Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks LONDON (AP) - Britain and the European Union haven't even begun divorce talks yet but were already bickering Saturday as the political and economic shockwaves from the British vote to leave the bloc reverberated around the world. Senior EU politicians, rattled by a result that few saw coming, told Britain on Saturday to hurry up and trigger the formal exit process - something the U.K. insists won't happen for several months. "There is a certain urgency ... so that we don't have a period of uncertainty, with financial consequences, political consequences," French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said at a meeting in Berlin of the EU's six founding nations.
Now that Britain wants out, EU must figure out how to do it BRUSSELS (AP) - Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the bloc's first order of business is figuring out how to get rid of it. Surprisingly, that's a tall order. Britain seemingly has the luxury to pick and choose when to start the laborious, intricate process of disengagement from the 28-nation group, which is expected to take years. EU leaders exhorted Britain on Saturday to activate as soon as possible Article 50 of the EU's governing Lisbon Treaty, which contains the exit clause and is the key to let the EU get on with its political life. "There is urgency.
British brace for economic repercussions of EU exit decision LONDON (AP) - The British were warned for weeks that a vote to leave the European Union would result in economic pain. Now they'll find out whether it will. U.K. financial leaders are scrambling to reassure households, businesses and investors that they can contain the doom and gloom they had predicted in case of a British exit, or Brexit. The pound plunged to its lowest level in over 30 years on Friday, raising concerns about price inflation, and shares in the U.K.'s biggest banks and real estate builders posted double-digit declines as economists predicted the country would fall into recession.
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Britain's Europeans gripped by fear, confusion, heartache LONDON (AP) - A tsunami of uncertainty has engulfed Anna Woydyla, a Polish restaurant worker in London, since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Would her two teenage children, who grew up in the United Kingdom, still qualify for loans to study at British universities? Would she and her husband, after 11 years of working here, have to sell the home they just bought? Leave their jobs? Leave their new country? Try to apply for citizenship? The 41-year-old is among hundreds of thousands of European Union workers in Britain who are fearful and confused over what happens next as their adoptive country begins the long process of unwinding its many ties to continental Europe.
Brexit vote hardly a harbinger of US presidential election DENVER (AP) - Widespread economic angst. Intense opposition to immigration policy. The rise of populist and nationalist sentiments, particularly among less-educated and older white voters. The politics behind the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sound awfully familiar to the politics that have propelled Donald Trump to the Republican presidential nomination. But before saying the victory by the "leave" side is a harbinger of a Trump victory on Election Day in the United States, it's wise to consider the many differences between the two allied nations with historic ties like few others. The greatest difference: The United States is a significantly more racially diverse nation.
2 dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Two people were killed and several others injured early Saturday in a shooting outside a Texas dance studio during a party involving a group that the facility's owner said wasn't authorized to be there. Officers found one victim dead outside Studio 74 in Fort Worth, and several people were transported to hospitals - one of whom died from his injuries, Fort Worth police spokesman Daniel Segura said in a statement. Laura Reyna, owner and artistic director of the studio, called it an unauthorized event. She said she didn't even know the group of about 60 people was there until one of her instructors called her at 12:45 a.m.
The Latest: West Virginia governor asks for disaster help West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking federal authorities for a major disaster declaration to get help for the three counties in his state hardest hit by flooding. A statement from his office says Tomblin made an expedited verbal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Saturday for individual assistance for Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties. Individual assistance includes housing and crisis counseling. "A federal Major Disaster Declaration would provide our residents with the support they need to rebuild and move forward," Tomblin's statement said. Tomblin said other counties affected by the rain-provoked flooding will also receive help. West Virginians should contact their local emergency management offices.
The Latest: Employee: Many people armed at studio shooting An employee of a Texas dance studio says an exchange of gunfire that left two people dead and several others injured during a party began around midnight. Jason Moore was working at the studio and says he noticed prior to the shooting that "a lot of people had guns on them." He says that there was no professional security at the event but that someone from the group who he believed had rented the space was using a metal detector wand as people entered. From the back of the studio, Moore heard a volley of gunfire near the front entrance. He used a towel to try to compress the chest of one of the victims, but he was shot in the lungs and died at the scene.
Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment WASHINGTON (AP) - The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: A rejection of economic globalization and the elites who favor it by those who feel left behind. Many economists warn that the British vote to leave the EU, dubbed "Brexit," could cripple that nation's economy - just as many say Trump's ideas would stifle U.S. growth or even trigger another recession. Millions of voters have defied those concerns. The Brexit vote and Trump's widespread support reflect a sweeping rejection of expert opinion in advanced countries.
Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him. From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the Republican Party's professional class say they cannot look past their deep personal and professional reservations about the presumptive presidential nominee. While there are exceptions, many strategists who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home.