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Trump embraced Putin, America groaned. What happens next?

Jul. 17, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington political playbook suggests President Donald Trump should make clear — and fast — that the U.S. isn't in the pocket of Russia President Vladimir Putin. But apologies and clarifying statements just aren't Trump's style. Here's a look at Trump's dilemma and what...

The Latest: Schumer wants hearings on what Trump told Putin

Jul. 17, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for immediate hearings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials to learn more about President Donald Trump's private...

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

Jul. 17, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an...

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

Jul. 17, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four former wrestlers say in a lawsuit that Ohio State University officials ignored repeated complaints about a now-dead team doctor and failed to stop his "rampant sexual misconduct" that went on nearly two decades. The lawsuit describes Richard Strauss, who killed himself after...

Once a Trump critic, Roby seeking redemption in Ala. runoff

Jul. 17, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Rep. Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in an Alabama runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump. Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright on Tuesday, trying not to become the third congressional Republican to lose her job this...

Charlottesville parks aren't ready for Justice, Emancipation

Jul. 17, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city's parks aren't ready for Emancipation and Justice. Still struggling over how to handle Confederate symbols, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to change the names of two parks yet again. The former Lee Park,...

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

Jul. 17, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A migrant aid group has accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation. Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish rescue group, said it...

Goldman's Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

Jul. 17, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Lloyd Blankfein, the firm's chief executive officer and chairman for the last 12 years, will retire later this year. Blankfein will be replaced by David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive who has long been seen as Blankfein's chosen successor to lead the...

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Jul. 17, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet. That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. Saturn is next with 61. The astronomers were looking for objects on the...

Russian pilgrims mark 100th anniversary of czar's execution

Jul. 17, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian pilgrims have walked in a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in the city of Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas abdicated in...

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Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

Jul. 17, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.'s May 16 arrest outside of his gated community in Stockbridge. Henry...

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

Jul. 17, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four former wrestlers say in a lawsuit that Ohio State University officials ignored repeated complaints about a now-dead team doctor and failed to stop his "rampant sexual misconduct" that went on nearly two decades. The lawsuit describes Richard Strauss, who killed himself after...

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

Jul. 17, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an...

Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

Jul. 17, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are warning that newspapers in their home states are in danger of cutting coverage or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The Trump administration ordered the tariffs in response to a complaint from a...

Defense contractor Raytheon reaffirms its commitment to UK

Jul. 17, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based defense contractor Raytheon says it remains committed to its operations in Britain, even as other manufacturers warn that they may curtail investment because of delays in negotiations over the country's departure from the European Union. Raytheon, whose roots in Britain go back...

Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

Jul. 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio moved a condemned killer to the state death house Tuesday as officials began preparations for the state's first execution in several months. Inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in a bar in Cincinnati in...

US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

Jul. 17, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a weak start, U.S. indexes are higher Tuesday as retailers and smaller companies climb and investors applaud strong second-quarter results from health care products giant Johnson & Johnson and financial services company Charles Schwab. Netflix is plunging after the streaming video...

Greece: Extradition hearing postponed for crime boss suspect

Jul. 17, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has postponed an extradition appeal hearing for the alleged head of an international crime ring after the suspect complained of feeling unwell and made his court appearance in a wheelchair. The court on Tuesday rescheduled the hearing of 57-year-old Lasha...

The Latest: US needs higher productivity to boost wages

Jul. 17, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony to Congress on Tuesday (all times local): ___ 10:50 a.m. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told Powell he is "very concerned" about stagnant wages and asked about the root causes of the long-term issue. Powell cited the...

4 children shot, 1 fatally, on Philadelphia street

Jul. 17, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say two gunmen firing from opposite sides of a Philadelphia street unleashed a hail of bullets on four children, killing a 14-year-old boy. Authorities say the other three children were wounded, including an 11-year-old boy, and are in stable condition. A 24-year-old man was also...