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Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case. The Pantagraph reports...
Jul. 18, 2018

Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24...
Jul. 18, 2018

Japan's June trade surplus jumps, while US dealings slip

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus jumped 66 percent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China and other Asian countries, though exports and imports with the U.S...
Jul. 18, 2018

LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh's votes on gay-rights issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to have little to celebrate if Brett Kavanaugh replaces Justice...
Jul. 18, 2018

US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats' drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump's pro-Kremlin remarks. That is leaving the soft-spoken spy chief...
Jul. 18, 2018

North Korea hasn't met its promise to return US war remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has yet to fulfill its promise to return the remains of Americans killed in Korea in the 1950s. And it might be months or even...
Jul. 18, 2018

Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking a tougher tone on Russia, saying in an interview with CBS that he told Vladimir Putin to stay out of America's elections...
Jul. 18, 2018

Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S...
Jul. 18, 2018

Top Democrats shy away from using word 'treason' with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being...
Jul. 18, 2018

Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up...
Jul. 18, 2018

Man accused in Texas student's death says he didn't kill her

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her...
Jul. 18, 2018

Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump's Russia comments provoke division among veterans

U.S. military veterans have had mixed reactions to President Donald Trump's comments suggesting he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial that his agents interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Some...
Jul. 18, 2018

Texas woman approaches City Council dressed as cockroach

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman showed up to a recent City Council meeting dressed as a cockroach in her latest attempt to bring attention to the...
Jul. 18, 2018

US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Immigrants applying for a special visa awarded to victims of crime on U.S. soil are being detained and deported by President Donald Trump's administration. Under past presidents, people who were...
Jul. 18, 2018

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if...
Jul. 18, 2018

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 15 The Washington Post asks who is paying for the next Supreme Court justice: Before President Donald Trump...
Jul. 18, 2018

Asian stocks drift as investors await fresh moves on trade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2...
Jul. 18, 2018

New Mexico to eliminate 4 sports to curb spending

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four University of New Mexico sports are facing the chopping block - including the highly regarded men's soccer program - under a series of recommendations made...
Jul. 18, 2018

Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity." Clinton's comments came Wednesday night during the NAACP Convention in San...
Jul. 18, 2018

Democratic Committee office struck by gunfire

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Albany County Democratic Committee says someone fired nine shots into their New York headquarters. Committee Chairman Jack Flynn says an employee came into the office...
Jul. 18, 2018

After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Thai soccer boys and their coach have attended a Buddhist ceremony to protect them against misfortunes, a day after they were discharged from a...
Jul. 18, 2018

The Latest: Thai soccer boys attend religious ceremony

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local): 10:05 a.m. The...
Jul. 18, 2018

Japan records trade surplus in June despite US tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has recorded a trade surplus in June, including with the U.S., despite tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump. The Finance Ministry reported Thursday that...
Jul. 18, 2018

The Latest: FBI offers $10,000 reward to find Hawaii suspect

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The FBI...
Jul. 18, 2018

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