Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
Jul. 09, 2018
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A total of four ambulances have left the area around the flooded cave in northern Thailand where members of a youth soccer team have been trapped for more than two weeks, suggesting eight of the 13 trapped people have now been extracted. Thai officials have been tight-lipped about the rescue operation, and would not comment on how many people were removed today. On Sunday, teams of divers brought out four of the trapped boys but waited several hours before confirming their safe rescue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announces his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at 9 p.m. Monday. Trump told reporters that as of Sunday afternoon he still hadn't narrowed his choices down to one candidate, but said with his final four options "you can't go wrong." Those options are believed to be federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has until Tuesday to reunite young children who were separated at the border with their parents. But the American Civil Liberties Union said Sunday night that the administration provided it with a list of 102 children under 5 years old and that "appears likely that less than half will be reunited" by the deadline. The Justice Department plans to present a progress report Monday to U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw.
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Pope Francis is praying for the victims of Japan's flooding and is encouraging civil authorities involved in search and rescue operations. Francis sent a note of condolences to Catholic church authorities on Monday, saying he was "deeply saddened" to learn of the loss of life.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein (WYN'-steen) is at a Manhattan courthouse for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. Courthouse guards told people arriving for jury duty to wait or use a different entrance as Weinstein arrived. An updated indictment alleges the movie mogul-turned-MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006.