Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

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Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and...


James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

30 Years Of Warming Told You So

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would...


Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades

30 Years Of Warming

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-...


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Report: CAR foreign minister says Boris Becker not diplomat

BERLIN (AP) — Central African Republic’s foreign minister reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn’t have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. Becker claims that his role gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in...


1 dead, 3 injured in van crash at end of Dutch pop festival

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A van has run into a small group of pop fans at a festival in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, before fleeing the scene. Police in the province of Limburg say that authorities are still looking for the white van, hours after Monday’s pre-dawn crash near a camping...


Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s asylum office says the number of people applying for international protection in Europe has plunged but remains higher than before 2015, when more than one million migrants entered, many fleeing the war in Syria. EASO said in an annual report Monday that 728,470...


Thomas Markle wishes he had walked daughter down the aisle

LONDON (AP) — The father of the former Meghan Markle says he wishes he could have walked her down the aisle during her wedding to Prince Harry. Thomas Markle told broadcaster ITV on Monday that his daughter cried when he told her he wasn’t well enough to attend the ceremony last month, but was...


Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces say they have carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east. Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army, said the airstrikes late Sunday targeted fighters loyal to Ibrahim Jadhran, who are trying to seize the Ras...


Bus crash in Poland kills 2 people, injures 27 retirees

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland say two people have been killed and at least 27 others injured when a bus carrying retirees on a seaside holiday veered of the road and into a grassy ditch in central Poland. The head of the regional firefighters, Janusz Halak said the crash took place...

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