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Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. The U.S. Commerce ...

Staid Singapore prepares for historic Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Singapore, a highly manicured city-state shaped by skyscrapers and luxury hotels, is preparing for perhaps the most crucial international diplomatic event of the decade. The June 12 meeting between tough-talking President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim ...

Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high. Applications for state licenses to grow hemp — ...

Israel to reopen Gaza’s main cargo crossing

(AP) -The Israeli military says it is reopening the Gaza Strip’s main cargo crossing. The Kerem Shalom crossing was closed over the weekend after Palestinian protesters damaged the facility. The crossing is used to deliver food, medical supplies, fuel and building materials into the Gaza ...

Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churches

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world’s most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror from one of its worst attacks since the 2002 ...

Noisy Hawaii volcano lava fissure spurs more evacuations

As of about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano. The Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an alert that ...

Israel kicks off US Embassy celebration, boosts border force

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move. A day before the embassy’s formal ...

N. Korea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before Trump-Kim talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month. In a statement carried by state media, North Korea’s Foreign ...

Polls close across Iraq in first vote since victory over IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Polls have closed across Iraq Saturday evening in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group. The vote — the fourth since the 2003 U.S.-led toppling of Saddam Hussein — was marked by reports of low turnout and ...

Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , ...

Hawaii volcano could blow its top soon, hurl rocks and ash

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts fear Kilauea volcano on the Big Island it could hurl ...

1 Gazan killed, 49 wounded by Israeli fire in border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired live bullets and tear gas Friday across a border fence into Gaza where Palestinian protesters threw stones, burned tires and flew kites with burning rags attached. One protester was killed and 49 were wounded by Israeli fire, Gaza health ...

Trump plan for drug prices won’t include direct negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to unveil his long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices after more than a year of bold promises to tackle pharmacy costs that are squeezing millions of Americans. But the strategy to be outlined in a speech Friday will not include a key Trump ...

Ammunition container missing in Parshall area; $5,000 reward offered

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of an ammunition container. On May 1, a 91st Missile Wing Security Forces team from Minot Air Force Base was traveling between missile sites in Mountrail ...

Trump to meet with NKorea’s Kim in Singapore

President Donald Trump says he will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong in Singapore on June 12. The president tweeted, “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” Trump is providing details for the first time about the history-making meeting between a sitting ...

Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage

BEIRUT (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter ...

Roosevelt Park Zoo receives major donation

Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot received a major donation today from the Minot Area Community Foundation's Bremer Impact Fund for the zoo's redesign project. See Friday's edition of the Minot Daily News for more. Photo from the left: Becky Dewitz, zoo director; Staci Kenney, Minot Area Community ...

Detainees freed in North Korea, returning to US with Pompeo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Americans detained in North Korea for more than a year are on their way back to the U.S. with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in the latest sign of improving relations between the two longtime adversary nations. Trump said on ...