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U.S. Urges China to Resume Trade Negotiations

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Trump called off plans to impose a 5% tax on Mexican exports, and Treasury ...

Goths Brave Delightful Spring Weather for Festival in Germany

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Thousands of Goth music and culture fans have gathered in the eastern German city of Leipzig for the annual Wave Gothic Festival, this year featuring some 220 artists. The festival has been held over the Whitsun holiday weekend since 1992 and typically attracts about ...

Virginia Man Back in U.S. After Court Questions Deportation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man who says he fears torture at the hands of Israeli authorities is back in the U.S. after a judge’s order forced immigration authorities to reverse his deportation and bring him back from Israel before he ever got off the plane. Abdelhaleem ...

California Utility Cuts Power Due to Weather

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California on Saturday to guard against wildfires as the weather turned very windy, dry and hot. Electricity was turned off around 6 a.m. to 1,600 customers ...

Trump’s Mexico Deal Is a Victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico includes few new solutions to swiftly stem the surge of Central American migrants flowing over America’s southern border. But it delivers enough for Trump to claim a political win. The decision ...

High Court Could Cause Va. Election Drama, But Likely Won’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could throw a wrench into Virginia politics with a decision expected this month. The state is holding primaries Tuesday, but under one seemingly longshot outcome in a case still to be decided, the justices could require revisions to about two dozen state ...

Shooting Panic at Washington, D.C. Pride Parade Sends People Running

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in Washington, D.C., sent people running through the streets of the nation’s capital on Saturday evening, city officials said. Police said some of the people who ran sustained minor ...

Trump: ‘Good Chance’ Now for Tariff Deal With Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of threats, President Donald Trump declared Friday that “there is a good chance” the U.S. will strike a deal with Mexico to avert the tariffs he’s scheduled to take effect Monday to force the U.S. ally to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the ...

Police Searching for Suspect In Latest Bridgeport Bank Robbery

BRIDGEPORT — Police officers from several agencies spent Friday searching for the suspect in an armed robbery of the Unified Bank on Howard Street in Bridgeport earlier that morning. Bridgeport police Chief John Bumba said the suspect showed the bank teller a handgun and left with an ...

Bernie and Joe — Two Old White Men Take Lead

In 2018, a record turnout of women, minorities and young added 40 House seats to Democratic ranks and made Nancy Pelosi speaker. This, we were told, is the new diversity coalition — women, people of color, millennials — that will take down The Donald in 2020. So, how has the Democratic ...

WILMA PARR

Wilma Lou “Willie” Parr, 73 of Colliers, WV, died peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019, at home Born on November 18, 1946, in New Martinsville, WV, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Marie (Thomas) Leasure. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, ...

Julia Roberts, Spike Lee Toast Denzel Washington at Event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year’s recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. But when he finally took the stage to accept the honor he did something ...

Scott Relishes Putting Women First In ‘Big Little Lies’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women dominate “Big Little Lies ,” both on the screen and in the behind-the-scenes power of Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who are executive producers as well as stars of the HBO series. But how does Adam Scott, who plays husband Ed to Witherspoon’s Madeline, ...

Michael B. Jordan Presents Central Park 5 With Courage Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan told the men known as the Central Park Five Friday that he cannot watch footage of the new series “When They See Us” without getting emotional and feeling like as a young black man he too could have faced a similar ordeal. “It’s dangerous in ...

Romance With Ex’s Sister Causes Hubbub in Family

DEAR ABBY: I am a 57-year-old man who has been divorced for eight years. (My ex-wife was the one who filed.) I recently reconnected with my ex-wife’s sister, “Edith,” whom I hadn’t seen in years. We began a friendship, which has evolved into a serious relationship. My ex is having ...

Broadway Readies For Biggest Audience Of the Year at Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s only 10 a.m. but Broadway star Alex Brightman is already sweating. The actor, who plays the delightfully demonic title character in the musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice,” has joined cast members to rehearse the show’s irreverent opening number ahead of ...

U.S. Navy Destroyer’s Name Is Ongoing Rebuke to Donald Trump

The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, “Big Bad John,” was christened in 1992 in honor of the U.S. Navy’s first father-son duo of four-star admirals, “Slew” and Jack. On July 12, 2018, their son and grandson respectively, retired Navy captain and U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III ...

Wrestling With Issue of Impeachment

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in removing himself from the furor over the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, has invited Congress to act on its constitutional role to do so if further investigation dictates. In his first public appearance after nearly two years of coloring within the ...

‘Gig Work’ Is Making Life Uncertain for Many Americans

Uber just filed its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company. Although the company lost $1 billion, investors may still do well because the losses seem to be declining. Uber drivers, on the other hand, aren’t doing well. According to a recent study, about half of New York’s ...

Navajo Code Talker Brown Dead at 96

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown has died at age 96. He’s the third Navajo Code Talker to die since May 10. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says Brown died Monday in Winslow, Arizona. The cause of ...