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Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Jul. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were downplaying...

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

Jul. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian...

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

Jul. 15, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that France...

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

Jul. 15, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles (16 square...

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

Jul. 15, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The three officers' wounds were not life-threatening, police said. The...

Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

Jul. 15, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned out...

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

Jul. 15, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, footage released Sunday from an officer's body-worn camera shows. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it's the quickest he has ever...

Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

Jul. 15, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces unleashed hundreds of missiles on a rebel-held area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, activists said, the latest phase in an offensive to clear southern Syria of insurgents. The government's push came after it had secured control of most of Daraa...

Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

Jul. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled the...

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Jul. 15, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The jaguar was captured and returned to its...

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China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

Jul. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent, down from the previous quarter's 6.8 percent, the government reported Monday. Even before...

Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff

Jul. 15, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a couple on a camping trip came upon a missing Oregon woman who survived nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California. The Sacramento Bee reports Chelsea and Chad Moore were hiking near Big Sur on Friday when they spotted a Jeep Liberty at the...

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

Jul. 15, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, footage released Sunday from an officer's body-worn camera shows. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it's the quickest he has ever...

Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

Jul. 15, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder charges. Emanuel Lopes, 20, will either be arraigned at his hospital bedside or in court in connection with the deaths of...

Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

Jul. 15, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic...

Sideline reporter hit by falling railing at new DC stadium

Jul. 15, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inaugural match at D.C. United's new stadium was marred by a falling railing that hit a reporter shortly before the broadcast was to begin. News outlets report the railing struck the team's director of communications and sideline reporter, Lindsay Simpson, at Audi Field on Saturday...

China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington

Jul. 15, 2018 10:03 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington.

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

Jul. 15, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions...

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

Jul. 15, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The three officers' wounds were not life-threatening, police said. The...

The Latest: Details emerge on gunman's death, earlier case

Jul. 15, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of three Kansas City police officers (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire...