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Mother of IS member loses bid to block UK evidence transfer

Sep. 22, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The mother of a British man who is suspected in the beheadings of Westerners taken hostage by the Islamic State group lost a court challenge Tuesday to the British government’s decision to share evidence about her son with American authorities. El Shafee Elsheikh and another British...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

European stocks, US futures stabilize after steep sell-off

Sep. 22, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

Stock markets recovered their poise on Tuesday, with European shares and Wall Street futures edging up after suffering steep losses the previous day. Investors have been spooked in recent days by a resurgence in coronavirus cases that is leading to new restrictions on business in parts of Europe and other...

A new AP-NORC poll finds the share of Americans who expect the economy to worsen in the next year has fallen from a high in May of 4 in 10. About 3 in 10 now say they expect the economy to get worse in the next year.

AP-NORC poll: Dim view of economy stable as election nears

Sep. 22, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day — if not reasons for optimism. According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 60% of...

A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus walks through the Usera neighborhood in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Madrid is poised to extend its restrictions on movement to more neighborhoods, due to a surge in new cases in other districts and despite an outcry from residents over discrimination. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Mobile apps to trace virus get mixed reviews

Sep. 22, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

LONDON — Mobile apps tracing coronavirus cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., departs the chamber after speaking about the death of Supreme Court  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Who's a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on court

Sep. 22, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “H” word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed that President...

Taiwanese airmen applaud as they listen to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speak during her visit to the Penghu Magong military air base in outlying Penghu Island, Taiwan Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Tsai visited the military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands Tuesday in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. (AP Photo/Wu Huizhong)

Taiwan's Tsai visits base following Chinese show of force

Sep. 22, 2020 5:54 AM EDT

PENGHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visited a military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands Tuesday in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. Tsai spoke to roughly a hundred air force pilots and crew members at the Penghu Magong Air Force...

President Donald Trump pumps his fist before speaking at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

Sep. 22, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chilly relations between the U.S. and China and ongoing threats from North Korea and Iran — all during...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, U.S. President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan pose for a photo on the Blue Room Balcony after signing the Abraham Accords during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Saudi Arabia insists officially that there can be no formal ties with Israel before Palestinian statehood is achieved, but state-backed media and clerics have softened their tone toward Jews and there has been no official condemnation or criticism of the deals signed by the UAE or Bahrain with Israel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Road to Saudi ties with Israel being paved, cautiously

Sep. 22, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam's holiest sites, has made its official position on the region's longest-running conflict clear: Full ties between the kingdom and Israel can only happen when peace is reached with the Palestinians. Yet...

John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poses for a portrait at the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships, but as Africa's top public health official, Nkengasong has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance that has won praise as responding better than some richer nations. (Mulugeta Ayene via AP)

As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised

Sep. 22, 2020 3:16 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent." Then he quoted Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems,...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat on pandemic pains

Sep. 22, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.3% to 23,894.72 and the Kospi in South Korea sank 1.7% to 2,348.24. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia lost 0.6% to 5,787.00 and the Shanghai Composite index edged 0.1%...