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Trump says he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky

By SOO YOUN

President Donald Trump said on Twitter he had offered to “personally vouch” for A$AP Rocky’s bail after the rapper was jailed in Sweden following a street fight. “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered…

Game of Thrones’ cast talks divisive finale

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP FILM WRITER

“Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their places. It was a cheeky reference to the misplaced coffee cup that…

50 Years Later: Historians discuss impact of Apollo 11

By DAVID KERLEY and MINA KAJI

Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. Those five decades have allowed historians to realize the impact Apollo 11 has had not just on the U.S., but on mankind. It all started with a declaration by President John F. Kennedy in the midst of a cold war. “We choose to go to the moon,” President Kennedy…

Dangerous heat wave scorches millions in parts of US, at least 1 dead

By SAMANTHA WNEK, MARK OSBORNE and ELLA TORRES

Several heat index readings came close to setting records across the eastern half of the U.S. on Friday, with the hottest temperatures still yet to come on the East Coast. Des Moines, Iowa, saw a heat index reading — the “feels like” temperature due to the high humidity — of 119 degrees, just 3 degrees away from a record. The…

US House approves $15 minimum wage; not likely to pass Senate

(WOLO, ABC NEWS, CNN) – US House Democrats have passed a bill to raise the minimum wage for the first time in a decade. The “Raise the Wage Act” would bring the federal minimum wage up gradually from $7.25 to $15 by the year 2025. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says raising the minimum wage will not only help American families…