June 22nd, 2017

World News

Heavy rains fall as ships, locals search Myanmar crash site

By Esther Htusan, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

SAN HLAN, Myanmar – Heavy rains fell Friday morning as ships and fishermen searched the waters off Myanmar’s coast where a military plane carrying 122 people, including 15 children, crashed two days earlier. Fishermen were using their nets to search in the water, and navy ships using sonar and military aircraft were searching as well, ... Read More »

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Japan enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

By The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

TOKYO – Japan’s parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years. The 83-year-old emperor expressed his apparent wish to abdicate last August, citing old age and health. Under the law enacted Friday, an abdication, which will be Japan’s first in 200 years, must take place ... Read More »

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Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets

By Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – In a rare show of self-restraint from a man who often seems to lack it, President Donald Trump stayed off Twitter Thursday as former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of Congress. His eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., had no such inclinations. The younger Trump had tweeted more than 80 times by ... Read More »

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Comey’s release of Trump memo to newspaper: Was it legal?

By Jonathan Lemire And Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – When former FBI Director James Comey revealed Thursday that he orchestrated a disclosure of damaging details about his conversations with President Donald Trump, he demonstrated his savvy use of media and his skills as a Washington operator. He also kicked up a hornet’s nest of questions about the legal and ethical implications of ... Read More »

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The Latest: UK prime minister: country needs ‘stability’

By The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

LONDON – The Latest on Britain’s parliamentary election (all times local): 3:30 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Conservative Party will work to provide stability whatever the result of the election. An exit poll and early results suggest the party will be the biggest in Parliament but may fall short of a majority. ... Read More »

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North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

By Hyung-Jin Kim And Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday it has tested a new type of cruise missile that is a powerful means of attacking enemy warships, a day after South Korea’s military detected projectiles fired from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan. The missiles represent the fourth new missile system North Korea said it ... Read More »

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Woman accused of leak ordered to remain jailed pending trial

By Johnny Clark And Russ Bynum, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A federal judge ordered a young woman charged with leaking classified U.S. documents to remain jailed until her trial after prosecutors argued Thursday she might possess more stolen government secrets. Prosecutors also said 25-year-old Reality Winner might try to flee the U.S. if released on bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari told ... Read More »

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Taylor Swift’s music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

NEW YORK – Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora. The pop star’s representative confirmed her full catalogue will return to all streaming platforms Friday. Her official Instagram fan account, Taylor Nation, posted the news Thursday. Swift’s five albums, including “1989,” also will be available ... Read More »

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Gianforte expected to enter plea in assault case

By Matt Volz, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

HELENA, Mont. – Newly elected U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana will be in court Monday to enter a plea and be sentenced on a charge of assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care on the eve of last month’s special election. Gianforte’s lawyers requested the appearance on the misdemeanour charge ... Read More »

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Comey says he was fired over Russia probe, blasts ‘lies’

By Eric Tucker And Erica Werner, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign, bluntly accusing the White House of spreading “lies, plain and simple.” Comey also revealed that he’d orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the ... Read More »

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Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press on June 8th, 2017

ATLANTA – A church bus carrying dozens of high school students and adults from Alabama crashed near Atlanta on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and injuring several others, authorities said. The Mount Zion Baptist Church bus from Huntsville, Alabama, was headed to the airport for a student ministry mission trip to Africa when it collided ... Read More »

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