Blue Jackets re-sign free agents Bjorkstrand and Murray

Jul. 16, 2018 11:29 AM EDT Blue Jackets re-sign free agents Bjorkstrand and Murray AP-HKN–Blue Jackets Moves <!– –> COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Oliver Bjorkstrand and defenseman Ryan Murray. The 23-year-old...

Obama praises Kenya’s political reconciliation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya’s president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption. Obama, on his first visit to Africa since stepping down as...

Small businesses are upbeat, but tariff fallout is a threat

Small business owners remain generally optimistic, two recent reports show, but economists say the escalating trade disputes between the U.S. and its biggest trading partners could turn their upbeat attitude around. A survey of business brokers showed that small companies have...

Apparent protester removed ahead of Trump-Putin conference

HELSINKI (AP) — An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The individual, seated with the American press corps in Helsinki, was holding a sign about nuclear weapons. He...

Judge: Jewish heritage can be basis for race discrimination

Jul. 16, 2018 11:20 AM EDT Judge: Jewish heritage can be basis for race discrimination BC-US–Football Coach-Discrimination Lawsuit <!– –> ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge says a football coach should be allowed to pursue his legal...

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is filing a challenge at the World Trade Organization against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The United States has imposed tariffs of 25...

Finland feels the heat during Trump-Putin summit

BERLIN (AP) — Never mind the responsibility of hosting a historic summit, Finland is sweating under an unusual heatwave. The Finnish Meteorological Institute said Monday that the mercury in the normally cool Nordic nation is expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius (86...

Homeless individuals given 72 hours to leave downtown camp

CINCINNATI (AP) — City officials have given homeless individuals 72 hours to vacate a downtown encampment in Cincinnati, citing health and safety issues. Officials said Monday that they will close the site located under an overpass. Residents of the encampment have until...

Iran: If Trump wants to talk, he’ll have to call

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday that if President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after pulling the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, he’ll have to initiate the call. The remarks by Foreign...

Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish

BERLIN (AP) — A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond. The roughly 1.5-meter (4.9-foot) fish has been making waves in Offenbach, near...