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At least 5 dead in building collapse in Nigeria’s Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least five people, emergency officials in Lagos said Wednesday. ...

Top EU court says it was wrong to end Hamas terror listing

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that Islamic militant group Hamas should stay on the EU terror list, saying a lower court should not have ordered the group removed from...

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an...

Fires force evacuation of 10,000 in 3 French Riviera towns

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures. ...

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian...

The Latest: Muslim cleric wants cameras removed from shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): ...

Vatican Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have...

APNewsBreak: New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash...

‘Pharma Bro’ won’t stop talking, except to jury in trial

NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial — calling the case "bogus" — but the jury won't hear him...

Asia shares mixed as Fed caution offsets Wall St, oil gains

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest...

Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as...

Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday in a scandal that has stunned the...

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to...

California knocks Trump as it extends climate change effort

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil...

New York City’s transit agency unveils $836M subway plan

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of New York City's transit agency on Tuesday unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, and promised that riders would see progress within the...

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the White House (all times local): ...

The Latest: Trump cranks up heat on Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 7:05 p.m. ...

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay detainee resettled in Uruguay recently tried to travel to Russia in one of at least four attempts to leave the South American country, an official said...

The Latest: Senate panel drops Manafort subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local): ...

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal...

AP Explains: Should you be worried about the rise of AI?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race, although you could be...

Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering. ...

1,000 say goodbye to flash flood victims in 10 white caskets

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — To the strains of "Ave Maria," more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating...

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a...

The Latest: Abbas says ties with Israel remain suspended

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): ...

Texas vote set on ‘bathroom bill’ despite police opposition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new...

Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders urged the faithful Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions. ...

Trump’s political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts. ...

Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate...

Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

LONDON (AP) — Charlie Gard's mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die. ...

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. ...

Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to...

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in a Damascus suburb have killed eight people, including children, the area's first casualties since Russia said three days ago that it reached an agreement with the Syrian opposition on...

$1 sodas help boost McDonald’s sales in US

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's says a promotion for $1 sodas and a new line of premium burgers helped boost sales in its flagship U.S. market. ...

US home prices reach record high for 6th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst. ...

GM 2Q net earnings fall on loss from sale of European unit

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' second-quarter net profit fell more than 40 percent as the company posted a loss from the sale of its European unit and charges for restructuring in India and selling...

Stronger demand boosts Caterpillar, 2017 outlook raised

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar recorded a very strong second quarter with demand beginning to the rise after the company cut costs vigorously. ...

Global stocks mostly higher amid earnings reports

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday as investors monitored a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics...

Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo

LONDON (AP) — American fashion brand Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion (896 million pounds). ...

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as ‘VIP treatment’ to US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San...

Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line back together on CMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Backstreet Boys got their first hit country song this year on a collaboration with country duo Florida Georgia Line and now the two powerhouse acts are teaming up for a...

Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

CHICAGO (AP) — The tailored, slate-gray suit, the scarlet and gray power tie, the blacked-out chronograph on his wrist — if you didn't know Urban Meyer was the football coach at Ohio State, your...

LEADING OFF: Altuve streaks, Stanton surges, Devers debuts

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ ...

US safety board to detail findings of deadly NY train crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet and detail a probe into a 2015 crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the...

AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia...

McCain’s return, heavy with drama for “Obamacare” repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the...

AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard. Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to...

Cowboys dump WR Whitehead after link to shoplifting arrest

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys finally responded to a tumultuous offseason with the release of a player, dumping Lucky Whitehead on the first day of training camp after the third-year receiver and...

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional...

Trump jokingly threatens to fire Price if health vote fails

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails. ...