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Trump’s vow to end Military Drills With Seoul Stuns a Region

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump rocked the region with the stunning announcement Tuesday that he was halting annual U.S.-South Korean military drills — and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against…

US Launches bid to Find Citizenship Cheaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…

Hawaii Volcano Unleashes More Small Blasts, Snaking Lava

HONOLULU (AP) - Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities. Scientists say the blasts happened Monday, including one after a magnitude-5.4 earthquake. Ash expelled from the Kilauea volcano may cause poor visibility…

Germany's Bayer Completes Purchase of Monsanto

BERLIN (AP) - German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG says it has completed its purchase of U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. Bayer said Thursday that it is now the sole owner of the company and Monsanto shares will no…

For Miss America, Goals, not Swimsuits

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -The Miss America pageant says it is dropping the swimsuit competition in favor of an interactive session between judges and contestants. The group announced Tuesday it is eliminating the swimsuit competition and making changes to its…

Apple set to Preview Updates for iPhones, Siri and More

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Apple is expected to preview new capabilities for its Siri digital assistant and showcase other upcoming software features. The peek at the new software will come Monday at a gathering in San Jose, California, for…

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.…

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