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Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

APTOPIX Russia Soccer WCup Germany Mexico

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and...

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James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

30 Years Of Warming Told You So

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would...


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Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades

30 Years Of Warming

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-...


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Philippine airstrikes target IS-linked militants near Marawi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military official says airstrikes and ground assaults have targeted a group of Islamic State group-linked militants, including their leader, who helped lead a five-month siege in southern Marawi city last year. Army Col. Romeo Brawner says the military...


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AP Top International News at 3:32 a.m. EDT

Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls Peace convoy arrives in Afghan capital after 40-day march Difficult Merkel allies mull next move in German migrant row Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies 1...


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Spanish king's brother-in-law imprisoned in graft case

MADRID (AP) — Spanish prison authorities say that the brother-in-law of Spain’s King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion. An official with the Interior Ministry’s prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near...


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1 dead, 3 injured in van crash at end of Dutch pop festival

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A van has run into a small group of pop fans at a festival in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, before fleeing the scene. Police in the province of Limburg say that authorities are still looking for the white van, hours after Monday’s pre-dawn crash near a camping...


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Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

APTOPIX Japan Earthquake

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 210. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were...


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Difficult Merkel allies mull next move in German migrant row

Germany Government

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies were expected Monday to decide how far to push in a dispute with the German leader over migration, a conflict that has escalated into a threat to her government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its...


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Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border. The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around...


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