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Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 4:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 3:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents,...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 2:15 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament’s support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party. But she has not, as yet, caved in to demands she...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 11:52 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Attorney General’s Office is suing multinational tobacco companies to recover costs by the public health care system in treating smoking-related illnesses. The suit, filed against British American...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 10:01 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn’t turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn’t just submit a couple of the...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 9:20 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May was due to...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said yesterday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region....

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:13 AM

NAIROBI (AP): Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia’s former foreign minister, near the presidential palace in the capital yesterday, police said. Former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:12 AM

JAKARTA (AP): Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month’s presidential election....

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:12 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country’s new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa’s lawmakers were sworn into the...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:11 AM

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in yesterday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end. May...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 4:20 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano’s mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 10:35 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 9:16 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

HUNTSVILLE, AlaBAMA (AP): Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. “We have actually had many...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:14 AM

MANILA (AP): A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barred for hours Tuesday from entering Hong Kong. Conchita Carpio-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Amnesty International launched a campaign called ‘Brazil for Everyone’ Tuesday to counter what it calls President Jair Bolsonaro’s “anti-human-rights” agenda. The group said that Bolsonaro’s rhetoric against human rights...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 4:27 PM

LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union — but only if they...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 8:59 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

SEOUL (AP): South Korea vowed yesterday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through UN agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

DUBAI (AP): President Donald Trump warned Iran early yesterday not to threaten the United States again or it will face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Trump’s tweet comes after he...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

GENEVA (AP): The head of the UN health agency says the risk that the Ebola virus will spread remains “very high.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking Monday at the start of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual assembly, where issues...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

LONDON (AP): Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election on Monday — the latest in a spate of attacks on politicians with the sticky beverages. Farage was left with...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 11:53 AM

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 9:37 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it would face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad...

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