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  • UK investigating reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates. The shipwrecks hold the remains of hundreds of sailors and civilians and are considered war graves. The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that the wrecks […]
  • Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn’t a “RAT” like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as “McCarthyism.” Trump, in a series of angry tweets, denounced a New York Times story that his White House counsel, […]
  • Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, emphasizing the need to strengthen the economy to preserve the nation’s post-Soviet independence. Lukashenko said he fired Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov’s Cabinet for failing to execute his orders and for paying too little attention to the country’s social needs. He appointed banker Sergei […]
  • Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number […]
  • US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal […]
  • Police say Long Island couple dead in murder-suicide

    ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a husband and wife have died in a murder-suicide on Long Island. Nassau County police responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired in Elmont around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The officers found a man and woman with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe 31-year-old […]
  • Manhunt underway after fatal Tennessee robberies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are looking for two men who they believe could be responsible for a string of recent robberies and shootings in the Nashville area. News outlets report that a surveillance image released Friday shows a man standing outside a small, dark Chevrolet. Authorities believe the man was involved in […]
  • The Latest: US says man was arrested on outstanding warrant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest by immigration agents of a man as he drove his wife to the hospital so she could give birth (all times local): 4:15 p.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that the California man who was arrested by its agents as he drove his wife to […]
  • Colorado legislative aide punished for Putin portrait prank

    DENVER (AP) — An adviser to a Democratic legislative leader in Colorado has been punished for helping a progressive group put a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin on brief display at the state capitol building near a spot reserved for a portrait of President Donald Trump. The prank, which made international news, happened in […]
  • Grand Canyon road closed because of wildfire is reopening

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is reopening a scenic road to a North Rim vista that was closed Aug. 4 because of a lightning-caused wildfire. Park officials said the Cape Royal road would be reopened Saturday evening along with some of the trails that also were closed. Officials say […]