Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
Jun. 09, 2018
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — President Donald Trump has opened his second day at an international summit at a breakfast discussion on gender equality. Trump arrived late for Saturday's meeting during the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations being held in Quebec. He was seated beside Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
UNDATED (AP) — He once wrote in a memoir that he wanted it all and "to try everything once." Anthony Bourdain also said that given his job, any unhappiness was 'a failure of the imagination.' Now, stunned fans have been left to puzzle over his death from an apparent suicide. They were recalling everything from his fearless consumption of a beating cobra heart to his vocal support of the #MeToo movement to his blissful paean to syrup-soaked pecan waffles at Waffle House.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump's campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The new charges were unsealed Friday against Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik. They come just days after prosecutors accused the two men of attempting to tamper with witnesses as Manafort awaits trial on charges related to his foreign lobbying work.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government. A statement released Saturday by the Taliban says they will defend themselves in case of any attack. They say foreign forces are excluded from the cease-fire and Taliban operations will continue against them.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire officials say Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and equipment sparked a dozen wildfires that destroyed homes and killed at least 15 people last October in California's wine country. Falling trees or limbs hitting power lines were the main cause. Investigators said they found evidence of violations of state law in eight cases and referred them to county prosecutors. PG&E said it met state requirements by inspecting more than 2 million power poles and pruning 1.4 million trees annually.