Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers. “We did it,â€� Trump said, recalling his campaign promises […]

Iran backtracks on plan to send flight recorders to Ukraine

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian official leading the investigation into the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guard appeared to backtrack Sunday on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis, a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv. Hassan Rezaeifar was […]

Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties

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LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry said Sunday that he felt “great sadnessâ€� but found “no other optionâ€� to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life. The comments were Harry’s first public remarks since his split from the […]

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Adolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona’s stifling […]

Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. “They appear to be succumbing to pressure from the administration,â€� Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday on ABC’s “This […]

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary […]

2 priests suspended amid decades old abuse complaints

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two retired Catholic priests in Massachusetts have been suspended amid separate allegations of sexual abuse. The Diocese of Fall River said Sunday that Fathers James Buckley and Edward Byington have been accused of abusing minors decades ago. The diocese didn’t specify the nature of the […]

New Conn.-to-Mass. commuter line exceeds 1 million passengers

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than a million riders have traveled the commuter line between New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts that opened in June 2018. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said last week that the Hartford Line has seen 1,075,559 passenger rides in the past 19 months. The one-millionth ride […]