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Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May. 20, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to...

All by himself: Amash alone among GOP on impeachment

May. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was known in the Michigan statehouse as "Mr. No" for voting against some Republican legislation. But now in Congress, on the question of whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, Rep. Justin Amash is the lone Republican saying "Yes." In tweeted remarks over the weekend, Amash...

Fiery and icy feelings from fans as 'Game of Thrones' ends

May. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire rained down and heads came off. There was punishment, banishment and retribution. And that was just from the fans. "Game of Thrones" aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night, showing its gift for drawing record-setting numbers of viewers and for leaving those viewers deeply...

Man sorry he urinated on memorial to boy who died of cancer

May. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video while urinating on a park memorial marker that honors a 9-year-old boy who died of brain cancer says he made "a huge mistake" and wants to apologize to the boy's family. Police say Bryan Bellace, of Egg Harbor, urinated on the memorial while his friend, Daniel...

High-tech Estonia votes online for European Parliament

May. 20, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire electorate, in every election, and...

Mother shares daughter's journey with rare liver disease

May. 19, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Before her second birthday, an Annapolis girl went through two surgeries and a liver transplant, a medical journey that began when her mother noticed bruises across her stomach. Trinity Ramirez, who is now 7, sat beside her grandmother recently and held tight to her iPad with a...

North Carolina priest recalls life in rock band

May. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Father Christopher Foley sometimes scrolls through the comments on Facebook about his college band, whose music is making a resurgence thanks to a social media campaign that's resulted in a documentary film premiering in New York this week. "I've been reposting like crazy. ... This...

Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks' costumes

May. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news...

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

May. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat." Video shows the former California governor standing and filming children at a...

Argentina's Fernández announces vice presidential bid

May. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández announced on Saturday her candidacy for vice president in October's general elections, a surprising move that now puts a more moderate challenger at the helm of the presidential ticket. In a video posted on Twitter on...