Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Latest: Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed

The Latest: Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Senate Republican health care bill (all times local):11:20 a.m.One of the Republican senators who's opposing his party's health care bill as written says the Senate shouldn't vote on the plan this week.The lengthy proposal only came out last week, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to begin voting this week.That's not...

Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The big question is whether the pipeline will be shut down while the case plays out - and if so, for how...

Ohio Air Force base recognized for bee conservation

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2sVB0k9 ) Wright-Patterson Air Force Base received the Bee City USA designation from a national program that helps strengthen ecosystems for bees, which are vital to pollinating many plants humans eat.Wright-Patterson is the first military base...

US urges Qatar, neighbors to ‘sit together’ to ease tension

US urges Qatar, neighbors to ‘sit together’ to ease tension
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States says some demands on Qatar (KUH'-tur) by its Mideast neighbors "will be very difficult to meet." But the U.S. isn't rejecting the demands outright.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in a statement that a list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates includes major areas that "provide a...

Merkel challenger calls Trump ‘will-o-the-wisp’ president

Merkel challenger calls Trump ‘will-o-the-wisp’ president
BERLIN (AP) - Martin Schulz, the center-left challenger running against Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowed Sunday to get his Social Democratic party into power despite weak poll numbers ahead of Germany's national election in September.Schulz focused on social justice in his campaign speech at a party congress in Dortmund, but also delivered some harsh attacks against incumbent Merkel.The former European...

Brazilian super-volunteer is back _ at her 2nd Confed Cup

Brazilian super-volunteer is back  _ at her 2nd Confed Cup
MOSCOW (AP) - She has worked at the World Cup, European Championship, Olympic Games and the Confederations Cup. A high-ranking sports official?More like a super-volunteer.Mathilde Molla, a 54-year old Brazilian photography professor, developed a passion for volunteering at international tournaments after her first event in the 2013 Confederations Cup in her native country. She was back at it a...

UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety
LONDON (AP) - Britain's government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety standards.In London, officials tried Sunday to complete the evacuation of hundreds of apartments in four towers deemed unsafe, but faced resistance as several families refused to...

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

NEW YORK (AP) - Gay pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights. But the events are also contending with the prospect of protests over their own diversity and direction.Both the New York and San Francisco parades Sunday will be headed by groups more...

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, saying their sweeping list of ultimatums has threatened the small Gulf country's sovereignty.Speaking after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the demand "disrespectful" and said Turkey would not seek permission from others when making its...

Lanvin fuses sartorial and street for edgy menswear show

Lanvin fuses sartorial and street for edgy menswear show
PARIS (AP) - Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.Here are some highlights from Sunday, the last day of spring-summer 2018 menswear collections.LANVIN'S HYBRID STYLEIt was sartorial fused with street. As VIP guests looked on, Lucas Ossendrijver's passion for hybrid styles found its voice on...