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Report: Israeli warplanes strike Palestinian base in Lebanon

Aug. 26, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early on Monday amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency reported. The strike comes a day after an alleged Israeli drone crashed in a Hezbollah stronghold in...

Israel cuts Gaza fuel transfers in half after rocket attack

Aug. 26, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered that fuel transfers to Gaza be cut in half in response to a rocket attack against Israel. The military announced Monday that the measure would take effect immediately and until further notice. The harsh response follows airstrikes the...

Oklahoma judge tells story of 6 troops killed in World War I

Aug. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) — Only the names on the telegrams were different. Otherwise, the six were exactly the same: Same date. Same place. Even the same wording. "It must've been gut-wrenching," said Paul Vassar, who still has a hard time grasping what it was like for his hometown — losing six of its...

Ceremony held as National Guard unit deploys to Middle East

Aug. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A call to duty ceremony has been held for nearly 600 citizen-soldiers of the Ohio National Guard's 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment who are deploying to the Middle East. Ohio's Republican governor, Mike DeWine, and the state's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. John Harris Jr., took part...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing the nation's faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission...

Brazil's Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

Aug. 26, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home and criticism from abroad than his response to fires raging in parts...

Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

Aug. 25, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged Monday to keep their floundering coalition war against Yemen's Houthi rebels together after an Emirati troop pullout and the rise of the southern separatists they supported. The joint communique came as the Houthis...

Hong Kong police draw guns, arrest 36 from latest protest

Aug. 25, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, in an escalation in the summerlong protests that have shaken the city's government and residents. Sunday's main...

G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage

Aug. 25, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm. French President Emmanuel...

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas site after Gaza rocket fire

Aug. 25, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft carried out multiple strikes on Hamas military positions early Monday in the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched from the territory into southern Israel. The military said the airstrikes included one on the office of a Hamas commander in the northern Gaza Strip....