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Boris Johnson tipped to win as UK Tories reveal new leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal Tuesday the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,000...

Deal sealed on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown, default

Jul. 23, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever federal default....

Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m....

Puerto Ricans worry about future if embattled governor stays

Jul. 23, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days and possibly weeks amid the massive protests to oust him. Rosselló dug his heels in late Monday after...

Wray's testimony could be preview for Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is...

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

Jul. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago....

SKorea fires 360 rounds of warning shots at Russian warplane

Jul. 23, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea's airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. Three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers...

6 men, some with triad links, held over Hong Kong mob attack

Jul. 23, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have detained six men, some with links to triads, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said Monday the men, aged between 24 and 54, were held for "unlawful assembly" and is...

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Jul. 23, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad. Now they are barely...

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea's military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...

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Pope taps Baltimore Auxiliary Brennan to lead West Virginia diocese following ex-bishop's sexual harassment, spending

Jul. 23, 2019 6:04 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope taps Baltimore Auxiliary Brennan to lead West Virginia diocese following ex-bishop's sexual harassment, spending.

Attorney Avenatti faces judge in Stormy Daniels-related case

Jul. 23, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti is due to return to a New York court to face charges accusing him of cheating porn star Stormy Daniels out of $300,000 in a book deal. The pretrial hearing Tuesday is likely to be routine, with a discussion of when written arguments must be submitted and...

Powerful storms leave many without power in New Jersey

Jul. 23, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Utility crews are trying to restore service of tens of thousands of customers in New Jersey. Utilities say 246,193 homes and businesses are without service Tuesday morning after a line of powerful storms blew across the state. At one point Monday, more than 300,000 did not have...

The Latest: Japan protests to Russia, SKorea over airspace

Jul. 23, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea's firing of warning shots after Russian military planes allegedly entered its airspace (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Japan has protested to Russia for allegedly violating Japanese airspace and to South Korea for firing warning shots there. South Korea said...

Alternative school students help suburb without library

Jul. 23, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A south Chicago suburb without a library is getting a boost thanks to students at an alternative high school inside a state juvenile detention facility. Illinois officials say the youth enrolled at Booker T. Washington Alternative High School at Harrisburg youth center constructed...

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Jul. 23, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad. Now they are barely...

Many killed in Nigerian protests for release of Shia leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Security was high in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Tuesday, a day after several people were killed in clashes between police and the country's main Shia group. A police officer and a reporter for the Channels television network were among those killed in the clashes in the capital, Abuja,...

Indiana man dies after overcome by waves in Lake Michigan

Jul. 23, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say a man pulled from Lake Michigan has died. They say 25-year-old Christian Rosete of Michigan City died at a hospital Sunday night. Officers say Rosete was pulled from the lake near Washington Park Beach in Michigan City on Saturday night. They say...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite heightened Middle East tensions. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.6% to 7,556.70 and Frankfurt's DAX climbed 0.85% to 12,392.70. France's CAC-40 jumped 0.3% to 5584.15. On Wall Street, futures...

Singapore seizes tons of elephant tusks, pangolin scales

Jul. 23, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has seized about 12 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 2,000 of the endangered mammals and nearly 10 tons of elephant ivory. The National Parks Board, Singapore Customs and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said Tuesday it was the city-state's third major seizure...