The Latest: Trump announces details of NKorea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): President Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for highly anticipated summit talks in Singapore on June 12. He set the stage for his announcement by hosting a 3 a.m., made-for-TV welcome home for three Americans held by Kim’s government. Trump told supporters at a campaign rally in Indiana Thursday evening that “we welcomed them back home the proper way.” Final details in place, Trump and Kim agreed to the first face-to-face North Korea-U.S. summit since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. 7:30 p.m. Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton… Read More

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Big jump in job program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges

WASHINGTON — A program that allows foreign students to stay in the United States for temporary employment after graduation has expanded significantly over a dozen years as technical companies stepped up hiring of science and engineering majors, according to a report released Thursday. The study by Pew Research Center in Washington comes as colleges and universities across the country struggle with falling enrollment by foreign students amid the Trump administration’s anti-immigration rhetoric and policies. In 2016, 172,000 foreign nationals who went to college or university in the U.S. got a job through the Optional Practical Training program compared to 45,000 in 2004, according to the report. Participation in the program… Read More

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White House aide reportedly dismisses McCain’s opposition: ‘He’s dying anyway’

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A White House official reportedly made what some saw as an insensitive comment about ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain at a staff meeting Thursday. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she allegedly claimed, “It doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway.” That’s according to a person in the room who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door meeting. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. The White House did not dispute… Read More

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As sexual harassment allegations swirl, supervisors race uncertain

With sexual harassment allegations roiling the Santa Clara County supervisors race, the outcome appears far from certain as voters wonder whom to trust in the final weeks before the election. In just the last month, unions who oppose San Jose City Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio’s candidacy for District 4 have dredged up a 2013 sexual harassment complaint and subsequent lawsuit against him. When the first case broke, it largely fell under the radar, but in the charged atmosphere of the #MeToo movement it’s taken on new weight. And this week — with the June 5 primary rapidly approaching and voters receiving their ballots — the campaign of Dominic Caserta, a sitting… Read More

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Nurse charged in death of ex-Trump aide McMaster’s father

By Eli Rosenberg | Washington Post A nurse in Pennsylvania has been charged in the death of former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s father for failing to provide proper care at the senior living facility where the 84-year-old died, authorities say. Herbert McMaster Sr., 84, was found dead in a wheelchair around 7 a.m. April 13 in the lobby of the Cathedral Village in Upper Roxborough, outside Philadelphia, after falling and suffering a head injury, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a news release Thursday. Christann Gainey, 30, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with neglect of a care-dependent person, involuntary manslaughter and tampering with records stemming from… Read More

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Teachers union slams PERA deal as Gov. Hickenlooper characterizes it as a fair compromise

Colorado’s largest teachers union on Thursday slammed an eleventh-hour deal reached Wednesday night by lawmakers to stabilize the state’s underfunded pension system, saying they were especially frustrated that the plan reached deep into educator’s pockets after thousands of educators recently protested at the Capitol recently demanding more money. “We are very disappointed in our elected officials who did not support educators and retirees, and even chose to take money out of their pockets,” said Kerrie Dallman, president of the Colorado Education Association, in a statement. She added: “This is bad policy done in haste.” But Gov. John Hickenlooper — who made a late-trip visit to a Democratic caucus meeting to… Read More

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