rumormill: Harley-Davidson Considering Buying Ducati
Rumormill: Harley-Davidson Considering Buying Ducati

Rumormill: Harley-Davidson Considering Buying Ducati Harley-Ducatison? An updated Sprint? Who knows? Word on the street is that Harley might snap up Ducati in the not-so-distant future. Yes, it's simply a rumor so far, and like so much industry gossip will

Ex-Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe gets nine years in US prison
Ex-Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe gets nine years in US prison

A former Haitian coup leader and elected senator was sentenced to nine years in a US federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiring to launder drug money. Guy Philippe, a 49-year-old former senior police officer convicted of taking bribes from drug traffickers, had entered his guilty plea in April in exchange for a reduced sentence.

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South Korea's Moon says North bears "heavy responsibility" for Warmbier death

South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Tuesday that North Korea bears a "heavy responsibility" for the death of US student Otto Warmbier and described its regime as irrational. The 22-year-old, who was released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea, died on Monday -- prompting President Donald Trump to slam the "brutal regime" in Pyongyang. Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States on Tuesday last week, suffering from severe brain damage.

NASA's Kepler Mission Found More Potentially Habitable Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler Mission Found More Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

An eighth pass at data from NASA's Kepler Mission revealed more potentially habitable exoplanets.

Record campaign spending in Georgia as Democrat seeks anti-Trump upset
Record campaign spending in Georgia as Democrat seeks anti-Trump upset

Democrats want to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency with an upset victory in Tuesday's special election in Georgia, where the congressional race in a traditionally Republican district cost a record $60 million. Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, as 30-year-old centrist Democrat Jon Ossoff, a filmmaker and onetime political assistant, holds a slim lead in polling ahead of the closely watched runoff. With Democrats potentially striking the first blow against Trump in 2017, the race has drawn substantial attention on the national stage -- and vast contributions from across the country to both candidates.

AP Interview: F-35 fighter show is gesture to US allies
AP Interview: F-35 fighter show is gesture to US allies

PARIS (AP) - When the stealthy, cutting-edge F-35 tore through Paris skies on its first-ever acrobatic display on Monday, the fighter jet also sent a message: NATO allies, the United States is still on your side - despite the mixed signals sent by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Jihadists attack resort in Mali
Jihadists attack resort in Mali's capital, killing 2

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. More than 30 people managed to escape though at least two people were killed, authorities said.

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens
Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Pedrógão Grande (Portugal) (AFP) - Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 61 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history. Authorities declared three days of national mourning as more than 800 firefighters and 260 vehicles battled the blaze, which also left 62 people injured, amid scenes of devastation. The fire erupted Saturday in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal, apparently caused by a lightning strike, and spread furiously in several directions.

This '4D' printing method could make packing for outer space much easier
This '4D' printing method could make packing for outer space much easier

These tiny objects made with 3D printers can dramatically expand when exposed to heat. Scientists have created a pair of compact, unfurling structures that could pave the way for innovations in biomedical devices or space exploration, where payloads can cost tens of thousands of dollars per pound. SEE ALSO: Start printing your breakfast with this pancake bot A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology crafted these objects using "tensegrity" - a structural system of floating rods in compression and cables in continuous tension. Researchers crafted the rods and cables, called "struts," from shape memory polymers that unfold when heated. "Tensegrity structures are...

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill
GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to fully debate the bill and propose changes after it was drafted in secret.

Deadly wildfires around the world
Deadly wildfires around the world

Portuguese firefighters kept up the battle Sunday after one of the worst wildfire disasters in recent history killed more than 60 people. It is one of the worst fires ever recorded in Australia. In 2007, 77 people die at the end of August in unprecedented forest fires that ravaged 250,000 hectares (2,500 square kilometres) in the southern Peloponnese and the island of Evia, northeast of Athens.

Bodies of Missing US Navy Sailors Found on Ship
Bodies of Missing US Navy Sailors Found on Ship

The search for the U.S. Navy sailors who went missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were found Sunday in the ship's flooded compartments. (June 18)

Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Ties between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have begun to fray due to sharply different policies toward Qatar.

US Citizen Kidnapped In Kabul, Report Say
US Citizen Kidnapped In Kabul, Report Say

The kidnapped man was working on a World Bank-affiliated project for the war-torn country's ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock, a senior government official told Afghanistan's Tolo News.

Kansas, where Trump
Kansas, where Trump's favored tax doctrine already failed

Cut taxes to boost growth: Long before Donald Trump became president, Kansas conducted a real-world experiment with this formula in the hopes of reviving its economy. In 2012, staunchly conservative Governor Sam Brownback rolled out what he promised would be "a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy," which depends heavily on agriculture and aerospace. Similar in many ways to the Trump administration's fiscal plans, the shock therapy cut local income taxes for the very wealthy and eliminated certain taxes on small business revenue, particularly for the self-employed.

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him
Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has acknowledged for the first time that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency.

Trump again blasts
Trump again blasts 'distraction of the witch hunt'

US President Donald Trump early Sunday morning hurled a series of testy tweets defending his crisis-ridden presidency, once again decrying the "witch hunt" against him. "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt," the Republican leader tweeted while away on his first weekend to Camp David, the official US presidential retreat in the mountains of western Maryland. "Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm," he wrote Sunday, also pointing to his successful nomination of conservative justice Neil Gorsuch to the top US court.

The Virginia shooting fallout was predictably partisan. Can this ever be fixed?
The Virginia shooting fallout was predictably partisan. Can this ever be fixed?

Members of the crowd at the annual congressional baseball game call for unity - but will they ever truly get it? It would be hard to imagine an institution more out of tune with the prevailing tone of modern American politics than the annual congressional baseball game. The Republican and Democratic teams play each other to win, but they do so in a spirit of friendship across the aisle that is all but nonexistent on Capitol Hill these days.

Grenfell Tower Fire Incites Angry London Protests

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of London on Friday, demanding justice for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which, two days earlier, killed at least 30 people in the 24-story London apartment building. With 76 people, including the dead, still missing and 24 more in the hospital, the final death toll is expected to rise.

How the 2020 Olympics Will Reshape Tokyo's Skyline
How the 2020 Olympics Will Reshape Tokyo's Skyline

With top firms such as Rem Koolhaas's firm OMA and Kengo Kuma designing structures, the summer Olympics promises to reshape Japan's capital

The Note: Trump makes it about him
The Note: Trump makes it about him

Trump heads to Miami to announce new Cuba policy and a new report says Jared Kushner's business dealings are being looked at by the special counsel.

The Lexus CT200h gets sportier for 2018
The Lexus CT200h gets sportier for 2018

Lexus has given the CT, its only current hatchback model, what could be its final ever refresh. Despite being classified as a minor-change model, the car is more emotional and sporty than before, making it the ideal premium hybrid compact for younger customers who enjoy spirited driving, but still care about the environment," said Chika Kako, the car's Chief Engineer.

Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi
Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi

The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders.

America Not Our Enemy, Putin Says
America Not Our Enemy, Putin Says

Putin said Moscow and Washington could cooperate to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and pool efforts to tackle the North Korean nuclear and missile problem.

Trump govt cancels Obama policy for illegal immigrant families
Trump govt cancels Obama policy for illegal immigrant families

The Trump administration announced that it is cancelling an Obama-era policy to allow millions of illegal-immigrant parents of children born in the United States to stay in the country. The 2014 policy, known as DAPA, for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, aimed to help the families of so-called "dreamer" children stay together free from the threat of deportation. Set out in a memo from the administration of then-president Barack Obama, the policy said the government would defer any action against illegal immigrant parents of children who are lawful permanent residents -- mainly those born in the country to parents without legal status.

Jury for officer who shot Castile ends Day 4 without verdict
Jury for officer who shot Castile ends Day 4 without verdict

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota jury ended its fourth day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the manslaughter trial of a police officer who killed a black motorist.

Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign
Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump complained on social media about the wide-ranging investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election as Robert Mueller appeared to widen his probe to include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Trump visiting Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban
Trump visiting Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is making his first Supreme Court visit at a moment of high legal drama.

Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice: report
Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice: report

The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US election is looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing unnamed officials. In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other in decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the Post said. It quoted five people briefed on the requests and said those who have agreed to be interviewed are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and his recently...

5 dead in magnitude 6.9 earthquake in western Guatemala
5 dead in magnitude 6.9 earthquake in western Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Five people were killed and seven injured by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Wednesday in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico, Guatemala's national emergency coordination agency reported.

The Latest: $115,000 for info leading to escapees
The Latest: $115,000 for info leading to escapees' arrest

The Latest on the manhunt of Georgia inmates accused in the slaying of prison guards. (all times local):

London residents demand answers in deadly high-rise blaze
London residents demand answers in deadly high-rise blaze

LONDON (AP) - With smoke still swirling around the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in west London, residents and community leaders demanded to know Wednesday how a ferocious fire could have swept through the high-rise apartment block with such speed that it killed at least 12 people.

Republican Lawmakers Seen Joking and Playing Baseball in Video Shot a Week Before Shooting
Republican Lawmakers Seen Joking and Playing Baseball in Video Shot a Week Before Shooting

Steve Scalise, who was shot Wednesday, was among the politicians featured in the clip.

U.N. Notes
U.N. Notes 'Staggering' Loss of Civilian Life Caused by U.S.-led Strikes in Syria

Relatedly, reports emerge of use of white phosphorous around civilians.

Talks to settle Tanzania gold fraud dispute
Talks to settle Tanzania gold fraud dispute

Tanzania has agreed to negotiations with Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold which it accuses of operating illegally and evading taxes, a government statement said Wednesday. Barrick is the majority shareholder in London-listed Acacia Mining which a presidential commission report said this week was not registered to operate in Tanzania and had failed to pay taxes worth billions of dollars. Barrick refuted the allegations.

Future Space Station May Be Built From Recycled Rockets
Future Space Station May Be Built From Recycled Rockets

The next space station might be built from recycled rockets, making space habitation more sustainable.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and Aides Shot at Baseball Practice in Virginia
Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and Aides Shot at Baseball Practice in Virginia

Scalise appeared to be shot in the hip, according to a witness. The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, is dead, President Trump said Wednesday.

2017 Honda Civic Type R
2017 Honda Civic Type R

The new Type R only looks like a tragic tuner car.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 August Release Date Backed Up After Phone Specs Rumors
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 August Release Date Backed Up After Phone Specs Rumors

Some reports indicate the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be set ahead of the 10th anniversary iPhone, while others indicators and IFA unveiling is still possible.

Best Places to Go Camping in the South
Best Places to Go Camping in the South

IS affiliate claims killing of three policemen in Pakistan
IS affiliate claims killing of three policemen in Pakistan

Gunmen riding a motorcycle killed three policemen at a checkpoint in southwest Pakistan on Sunday before fleeing the scene, authorities said, in an attack later claimed by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group. The incident occurred on the main Saryab Road of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province which is wracked by separatist and Islamist violence, senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP. Doctor Farid Sumalani, head of the Sandeman Provincial Hospital, confirmed the incident.

Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah
Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has encouraged onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next year.

Iranian-Backed Militias Employ Drone Against U.S. Forces in Syria
Iranian-Backed Militias Employ Drone Against U.S. Forces in Syria

American troops are engaging in a widening war with Iranian proxies in Syria.

Anti-IS fighters near Raqa delight in American weaponry
Anti-IS fighters near Raqa delight in American weaponry

Chorche was like a kid in a candy store in front of crates packed with US weapons to help an Arab-Kurdish alliance take the Islamic State group's Syria bastion Raqa. "We're going to rain these sophisticated weapons down on Daesh (IS)," said the member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters. The SDF entered Raqa on Tuesday after seven months of fighting to cut off the jihadist stronghold in northern Syria.

Buying a Second House Just Got Easier
Buying a Second House Just Got Easier

Two real-estate agents reveal how to find the getaway of your dreams

Does Comey's statement give grounds to impeach Trump? The experts' view
Does Comey's statement give grounds to impeach Trump? The experts' view

Legal experts agreed that James Comey's account of his nine conversations with Donald Trump earlier this year presented strong evidence of obstruction of justice and an attempt to bury an investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Moscow.

Reality Winner's Mugshot Leaked
Reality Winner's Mugshot Leaked

The government contractor who leaked top-secret NSA intelligence detailing Russia's alleged interference, was arrested on Saturday and her mugshot was leaked Wednesday to social media.

Appeals court expresses concern over woman
Appeals court expresses concern over woman's jail stay

HOUSTON (AP) - Judges on a federal appeals court said Wednesday that they were concerned a Mississippi woman had been jailed for 96 days without seeing a judge or having a chance to make bail.

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