Utah: No change to plans for Medicaid work requirement

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, protesters block a street during a demonstration against the Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, in Salt Lake City. Utah officials aren't making any changes to their plans to expand Medicaid and institute a work requirement, despite a federal judge halting a similar effort in Kentucky in June 2018. State Medicaid Director Nathan Checketts said Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the state was awaiting approval for its proposal from the federal government and wouldn't change course unless directed to do so. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials aren’t making changes to the plan to expand Medicaid and institute a work requirement, despite a federal judge halting a similar effort in Kentucky last month, they said Wednesday.

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after lava injuries

FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, Monday, July 16, 2018, injuring at least 13 people. The people were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava from an erupting volcano plunge into the ocean. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people.

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to U.S.

This image shows the front page of the Monday, July 22, 1918, edition of The Boston Herald, from the Walter Howard Mayo III collection, headlining a report of a German World War I submarine attack on Orleans, Mass., which took place the day before. Orleans was the only town on U.S. soil to receive enemy gunfire during World War I. (Boston Herald via AP)

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Massachusetts, were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore.

Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Jelsin Aguilar Padilla shakes immigration attorney Jorge L. Baron's hand after stepping off his flight from New York into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he is reunited with his mother Yolany in Seattle. The Trump administration is due back in court Monday, July 16, 2018, to discuss a plan reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated at the border from their parents.(Rebekah Welch/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents’ arms.

U.S. arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Court papers unsealed Monday, July 16, 2018, photographed in Washington, shows part of the criminal complaint against Maria Butina. She was arrested July 15, on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

Obama praises Kenya’s political reconciliation

Former US President Barack Obama gestures to the crowd, during an event in Kogelo, Kisumu, Kenya, Monday, July 16, 2018. Obama is in Kenya to launch a sports and training center founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama. (AP Photo Brian Inganga)

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.

Kim slams local N. Koreans for unfinished power plant

In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, gestures during his visit to a shipyard in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. State media say that Kim has harshly reprimanded local officials over a delayed construction project. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks.

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

In this June 28, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees carry construction material through huts built in an extended area of Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where some refugees living in areas considered at risk of landslides and flooding were relocated to. The monsoon season has arrived in Bangladesh, bringing fresh dangers to the 900,000 Rohingya refugees who live in ramshackle huts on unstable hills. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The hill on which the young woman’s shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbors have evacuated. Though living here could spell doom as the monsoon rains fall, she will live here anyway.


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