• Lockheed Martin announces $142M expansion of Arkansas plant
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says it is spending $142 million and hiring 326 new workers over the next few years as it expands its south Arkansas facility. The Maryland-based company on Monday announced the expansion of its plant in Camden, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. The Camden facility […]

  • Afghans undaunted by injury-hit England at Cricket World Cup
    by John Pye on June 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Playing against top-ranked England on its home soil isn’t more daunting for Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib than any other game at the Cricket World Cup. Afghanistan has to play away from home a lot, Naib noted. The tournament hosts are favored to win their first 50-over World Cup title but will […]

  • Portugal’s prime minister: wildfires require long-term fight
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s prime minister is warning against complacency in the fight against wildfires after huge blazes in 2017 that killed more than 100 people were followed by two years of much smaller charred areas and no deaths. Antonio Costa said at a ceremony Monday honoring some of the 2017 fatalities that blazes […]

  • Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    TORONTO (AP) — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions. Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as […]

  • Chelsea mired in uncertainty as challenges grow
    by STEVE DOUGLAS on June 17, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    If there’s any English club that thrives in chaos and adversity, it’s Chelsea. And there’s plenty of that at Stamford Bridge this offseason. Days after selling Eden Hazard — the club’s best player and one of the greatest to pull on the blue shirt — Chelsea allowed manager Maurizio Sarri to leave after only one […]

  • Road once adopted by KKK is sponsored by gay pride group
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A stretch of road on Florida’s Gulf Coast that was adopted by the Ku Klux Klan 25 years ago is now being sponsored by a gay rights group. Pasco Pride recently adopted the stretch of Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey. WUSF in Tampa reports that the KKK […]

  • Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary says the government will not tolerate human trafficking and provided new details of the weekend “rescue” of nearly 800 migrants packed into semi-trailers. Marcelo Ebrard says more than 150 of those migrants were children and says he considers it a rescue because the people were stuffed into […]

  • US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains
    by DAMIAN J. TROISE on June 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading on Wall Street Monday following two weeks of gains. Trading remained choppy as uncertainty continued over several ongoing trade disputes and their possible effect on economic growth. Technology companies were among the early gainers. Qualcomm, Facebook and Netflix rose. Retailers also gained ground. Amazon […]

  • Teen struck by stray bullet during parking spot argument
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old girl was shot in the chest by a stray bullet during an argument over a parking space on Chicago’s South Side. Police say the teen was listed in serious condition at a hospital following the shooting Sunday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood. The teen was sitting in […]

  • 1 of 2 blamed in deadly California warehouse fire to testify
    by The Associated Press on June 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One of two men blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago will get a chance to testify in court. Max Harris is scheduled to take the witness in an Oakland courtroom Monday. Harris, 29, faces involuntary manslaughter charges along with […]