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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: Expert says design errors had role in blackout

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.

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

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:39am

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."

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.

Mexico: 791 migrants found packed in 4 tractor-trailers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:09am

Mexican authorities say they have intercepted four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

Tens of millions without power in South America blackout

Paul Byrne and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:33am

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an "unprecedented" failure in the countries' power grid.

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 6:43am

A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night.

Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:44am

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police.

The Latest: Pompeo stresses diplomacy in Gulf crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:51am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:38am

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two oil tankers traveling near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital trade route for Arabian energy exports.

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:35pm

New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:55pm

A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day.

Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 2:38pm

The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.