Nation/World

Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

Business , National

'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — The dinosaurs still rule the box office. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” surpassed expectations to open with $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn’t approach the record-breaking $208.8...


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US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

Refugee Food Festival

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family. Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a...


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US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

Seafood Deficit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data...


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Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

Corporate America Vs Guns

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account....


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Trump lobs new threats against countries trading with the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners. Trump says Sunday on Twitter that the U.S. is “insisting” that countries remove “artificial” trade barriers and tariffs on U.S. imports to their countries “or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A....


Business

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

Germany Poland Climate

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin’s government district on Sunday ahead of...


Business

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a “no deal” Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60...


National

Celebration, defiance mix at New York City gay pride parade

LGBT Pride

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City on Sunday as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march. Tennis legend Billie Jean King was one of the grand marshals, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and civil...


National

Yolanda Adams, Ledisi honor singer Anita Baker at BET Awards

Music-BET Awards

Legendary singer Anita Baker was honored at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams — in...


National

Reunification prospects unclear for freed immigrant parents

Texas Immigration

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care Sunday, but they don’t know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assurances that family...


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