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The Latest: Trump says no plans to meet Rouhani this week

Sep. 25, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has no plans to meet this week with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee) "despite requests." Both leaders are attending an...

The Latest: WH mum on whether Trump confident in Rosenstein

Sep. 25, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving unclear whether President Donald Trump has confidence in the No. 2 man at the Justice Department. Speaking Tuesday on...

The Latest: WH 'open' to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

Sep. 25, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh(all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says "we would be open" to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testify before the Senate Judiciary panel...

In TV interview, Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone

Sep. 25, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life and didn't even attend a party where one accuser said he assaulted her. Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, sat down for an interview...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep. 25, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country's hunger crisis is worsening...

Europe tech firms urge tougher rules to offset US dominance

Sep. 25, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech companies and trade associations calling on EU officials to toughen proposed legislation aimed at combating unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon. In a joint letter, the group urged European...

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

Sep. 25, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said. Robert Rogers, who represents the former officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that...

UK's Labour opposition says it will reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 7:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament, saying the government was offering the country a choice between "really bad and even worse." If Britain and the...

Global stocks turn higher, price of oil keeps rising

Sep. 25, 2018 7:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher Tuesday as investors parsed the latest news in the United States trade disputes, while the price of oil continued to gain on concerns that OPEC countries would not increase production. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to 5,494...

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

Sep. 25, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in...