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World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collapse." According to the report, Gaza's economy contracted by 6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. It said...

Mexican gov't agency says 1968 massacre was a 'state crime'

Sep. 25, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, a Mexican government body acknowledged on Monday that the massacre of student protesters at the capital's Plaza of the Three Cultures on Oct. 2, 1968, was a "state crime." Jaime Rochin, head of the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, said the government...

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of...

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

Sep. 24, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change....

Trump returning to Tennessee for Blackburn Senate fundraiser

Sep. 24, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is returning to Tennessee for another fundraiser to boost Republican Marsha Blackburn in her tough U.S. Senate race, as well as hold a rally for his supporters. An invitation says the event will be next Monday in Johnson City. Tickets...

Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Sep. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in black staged a sit-in at Yale Law School on Monday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and demand an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Organizers said allegations of sexual assault and...

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire at protest near frontier

Sep. 24, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed and 10 others wounded by Israeli fire during a protest near the perimeter fence. Thousands of Palestinian protesters gathered Monday on a beach in northern Gaza near the frontier, burning tires and hurling rocks toward...

Some question force used on protesters of police shooting

Sep. 24, 2018 3:41 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Activists are questioning the level of force used by Tennessee police officers to arrest people protesting the Memphis Police Department's shooting of a black man who was in critical condition. The Commercial Appeal reports a video of one woman arrested during the Wednesday protest...

Teenager killed in Nicaragua as protest tensions flare again

Sep. 23, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Armed men wearing hoods clashed with anti-government protesters in Nicaragua's capital Sunday, and police said a teenager was killed and five people were injured. Images on Nicaraguan television showed men carrying guns and the red and black flag of the government of President...

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed in overnight protest

Sep. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and 20 injured by Israeli gunfire in east Gaza. A ministry statement said Sunday that the 21-year-old died in overnight skirmishes between dozens of protesters and Israeli forces. Israel's army said a drone fired at...