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The Latest: Business groups urge Johnson to seek Brexit deal

Jul. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 1:25 p.m. British business groups are urging new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson to take immediate action to secure a deal to leave the European Union that signals the country...

Sun wins 200 free via disqualification at world swimming

Jul. 23, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night after Danas Rapsys of Lithuania finished first and got disqualified for an apparent false start. The Chinese...

Boris Johnson wins race to become UK's next prime minister

Jul. 23, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union. Johnson resoundingly defeated rival Jeremy Hunt, winning...

S. Korea's claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

Jul. 23, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian...

Tent camp fire in Russia kills 4 children; owner detained

Jul. 23, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say four children have died in a fire at a tent camp in the country's Far East. The cause of the fire that broke out in the camp early Tuesday has not been determined. Russian media reported that the tents, located in a ski area in the Khabarovsk region about 6,000...

Testimony by FBI's Wray could be preview of Mueller hearing

Jul. 23, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day. Wray is set to testify Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over the potential re-opening of U.S.-China trade talks and despite heightened Middle East tensions. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person following two rounds of phone conversations,...

Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledges "full support" to her successor, Boris Johnson

Jul. 23, 2019 7:35 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledges "full support" to her successor, Boris Johnson.

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 23, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BORIS JOHNSON TO BECOME BRITAIN'S NEXT PRIME MINISTER The Brexit hardliner replaces Theresa May and is tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union "come what may." 2. HOW...

5 things you may not know about Boris Johnson, UK's next PM

Jul. 23, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here are five things you may not know about Boris Johnson, who is set to become Britain's next prime minister : HE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A CONFIDENT CHARACTER: While Johnson is known for his booming voice, boisterous behavior and creative use of language (including Latin and Greek), he was...