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Lawyer says China has charged Chinese-Australian writer

Jul. 18, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-Australian writer detained in Beijing since January was charged on Thursday and moved to a different detention center in the Chinese capital, his lawyer said. Australian lawyer Rob Stary said he had been told by Yang Hengjun's family and friends of the charge and was...

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean men's national soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea, but it's unclear whether a rare match between the Koreas in Pyongyang will materialize considering the political tension between the rivals....

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert. In a opinions by the...

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul. 18, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted on Wednesday to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert. In a opinions by the...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert. In a opinions by the...

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Jul. 18, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, prompting alarm in and out of the country. In Iran, some government officials worry that the energy-hungry...

L. Bruce Laingen, top US diplomat held in Iran, dies at 96

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — L. Bruce Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 and one of 52 Americans held hostage for more than a year, has died. He was 96. His son Chip Laingen told The Associated Press that his father died Monday of...

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

Jul. 18, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas, where she had been promised a job and hoped to build a new life. Instead they were met by unidentified men, taken to a hotel, held in a room...

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

Jul. 17, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence's visit...