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WASHINGTON | Trump’s refugee director changing jobs

WASHINGTON — The head of the Trump administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, which was criticized for its role overseeing shelters for unaccompanied immigrant minors, is leaving his post. The Department of Health and Human Services says Scott Lloyd will move to a new role at the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives. Lloyd says in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s refugee director changing jobs

TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

TIRANA, Albania — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has formally asked Tirana “to close all the institutions that hold … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

MADRID | Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

MADRID  — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league’s scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that “We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the fans. We are … Continue reading MADRID | Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

DALLAS | Tyron Woodley defends UFC title, hands Darren Till 1st loss

DALLAS  — Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense. The champion who keeps on winning likely will avoid the wrath of UFC President Dana White this time as well, while Woodley waits for his next opponent. Woodley sent Darren Till to the canvas with a right … Continue reading DALLAS | Tyron Woodley defends UFC title, hands Darren Till 1st loss

NEW YORK | AP Exclusive: Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

NEW YORK — The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Exclusive: Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

WASHINGTON | On Labor Day, Trump slams union leader who criticized him

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “It is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | On Labor Day, Trump slams union leader who criticized him

WASHINGTON | Trump welcomes president of Kenya to the White House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday welcomed the president of Kenya to the White House, where the two leaders talked trade, security — and Trump’s accomplishments. Trump hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya is emerging from a period of election turmoil. He’s the second African leader to meet with Trump at the White House, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump welcomes president of Kenya to the White House

Minors team wins with no BBs or hits thanks to extras rule

TAMPA, Fla.  — The minor leagues’ new extra innings rule led to a bizarre victory for the Clearwater Threshers on Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies’ Class A affiliate had no hits and no walks against the Tampa Tarpons, yet it beat the New York Yankees’ Florida State League club 1-0. Clearwater took advantage of a … Continue reading Minors team wins with no BBs or hits thanks to extras rule