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Chicago Fire acquire 34-year-old defender Jonathan Bornstein

Jul. 22, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. national team left back Jonathan Bornstein has been acquired by Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire from Israel's Maccabi Netanya. Chicago obtained the No. 1 spot in the MLS waiver order from Columbus for $50,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money, then selected Bornstein...

Israeli group says West Bank outposts boom under Trump

Jul. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers have established dozens of unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank in recent years, most of them founded since President Donald Trump entered office, an Israeli watchdog group said Monday. Peace Now said in a new report that Israeli settlers have founded 32...

Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

Jul. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, constructed near the invisible line...

Israeli probes into deaths of Palestinians yield few results

Jul. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Hamedo Fakhouri clearly remembers the moment when the young Palestinian who worked at his neighborhood coffee shop was shot dead. Israeli troops were lingering after an overnight arrest raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem when he noticed the mentally...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE'S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo...

Israeli probes into deaths of Palestinians often go nowhere

Jul. 22, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Hamedo Fakhouri clearly remembers the moment when the young Palestinian who worked at his neighborhood coffee shop was shot dead. Israeli troops were lingering after an overnight arrest raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem when he noticed the mentally...

Israeli work crews begin demolitions of dozens of Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

Jul. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews begin demolitions of dozens of Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem.

Kushner to head to Mideast to push Palestinian economic plan

Jul. 21, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is returning to the Mideast at month's end to promote the administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians that they've rejected because it ignores their political demands. Kushner outlined the...

Ex-Israeli justice minister Shaked to head New Right party

Jul. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has assumed the leadership of her right-wing nationalist party ahead of September's unprecedented repeat elections. The New Right party had failed to garner enough votes in April to win seats in parliament, but announced Sunday it's running...

The Latest: Germany urges diplomacy amid Gulf tensions

Jul. 21, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is warning Iran that its seizure of commercial vessels in a key Persian Gulf shipping lane is contributing to an "escalation spiral" that could lead to war. Foreign Minister...