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

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer 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 ...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide ...

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to ...

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a ...

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his ...

‘Fun, Fun, Fun:’ Beach Boys team up with Royal Philharmonic

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a ...

Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota’s voter clothing law

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps ...

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don't agree on every issue— Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. ...

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare express transport

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes. Each electric vehicle in the proposed tunnel ...

Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law ...