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Barr weighs how much of Trump-Russia report to release

Mar. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts to...

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

Mar. 24, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is combing through Mueller's report and will release at least some...

Tugs tow Norway cruise ship after 463 rescued; 17 injured

Mar. 24, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — More than 450 passengers were airlifted off a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the rescue operation was suspended Sunday so the vessel could be towed to a nearby port, Norwegian authorities said. Five helicopters flying in the pitch...

Thais vote in long-delayed poll pitting junta versus critics

Mar. 24, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand voted Sunday in a long-delayed election pitting a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew. An opinion survey taken in the days before the election, and released after voting closed, indicated that the...

Venezuelan power struggle creates diplomatic duel abroad

Mar. 24, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When Lorena Delgado approached the Venezuelan consulate in Colombia's capital on a recent afternoon hoping to extend the life of her expiring passport, she found the metal gates to the languishing building shuttered. Days earlier, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro had severed ties...

UK's Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

Mar. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday. Senior Conservative Party figures were urging May to...

Is it terrorism? Post NZ attack, Muslims see double standard

Mar. 24, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her response to two mosque shootings by a white nationalist who killed 50 worshippers. She wore a headscarf at the funerals in line with Islamic custom and swiftly...

Mozambican families hunt for loved ones separated by cyclone

Mar. 24, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

BUZI, Mozambique (AP) — She struggled home with food, her small daughter and the proof she was still alive. Veronica Fatia huddled on a wooden boat that left the cyclone-shattered city of Beira for what was now the unknown: the flooded town of Buzi, which for a week people had been fleeing with little but...

Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Mar. 24, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown,...

TIPPING OFF: Dawkins faces his alma mater as UCF meets Duke

Mar. 24, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski's first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth. Standing in Johnny Dawkins' way is his former coach and boss. Dawkins, a former Naismith player of the year and assistant coach at Duke, will match up with Krzyzewski on Sunday as No. 9...

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Thais vote in long-delayed poll pitting junta versus critics

Mar. 24, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand voted Sunday in a long-delayed election pitting a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew. An opinion survey taken in the days before the election, and released after voting closed, indicated that the...

Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Mar. 24, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown,...

Kurds rally ahead of local elections testing Turkish leader

Mar. 24, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a pro-Kurdish party gathered Sunday in Istanbul to celebrate the Kurdish New Year and to attend a campaign rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity. The Peoples' Democratic Party, or HDP, held the event amid the municipal office...

Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

Mar. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China's growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and...

The Latest: Poll: Thaksin-allied party to win most seats

Mar. 24, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A poll for Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup predicts the Thaksin Shinawatra-allied Pheu Thai party will win the most parliamentary seats by a large margin but not enough to choose the country's next prime...

Death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai rises to 446

Mar. 24, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities say the death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai is now 446. Environment minister Celso Correia said Sunday that nearly 110,000 people are now in camps more than a week after Cyclone Idai hit. As rescue efforts wind down, aid workers across the vast region are bracing...

Is it terrorism? Post NZ attack, Muslims see double standard

Mar. 24, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her response to two mosque shootings by a white nationalist who killed 50 worshippers. She wore a headscarf at the funerals in line with Islamic custom and swiftly...

Venezuelan power struggle creates diplomatic duel abroad

Mar. 24, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When Lorena Delgado approached the Venezuelan consulate in Colombia's capital on a recent afternoon hoping to extend the life of her expiring passport, she found the metal gates to the languishing building shuttered. Days earlier, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro had severed ties...

Tugs tow Norway cruise ship after 463 rescued; 17 injured

Mar. 24, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — More than 450 passengers were airlifted off a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the rescue operation was suspended Sunday so the vessel could be towed to a nearby port, Norwegian authorities said. Five helicopters flying in the pitch...

Palestinian dies of wounds from Israeli fire at Gaza protest

Mar. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has died of wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire at protests along the perimeter fence. The ministry says Sunday that 24-year-old Habib al-Masri was shot in the chest at protests near Beit Hanoun the previous night, and that two others...