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Peru demands passports, visas

AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) — Dozens of riot police stood guard at Peru’s northern border on Saturday, hours after new entry measures requiring Venezuelan migrants to hold a passport and humanitarian visa took effect. More than 9,000 Venezuelans entered the country with just their national ID ...

Student who reported rape says college betrayed her

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He’s outside the dorm. He’s at the student center. He’s at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn’t matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall ...

Nation briefs

WASHINGTON Landowners asked to take dead whales PORT HADLOCK — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and ...

World briefs

MEXICO Country vows to help migrants MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence. Lopez Obrador said in the northern state of Chihuahua Saturday that the refusal to help foreigners in need is ...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ director Zeffirelli dies

ROME — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his ...

Traffic deaths up in 2018

HARRISBURG (AP) — The number of people killed on Pennsylvania’s roads rose in 2018, fueled by increases in the deaths of senior citizens and pedestrians. Figures released Thurs­day show there were 1,190 traffic deaths in the state last year. That’s up nearly 5% from the 1,137 deaths in ...

Leftover meal-plan money helps needy

BLOOMSBURG — For the last 15 years, Bloomsburg University students have been quietly stocking the shelves of a town food cupboard, donating more than a ton of food and thousands of dollars in meal-plan funds each year. With the help of those donations, volunteers at the Bloomsburg Food ...

Rare flags on display in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of rare 13-star American flags never before exhibited are on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. Antique flag dealer and expert Jeff Bridgman has loaned the historic flags to the Philadelphia museum for the display, which opened on Friday, Flag ...

Woman jumps from bridge

HOMESTEAD — Auth­orities said a woman parked her car on a western Pennsylvania bridge and jumped to her death, leaving three young children inside the vehicle. The Pittsburgh public safety department said police, fire and emergency medical crews responded to the Homestead Grays Bridge at ...

Yesteryear

Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phrase “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. On this date: In ...

Conway firing recommended

WASHINGTON — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thurs­day that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of ...

Tankers struck near Strait

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of “escalating tensions” in a region crucial to global energy supplies. The U.S. Navy rushed to assist the ...

Trump press head quits

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration’s credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. Trump ...

Religious exemption to vaccine mandates ended

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thurs­day, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted ...

Nation

GEORGIA Officials: 5-year-old shoots toddler GRAY — Authorities said a 5-year-old shot a 2-year-old sibling at a Georgia home while playing with a gun and now the children’s uncle has been charged. News outlets report the children found the gun in the home Wednesday and were playing ...

World

CHILE Magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits coast SANTIAGO — A powerful magnitude-6.5 earthquake has shaken Chile’s Pacific coast but there were no immediate reports of major damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time Thursday at a depth of 6.21 ...

Survivor, 98, visits Normandy

By Allen G. Breed The Associated Press COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — Ray Lambert was waiting at the baggage carousel at Raleigh-Durham International Airport when a woman asked if she could kiss him. Of course, the World War II veteran said. “That was the 1,456th kiss I’ve gotten this ...

Trump Jr. glad testimony over

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for about three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is ...

Maine legalizes assisted suicide

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednes­day, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it. Oregon ...

Vegas ammo supplier wants trial by judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge. The attorney for Douglas Haig argued that the connection to the massacre ...