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Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Aug. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper published what it said were three pages worth of "planning assumptions"...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians near Gaza fence

Aug. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli troops have killed three Palestinians and severely wounded a fourth near the heavily guarded perimeter fence. The Israeli military said Sunday that a helicopter and a tank fired at armed suspects near the fence overnight. After weeks of calm,...

Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Aug. 18, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters occupy major road

Aug. 18, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 5 p.m. Tens of thousands of protesters have occupied a major road in central Hong Kong and are marching onward after a large public park could not contain the droves of participants. Public transit trains were not stopping Sunday at...

NC agency taking comments about regulation of pesticide

Aug. 18, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top environmental agency is accepting public comments about the regulation of a chemical pesticide used in log fumigation through the end of August. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the use of methyl bromide came to the attention of the Department of Environmental...

Tens of thousands march in latest Hong Kong protest

Aug. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer. Organizers said they hoped the assembly would be...

Italy's Salvini tells ship with 107 migrants to go to Spain

Aug. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Seeking to end a humanitarian crisis, Spain says a Spanish rescue boat with 107 migrants in the southern Mediterranean can sail to Spain and disembark its passengers in Algeciras. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday told the Open Arms ship to leave Italian waters and go to Spain....

Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease

Aug. 18, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Restrictions are continuing in much of Indian-administered Kashmir, despite India's government saying it's gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks. Soldiers on Sunday still manned nearly deserted streets and limited movement...

Major players shaping troubled Afghanistan's future

Aug. 18, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. The United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end America's longest conflict, one that has lasted a generation and left tens of...

Syrian troops close to western outskirts of rebel-held town

Aug. 18, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media and an opposition war monitor say government forces have gained more ground in the country's northwest, almost reaching the western outskirts of a major rebel-held town. The state SANA news agency says government troops made advances on Sunday around the rebel-held town of...