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Australian Governor-General David Hurley, left, makes an announcement in relation to the awarding of a Victoria Cross to sailor Edward

Australian sailor honored 77 years after he died saving crew

Aug. 12, 2020 3:52 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Australian war hero will be awarded the nation's top military honor more than 77 years after he was killed while saving some of his shipmates. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has approved awarding the Victoria Cross to sailor Edward “Teddy” Sheean, Australia's...

People gather in honor of the victims at the scene of the last week's explosion that killed many and devastated the city, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

Aug. 12, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground, with the United States backing Israel’s demands for major changes. At a closed council meeting Tuesday on the mission known as UNIFIL, whose mandate...

Election officials sort absentee ballots, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Voters in Georgia return to the polls Tuesday for runoffs to settle party nominations in four congressional races and 17 legislative races, as well as a closely watched contest for who will claim the Democratic nod for district attorney in Fulton County. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal and Constitution via AP)

2 conservative Georgia districts choose GOP House nominees

Aug. 12, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in two conservative north Georgia districts chose nominees to Congress on Tuesday, with voters in northwest Georgia's 14th district embracing construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene despite warnings from establishment Republicans about her support of conspiracy theories and...

Pamela Lam and her son stand in Hong Kong, Friday, July 3, 2020. Lam's 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem,

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

Aug. 11, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and sometimes on the streets. Thanks to a sweeping new national security law, though, singing...

Colombia sanctions 5 soldiers in murder of ex-guerrilla

Aug. 11, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities are taking disciplinary action against five soldiers for their roles in the violent death of a former guerrilla whose murder has become one of the most notorious crimes during the nation’s peace process. The attorney general’s office announced...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018, file photo, defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj enter district court in Taos, N.M. A judge has ordered the hospitalization for mental health treatment of a second member of an extended family confronting firearms, kidnapping and terrorism-related charges. The case stems from a 2018 raid on a remote compound in New Mexico where a child's decomposed body was discovered. Court records on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, show 42-year-old Lucas Morton was found incompetent to stand trial by a federal judge and should be committed to a medical center for treatment. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

2nd suspect hospitalized in case where child's remains found

Aug. 11, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second member of an extended family facing firearms, kidnapping and terrorism-related charges in connection with an 2018 raid on a remote compound where a child's decomposed body was found has been ordered hospitalized for mental health treatment. The case, which revolves around the...

CORRECTS PHRASE IN CAPTION TO CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW INSTEAD OF CLIMATE CHANGE NOW- Members of an environmental group hang a banner that reads “CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston's Fenway Park in Kenmore Square on Monday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Boston. The group unfurled the banner Monday evening as the Red Sox began their game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway. A spokesman for the group, Extinction Rebellion Boston, told The Boston Globe that it was hoping to bring attention to environmental issues. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via AP)

Climate activists hang banner on Boston's iconic Citgo sign

Aug. 11, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Members of an activist group hung a banner that read “CLIMATE CHANGE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston's Fenway Park, leading to eight arrests, police said. The group unfurled the banner Monday evening as the Red Sox began their game against the Tampa Bay Rays at...

This 2019 photo provided by Mercedes Lemp shows Duncan Lemp in Venice, Italy. A conservative legal group has sued a Maryland police department for copies of any body camera videos of the fatal shooting of Lemp, whose family says he was asleep when police opened fire. Judicial Watch's lawsuit says the Montgomery County Police Department has failed to respond to its public records request for videos of the March 12 shooting of 21-year-old Duncan Lemp. The department hasn't said whether any such videos exist. (Mercedes Lemp via AP, File)

Group sues police for any videos of man's fatal shooting

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A conservative legal group has sued a Maryland police department for copies of any body camera videos of a fatal shooting of a man whose family says he was asleep in his bedroom when police opened fire. Judicial Watch Inc. filed its lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police...

Iraq military says Turkish drone kills 2 senior commanders

Aug. 11, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Turkish drone strike killed two senior Iraqi security officials, Iraq's military said Tuesday, marking the first time that Turkey's operation to root out Kurdish rebels in Iraq's north produced fatalities among high-ranking Iraqi personnel. The drone targeted a vehicle belonging to the...

Taliban bomber hits Pakistani army vehicle in NW, wounding 3

Aug. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a military vehicle carrying a brigadier and two junior officers in a former tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding all three, officials said. The attack took place on a bridge in the town of Ladha in South Waziristan, a former...