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Opposition supporters hold a huge Polish national flag during a protest in front of the Supreme Court against a law on court control, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. Poland’s Senate was poised Friday to back legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country’s Supreme Court, a move that critics say would defy the principles of the European Union. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
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  • Opposition supporters hold a huge Polish national flag during a protest in front of the Supreme Court against a law on court control, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. Poland’s Senate was poised Friday to back legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country’s Supreme Court, a move that critics say would defy the principles of the European Union. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) World

    The Latest: Poland’s senators OK contentious court overhaul

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland’s move to give politicians influence over Supreme Court (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Poland’s Senate has approved a contentious law that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. The bill proposed by the populist ruling party only needs the signature […]
  • This undated photo provided by Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com shows Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Authorities say that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when the woman was shot. (Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com via AP) World

    Timeline of Justine Damond shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of the July 15 fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer compiled from police incident reports, 911 transcripts and reports from state investigators: 11:27 p.m. — Justine Damond calls 911 to report hearing sounds of distress from a girl or woman behind her […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010 file photo, a woman speaks to U.N. peacekeepers during a food distribution at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following a powerful earthquake on Jan. 12. Top U.N. official for Haiti, Sandra Honore, said on Thursday, July 20, 2017 peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere's poorest nation. Honore said Haiti today "is far different" than it was in 2004, when the U.N. deployed peacekeeping troops following a rebellion that left the country on the brink of collapse. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File) World

    UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice, and combat poverty especially in rural areas, saying peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation. Sandra Honore said Haiti today “is far different” than […]
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    Court upholds prison sentence for Curacao’s former leader

    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — An appeals court in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has upheld the sentence of a former prime minister found guilty of corruption. Gerrit Schotte faces three years in prison and is barred from running for office for five years. His attorney appealed Friday’s sentencing to a higher court in the […]
  • FILE- March 13, 2010 file photo of Algerian national Ali Charaf Damache in Dublin, Ireland. An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been extradited to Philadelphia to be tried in civilian court rather than face trial at Guantanamo Bay. (Niall Carson/File, PA via AP) Lifestyle

    Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump’s promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Ali Charaf Damache, 52, of Algeria, appeared in court Friday […]
  • Residents and motorcycle taxi drivers stop to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) World

    The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot camps

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on drug cartel-fueled violence in Mexico (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The top prosecutor in the western Mexican state of Jalisco says authorities have discovered two drug cartel training camps where they believe about 40 people had been trapped and trained after being tricked by online job advertisements. Jalisco […]
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    Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn’t marked properly

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the military’s operational maps. Defense forces said Friday in a statement that when it noticed mass movement through aerial satellite observation on Jan. […]
  • A motorcycle taxi driver pauses to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tlahuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) World

    Mexico City sees drug-war-style violence come to the capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Burnt-out vehicles. Road blockades. A raging gun battle between armored marines and gang members that left eight dead. Such scenes have been common in border cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo, and figures released Friday show the death toll from Mexico’s drug war has reached new heights this year. But residents […]
  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, Ivan Velazquez-Caballero, of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the alleged leader of the Zetas cartel in Mexico known as "El Taliban," is escorted to a media presentation in Mexico City. Velasquez-Caballero, the former leader of the cartel, must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes after being sentenced Friday, July 21, 2017, by a federal judge in Laredo, Texas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File) World

    Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prison

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a former high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes. Ivan Velasquez-Caballero of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Laredo, Texas. Officials say the 47-year-old Velasquez-Caballero is expected […]
  • Brazil's President Michel Temer, from left, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes, pose for a group picture at the Mercosur Summit in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcelo Ruiz) World

    The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off vote

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 5 p.m. The Mercosur trade bloc is asking Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to suspend his plan to rewrite the troubled nation’s constitution. Leaders of the South American group are meeting Friday in the Argentine city of Mendoza. In a statement, […]