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  • Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:35:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering the top Colorado state court to look again at a school voucher program that it had struck down as unconstitutional.

  • Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon delays legislation that would have sought a second independence referendum

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:34:09 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon delays legislation that would have sought a second independence referendum.

  • Correction: Tulsa-Police Shooting story

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:33:49 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In a story June 26 about a decision not to press charges against Tulsa, Oklahoma, law officers in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, The Associated Press misidentified the man. His name was Joshua Barre, not Jason Barre.

  • Car bomb kills senior Ukrainian intelligence officer in Kiev

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:30:34 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities say a bomb planted under or inside a car has killed a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer in the country's capital.

  • AP Explains: Who is Salahuddin, rebel named terrorist by US?

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:30:19 GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Hours before the United States designated Kashmir rebel leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, he appeared in a video calling for strikes in the Himalayan territory in remembrance of another rebel leader whose killing by Indian forces last July triggered months of deadly protests.

  • Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:25:18 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility Tuesday.

  • Jury out to deliberate in Nemtsov murder case

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:24:14 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A jury on Tuesday began deliberating in the case of five men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

  • Thai court reverses verdict against alleged 'Popcorn Gunman'

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:21:35 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Appeals Court has overturned the guilty verdict of man convicted of wounding four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in 2014.

  • Draghi: Stimulus could be scaled back if economy improves

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:18:01 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi signaled the bank could trim back its stimulus efforts if the economy keeps strengthening, but said that any such move would be gradual and cautious.

  • Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:15:23 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says the crisis over Gulf Arab state's dispute with Qatar will only get worse the longer it lasts, and appeals on all sides to engage in direct dialogue.

  • Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:13:55 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.

  • Trump attacks media in flurry of early morning tweets

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:11:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against media credibility.

  • Indian PM Modi meets his Dutch counterpart for talks

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:09:01 GMT

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Dutch counterpart during a brief stop in the Netherlands on his way home from meeting President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.

  • The Latest: Iranian FM calls US travel ban 'misplaced'

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:04:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):

  • Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:59:57 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock.

  • The Latest: US military probing reports of strike on IS jail

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:35:26 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):

  • Jury to deliberate in Nemtsov murder case

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:33:43 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A jury is expected to begin deliberating in the trial of five men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

  • Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:30:48 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The involvement of external powers in the Syrian war continued to accelerate Tuesday as President Bashar Assad's government and Russia dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack.

  • Openly gay Serbia premier-designate to head pro-Russia gov't

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:28:26 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's future prime minister on Tuesday proposed a staunchly pro-Russia official as the defense minister, damping hopes in the West that her nomination signaled a shift away from Moscow's influence.

  • Germany praises nuclear deal with Iran

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:28:18 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says a nuclear deal with Iran has helped lower the risk of a major conflict in the Mideast and that Germany will do whatever is possible to hold all parties to it.

  • Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:25:18 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed in a car bombing in the country's capital Tuesday morning, authorities said.