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Boris Johnson tipped to win as UK Tories reveal new leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal Tuesday the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,000...

Deal sealed on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown, default

Jul. 23, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first-ever federal default....

Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m....

Puerto Ricans worry about future if embattled governor stays

Jul. 23, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many wonder how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in the coming days and possibly weeks amid the massive protests to oust him. Rosselló dug his heels in late Monday after...

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...

SKorea fires 360 rounds of warning shots at Russian warplane

Jul. 23, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane briefly violated South Korea's airspace twice on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries. Three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers...

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea's military bolstered

Jul. 23, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases pressure on the United States ahead of the possible resumption of nuclear...

6 men, some with triad links, held over Hong Kong mob attack

Jul. 23, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have detained six men, some with links to triads, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said Monday the men, aged between 24 and 54, were held for "unlawful assembly" and is...

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Jul. 23, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad. Now they are barely...

Hundreds of black deaths in Red Summer ignored century later

Jul. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened. It flowed in small towns like Elaine, Arkansas, in medium-size places such as Annapolis, Maryland, and Syracuse, New York, and in big cities like Washington and Chicago....

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US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Jul. 23, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad. Now they are barely...

Many killed in Nigerian protests for release of Shia leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Security was high in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Tuesday, a day after several people were killed in clashes between police and the country's main Shia group. A police officer and a reporter for the Channels television network were among those killed in the clashes in the capital, Abuja,...

Indiana man dies after overcome by waves in Lake Michigan

Jul. 23, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say a man pulled from Lake Michigan has died. They say 25-year-old Christian Rosete of Michigan City died at a hospital Sunday night. Officers say Rosete was pulled from the lake near Washington Park Beach in Michigan City on Saturday night. They say...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite heightened Middle East tensions. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.6% to 7,556.70 and Frankfurt's DAX climbed 0.85% to 12,392.70. France's CAC-40 jumped 0.3% to 5584.15. On Wall Street, futures...

Singapore seizes tons of elephant tusks, pangolin scales

Jul. 23, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has seized about 12 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 2,000 of the endangered mammals and nearly 10 tons of elephant ivory. The National Parks Board, Singapore Customs and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said Tuesday it was the city-state's third major seizure...

Boris Johnson tipped to win as UK Tories reveal new leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal Tuesday the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,000...

Detroit federal Judge Avern Cohn turns 95 Tuesday

Jul. 23, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Detroit is turning 95 years old. Avern Cohn, who has been a judge for 40 years, is celebrating Tuesday with a hot dog lunch in the jury room. His staff and admirers usually gather at Lafayette Coney Island for his birthday, but the crowd this time will be too large. Cohn...

Commission awards 5 grants to programs bolstering fathers

Jul. 23, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has awarded grants to five groups that promote fathers. The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood says the two-year grants of $260,000 each are aimed at advancing the organizations' efforts to help fathers become better parents, partners and providers. Executive Director Kim Dent says...

W. Virginia senators take zip line ride at Scout Jamboree

Jul. 23, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's two U.S. senators let their adventuresome sides take over at the World Scout Jamboree. Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito took rides on adjoining zip lines Monday in southern West Virginia. About 45,000 Scouts and their leaders from around the...

UN compensation panel pays out $270M for Kuwait oil company

Jul. 23, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations panel that oversees compensation claims stemming from Iraq's 1990-1991 invasion of Kuwait says it has paid out $270 million to Kuwait's national oil company. The Geneva-based U.N. Compensation Commission said Tuesday the tranche brings to $48.7 billion the amount it has paid...