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Trump faces limits of go-it-alone stance at global summit

Aug. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Aug. 24, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer over...

Major issues, minimal expectations for G-7 summit in France

Aug. 24, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The world economy is getting shakier by the day, the Amazon has burned its way to the center of the climate change debate, and the leaders of the world's leading democracies will sit around a single table, theoretically charged with coming up with solutions for the biggest problems...

Town devastated by wildfire savors high school football win

Aug. 24, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — It's hard to recognize Paradise. It is heaps of melted metal. It is scorched pine trees. It is a place where things used to be, before a fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and killed 86 people in November 2018. But on Friday night, Paradise looked like home again. Thousands of...

China frees consulate staff as protesters target lampposts

Aug. 24, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of "smart lampposts" that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance. Public security authorities in...

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Aug. 24, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate. Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in World War II. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then, so that...

Buttigieg versed in faith-based appeal to Democratic voters

Aug. 24, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. "There's a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don't see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving...

Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

Aug. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. Six jurors deliberated for six hours in Clearwater before convicting Michael Drejka for the...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Aug. 24, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. The crew of the Adrian...

Streak ends: US men's basketball falls to Australia, 98-94

Aug. 24, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold. Australia delivered that message to the world on Saturday. For the first time in nearly 13 years, a U.S. roster of NBA players played an international game — and lost. Patty Mills scored 30 points,...

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Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

Aug. 24, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure to dock on Saturday was because of problems in the docking system. It said the space station itself and...

Spanish ex-monarch Juan Carlos I to undergo heart operation

Aug. 24, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's former monarch, Juan Carlos I, has been admitted to a hospital for a heart operation. The 81-year-old king emeritus will undergo the operation Saturday in Madrid's Quiron clinic. There were no further details on the operation, but Spanish media cited palace officials as saying it was...

The Latest: Protesters march as G-7 leaders arrive in France

Aug. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Hundreds of protesters are marching as Group of Seven leaders arrive in the French resort town of Biarritz. Protesters planned to cross into Spain from the French border village town of Hendaye. As the march...

Austria prepares to repatriate IS supporter's children

Aug. 24, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria is preparing to repatriate two sons of an Austrian Islamic State group supporter believed to have died in Syria after she headed there in 2014. Foreign ministry spokesman Peter Guschelbauer told public broadcaster ORF's Oe1 radio Saturday that "there is a positive DNA test and so the...

North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south. Police said Saturday that a van with 13 migrants hit the rear of the truck near the town...

Corruption trial continues for Sudan's ex-president

Aug. 24, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's autocratic former President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in court amid tight security for the second week of his trial on corruption and money laundering charges. Al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April following months of mass protests against his three-decade rule. He's also...

The Latest: Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters

Aug. 24, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters who were massing near a police station. Public broadcaster RTHK says riot officers moved in with batons on Saturday to drive away protesters who threw bricks and what...

India's Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

Aug. 24, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation. Modi's induction into the Order of Zayed on Saturday shows the importance the UAE places on India, the world's third-largest...

Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa

Aug. 24, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

MOUNT GORONGOSA, Mozambique (AP) — A wiry woman, Querida Barequinha intently sorts through the coffee beans laid out on racks to dry in the sun, plucking out any that are cracked or misshapen. "I like growing coffee because it earns cash that goes right into my pocket," she said, with a darting smile. "I...

Major issues, minimal expectations for G-7 summit in France

Aug. 24, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The world economy is getting shakier by the day, the Amazon has burned its way to the center of the climate change debate, and the leaders of the world's leading democracies will sit around a single table, theoretically charged with coming up with solutions for the biggest problems...