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Florida police: Have you lost an ear? We have it.

Jun. 20, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department is trying to locate the owner of a prosthetic ear that was found on a beach after a competition. The Holmes Beach Police Department posted a photo of the rubber ear found in the sand after the "World's Strongest Man" contest on Anna Maria Island, south...

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Jun. 20, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident. The Guard said it shot...

The Latest: UK Tories narrow prime minister race to 3

Jun. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to its final three candidates, with Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt chasing front-runner Boris Johnson for a spot...

Charges filed against judge accused of absenteeism, cover-up

Jun. 20, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's judicial watchdog has filed charges against a judge accused of being chronically absent and late and trying to cover it up. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Judicial Qualifications Commission's investigative panel filed the charges Wednesday against Atlanta Municipal...

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders is cut to three.

Jun. 20, 2019 8:08 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders is cut to three.

The Latest: N. Korea leader seeks 'active response' in talks

Jun. 20, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local): 7:15 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country has taken "many positive measures" over the past year, but hasn't received an "active response from the relevant party," an apparent reference...

Man sentenced in theft from 2 vehicles at governor's home

Jun. 20, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to about two weeks in jail for thefts from two vehicles that were parked outside the official residence of Michigan's governor. The Lansing State Journal reports 24-year-old Dequinderick Jones also will get treatment for substance abuse following his jail...

World shares rise on hopes for US-China truce, Fed outlook

Jun. 20, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets advanced Thursday on hopes for a trade truce between the United States and China and the Federal Reserve's hint at lower rates. The price of oil surged amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Confirmation of a meeting between President Donald Trump and his...

Police fire tear gas as thousands in Malawi protest election

Jun. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Police in Malawi have fired tear gas at some protesters as thousands demonstrate in major cities over last month's disputed election. Thursday's confrontation in Blantyre occurred as some protesters tore down and burned billboards showing President Peter Mutharika, who narrowly won...

State worker awaiting child porn trial abused scouts in 80s

Jun. 20, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A state government employee charged with viewing child pornography at work is the same man who pleaded guilty decades ago to sexually abusing four boy scouts. The Baltimore Sun reports that 70-year-old Stephen Cormack was turned in by a co-worker, who told police in February that he saw...