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Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks

Sep. 15, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America's top diplomat alleged that Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on...

UAW contract with GM expires, increasing risk of strike

Sep. 15, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations on a new deal continue. Union officials told GM they would let the contract lapse just before midnight Saturday, increasing the risk of a strike as early as Sunday night. Union members...

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

Sep. 15, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres...

Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region

Sep. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit. Warehouse technician Melissa Worden divvied up what remained of the last case, giving four rolls to each mine and two to the mine supply facility where she...

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Sep. 15, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in...

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?

Sep. 15, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris' brain" by some — is an enigmatic backstage operator who shuns media...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

Sep. 15, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. A mixed crowd of hardcore...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...

Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injured

Sep. 14, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A home's multilevel deck collapsed Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore during an event weekend, trapping people and injuring at least 22, including some children, officials said. No deaths were reported. The collapse happened around 6 p.m. Saturday in Wildwood during the annual New...

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The Latest: Lebanon condemns attack on Saudi oil facilities

Sep. 15, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has condemned the drone attack on Saudi oil installations, describing it as an...

Thousands gather to support Italian hard-liner Salvini

Sep. 15, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

PONTIDA, Italy (AP) — Thousands of die-hard League voters from all over northern Italy are gathering in a town in the foothills of Lombardy as Matteo Salvini relaunches himself as opposition leader after a grave political miscalculation landed the party out of government. Backers wearing "Salvini Forever"...

Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away

Sep. 15, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground as he looked for passports and other documents at the site where his family's home once stood in Grand Bahama. He then moved the cloth aside, picked up a pair of old, rusty pliers, and continued his search. "We...

Sikh preaches love 18 years after brother killed over turban

Sep. 15, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Indian Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi still preaches love and tolerance 18 years after his brother was gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by a man who mistook him for a Muslim because of his turban and beard. "I want there to be more awareness, more peace in the...

Activists block main entrance to Frankfurt auto show

Sep. 15, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Activists blocked the main entrance to the Frankfurt Motor Show on Sunday in a protest against what they call the "climate and environment destroyers" produced by the auto industry. Hundreds of people wearing white protective suits sat or stood in front of the grounds where the...

Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

Sep. 15, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. A mixed crowd of hardcore...

Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks

Sep. 15, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America's top diplomat alleged that Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...

Iraqi prime minister's office denies the country's territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites

Sep. 15, 2019 5:13 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iraqi prime minister's office denies the country's territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites.

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

Sep. 15, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres...