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Netanyahu faces uphill battle after repeat election

Sep. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job. The election's seeming political kingmaker, Avigdor Lieberman, said he'll insist upon a secular unity...

Iran tells US retaliation looms if targeted for Saudi attack

Sep. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has warned the U.S. it will retaliate "immediately" if Tehran is targeted over a weekend attack on Saudi oil installations, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran's president and foreign minister also may not be able to attend next...

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter

Sep. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece

Sep. 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed. He...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 18, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL'S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES DEADLOCKED AFTER ELECTION Seeming kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman says he'll insist upon a secular unity government between the main Likud and Blue and White parties, and that...

EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one

Sep. 18, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the chamber that a no-deal scenario remains "very real." After a...

House Democrats, Lewandowski spar at 1st impeachment hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend and...

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973

Sep. 18, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

Sep. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There are people...

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

Sep. 18, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's...

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Liberian police say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital kills at least 27 people

Sep. 18, 2019 8:57 AM EDT
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — Liberian police say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital kills at least 27 people.

Correction: Mayor Charged story

Sep. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about a preliminary mayoral election in Fall River, Massachusetts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that embattled incumbent mayor Jasiel Correia will face Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco in the Nov. 5 general election. He will face only Coogan. A...

Dillinger family members apply again to exhume his body

Sep. 18, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his body from an Indianapolis cemetery. The Indiana State Department of Health said it received the latest application Tuesday. Dillinger's family first applied to exhume his remains in July as...

Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

Sep. 18, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control...

Iran tells US retaliation looms if targeted for Saudi attack

Sep. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has warned the U.S. it will retaliate "immediately" if Tehran is targeted over a weekend attack on Saudi oil installations, its state-run news agency reported Wednesday, further raising Mideast tensions. Iran's president and foreign minister also may not be able to attend next...

Minnesota probe says man fatally shot by police had knife

Sep. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a man fatally shot by a St. Paul police officer last weekend had confronted him with a knife before he was killed. The BCA, which is investigating the shooting, says Officer Steve Mattson was on patrol in the Midway neighborhood...

The Latest: Slow progress in talks as GM strike in 3rd day

Sep. 18, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers union's strike that has crippled U.S. production at General Motors (all times local): 8 a.m. Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued...

74-year-old woman among 3 people who allegedly killed a man

Sep. 18, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy are among three people who allegedly took turns shooting a man to death inside a New Jersey laundromat. Mercer County prosecutors say 74-year-old Eudean McMillan, 37-year-old Darryl Parker and the 15-year-old have been charged in the slaying of...

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi

Sep. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on the white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boats that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris monuments....

Germany extends anti-Islamic State mission in Iraq by 1 year

Sep. 18, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved extending Germany's military participation in an international coalition against the Islamic State group. Merkel spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Wednesday the Cabinet extended the Bundeswehr's training of local Iraqi forces until Oct. 31, 2020. A...