UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

The U.N. chief told a news conference that the results of this week's summit between South Korean President ...

Catalan separatists mark anniversary of independence push

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Thousands of Catalan pro-independence activists are protesting in Barcelona to mark the anniversary of demonstrations that fired up the region's secessionist drive and brought Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

The protest Thursday recalled street demonstrations that were a prelude to weeks of tension last year ...

Inconsistencies emerge in Kavanaugh accusations, with hearing in doubt

Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Brett Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her when they were teens has thrown his Supreme Court nomination into doubt. But as senators spar over the terms for a new hearing which may or may not happen, inconsistencies in the story have emerged that could embolden Kavanaugh's defenders.

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Thousands are marching in Guatemala to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country.

Students, farmers, clerics, academics and others turned out Thursday in the streets of Guatemala City as well as plazas and highways outside ...

Baldwin says Middleton shooting shows need for gun control

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin, says the shooting at a Middleton software company shows the need for gun control measures that are "consistent with the Second Amendment."

Baldwin said at a Thursday news conference that she support universal background checks and banning rapid fire ...

Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:

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The Independent of Ashland on the poverty rate in Kentucky:

The persistence of poverty in Kentucky continues.

... CNHI Kentucky's Ronnie Ellis reports the strong economy has helped lower the poverty rate in Kentucky. Still, Kentucky has one of the highest ...

Mass. voters don’t want Elizabeth Warren to run for president: Poll

While the majority of Massachusetts voters view U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren favorably, they don't want her to make a bid for the presidency, according to a new poll.

Fifty-eight percent of voters think Ms. Warren shouldn't run in 2020, while only 32 percent think she should, according to a Suffolk ...

GOP senator writes bill to solve family separations

A key senator announced legislation Thursday to authorize the government to hold illegal immigrant families in detention while they await their deportation cases, moving to clean up the legal mess that led to family separations earlier this year.

Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, ...

GOP bill: No early release for fentanyl traffickers

Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Marsha Blackburn think some federal inmates deserve a chance at early release — just not traffickers of fentanyl, which is fueling America's overdose crisis.

The Republican lawmakers released a bill Thursday that would require high-level dealers to serve their full terms, saying they're such a ...

Rep. Eric Swalwell brushes off threats to Sen. Collins’ staff: ‘Boo hoo hoo’

Rep. Eric Swalwell mocked Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins after she revealed her office received "pretty ugly" threats about her vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The three-term California Democrat dismissed Ms. Collins's concerns on Twitter arguing it was nothing compared to threats sent to Judge Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

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Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president.

The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of ...