Italy: France, Malta offer to take quarter of 450 migrants

The Diciotti ship of the Italian Coast Guard, with 67 migrants on board rescued 4 days ago by the Vos Thalassa freighter, enters the Sicilian port of Trapani, southern Italy, Thursday, July 12, 2018. The top security officials of Germany, Italy and Austria are touting their hard line on migration issues, saying Europe needs to protect its exterior borders and crack down on human smuggling. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)

ROME (AP) — Italy said Saturday that Malta and France had agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the latest standoff but demanding even greater European solidarity.

State election officials meet amid security concerns

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

FILE - In this March 11, 1946 file photo, at a crowded table at Ciro's, Frank Sinatra steals a glance at his Oscar which he won for his performance in the film "The House I Live In," as his wife Nancy looks on at left. Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101.

Officials: Russian firm used in Maryland election systems

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, left, and House Speaker Michael Busch discuss an FBI briefing they received about Russian links to a company that maintains part of the state election board's voter registration platform during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. on Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A vendor that provides key services for Maryland elections has been acquired by a parent company with links to a Russian oligarch, state officials said Friday after a briefing a day earlier from the FBI.

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 photo, Tom Bates, interim commissioner of the Oklahoma Board of Health, listens during a meeting in Oklahoma City. When nearly 60 percent of voters in Oklahoma approved medical marijuana last month, pot advocates celebrated a hard-fought victory that was the culmination of a years-long effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis. But within just a few weeks, state health officials and the Republican governor signed off on tough new restrictions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.

Trump in Scotland for Putin meeting prep and golf

In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, a Greenpeace protester flying a microlight passes over US President's Donald Trump's resort in Turnberry, South Ayrshire, Scotland with a banner reading "Trump: Well Below Par", shortly after the US President arrived at the hotel. Scottish police said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offence. ( John Linton/PA via AP)

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — A roving news conference. Reporters piling into golf carts and running along fairways trying to keep up. A protester scattering golf balls marked with swastikas.

Demonstrators mock Donald Trump; protest his visit to U.K.

A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. Trump is making his first trip to Britain as president after a tense summit with NATO leaders in Brussels and on the heels of ruptures in British Prime Minister Theresa May's government because of the crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) — Thousands crammed the streets of central London on Friday to vent their anger over Donald Trump’s first official visit to Britain, blowing horns, waving banners and hoisting a bright orange effigy of the U.S. president on their shoulders

Waters rose, turning cave trip into 18-day ordeal

Banphot Konkum, father of Duangpetch Promthep, shows a picture of his son during an interview in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Friday, July 13, 2018. Banphot told The Associated Press his son, better known by his nickname, Dom, said that after the team members began their casual trek into the cave on June 23, they had no idea it had begun raining outside. But the rain caused flooding in the cave, blocking them from exiting. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The boys meant to explore the cave for just an hour, a casual jaunt to relax after soccer practice, but the waters rose. The teammates climbed higher, using their hands to feel the walls for a crawl space that would lead to safer, higher ground. Those handprints were among the first signs of where the boys were, what they had done to escape the floods, and what dangers rescuers would face in their mission to save the boys and their coach.

Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second right, and staff arrive at Los Pinos presidential residence for a visit with Mexico's President Enrique Nieto in Mexico City, Friday, July 13, 2018. Both Mexican and American officials are meeting throughout the day to discuss border, crime, and trade issues affecting both countries. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border.

Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrage

FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2018 file photo, Nigeriens and third-country migrants head towards Libya from Agadez, Niger. Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two of its top security officials. Officials with the UN’s International Organization for Migration said the expulsions to the desert border Algeria shares with Niger and Mali had all but ended since The Associated Press reported more than 13,000 people had been dropped there since May 2017, including women and children.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

PARIS (AP) — Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials.

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