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

Nations search for 10 missing after US destroyer collision

SINGAPORE (AP) — Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull.

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  • Written by By ANNABELLE LIANG and STEPHEN WRIGHT , Associated Press