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Report: Israeli warplanes strike Palestinian base in Lebanon

Aug. 26, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early on Monday amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency reported. The strike comes a day after an alleged Israeli drone crashed in a Hezbollah stronghold in...

Ceremony held as National Guard unit deploys to Middle East

Aug. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A call to duty ceremony has been held for nearly 600 citizen-soldiers of the Ohio National Guard's 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment who are deploying to the Middle East. Ohio's Republican governor, Mike DeWine, and the state's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. John Harris Jr., took part...

ND Veterans Cemetery dedicated to who served state, nation

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — When an area military veteran died, his family followed his wishes to be buried in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan. A service with full military honors was held in the chapel at the cemetery, followed by the burial. Dedicated to the men and women who have served this...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing the nation's faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's illusory claims of gains from tariffs

Aug. 26, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries. He describes a blue-sky world in which rapidly escalating tariffs have no impact on American consumers even as a raft of businesses and economists say...

Today in History

Aug. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2019. There are 127 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women's right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. On this...

The Latest: Trump and Macron to hold news conference

Aug. 25, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local): 12:25 a.m. President Donald Trump will have a partner at a news conference to mark the conclusion of a gathering of world leaders. The White House says French President Emmanuel Macron will join...

Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

Aug. 25, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged Monday to keep their floundering coalition war against Yemen's Houthi rebels together after an Emirati troop pullout and the rise of the southern separatists they supported. The joint communique came as the Houthis...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 25, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview Sunday that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing a faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission for...

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before

Aug. 25, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was...