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Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Aug. 17, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government...

Syrian activists report 7 killed in government offensive

Aug. 17, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and a war monitor say airstrikes have pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in the country's northwest, with one strike killing seven people, including children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three children were among those killed...

Treating gun violence in Philadelphia trauma bay

Aug. 17, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the movies, gun violence ends with a clink. After the shots are fired, after the frantic rush to the hospital, after the blood-soaked T-shirt is cut away, the scene ends with a surgeon pulling a bullet out of the victim and dropping it into a metal container. Clink. But for trauma...

Nevada Army National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada Army National Guard unit is headed to Afghanistan, the first of five Guard units set to deploy in coming months. A mobilization ceremony will be held Tuesday in Las Vegas for the 30 soldiers of the 3665th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company's 10-month mission in...

The Latest: Omar disputes Netanyahu's claims about itinerary

Aug. 16, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel banning U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and fellow Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's planned tour, and subsequent reversal allowing Tlaib entry to West Bank for a family visit (all times local): 9:45 p.m. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota disputes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

El Salvador sentences gang members; murder rate dropping

Aug. 16, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's justice minister says the country's homicide rate has fallen to about 4.4 killings a day since June, about half of 2018 levels. The country of 6.5 million people recorded 3,340 killings in 2018, or about nine a day. The bloodiest year of 2015 saw 6,425...

Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward."...

Police: Palestinian killed, 2 Israelis hurt in car attack

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fatally shot a Palestinian man Friday after he drove his car into two Israeli pedestrians in the West Bank, injuring them, and militants from the Gaza Strip fired at least one rocket toward southern Israel, the Israeli military said. Israel's national rescue service, known...

Lawyer: Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

Aug. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — The captain of an Iranian supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could impede its immediate departure from Gibraltar, the sailor's lawyer said Friday. Any delay in the Grace 1's departure could...

The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tanker

Aug. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local): 12:35 a.m. The U.S. government says it has a warrant to seize an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff because of violations of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes. The U.S....