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Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

CHICO, Calif.

Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to alma mater, Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S.
Trump pondering Kelly's status, 3-5 Cabinet changes

Trump pondering Kelly's status, 3-5 Cabinet changes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration.
Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

FRANKFURT — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted Sunday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defence , taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influen

Browns GM: Team not discussed Condoleezza Rice as coach

CLEVELAND — The Browns' coaching search isn't quite ready to cross gender or diplomatic lines.

Next Canadian federal election will be target for Russian meddling: Sajjan

HALIFAX — With a federal election less than a year away, Canada's defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.
Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early polls

Netanyahu takes on defence post amid call for early polls

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the defence minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely.

NATO told Russian election meddling evolving threat that must be met

HALIFAX — A NATO draft report says the problem of Russian meddling in democratic elections continues to evolve and alliance members must be ready to meet the threat. U.S.
Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slayi
Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday.