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The Latest: Speakers address slavery apology resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local): 7 p.m. Members of the public have been given a chance to address a South Carolina city council that's considering a resolution apologizing for the city's role in the slave trade. Ministers and private citizens...

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition battled Iranian-allied Shiite rebels for control of the Red Sea port — the main passageway for food and aid supplies in...

Land deal ties Interior secretary's family, Halliburton boss

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal in his Montana hometown with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department, according to records and interviews Tuesday. The Zinkes' dealings with Halliburton chairman David...

The Latest: Mayor hopes lawsuit improves police conduct

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force...

Boston to sue drug companies over opioids epidemic

Jun. 19, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has retained a South Carolina law firm in anticipation of a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to recover damages stemming from the opioid epidemic, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday. Motley Rice LLC was selected after Boston heard from nine firms interested in...

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

Jun. 19, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

AL-BAB, Syria (AP) — A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Elbeyli to the Syrian town of al-Bab, across the border. In al-Bab, Turkish and Syrian flags line the streets, and signs on government buildings are in Arabic and Turkish. One of the first billboards honors Turkish soldiers killed in the...

Maryland's capital city apologizes for 5 lynchings

Jun. 19, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The city council of Maryland's capital has apologized for the lynchings of five African-Americans more than a century ago, a step toward accepting a historic marker for public display. The Equal Justice Initiative documented more than 4,000 lynchings in the United States between the...

The Latest: Coalition says Iran is arming Yemen rebels

Jun. 19, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local): 6 p.m. Officials in a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen have shown journalists weapons they say they seized on the battlefield that show Iran is arming the insurgents. Iran long has denied...

German mayor suspended over ties to extremist movement

Jun. 19, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have suspended a Bavarian village mayor over her alleged support of an anti-government extremist group. Bavaria's state disciplinary authority suspended Bolsterlang mayor Monika Zeller on Tuesday and filed a suit at a Munich court seeking her dismissal as a civil servant....

Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

Jun. 19, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government has ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed five people, two of whom were crushed by falling walls. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Osaka during Monday's morning rush hour injured more...