The Associated Press

June 14, 2019 - 4:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union finance ministers say Italy's high debt contravenes EU rules and that the country should face penalties for failing to comply. Mario Centeno, who chairs meetings of finance ministers from the 19 countries using the euro currency, said Friday that they agree with a...
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FILE - In this April1 14, 2018, file photo, then-Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon in Washington. McKenzie, the Marine general overseeing the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan says the Islamic State affiliate there has hopes of attacking the U.S. homeland. But McKenzie says the extremist group’s aspirations are being frustrated by American counterterrorism operations in its strongholds in northeastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 12, 2019 - 9:33 pm
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The Islamic State group in Afghanistan is a "very worrisome" threat to the United States, and U.S. counterterrorism efforts have yet to shrink its extremist ambitions, a senior American general said Wednesday. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie said IS would be hard...
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June 12, 2019 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on an Iraq-based affiliate of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. The Treasury Department says the penalties target the South Wealth Resources Company in Baghdad and two executives. The U.S. says the company and the two men are linked to the...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a town hall meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
June 11, 2019 - 9:48 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes almost simultaneously— as they stumped across Iowa in split-screen moments that could preview a ferocious fight ahead if the two face off for the presidency next year. The back and...
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President Donald Trump walks away after speaking to reporters before departing for a trip to Iowa, on the South Lawn of White House, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to the United States amid ongoing unrest. The once-wealthy oil nation is now facing severe shortages of basic goods and hyperinflation. Trump...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane is shown on the assembly line during a brief media tour of Boeing's 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. With the 737 Max jet still grounded after two deadly crashes, deliveries of new Boeing jets are falling far behind last year's pace. Boeing said Tuesday, June 11, 2019, that it delivered 30 commercial airliners during May, down 56% from the 68 it made in May 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 11, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With the 737 Max jet still grounded after two deadly crashes, deliveries of new Boeing jets are falling far behind last year's pace. Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 30 commercial airliners during May, down 56% from the 68 it made in May 2018. Deliveries of 737s plummeted from...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 10, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is shrugging off criticism that he skipped a weekend campaign event in Iowa attended by most of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, saying family obligations were more important. Speaking at a fundraiser Monday in Washington, Biden said, "I got...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An aide to Polish President Andrzej Duda says that negotiations to increase the U.S. military presence in Poland have concluded and were a success. The comments came days before Duda's visit in Washington with President Donald Trump this week. Citing concerns over Russia's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo a car travels down historic Route 66 toward Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
June 08, 2019 - 8:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. Officials in Albuquerque want to see improvements to a barren stretch of Route 66 in an area that some complain is a forgotten part of the city, KRQE-TV reports ...
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June 07, 2019 - 4:03 pm
FedEx is dropping a contract for air shipment of packages for Amazon within the United States, reducing its ties with an online retail giant that is expanding its own delivery business. FedEx said Friday that it will not renew the contract for domestic FedEx Express handling of Amazon shipments...
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