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Pelosi offers Medicare negotiation plan to curb drug prices
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trying to seize the agenda on a top consumer issue, announced an ambitious prescription drug plan Thursday that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people.

Labor pick will seek ethics advice on brokers conflict rule
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for Labor secretary sought to quell concerns among Democrats that he's too close to the corporate world, telling lawmakers Thursday that if confirmed he'll ask ethics officials if he can participate in the crafting of a conflict of interest rule for stockbrokers.

Official: Fetal remains found in garage nearly 2 decades old
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:15 pm

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor's home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it's up to authorities there to determine if crimes were committed.

Who are the Sacklers, the family behind maker of OxyContin?
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:16 pm

For a family with its name on a wing of one of the world's most famous museums and a school at a prestigious university, members of the Sackler clan have done a remarkable job of vanishing from public life.

Rose Garden setting for Trump's second state dinner
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:17 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — It'll be an alfresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year.

Airbnb says it will go public in 2020
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm

Airbnb Inc. said Thursday it plans to go public in 2020, a long-awaited move by the home-sharing company that is both loved and reviled for its disruption of the hotel business.

'Middle of the herd' no more: Amazon tackles climate change
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:47 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

Recording details synagogue shooting suspect's 911 call
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:47 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire at a Southern California synagogue last spring told a 911 operator in the moments after the shooting that he did it to save white people from Jews, according to a recording played Thursday at a preliminary hearing to determine if the case should proceed to trial.

House OKs measure to prevent possible end-of-month shutdown
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a short-term bill Thursday to prevent a federal shutdown when the budget year ends Sept. 30, and give lawmakers until the Thanksgiving break to negotiate and approve $1.4 trillion for federal agencies.

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a federal court Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns as part of a criminal investigation, opening another front in the president's efforts to keep his financial information private.

House chairman: Whistleblower complaint may involve Trump
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's director of national intelligence is refusing to turn over to Congress a whistleblower complaint that reportedly concerns Trump making an unspecified promise to a foreign leader. It's a matter of urgent concern, the intelligence community's inspector general said.

Trudeau can look to US politicians amid brownface scandal
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:47 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau need only look to the United States for lessons on how to survive the furor over a photo of him in brownface at a costume party nearly two decades ago.

Trump closes doors to immigrants, some US citizens open them
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:47 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — As news of immigrant parents being separated from their children at the border filled headlines last summer, Vivien Tartter became distraught.

Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:47 pm

The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism.

US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause remains unknown
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 2:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier parks allow e-bikes
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:32 pm

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Park Service officials say motorized electric bicycles are now allowed in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks, along with Wyoming's National Elk Refuge.

Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years.

Possible 'Storm Area 51' crowds worry Nevada desert towns
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:16 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space.

The Latest: Schiff says whistleblower's claim still unclear
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a reported whistleblower allegation that President Donald Trump made an unspecified "promise" to a foreign leader (all times local):

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:45 pm

For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans."

US awards $3M to fill gaps in medical marijuana research
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm

The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.

Folake Olowofoyeku hearts life in the television comedy lane
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A funny thing happened to Folake Olowofoyeku on the way to a career in law: She became a theater major against her parents' wishes and headed straight into the business after earning her undergraduate degree.

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' make last Emmy Awards stand
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon. Same goes for "Veep," but picture a cutthroat politician instead.

How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's iOS 13 software update comes with plenty of privacy enhancements — but in some cases, only if you take the time to understand how they work.

From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

The Latest: Labor nominee Eugene Scalia cites 'public trust'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 9:45 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department (all times local):

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 9:02 am

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 8:16 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Despite his tough talk, Trump is leery of foreign conflict
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A president with few ideological constants, Donald Trump has consistently been leery of getting entangled in overseas military engagements. It's a stance shaped by his belief that wars in places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq have drained America's resources at home and its reputation abroad.

Sanders still wants a revolution, but now he's got company
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders is still leading a revolution. But his ideas no longer feel quite so revolutionary.

Baylis Medical Announces Presentation Lineup for Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapies 2019 Conference
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:32 am

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Baylis Medical announced today key activities that will be featured at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's 31st annual conference and premier interventional cardiovascular medicine educational meeting, in San Francisco, CA from September 25-29.

Air pressure issue causes Delta to divert flight to Florida
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:02 am

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Delta Air Lines diverted an Atlanta flight headed to Florida after an unknown issue caused the cabin's oxygen masks to be released.

Trump calls new border wall a 'world-class security system'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:01 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump signed his name Wednesday on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a "world-class security system" that will be virtually impenetrable.

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:31 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies.

Wednesday 09/18/2019
Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:31 pm

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts.

Today in History
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:32 pm

Today in History

NOT REAL NEWS: Trump promotes false video of Rep. Omar
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:46 pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Tropical Storm Lorena becomes a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:46 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Lorena becomes a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico.

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:04 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California.

The Latest: Trump accuses SF of environmental violations
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:02 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in California (all times local):

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 8:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution.

Washington Monument reopens after 3-year closure for repairs
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public.

Saudis couldn't stop oil attack, even with top US defenses
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could not stop the suspected Iranian drone and missile attack, exposing gaps that even America's most advanced weaponry failed to fill.

Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska government meeting
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:08 pm

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the latest blessing from a nontraditional church since a court ruling.

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 6:03 pm

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.

Sanders' Iowa political director leaves his 2020 campaign
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders' Iowa political director has departed his 2020presidential campaign, leaving him without a key staffer in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:40 pm

BOSTON (AP) — AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey.

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Thursday 09/19/2019
Canada's Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:47 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Confessing a "massive blind spot" in his thinking, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light.

The Latest: US, Saudis working to prevent future attacks
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 3:15 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:15 pm

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.

In Israel, calls for unity reveal deep divisions after vote
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 12:44 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive national election. But with both men demanding to be prime minister, there were no signs they could break the deadlock.

Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:02 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets.

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up Thursday at the U.K. Supreme Court.

AP Exclusive: US helping Venezuela's Guaido track stolen art
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating the suspected looting of valuable European and Latin American artwork they believe is being quietly plundered by Venezuelan government insiders as Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain his grip on power.

Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 10:02 am

MILAN (AP) — A naïve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes.

Correction: Bolivia-Tiwanaku Vessels story
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 8:39 am

TIWANAKU, Bolivia (AP) — In a story Sept. 18 about pre-Hispanic artifacts found in Bolivia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they were more than 400 years old. They were more than 1,400 years old.

Indonesia sports minister resigns over corruption allegation
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 8:31 am

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's sports minister resigned Thursday after being accused of stealing 26.5 billion rupiah ($1.8 million) in public money.

FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month.

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 6:28 am

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province's governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces.

Dutch soccer player Kelvin Maynard killed in Amsterdam
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:15 am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say that a man killed in an overnight shooting was former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard.

UN chief rejects claim he didn't condemn China over Muslims
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:45 am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully.

UN faces rival cease-fire resolutions in Syrian rebel area
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:31 am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is facing rival resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib, "to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation."

Wednesday 09/18/2019
US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:01 am

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored by Iran."

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 12:03 am

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.

Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 11:31 pm

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts.

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:16 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do."

The Latest: UN chief: Experts on way to probe Saudi attacks
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 6:31 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

Milan: Less is more at Prada, Arbesser keeps it personal
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:38 pm

MILAN (AP) — Sustainability is coming into even sharper focus at Milan Fashion Week.

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the Channel.

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?"

Analysts: Weapons in Saudi attack similar to Iranian ones
Posted: September 18, 2019 - 2:54 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cruise missile and drone fragments that Saudi Arabia says it recovered from an attack on its oil industry bear similarities to Iranian-manufactured weapons, though more information is needed to make a definitive link, analysts told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu's political future in doubt
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:32 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt.

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:16 pm

ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday.

Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes.

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 12:46 pm

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America.

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm

PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River.

Israel's Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:16 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday's election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority.

BA pilots call off planned 24-hour strike, urge 'cool heads'
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 10:00 am

LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots have called off a planned 24-hour strike in their dispute with the airline over pay.

AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:47 pm

STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen in the small village of Stewart Town on Jamaica's north shore.

Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case
Posted: September 18, 2019 - 8:20 am

LONDON (AP) — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

Stocks mixed ahead of Fed, oil dips on Saudi output recovery
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:45 am

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were little changed Wednesday as investors watched for a U.S. Federal Reserve decision on a possible interest rate cut and as oil prices eased on hopes for a quick recovery in Saudi oil supplies.

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:16 pm

JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 7:16 am

NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals.

Gamble pays off for Lieberman, who becomes Israeli kingmaker
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 6:45 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — The veteran Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman took the political gamble of his life when he spurned his mentor, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and forced an unprecedented repeat election. As results began rolling in from Tuesday's vote, it appeared to have paid off.

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 5:01 am

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing.

Samoa's tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 2:00 am

YAMAGATA, Japan (AP) — Samoan rugby players will wear skin suits to cover their traditional tattoos during some training sessions at the World Cup in order not to offend their Japanese hosts.

Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority
Updated: September 18, 2019 - 1:03 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political future and even clear the way for him to be tried on corruption charges.

Tuesday 09/17/2019
Uncertainty over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang
Posted: September 17, 2019 - 8:48 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground.

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 8:15 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 8:15 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local):

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 8:02 pm

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed.

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 6:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic campaign against Iran.

The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 2:33 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

Benetton makes a splash on the eve of Milan Fashion Week
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 1:16 pm

MILAN (AP) — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case
Posted: September 17, 2019 - 12:03 pm

LONDON (AP) — The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ahead of Britain's impending departure from the European Union.

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 11:16 am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them.

Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24
Updated: September 17, 2019 - 10:46 am

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union.

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