Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies


The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 23, the 174th day of 2018. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his “Type-Writer,” featuring a QWERTY keyboard; it was the first commercially successful...


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US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains Blast as Zimbabwe president campaigns; Mnangagwa not hurt Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit Campaign promises galore in last day before Turkish election 1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia’s new PM The...


Bright colors, odd shapes, huge crowds for Paris menswear

Paris Fashion McQueen

PARIS (AP) — Paris’ frenetic menswear shows are highlighting bright colors and odd shapes as they attract huge crowds and VIPs to top collections. Thom Browne transformed a chic Paris inner courtyard into a garden wonderland that showed off his dramatically oversized clothes and wacky, off-kilter...


Syria army widens offensive on rebel-held areas in southwest

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops advanced on rebel-held areas in the country’s southwestern region amid intense clashes Saturday, state media and opposition activists said, in a widening offensive that has shattered a U.S.-backed truce. Syrian State news agency SANA reported fierce clashes in...


1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

Ethiopia New Prime Minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa’s second most populous country. Witnesses said a man tried to throw the grenade at the stage as...


Blast as Zimbabwe president campaigns; Mnangagwa not hurt

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people were injured, including a...


Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa, Poland’s former president and pro-democracy leader, said Saturday he is joining forces with the opposition to prevent Poland’s right-wing ruling party from winning a string of upcoming elections. The 74-year-old Walesa spoke at a meeting of opposition parties and...


Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Britain EU Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to...


The Latest: Austria warns it could reinstate border controls

Italy Europe Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country will reintroduce controls on its border with Italy if Germany were to turn back migrants at its border to Austria. Kurz told daily German tabloid Bild on...


US moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border for war remains

United States North Korea War Remains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said...

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