Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies


The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...


The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to advance

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and...


DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane led England into the round of 16 at the World Cup then gave a nod to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. Kane was asked after England’s 6-1 victory over Panama to pick a song to play on a Brazilian program as reward for his hat trick in the victory. Caught off guard...


Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

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KRASNODAR, Russia (AP) — Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been “completely unacceptable.” After coming on as a substitute, Durmaz gave away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos curling in an...


Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis

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BRONNITSY, Russia (AP) — In any other context, the gesture would have gone unnoticed: Lionel Messi received birthday greetings from Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli. The best wishes, however, came amid turmoil embroiling Sampaoli and the squad, which is on the brink of elimination from the World Cup...


Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

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MOSCOW (AP) — Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of Switzerland’s soccer federation said Sunday he doesn’t expect FIFA to suspend his players. FIFA has added a third Swiss player — captain Stephan Lichtsteiner — to an investigation of both scorers...


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Turkey: Erdogan claims victory in presidential election The Latest: Voters celebrate pro-Kurdish party success Saudi women in driver’s seat as longstanding ban is lifted Nigeria: ‘Deeply unfortunate killings’ as 86 reported dead EU papers over differences after ‘frank’ migration talks Zimbabwe says...


Nigeria: 'Deeply unfortunate killings' as 86 reported dead

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s presidency late Sunday announced a “deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities” in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead in clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. President Muhammadu...


Turkey: Erdogan claims victory in presidential election

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory after unofficial election returns Sunday showed him with enough votes to serve another term that carries new executive powers. “The nation has entrusted to me the responsibility of the presidency and the executive duty,”...


EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the “frank talk” of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced “a lot of...


Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around. A longstanding ban on women driving was lifted at midnight,...

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