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Iran diplomat warns of 'all-out war' if hit for Saudi attack

Sep. 19, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry will result in "all-out war," further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf. The comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif represent the...

'Deeply sorry' Trudeau begs forgiveness for brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him. Time magazine published the photo...

Despite his tough talk, Trump is leery of foreign conflict

Sep. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A president with few ideological constants, Donald Trump has consistently been leery of getting entangled in overseas military engagements. It's a stance shaped by his belief that wars in places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq have drained America's resources at home and its reputation...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 19, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN DIPLOMAT ISSUES STARK WARNING Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry will result in "all-out war." 2. 'IT WAS A DUMB...

Israelis contend with prospect of third poll days after vote

Sep. 19, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were contending with the prospect of a third election on Thursday, two days after an unprecedented repeat election left the country's two main political parties deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his rivals holding a clear path to a coalition...

Trump calls new border wall a 'world-class security system'

Sep. 19, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump signed his name on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a "world-class security system" that will be virtually impenetrable. Trump toured a section of the border wall in San Diego's Otay Mesa area on Wednesday. It was a return trip...

Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court was hearing final arguments Thursday in a case that will determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament just weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. Judges at the country's top court were set to hear from a...

Sanders still wants a revolution, but now he's got company

Sep. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders is still leading a revolution. But his ideas no longer feel quite so revolutionary. The Vermont senator acknowledges that many of his top proposals, which were dismissed as radical four years ago, have been adopted by much of the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary...

In new Sudan, women want more freedom, bigger political role

Sep. 19, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On her daily walks from home to her job at a primary school in the city of Port Sudan, Khalda Saber would urge people to join the protests against the three-decade rule of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. At school, she rallied fellow teachers to join the pro-democracy uprising. "I...

Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx

Sep. 19, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once-secret military research site are preparing for an influx of people over the next few days. "It's...

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Council rejects AG appointment for county attorney's office

Sep. 19, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Executive Council has rejected the appointment of Manchester's former police chief to oversee a county attorney's office that's been criticized for its handling of criminal cases. WMUR-TV reports the vote for David Mara was tied at two Wednesday. One councilor...

Police: Student accused of having loaded gun at high school

Sep. 19, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Ohio high school student accused of having a loaded handgun at school has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Ticqcwon Brent was arraigned Wednesday in Akron Municipal Court on charges that also include tampering with evidence and illegal...

State senators plan field hearings on Facebook, Google reach

Sep. 19, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A panel of state senators is hitting the road to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof (AWB'-hawf) said Wednesday that two October hearings are planned. One will be in Cleveland and the other in...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 19, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN DIPLOMAT ISSUES STARK WARNING Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry will result in "all-out war." 2. 'IT WAS A DUMB...

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

Sep. 19, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province's governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces. The Taliban, who claimed...

Police: Maryland homeowner kills man who scootered to house

Sep. 19, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a homeowner shot and killed a man who he said threatened him and drove to his house on an electric scooter. Anne Arundel County Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jacklyn Davis says officers responded to a call from the unidentified homeowner Wednesday morning. He told...

FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans

Sep. 19, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month. Attention on the ban intensified when a 29-year-old activist, Sahar Khodayari, died this month after setting herself on fire outside a...

Woman drives SUV onto sidewalk, hits man after argument

Sep. 19, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an argument between a man and a woman ended when she drove an SUV onto the sidewalk and hit him, then made a U-turn and tried to run him over again. Bethlehem police say 34-year-old city resident Crystal Legrand faces several counts, including aggravated assault and...

The Latest: 'Life-threatening" rainfall occurring in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 6:22 a.m. A flash flood emergency warning is in effect for areas east of Houston as Tropical Depression Imelda dumps rainfall on parts of Texas. Authorities say high-water rescues are underway in some areas because of...

Iran diplomat warns of 'all-out war' if hit for Saudi attack

Sep. 19, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia's oil industry will result in "all-out war," further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf. The comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif represent the...