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Afghan official says US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province killed Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. In a telephone ...

White House says Trump supports GOP leaders’ immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and ...

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson adds to the already ...

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children. The Donald J. Trump Foundation ...

Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law enforcement agency came to be entangled in the 2016 ...

Watchdog sees errors, not bias, in Comey’s Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging report, the Justice Department watchdog said Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 presidential election. But it also concluded there was no evidence that ...

Storm shelters open in Minot until tornado watch ends

Minot Police have opened the storm shelters in Minot until the tornado watch ends around 11 p.m. tonight. They are located at: Jim Hill Middle School (1000 6th St. SW) Jefferson Early Childhood Center (3800 11th Ave. SE).

Benefit for the Sundsbak and Mikkelson Families on Friday

On Friday, June 15, North Dakota Guaranty and Title Co. in Minot is having a benefit lunch for the Sundsbak and Mikkelson Families at its business at 1835 16th St. SW. Lunch will be served there from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "We have received many food donations already, and are hoping for ...

Trump, Kim claim big summit success, but details are scant

SINGAPORE (AP) — Claiming success at their whirlwind summit, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Singapore Tuesday, praising their face-to-face progress toward ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Yet Trump faced pointed questions at home about whether ...

Trump’s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump rocked the region with the stunning announcement Tuesday that he was halting annual U.S.-South Korean military drills — and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Korea. Trump’s surprise, almost ...

Israeli official says summit a signal to Iran

Israeli official says summit a signal to Iran SINGAPORE (AP) — An Israeli Cabinet minister says the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was important for the Middle East. Yuval Steinitz tells The Associated Press that North Korea giving up its nuclear ...

Trump to leave summit early _ after meeting with Kim

SINGAPORE (AP) — In the latest twist in the drama-filled nuclear talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump announced on the eve of their historic meeting that he will be leaving Singapore early because the nuclear negotiations have moved “more quickly than ...

Kim Jong Un could give up ICBMs but keep some nuclear forces

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After years of effort to develop nuclear missiles that can target the U.S. mainland, is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really ready to pack them away in a deal with President Donald Trump? Perhaps, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean Pyongyang is abandoning its ...

US hits Russian firms with sanctions, citing cyber attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyber attacks and assisting Russia’s military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said it was imposing ...

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while, a case that has drawn attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the ...

Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat, with Trump declaring they would have a “great discussion” and Kim saying they had overcome ...

Trump says he, Kim have ‘excellent relationship’

SINGAPORE (AP) — 9:55 a.m. Singapore Time President Donald Trump says that his one-on-one meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “very, very good” and that the two have an “excellent relationship.” Trump and Kim met for about 40 minutes Tuesday one-on-one, joined only ...

Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a Tuesday sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear ...

Spain rescues 334 migrants from Mediterranean, finds 4 dead

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved 334 migrants and recovered four bodies from boats it intercepted trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue service says its patrol craft reached nine different boats carrying migrants that had left from ...

White House ramps up verbal attacks on Trudeau

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The White House is escalating its verbal attacks against Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of close American ally Canada. President Donald Trump’s trade adviser says: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith ...