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The Latest: US sanctions more Russians

Aug. 21, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military and spy...

Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

Aug. 21, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and Stanford...

Correction: Russia Sanctions story

Aug. 21, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about a speech by British foreign secretary, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Britain was asking the United States to impose further sanctions on Russia. According to excerpts of a prepared speech in Washington, Jeremy Hunt said the European Union should...

Britain says EU should weigh tougher Russia sanctions

Aug. 21, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain wants the European Union to ensure its sanctions on Russia are sufficiently comprehensive in response to accusations Moscow poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain, using a nerve agent. In his first speech in the U.S. as Britain's foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt was expected...

Spanish gov't poised to amend law, ensure Franco exhumation

Aug. 21, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A senior Spanish official says the government expects to approve this week legal amendments that will ensure the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco can be exhumed in the near future. Spain's new center-left government has made removing Franco from the Valley of the Fallen, a mausoleum...

Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

Aug. 21, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy. The children,...

Salvadoran town deeply rooted in DC unfazed by US politics

Aug. 21, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

INTIPUCA, El Salvador (AP) — In a quiet, cobblestoned town near the Pacific coast of El Salvador, residents are unfazed by the Trump administration seeking to lock up families indefinitely and ending temporary protected status for people from their country. They're still going north. "The people in this...

The Latest: Post Malone, Aerosmith merge to close VMAs

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Post Malone was joined on stage by Aerosmith to give a wild-verging-on-bizarre dual performance to close the MTV Video Music Awards. Malone, wearing garb that looked like a toddler's footie pajamas with yellow, blue and...

Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

Aug. 21, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent in morning trading to 22,273.82 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.9 percent to 2,268.16. Hong Kong's...

A look at the leading candidates for Brazil's presidency

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil's presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls: JAIR BOLSONARO The former army captain and seven-term congressman...