PHUKET, Thailand  | Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

PHUKET, Thailand  — Five people reported to have been missing from a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket are alive, Thai authorities said Monday, though it’s unclear if the five survived the sinking or never got on the boat. Phuket Gov. Norrapat Plodthong said authorities are trying … Continue reading PHUKET, Thailand  | Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

SAN DIEGO  | ACLU: Many children unlikely to be reunited by deadline

SAN DIEGO  — The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents in more than half of the cases. The ACLU said late Sunday the administration provided it with a list of 102 children under … Continue reading SAN DIEGO  | ACLU: Many children unlikely to be reunited by deadline

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  | Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher out of junior high

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo.  | Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher out of junior high

LONDON  | In blow to May, UK’s top Brexit official quits government

LONDON  — Britain’s most senior official in charge of negotiating the country’s exit from the European Union resigned Sunday, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of undermining Brexit with her plan to keep close trade ties with the bloc. Brexit Secretary David Davis quit just two days after May announced she had finally united her quarrelsome … Continue reading LONDON  | In blow to May, UK’s top Brexit official quits government

WASHINGTON  | What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle

WASHINGTON  — The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such as abortion rights and gay rights. The stakes are enormous, and … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle

MORRISTOWN, N.J.  | Trump says he ‘can’t go wrong’ with his top court contenders

MORRISTOWN, N.J.  — President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but he says with his final four options “you can’t go wrong.” Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon as he concluded a weekend in New Jersey spent deliberating … Continue reading MORRISTOWN, N.J.  | Trump says he ‘can’t go wrong’ with his top court contenders

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped a week of distortions, half-truths and swerves in his declarations on the economy, North Korea and other issues of the time. A week in review: TRUMP: “Just won lawsuit filed by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

NASHVILLE, Tenn | In Tennessee, Trump’s tariffs, become a political issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Jimmy Tosh’s sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump‘s trade policies and the political threat to red-state Republican Senate candidates such as … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | In Tennessee, Trump’s tariffs, become a political issue