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  • White nationalist says he'll turn himself in

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:40:47 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist wanted for crimes authorities say were committed on the campus of the University of Virginia a day before a deadly rally says he'll turn himself in to authorities.

  • US-educated official now Tehran's mayor in reformist sweep

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:37:45 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran's city council has appointed a U.S.-educated technocrat as the new mayor of Iran's capital, part of a reformist sweep of seats on the municipal board in the May election.

  • US officials: Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:35:14 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be dismissed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:28:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday.

  • Studies find automated safety systems preventing car crashes

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:25:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes.

  • New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to 'Trump Doctrine'

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes.

  • Trump adviser Kushner in Cairo for talks on Mideast peace

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:23:10 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — White House adviser Jared Kushner has touched down in Cairo, the latest stop on his Mideast trip to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

  • German ambassador meets with 2 citizens imprisoned in Turkey

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:21:29 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The German Foreign Ministry says its ambassador to Turkey has met with two of its citizens imprisoned in Turkey and both are "doing well, considering the circumstances."

  • Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:18:20 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger.

  • Trump adviser Kushner leading US delegation to Middle East

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:13:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a delegation to the Middle East on behalf of President Donald Trump to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

  • Pakistani ex-PM's wife to run in election despite illness

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:04:07 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife will run for a seat in parliament despite having been diagnosed with throat cancer.

  • The Latest: Police say 4 arrested in connection with rally

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:48:35 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on protests of President Donald Trump's visit to Phoenix (all times local):

  • Indonesia forest threatened by development despite new rules

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:37:14 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a remote corner of Borneo, an Indonesian company and its Chinese partner are pushing ahead with an industrial wood plantation in a tropical forest and orangutan habitat, apparently flouting government regulations intended to prevent a repeat of disastrous fires in 2015.

  • The Latest: Police say 3 arrested in connection with rally

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:29:42 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on protests of President Donald Trump's visit to Phoenix (all times local):

  • Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:16:10 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Iranian-backed fighters in Syria's central desert region are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of securing a corridor from its border, through Iraq and all the way to the Mediterranean and providing it unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon for the first time.

  • Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:15:20 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

  • Secret hearings held in ex-Oklahoma City cop's rape case

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:15:13 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The case of an ex-Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public's attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force. But his appeal raising questions about DNA evidence is playing out in secret.

  • Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:09:06 GMT

    WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did, fueling concerns about massive voter suppression should its practices become the national standard.

  • Justice is kind: Folksy judge, 80, becomes an internet star

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:08:26 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 80-year-old judge is an unlikely viral video sensation, but somehow Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio has been winning hearts and clicks on Facebook with a mix of compassion, humor and a rotating cast of the poor souls who have been ticketed in the city of Providence.

  • Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:55:58 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California.

  • Journalist killed in Mexico at least 9th this year

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:42:55 GMT

    XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — A newspaper reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz who was enrolled in a government protection program for journalists was killed Tuesday along with two other men, one of his editors and a journalist advocacy group said.