Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future.

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  • Written by By CLAIRE GALOFARO , Associated Press

Barcelona fugitive shot dead outside city wearing bomb belt

 

SUBIRATS, Spain (AP) — A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing a bomb belt, authorities said.

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  • Written by By JOSEPH WILSON and ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

 

SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.

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  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR, ANNABELLE LIANG and STEPHEN WRIGHT , Associated Press

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.

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  • Written by By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer