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Harry and Meghan's royal baby: Questions asked and answered

Apr. 22, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The couple is keeping many details about Meghan's pregnancy and birth plan private and say they don't know the baby's gender yet. Here are some key points about...

The Latest: Sri Lanka diplomat says 8 Britons killed

Apr. 22, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4 p.m. Sri Lanka's top diplomat in Britain says authorities know of eight British nationals killed in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels in and around Colombo. High Commissioner to the UK...

US increasing pressure on use of Iranian oil

Apr. 22, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that...

World markets mixed, oil rises on Iran concerns

Apr. 22, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly lower while oil prices surged for a second day Monday following reports Washington wants to block Iranian exports. Benchmarks in Shanghai and India sank while Tokyo and Seoul were little changed. London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Sydney were closed for...

US tells Afghan president Qatar talks best chance for peace

Apr. 22, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghanistan's president over the weekend to express Washington's disappointment over the indefinite postponement of Afghan talks with the Taliban and to condemn the insurgent's latest "spring offensive," according to a statement Monday....

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

China's Huawei says 1Q sales up 39%

Apr. 22, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday its revenue rose 39% over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom technology as a security risk. Huawei, the biggest global maker of network equipment for phone and internet companies, on Monday reported...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, AG spread untruths on Mueller report

Apr. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still distorting the truth about the Russia investigation , claiming exoneration from a special counsel's report that he is also assailing as hopelessly biased. Confronted with unflattering details in the report about his monthslong effort to undermine federal...

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

Apr. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found. These deaths "are entirely preventable. That's the most important point," said...

Today in History

Apr. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 22, 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, from his relatives' home in Miami;...