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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...

Wray's testimony could be preview for Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 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...

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

Jul. 23, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling out...

The Latest: McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Jul. 23, 2019 4:53 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...

Spain's Pedro Sánchez faces difficult 1st vote to form gov't

Jul. 23, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister is seeking support in Parliament to form a government. Pedro Sánchez enters Tuesday's parliamentary vote after falling short at the recent general election of getting the required absolute majority in the 350-member lower house. Sánchez's Socialists...

Replacement of Maine-Canada bridge gets major fed aid boost

Jul. 23, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine will receive $36 million to help pay for the replacement of an aging bridge that connects one of its northernmost communities with the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who chairs the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee,...

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year....

Ready to fight, Trump says he'll watch 'a little' of Mueller

Jul. 23, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He won't watch. Well, maybe just a little bit. President Donald Trump on Monday feigned indifference to Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony, an eyebrow-raising claim for a media-obsessed president who has been concerned for months about the potential impact of the former...