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Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Immigration Family Separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter — amid a growing political battle over detained migrants —...


Government

Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Health Mystery Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25. The new “medically confirmed” worker is one of two who were recently evacuated from Cuba after...


Government

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...


Government

A need to verify NKorea nuclear pledges

United States-North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President...


Business

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years. The four arrested Thursday were former general directors or...


Business

Federal study: Chemicals toxic below recommended EPA levels

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal study says the chemicals a West Virginia factory used to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels well below those recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. News outlets report the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry...


Government

Administration official tells AP: About 500 children reunited with families after

WASHINGTON (AP) — Administration official tells AP: About 500 children reunited with families after separation at border since May.


Business

Deal may keep internet privacy measure off California ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backers of an internet privacy initiative say they will keep their measure off California’s November ballot if lawmakers pass a comparable consumer data protection bill next week. Supporters of the initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data say...


Business

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

Hard Rock Casino Guitar Misspelling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the...


Business

Chipotle's NYC test kitchen will serve nachos, quesadillas

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In case you were disappointed by Chipotle’s foray into new menu options last year, the quick-service eatery is trying to redeem itself with five new offerings coming to its New York City test kitchen. The company announced at an event Thursday that it would begin...


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