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Melania Trump to UN: 'Step up' to protect children

First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" to improve the lives of children. She will deliver the remarks Wednesday during a luncheon at the U.S. … Click to Continue »

Ricketts campaign announces first 'Nebraska Steak Fry' event

Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced plans for an annual "Nebraska Steak Fry" that will debut with four fellow Republican governors. The governor's re-election campaign said Wednesday the event will include … Click to Continue »

Quad City airport using $3.3M from US to replace lighting

Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs at the western Illinois airport. U.S. Rep. … Click to Continue »

Officials approve emergency repairs for Iowa courthouse

County officials have approved emergency repairs to an aging Iowa courthouse with several deteriorating columns. The Sioux City Journal reports that the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors approved the work … Click to Continue »

Mississippi license plate designs are not changing

Mississippi license plates featuring BB King's legendary guitar "Lucille" will be staying in place because the state legislature didn't allocate funds. The Sun Herald reports the "Birthplace of America's Music" … Click to Continue »

Election may reflect Germany's management of migrant influx

German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted a mantra when citizens questioned her decision to open the country to refugees fleeing wars: "We'll manage." She kept repeating it as the lines at … Click to Continue »

Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising

An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed. In a … Click to Continue »

UEFA president wants lawmakers to help make soccer fairer

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has challenged European lawmakers to help make the business of soccer fairer. Ceferin says he awaits "the green light from those who publicly condemn the current … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

The Latest on the judgment by Kenya's Supreme Court describing why it annulled the results of the August presidential election. (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Kenya's police tear gassed opposition … Click to Continue »

ACLU moves from defense to offense, starting in Kris Kobach’s home state

Flush with cash and a newfound demand for activism, the American Civil Liberties Union next month will launch a new effort to expand voting rights in all 50 states that … Click to Continue »

Symbol of French Socialists' demise, posh HQ is up for sale

France's Socialists — who are reeling from this year's damaging electoral defeat — are so broke they are putting their famed Paris headquarters up for sale. The opulent Left Bank … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Maria weakens to Category 4 but still dangerous

The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5:15 a.m. Hurricane Maria has weakened to a Category 4 storm as it closes in on Puerto Rico but remains a dangerous … Click to Continue »

Italian-speakind doctor chosen for Swiss executive branch

The Swiss parliament has elected a center-right doctor to the country's seven-member executive branch, the first member from the country's Italian-speaking south in 18 years. Ignazio Cassis of the free-market … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Police arrests Catalan crackdown

The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 11:05 a.m. News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Mexicans dig through rubble as quake toll rises

The Latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says it has received a request for assistance from … Click to Continue »

Smart billboards are checking you out – and making judgments

Here is what’s around the corner: Smart digital billboards will detect the make, model and year of oncoming vehicles and project ads tailored to the motorist. Roadside cameras will read … Click to Continue »

Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while many focus … Click to Continue »

London police arrest 2 more in subway bombing investigation

British counterterror police have arrested two more people in relation to the London subway attack, bringing the number to five. Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man on … Click to Continue »

Russia regains FIFA Council seat after Mutko's ouster

Russia has regained its place on the FIFA Council, six months after Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was blocked from re-election. UEFA member federations have elected Alexei Sorokin, CEO of … Click to Continue »

Lobbyists at 'DEFCON One' awaiting details of tax overhaul plan

The National Association of Home Builders has already created ads to either support or oppose a U.S. tax-code overhaul, depending on how Congress and President Donald Trump propose to treat … Click to Continue »

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