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Pakistan brings captured Indian pilot to border for handover

WAGAH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials brought a captured Indian pilot to a border crossing with India for handover on Friday, a “gesture of peace” promised by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan amid a dramatic escalation with the country’s archrival over the disputed region of ...

Washington Gov. Inslee joins Democratic presidential field

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in ...

Undeterred by summit collapse, Moon vows closer North ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday his government plans to discuss with the United States the possibility of restarting joint inter-Korean economic projects to induce nuclear disarmament from North Korea. Moon’s comments during a nationally televised ...

Boil order issued for Sawyer

Sawyer residents have been asked to boil all of their water this week due to ongoing problems with the city's water supply. The city of Sawyer issued a boil order this week due to a water main break that was reported late Wednesday evening, according to a press release issued by Larry Haug, ...

Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana

HONOLULU (AP) — When it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, the islands are out of step with liberal stalwarts such as California and Vermont that have already done so, and other left-leaning states such as New York and New Jersey that are racing toward joining them. On ...

Final assault on last IS-held pocket in Syria resumes

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Friday resumed military operations to liberate the last piece of territory held by the Islamic state group in Syria after evacuating thousands of civilians and hostages who have been besieged inside, a spokesman said. Mustafa Bali ...

Measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest about half of US cases

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The focus on measles in the Pacific Northwest intensified Friday as public health officials in Oregon announced a new case of the highly contagious disease unrelated to an ongoing outbreak in Washington state that’s sickened 68 people so far. An unvaccinated Illinois ...

Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer told Congress on Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and he testified that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and a ...

Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of two nations with a long history of hostility, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles, hopeful talk and a friendly dinner that set the stage for the much more difficult talks to come about ...

Chicago will elect a black woman as its mayor for first time

CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city’s politics for much of the last six ...

Trinity Homes, Minot, implements flu-related restrictions

In response to increase in flu activity in the region, Trinity Home in Minot has implemented visitation restrictions effective immediately. The restrictions include: All visits to residents of the long-term care facility are suspended unless absolutely necessary. Children will not be ...

Floods isolate 2 California towns

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two communities in Northern California’s wine country were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks following a relentless downpour across an already waterlogged region. The small city of Guerneville north of San Francisco ...

House approves bill to expand gun-sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end ...

Trump, Kim begin talks with one-on-one meeting

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are beginning the second day of their high-stakes nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion. Trump and Kim met Thursday, the morning after they opened the summit in Vietnam.

Big welcome in Hanoi for Trump, Kim and new nuclear talks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit to address perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: Kim’s pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of ...

Senators grill pharmaceutical CEOs about high drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators grilled CEOs of seven major drug companies on Tuesday over high prescription drug prices that are a drain on Medicare and Medicaid and a burden to millions of Americans. The extraordinary public accounting was a sign that Congress and the White House are moving ...

US suffers setbacks in effort to ban Chinese tech company

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government’s fight to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from next-generation internet networks appears to be flagging. The two sides faced off Tuesday at the world’s biggest mobile technology trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain, where they sought to win over ...

Pence in Bogota to discuss ways to oust Venezuela’s Maduro

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort failed to deliver aid. Vice ...

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a jet for Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture ...

Stocks surge on US decision to postpone China tariff hike

BEIJING (AP) — China’s stock market surged Monday after President Donald Trump’s decision to postpone a tariff hike on Chinese imports and state media expressed hopes the fight with Washington over Beijing’s technology ambitions can be resolved. Other financial markets in Europe and ...