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El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

Aug. 21, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation...

Today in History

Aug. 21, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2018. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner launched a violent slave rebellion in Virginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 whites. (Turner was later executed.) On this date: In 1609,...

Shootouts leave 13 dead, including 2 soldiers, in Rio

Aug. 20, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 11 suspects and two soldiers died during shootouts with military personnel and police in greater Rio de Janeiro on Monday as violence erupted in several areas of the city that hosted the Summer Olympics two years ago. The direct confrontations between soldiers and armed...

Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify 'unknowns' dies

Aug. 20, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack died Monday at age 97. Ray Emory lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing but never forgot those who didn't. He spent the past few decades doggedly pushing for those unknown buried...

Correction: Brazil-Venezuelan Immigrants story

Aug. 20, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story Aug. 19 about Venezuelan migrants in a Brazilian border town, The Associated Press reported erroneously that officers sent to the Brazil-Venezuela border are troops. They are members of a military-style police unit, but not part of the military. A corrected version of the story...

US service member killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

Aug. 20, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. service member was killed and three others were wounded Monday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, where a U.S.-led coalition is battling the remnants of the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said. The cause of the crash was being investigated, but Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon...

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

Aug. 20, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half of the...

Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

Aug. 20, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas Monday to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed pop star who is a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni. There were no deaths in the riots in a downtown market in the capital, Kampala, as the security forces...

Russia, Egypt pledge to strengthen military ties

Aug. 20, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Egypt have discussed ways to expand their military ties and boost anti-terrorism cooperation. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during Monday's talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Zaki, that Moscow strongly supports Egypt's efforts to combat militants in the...

Islamic militants launch attacks in Chechnya, 5 killed

Aug. 20, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Islamic militants launched a series of attacks Monday in Russia's southern province of Chechnya, leaving five young militants dead and several police officers wounded, officials said. The violence indicated the Islamist insurgency remains active in the mostly Muslim province despite...