FARGO, N.D | Trump brands Sen. Heitkamp ‘liberal Democrat,’ but she’s not

FARGO, N.D — President Donald Trump has urged North Dakota voters to defeat “liberal Democrat” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, although she is a moderate who strays at times from Democratic positions. Heitkamp is one of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election, so she is firmly in Republican sights looking toward November. At an appearance Wednesday, … Continue reading FARGO, N.D | Trump brands Sen. Heitkamp ‘liberal Democrat,’ but she’s not

MOSCOW | The Latest: 2 Iran forwards to quit amid World Cup backlash

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran’s national team has been shaken after two top forwards declared they will retire from international duty after players were subjected to online insults. The 23-year-old Sardar Azmoun was the target of numerous insults on social media after failing … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: 2 Iran forwards to quit amid World Cup backlash

VALLETTA, Malta | The Latest: Aid group: Rescuing migrants was only option

VALLETTA, Malta — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 3 p.m. A German humanitarian group that’s been heavily criticized by European governments for rescuing migrants off the coast of Libya says it had no other choice. A representative of Mission Lifeline said Thursday the group’s ship received a distress … Continue reading VALLETTA, Malta | The Latest: Aid group: Rescuing migrants was only option

MOSCOW | Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is boasting about his country’s prospective nuclear weapons, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs. Speaking Thursday before the graduates of Russian military academies in the Kremlin, Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in the nation’s military capability. He said Russia has … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals

VALLETTA, Malta | The Latest: Germany’s Merkel seeks migrant progress in EU

VALLETTA, Malta — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is insisting that European Union countries where migrants arrive deserve assistance, but has rejected the idea that refugees can choose which country to seek asylum in. Merkel arrived Thursday at an EU summit, seeking … Continue reading VALLETTA, Malta | The Latest: Germany’s Merkel seeks migrant progress in EU

LOS ANGELES | Photo shows Kristen Wiig in museum for “Wonder Woman” sequel

LOS ANGELES — Kristen Wiig doesn’t look much like a villain in a photo released for “Wonder Woman 1984.” Director Patty Jenkins on Wednesday tweeted the first look at Wiig as Wonder Woman’s foe, Cheetah. Wiig is dressed as Barbara Minerva, the mortal who morphs into a powerful nemesis. Wiig’s character is shown standing in … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Photo shows Kristen Wiig in museum for “Wonder Woman” sequel

MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16

MOSCOW — The Latest on the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is repeating his denials of any Russian election interference as details are released on his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House and the Kremlin announced Thursday … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16

KINGSLAND, Ga. | Manslaughter charge: Georgia officer shot fleeing black man

KINGSLAND, Ga. — A Georgia police officer was in jail on Thursday, charged with voluntary manslaughter and violating his oath of office, after state investigators said he fatally shot a black man who was running away from him last week. Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley surrendered Wednesday to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office after the … Continue reading KINGSLAND, Ga. | Manslaughter charge: Georgia officer shot fleeing black man