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  • Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army says it has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR for whom the International Criminal Court had issued an arrest warrant. Army spokesman Gen. Richard Kasonga said Wednesday that Gen. Sylvestre ...

  • Spain leader asks for bigger Socialist win to break deadlock

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister asked voters Wednesday for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties in parliament ...

  • Suspect in Danish Tax Agency explosion arrested at airport

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say they have arrested a 23-year-old man as a suspect in an explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency and slightly injured a bystander last month. Copenhagen police spokesman Brian ...

  • Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such ...

  • India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses. The ban was approved by the Cabinet. The ...

  • Egypt says police kill 9 suspected militants in Cairo

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says police have killed nine suspected members of a militant group with links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in two separate Cairo shootouts. Wednesday's statement says the militants were members of the Revolution Brigade, ...

  • McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While ...

  • Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes. Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked off the Iranian team in protest at the boycott policy, the ...

  • UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The British government was back at the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament just weeks before the country is set to leave the European Union was neither improper ...

  • Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and ...

  • National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic, the season's 10th named storm

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Jerry forms in Atlantic, the season's 10th named storm.

  • Dutchman's body found, raises Spain's storm death toll to 7

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have found the body of a missing Dutchman, raising the death toll in last week's storms and flooding in southeastern Spain to seven. The Civil Guard in the southeastern province of Alicante said ...

  • Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary 'injustice'

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Doctors at state-run hospitals across Sri Lanka staged a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary "injustice." Dr. Haritha Aluthge, secretary of the Government Medical Officers Association, ...

  • Sudan's new PM arrives in Egypt to meet with el-Sissi

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's newly appointed prime minister has arrived in Egypt, in the first leg of his tour that will take him to France before heading to the U.N. General Assembly. Abdalla Hamdok was received at the Cairo international ...

  • Prosecutors urge Russian protester be freed as support rises

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors are asking to release a protester facing years in prison for assaulting police following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own ...

  • The Nation's Weather

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) The Nation's Weather for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 _____ NATIONAL SUMMARY As Hurricane Humberto spins toward Bermuda, rough seas and surf will build northward along the East coast today. Cooler and less humid air from the Northeast will filter into ...

  • Seager drives in 4 runs in Dodgers' 7-5 win over Rays

    5 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen has got his groove back with the playoffs nearing. He got four outs for his 30th save of the season, Corey Seager drove in four runs, including a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh, ...

  • Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

    5 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained the ties of the Asian neighbors. Manila Regional ...

  • The Latest: France to help Saudi investigate drone attacks

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:40 a.m. France is sending experts to help investigate drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. French President Emmanuel Macron's office announced the move ...

  • Japan exports sink on weaker trade with China, US

    6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 12% in August from a year earlier as it logged a second straight month of deficits as the toll from trade tensions between its two largest markets deepened. Exports of machinery, vehicles and chemicals ...

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