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Usually talkative Trump silent on asylum changes

Jul. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is, arguably, the most sweeping step that President Donald Trump's administration has taken to try to stop the flow of migrants at the border — the kind of thing he might have been expected to promote on Twitter and brandish in front of news cameras as proof he is taking...

Cambodian leader denies allowing China naval base

Jul. 22, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday strongly denied that he was allowing China to set up a military outpost in the Southeast Asian nation, after a news report alleged that the two nations signed a secret pact allowing Beijing exclusive use of a naval base on the Gulf of...

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard. One of the posts on the Twitter account @metpoliceuk late Friday called for British rapper Digga D's release. The...

Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has...

The Latest: Shkreli lawyer disappointed by upheld conviction

Jul. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court upholding the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local): ___ 12:10 p.m. Martin Shkreli's lawyer has expressed disappointment after a federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against...

Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore

Jul. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, as vacationers on a popular Georgia island joined lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water to stop dozens of the large marine mammals from beaching themselves. Officials were...

Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyers

Jul. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the internet replaced newspapers as a primary way to advertise homes and other property for sale, real estate brokers learned they had to be increasingly strategic about marketing online. That has meant adapting evolving digital marketing trends to attract people looking to buy or sell...

Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate

Jul. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted...

North Korea says released Australian student was spying

Jul. 6, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency,...

Report: Iran dismisses prison official over activist's death

Jul. 2, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media are reporting authorities have dismissed prison officials following an investigation into the June death of a jailed activist. The Tuesday report by the hard-line Mashregh news website says the prisons director for the province of Tehran, Mostafa Mohebi, was replaced,...