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EU's founding members meet in Berlin over UK vote to leave

EU's founding members meet in Berlin over UK vote to leave

The European Union must heed "the expectations of the people" on issues such as migration and unemployment as it responds to Britain's vote to leave the bloc, Germany's foreign minister said Saturday.

Attendees at Asian bank meeting cite value of cooperation

South Korea's deputy prime minister has called on governments to show the value of international cooperation as a Chinese-led Asian infrastructure investment bank held its first annual meeting following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

AP Source: Sabres Kane investigated for harassing 2 women

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo police are investigating an allegation that Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane physically harassed two women at a downtown Buffalo bar.
Pope at Armenia genocide memorial: Never forget or minimize

Pope at Armenia genocide memorial: Never forget or minimize

Pope Francis demanded Saturday that the world never forget or minimize the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians as he paid his respects at the country's imposing genocide memorial after declaring the slaughter a planned "genocide" to annihilate an entire people.

Newspaper: Man given clemency in murder case faces new probe

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a Montana man who was granted clemency by the governor after he spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit is now under investigation on allegations that he asked a female to perform sex acts.
Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint

Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint

Democrats approved a draft of the party platform early Saturday that includes steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocates for a $15 an hour wage and urges the abolition of the death penalty, reflecting the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
China to regulate search results following man's death

China to regulate search results following man's death

China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.
China cuts contact with Taiwan liaison body over Tsai

China cuts contact with Taiwan liaison body over Tsai

Beijing said Saturday it had cut off contact with the main Taiwan liaison body because of President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to endorse the concept of a single Chinese nation, ratcheting up pressure on the new Taiwanese leader.

APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.
Kanye West unveils "Famous" video of him, celebrities

Kanye West unveils "Famous" video of him, celebrities

Kanye West has unveiled a video on a subject he knows something about: fame. The video for a single titled "Famous" — unveiled Friday night at a promotional event in the Los Angeles Forum — features what appears to be a naked West with images of 11 other famous people, some of whom he has had good and bad relationships with, Vanity Fair magazine reported (http://bit.

Democrats reject platform proposal opposing trade deal

Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party's platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama.
PolitiFact: How do U.S. voter ID laws stack up against the world?

PolitiFact: How do U.S. voter ID laws stack up against the world?

As Texas’ voter identification law makes its way through the federal courts, we decided to take a look at President Barack Obama’s statement, made in Austin during South by Southwest, that “we’re the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote.
Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships

Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships

When U.S. women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi met with Simone Biles to map out the three-time world gymnastics champion's schedule, one designed to keep Biles fresh heading into the Olympics, it was the equivalent of pulling up to an intersection in a Ferrari and letting it idle when the light turned green.
Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' 6-game win streak, 8-6

Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' 6-game win streak, 8-6

For a change, the Pittsburgh Pirates got to celebrate Friday night. Matt Joyce homered and doubled among his three hits and Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles 8-6, ending the Dodgers' six-game winning streak and giving manager Clint Hurdle his 1,000th career victory.
2 die in California wildfire that left little time to flee

2 die in California wildfire that left little time to flee

A deadly wildfire that roared through dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned dozens of homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded, and smoke obscured the path to safety.
Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.
APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.

Briles officially out at Baylor after sexual assault scandal

Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players which led school regents to suspend the coach "with intent to terminate.
Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown

Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown

Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.
Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger to be auctioned

Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger to be auctioned

Some things seem to capture the public perception of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's life: a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder, a stack of books about the Mafia.
Filing period ends with shocker: Slosberg takes on fellow Dem Clemens

Filing period ends with shocker: Slosberg takes on fellow Dem Clemens

State Rep. Irving Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, abandoned his bid for an open state Senate seat shortly before Florida’s candidate qualifying deadline Friday and instead set up a potentially costly and bruising Democratic primary by filing to challenge state Sen.
2016 ELECTION CANDIDATES

2016 ELECTION CANDIDATES

Here are the federal, state and local candidates who qualified for the 2016 ballot in Palm Beach County by Friday’s noon deadline.
Travis County GOP Chairman Robert Morrow: I’m not backing Donald Trump

Travis County GOP Chairman Robert Morrow: I’m not backing Donald Trump

Conspiracy theorist Robert Morrow, who last week took office as Travis County Republican Party chairman amid concerns from party activists, announced Friday he is joining the so-called Never Trump movement and will be voting for Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November.
Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.
Soccer officials in Americas to discuss future joint events

Soccer officials in Americas to discuss future joint events

After staging a successful expanded Copa America in the United States for the tournament's 100th anniversary, soccer officials intend to discuss whether to establish a new event that would see regular competition between the regions.
Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout.
From indifference to uncertainty, Brexit talk hits Euro 2016

From indifference to uncertainty, Brexit talk hits Euro 2016

Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player even warning about an undermining "domino effect" across Europe.
Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.
Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.
Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

Britain has jumped. Now it is wildly searching for the parachute. The U.K.'s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom.
Officials: No evidence Orlando gunman was gay

Officials: No evidence Orlando gunman was gay

FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.
North Korea: We won't abandon nukes with US gun to our head

North Korea: We won't abandon nukes with US gun to our head

The top North Korean official for U.S. relations told The Associated Press on Friday that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government's collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment.
Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli. It was Ann LePage's first double shift at McSeagull's, a bustling restaurant touting double-wrapped bacon scallops and views of Boothbay Harbor.

Cleveland, ACLU agree on protest rules for GOP convention

The city of Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city's rules governing protests and marches during Republican National Convention next month, according to court documents Friday.
Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues.
AP WAS THERE: Britain joins EU in 1973

AP WAS THERE: Britain joins EU in 1973

EDITOR'S NOTE: Britain voted in a referendum Thursday to leave the European Union. Britain was not included when the precursor to the EU was formed following World War II, but finally joined the group — known at the time as the European Economic Community, or the Common Market — on January 1, 1973.

IS captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in 3 weeks

Islamic State militants abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby IS stronghold, activists said Friday.
Obama names Stonewall national monument; 1st for gay rights

Obama names Stonewall national monument; 1st for gay rights

President Barack Obama created the first national monument to gay rights on Friday, designating the site of the Stonewall riots in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago.
After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights' grip on Congress

After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights' grip on Congress

How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to some suspected terrorists nicely captures the mix of new and familiar forces in play.
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