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Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

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Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and...

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Warned 30 years ago, global warming 'is in our living room'

30 Years Of Warming

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening...


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James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

30 Years Of Warming Told You So

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-...


World

The Latest: El Hadary says keepers are victims of new ball

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary says there is a “problem” with the ball being used at the World Cup and believes he and his fellow shot-stoppers are the “victims of FIFA.” Three free kicks were scored in the opening...


World

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not since the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s has Egypt been as close to Russia as it is now. But could the outcome of a crucial World Cup clash between the two nations damage their relations? Probably not, but as is frequently the case with soccer, Tuesday’s game...


World

AP Top International News at 2:32 p.m. EDT

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem Greek...


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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


Lifestyle

Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children's book prize

LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children’s literature for “Where the World Ends.” McCaughrean was named the winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in...


Business

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Gaming Disorder

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency...


World

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany’s border. In her fourth term at the helm of...


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