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European leaders: climate change agreement can’t be renegotiated

BERLIN — Top European leaders pledged Thursday to keep fighting against global warming as President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, but they rejected his suggestion that the deal could later be renegotiated. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy ...

Philippine police seek casino attacker’s identity

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police know the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They know he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead this morning in a sprawling ...

Report: Lack of support a recurring problem for Michigan oil pipeline

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac have had repeated problems with inadequate supports, a shortcoming that Michigan officials have described as violating a legal condition for placing the lines in the waterway, a newspaper reported Thursday. The ...

Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, a 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Friday, mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Friday night, mostly clear, ...

Suspect in Portland slayings to appear in court

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man police say fatally stabbed two other men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train makes his initial court appearance today and the city’s mayor says he hopes the slayings will inspire “changes in the ...

AAA: State gas prices fall 5 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 5 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club said earlier today the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.42 per gallon. That’s about 8 cents less than at ...

Pattern of abusive relationships

Dear Annie: My 35-year-old daughter can’t seem to meet a decent man to have a relationship with. She has never married but has had several long-term relationships. The men were very charming in the beginning but turned out to be physically and emotionally abusive. It’s hard for me to wrap ...

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ...

Woman dies in SUV, fire truck crash

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died and a man has been critically injured after an SUV they were riding in crashed into a firetruck that was stopped at the scene of an earlier crash in southeastern Michigan. No firefighters were injured. They had stopped Monday night ...

Teen sacrifices life for his cousin

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games. Caleb Edwards, 15, said the man — whom he knows as Corey Godbolt — demanded to know where his cousin’s parents where. ...

Manuel Noriega dies at 83

PANAMA CITY — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes ...

Tobacco is booming in Zimbabwe, but farmers are not

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction ...

Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia patients

BERLIN — Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of the women — in their late 70s at the youngest — are suffering from severe ...

Philippine military: fighters killed

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says three Malaysians, an Indonesian and possibly Arab extremists have been killed in a southern city that Islamic militants planned to burn entirely in an audacious plot to project the lethal influence of the Islamic State ...

Report: Human rights violations

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A sweeping new United Nations report identifies hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic since 2003 that may amount to war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and entire villages burned to the ground. Today’s report comes amid growing fears ...

Socialist officials shamed abroad

MIAMI (AP) — Javier Fungairino was eating breakfast with his son at a bakery one recent morning when he noticed a familiar face at a nearby table: a former minister of Venezuela's socialist government whose presence reminded him of the pain he suffered when he left his homeland for Miami ...

UK police make new arrest in concert bombing probe

MANCHESTER, England— British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing made a new arrest today while continuing to search addresses associated with the attacker who killed 22 people. Seven other men are in custody in connection with Monday’s blast, all are being held on suspicion ...

Who let the dogs in?

Dear Annie: First, may I start off by saying I love animals, especially dogs. I have had several dogs and loved them, as they loved me, unconditionally. But when did it come to be that all dogs are service dogs? When did it start being OK to bring a dog into a grocery, a pharmacy and even a ...

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — One of Asia’s most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country’s military chief said today. The ...

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats’ anti-Trump hopes

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana Republican businessman won the state’s U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats’ hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year. Greg Gianforte apologized late Thursday for ...