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AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:59pm

An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race tilted against him.

Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins

Luis Andres Henao and Paul Byrne, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:44pm

As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout that hit tens of millions people, authorities were still largely in the dark about what caused the collapse of the interconnected grid and were tallying the damage from the unforeseen disaster.

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:06pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working the phones to convince wary leaders in Asia and Europe that Iran was behind alleged attacks on shipping in a key Middle East oil route — and that it's a problem for the whole international community to deal with, not just the United States.

Senators push for hearing on Chaco protection legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:55pm

Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are pushing for a Senate hearing on legislation that would withdraw federal holdings from oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:42pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

The Latest: Dissident joins protest after prison release

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:44pm

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local):

Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Raf Wober and Borg Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:32pm

Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters.

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:15pm

Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of "Men in Black: International" and "Shaft."

The Latest: Family: Costco shooting victim a 'gentle giant'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 4:42pm

The Latest on the fatal police-involved shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona (all times local):

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:24pm

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight.

Pompeo tries rallying foreign leaders in alleged oil attacks

Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:58pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil.

Candidate loses German election after film makers weigh in

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 1:18pm

A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany party in a runoff that drew international attention.

LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:43pm

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store.

The Latest: Argentine state news agency: power 90% restored

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:57am

The Latest on the blackout in Argentina and Uruguay (all times local):

Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:49am

Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer.

Texas governor OKs budget with $1M gun storage safety effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:31am

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage.

California mulls adopting portions of despised Trump tax law

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:18am

California's liberal Legislature wants to give poor people a lot more money in their state tax refunds each year, including an extra $1,000 for people who earn less than $30,000 a year and have at least one child under 6.

Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:17am

Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia.

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

Andrew Selsky and Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:15am

Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.

US maple syrup production up despite shorter season

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:13am

U.S. maple syrup production increased slightly this year, even though the sap-collecting season was shorter than last year's, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.