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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.The first lady's stop …
PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for …
GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to join in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty while the rich grow "ever more wealthy."The pontiff's day-long "ecumenical pilgrimage" to the …
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president is apologizing for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer.John Engler issued a written statement Thursday, more than a week …
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mayors of major U.S. cities who gathered Thursday at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas' border with Mexico said that President Trump has failed to address a humanitarian crisis of his own making with an executive order to halt the separation of minors …
MECHELEN, Belgium (AP) — A lion on the loose forced the evacuation of one Belgium's most famous zoos Thursday, and the animal had to be killed after several failed attempts to sedate it.Planckendael zoo was evacuated for several hours in peak school-trip season as security tried to get the …
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Thursday as investors again worry about the potential effects of the U.S.-China trade dispute. German automaker Daimler lowered its annual profit forecast, partly because of higher import taxes on U.S. vehicles in China. Industrial companies are taking …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney, this is your life.The American Film Institute hosted a star-studded gala earlier this month to honor the Oscar-winner's achievements as an actor, director and activist. The evening kicked off with a video message from former President Barack Obama, and …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan …
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida.Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano …
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.Billy Inman of Woodstock, Georgia, said he felt sorry for the …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two people blew up an ATM inside a Philadelphia business during an unsuccessful theft attempt.City police say the explosion occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday inside a beer distributorship.They say video shows a woman placing the device into the ATM. She …
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge heard further arguments Thursday as he weighed whether a California couple will face trial on allegations of subjecting most of their 13 children to years of filth, starvation and bizarre abuse that included feeding them moldy pies and sometimes caging them …
MILAN (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants.Matteo Salvini said the ship operated by the German aid group Mission …
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey university is selling its music college to a Chinese company.Lawrence-based Rider University had announced in February that it had a non-binding, $40 million deal in place to sell Westminster Choir College in Princeton to Kaiwen Education.The school …
Mail-order weed? You betcha!With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and …
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal indictment accuses a 56-year-old Iranian businessman of trying to smuggle materials used in the missile industry and restricted under nuclear-nonproliferation rules from Illinois to Iran.Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Saeed Valadbaigi plotted in 2011 to …
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to a Texas facility housing migrant children (all times local):12:45 p.m.Third-graders at a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents welcomed first lady Melania Trump with a large paper American flag they'd …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death (all times local):1:50 p.m.A Florida judge has ordered a suspect in the killing of rapper XXXTentacion (Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN) to be held without bond.Twenty-two year old Dedrick Williams …
NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of news events that tested the human spirit and challenged how we see ourselves won top honors in the 2018 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP staff.Hurricane Harvey, the collapse of the caliphate in Mosul and the plight of Rohingya refugees all showcased …

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