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Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

Jul. 19, 2018 5:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said...

US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

Jul. 19, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats' drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump's pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — place in the administration. Trump's remarks...

The Latest: Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

Jul. 19, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 19, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US INTELLIGENCE CHIEF TOUGH ON RUSSIA, AT ODDS WITH TRUMP Dan Coats' drumbeat of criticism against Putin clashes loudly with Trump's pro-Kremlin remarks. 2. WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT SUPREME COURT PICK...

US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Jul. 19, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship. But as Republican President Donald Trump's administration has taken a harder line on immigration, U.S....

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

Jul. 19, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families Thursday by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes. Eleven of the boys and the Wild Boars coach kneeled and pressed their hands in prayer to the...

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Jul. 19, 2018 5:48 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law...

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Jul. 19, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

VARZANEH, Iran (AP) — The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the government. "We are the people,"...

LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh's votes on gay-rights issues

Jul. 19, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to have little to celebrate if Brett Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of all the court's major gay-rights rulings. None of Kavanaugh's...

Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Jul. 19, 2018 6:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday...

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Felon gets 10 years for having gun used to kill child

Jul. 19, 2018 7:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing the gun authorities say a toddler used to fatally shoot a 7-year-old. Twenty-eight-year-old Anthony Patrick Sanders was sentenced Wednesday for having two guns as a felon. U.S. Attorney Don Cochran says Harmony...

Florida diver goes missing after exploring underwater cave

Jul. 19, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (AP) — A diver who was exploring an underwater cave near Florida's Gulf Coast has gone missing. Authorities say the unidentified diver never resurfaced after exploring the Eagle's Nest cave Wednesday. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says the diver wasn't carrying oxygen. The cave is...

The Latest: EU refers Hungarian asylum policies to court

Jul. 19, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The European Union's executive body says it is referring Hungary to the Court of Justice of the EU because of its failure to comply with EU asylum rules. The European Commission said Thursday that it is also opening...

Spokesman says Pakistan's ex-PM jail conditions deplorable

Jul. 19, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for the political party of Pakistan's jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the former leader is being held in deplorable conditions as he awaits the outcome of his appeal over a 10-year sentence on corruption charges. Pervaiz Rashid, of the Pakistan Muslim League, says he...

Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in warehouse store

Jul. 19, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a man apparently accidentally shot himself in a Massachusetts warehouse store. Police say the man was at the jewelry counter at the West Springfield Costco store just before 6 p.m. Wednesday when he reached into his pocket for his cellphone and...

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Jul. 19, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A coroner has opened an inquest into the poisoning death of a British woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. Senior coroner David Ridley opened the inquest Thursday, but said the cause of Dawn Sturgess' death won't be given until further tests are completed. He adjourned the...

'Taste kiss of death': Cops say HIV-positive man spat on RN

Jul. 19, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who police say is HIV-positive is accused of spitting on a nurse, telling her to "taste the last kiss of death." The Tuscaloosa News cites court records that say 28-year-old Montrel Dewaun Minor was charged with felony assault with bodily fluids after spitting on the...

The Latest: Putin says US-Russia summit was successful

Jul. 19, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they...

Warning signs rise for stock market's record-setting run

Jul. 19, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The current bull market in stocks is a month or so away from becoming the longest in history. If it happens, then what? Many along Wall Street expect the rally that began in March 2009 to eclipse the 1990-2000 run that ended with the dot-com crash. But a growing number of experts are...

Israeli police detain liberal rabbi over 'illegal' weddings

Jul. 19, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have briefly detained a liberal rabbi in the city of Haifa over performing "illegal" Jewish weddings without authorization of the country's chief rabbinate. Rabbi Dubi Haiyun, who belongs to the Conservative Judaism movement, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that police woke...