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Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

Algeria protesters defy army chief's tougher stance

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration by the country's powerful army chief. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers though this...

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading on Friday as most sectors of the market posted small gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 3,014 and is within 12 points of all-time high. The index is headed for a fourth straight weekly gain, even after some volatility during the week caused by...

The Latest: Trump contends intel whistleblower 'partisan'

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending himself against a "partisan whistleblower" whose complaint included a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign...

The Latest: Trump says new sanctions on Iran after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is imposing additional sanctions on Iran following last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the administration has blamed on the Islamic Republic....

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two...

Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while Kuwait raised the security levels at its ports following the attack that the U.S. alleges Iran carried out....

Court: First Amendment protects "hate group" label

Sep. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw out a complaint filed by the...

Climate change will grab globe's focus with summit, strikes

Sep. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it. In the next week, there will be climate strikes, climate summits, climate debates, a dire climate science report, climate pledges by countries and businesses, promises of...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who killed his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself and who had been suspected in the 2015 disappearance of a former girlfriend. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said 27-year-old Erin...