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-...


Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Dries Mertens’ perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage. Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup opener on Monday. Saddled with massive...


The Latest: England deploys attacking lineup for Tunisia

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:23 p.m. England coach Gareth Southgate has picked an attacking lineup for his team’s first match at the World Cup against Tunisia in Volgograd. Southgate had told his squad days ago who was to start but the official starting...


Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the country’s national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.” Vitaly Milonov told The Associated Press on Monday that soccer players and their coach should be considered like...


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Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem...


Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s government set in motion Monday the process of ratifying a pending agreement to change the country’s name to “North Macedonia” in hopes of ending a bitter 27-year dispute with southern neighbor Greece. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said Prime...


UK House of Lords renews Brexit headache for government

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Lords is making another attempt to win Parliament a greater say over the country’s departure from the European Union. Parliament’s unelected upper chamber amended the government’s flagship Brexit bill on Monday so lawmakers’ approval is needed before the government...

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