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Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

Reuters - 17 hours 52 min ago
The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
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Mexico's outgoing and incoming ministers meet ahead of key trade talks

Reuters - 18 hours 22 min ago
Members of Mexico's incoming and outgoing presidential administrations gathered on Saturday to begin collaborating before a series of key meetings on trade, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
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Dallas police officer killed during funeral procession for another officer

Associated Press - 18 hours 23 min ago
A Dallas Police Department motorcycle officer was killed Saturday when a suspected drunk driver ran into him during a funeral procession for another police officer, the police department said.
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Prince George flashes royal birthday smile

Associated Press - 18 hours 24 min ago
An official photo of Prince George was released Saturday to mark his fifth birthday, which falls on Sunday.
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In Senegal, China's President Xi pledges stronger Africa ties

Reuters - 18 hours 26 min ago
China's President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects.
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How 'Halloween' saved a fan

Associated Press - 18 hours 37 min ago
Who knew a panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming "Halloween" film would produce one of the most emotional moments of this year's annual fan convention?
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Women on a train say they were called porn stars for going to the bathroom together

Associated Press - 18 hours 47 min ago
They went to the bathroom together as women often do, only to have a train employee allegedly call them porn stars.
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Duck boat survivor describes sinking

Associated Press - 18 hours 52 min ago
Duck boat survivor Tia Coleman tells how she survived the incident that killed nine members of her family.
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France's Le Maire says no U.S. trade talks with metals tariffs in place

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 23:48
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday the European Union could not consider negotiating a free trade agreement with the United States without Washington first withdrawing its tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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Baby born in Chick-fil-A gets free food for life

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 22:37
Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin already had a "Little Nugget" onesie picked out for her before she arrived in the world on Tuesday night.
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New Peru justice minister takes office after scandal

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 22:21
Peruvian lawmaker Vicente Zeballos took over as justice minister on Saturday, a week after his predecessor Salvador Heresi was fired in an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the country's judiciary.
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A second Trump-Putin meeting would be madness

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 20:54
Donald Trump is President, but he is not king of America; the country is not his private property.
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Nikki Haley, Jared Kushner: For Gaza peace, tell the truth about Hamas

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 20:42
The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn't happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible, and it holds important lessons for how the world considers issues in the Middle East.
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Democratic governors set to take on the bigger names in 2020 race

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 20:40
A handful of Democratic governors are wading into the early stages of the 2020 presidential contest.
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Spain's conservatives swing to the right with new leader

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 20:18
Spain's conservatives shifted to the right on Saturday, electing a traditionalist as leader as they seek to re-establish a clear political identity less than two months after being removed from government.
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Migrant charity files manslaughter complaint against cargo ship, Libya

Reuters - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 20:11
The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint, including of involuntary manslaughter, with the Spanish police against a cargo ship for failing to help migrants adrift on a destroyed dinghy in the Mediterranean.
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Contaminants from power plant waste don't always have to be monitored, says EPA

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 19:39
In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting with Secretary Rick Perry. Also at the table was Andrew Wheeler, who this month became acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Worries linger after EPA changes coal ash rules

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 19:25
Concerns are rising for residents living near coal ash ponds after Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, rolled back regulations on the storage of the toxic waste. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.
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President: 'inconceivable' an attorney would record a client

Associated Press - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 19:16
President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday morning at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and mischaracterized the government's April raid of Cohen's home and business, one day after reports that Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump about a former Playboy model who says Trump had an affair with her.
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