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The Latest: Business groups urge Johnson to seek Brexit deal

Jul. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:25 p.m. British business groups are urging new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson to take immediate action to secure a deal to leave the European Union that signals the country...

Testimony by FBI's Wray could be preview of Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 7:53 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...

The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Jul. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debt and budget agreement between the White House and Congress (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the Senate will vote on the budget deal agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House before senators leave town for the...

Johnson's win elevates 'no-deal' Brexit risks to UK economy

Jul. 23, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has certainly become murkier — and potentially more perilous. Johnson's comprehensive victory over Jeremy Hunt has made it more likely that Britain...

East Timor parliament OKs sea border treaty with Australia

Jul. 23, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — The parliament of impoverished East Timor voted in favor Tuesday of ratifying a maritime boundary treaty with Australia that governs how the two countries will share billions of dollars of oil and gas riches lying beneath the Timor Sea. East Timor, one of the world's youngest and...

Deal sealed on federal budget ensures no shutdown, default

Jul. 23, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced 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 federal default. The...

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Jul. 23, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then. Most...

Indian opposition wants Modi to clarify Trump Kashmir claim

Jul. 23, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian opposition leaders on Tuesday angrily demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clarify his position in Parliament about President Donald Trump mediating in India's long-running dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar read out a statement in the...

2 fired over post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

Jul. 23, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other for "liking" the post. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the...

Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii

Jul. 23, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what they say is a sacred place. In Nevada, a few hundred Native Hawaiians and former Hawaii residents...