Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, front atop truck, participates with other local celebrities in a protest demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans filled a central expressway Monday to demand the resignation of their governor in what appeared to be the largest protest on the island in nearly two decades

USDA rule could cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department says the change could affect about 3.1 million people. The agency says the rule would close “a loophole” that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change could cut benefits for about 3.1 million people.

Boris Johnson wins race to become UK's next prime minister

Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit champion Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the country's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Brexit hard-liner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on and will become the country's next prime minister.

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplane

South Korean fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea's airspace in the first such incident between the countries

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Supreme Court Justice Stevens remembered for 'deep devotion' to law

Supreme Court police officers serve as pallbearers as they transport the casket of retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens into the Supreme Court to lie in repose on July 22, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary)

The body of retired justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week at age 99, returned Monday to the Great Hall of the Supreme Court, where he served for 35 terms.

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across U.S.

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. The administration of President Donald Trump announced Monday, July 22, 2019, that it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to first appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

The Trump administration is expanding the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without requiring them to appear before judges ahead of deportation

Puerto Rico governor will not seek re-election, but won't resign

Demonstrators protest against Gov. Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)

Puerto Rico's governor is seeking to defuse anger that has fed mammoth street protests against him by promising not to seek reelection, but his announcement that he won't step down has brought vows to continue demonstrations

Moon back in NASA's court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

In this Friday, July 19, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, listens to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, left, accompanied by Buzz Aldrin, Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump, during a photo opportunity commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Collins, who circled the moon in the mother ship while Aldrin and Neil Armstrong planted a U.S. flag and gathered rocks, acknowledges that returning to the moon as a precursor to Mars is

The moon is back in NASA's court, 50 years after humanity's first lunar footsteps

U.S. notes progress by Mexico on curbing migrants

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledges that Mexico has made progress on migration enforcement, while expressing hope that El Salvador can stem the tide of migrants north from the Central American country

Feeling blue? Oregon students can take 'mental health days'

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

Pageant winner ousted after tweets on Muslims, black people

The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and black people.

Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

This Feb. 9, 2019, file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday, July 5, for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight on Sunday in central Stockholm. Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y. is pushing for the release of the rapper. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Trump's offer to vouch for bail for jailed rapper A$AP Rocky rings hollow in Sweden, a country with no bail

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon

Vice President Mike Pence, left, points to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin during an event at the Kennedy Space Center in recognition of the Apollo 11 anniversary, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Americans mark 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing at parties, races, concerts and ball games

Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers' costs, oil prices

In this May 2, 2013, photo the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mesdar is seen at an unknown location. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed Friday July 19, 2019, that Iran had seized one British, the Stena Impero, and stopped one Liberian-flagged vessel, Mesdar, in the Strait of Hormuz. It was the latest escalation of tension in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. (John Pitcher via AP)

Seizure of oil tanker near Iran could raise insurance rates for shipping companies and eventually reduce tanker traffic, according to energy and security experts

Dispute pulls CBS off the air for DirecTV customers

A business dispute has taken CBS off the air for millions of satellite television customers of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

Dozens of citizens, most of them from several workers unions, carry out a protest against governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege

Trump administration planning changes to U.S. citizenship test

If you were to take the test to become a U.S. citizen tomorrow, you might be asked to name one of five U.S. territories, or two of the rights contained in the Declaration of Independence, or to provide the correct number of amendments to the...

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