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Strangers in strange land, 130 migrants co-exist in shelter

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights ...

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu’s political future in doubt

By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on ...

Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

MIAMI (AP) — Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory's close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's ...

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

By JILL LAWLESS, SAMUEL PETREQUIN and MARK CARLSON Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as ...

‘Welcome back’ – a reporter’s fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

By ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she ...

High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ...

Migrants anxious before court dates in Texas tents

By MARIA VERZA Associated Press NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and a brief moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn't sure he'd be able to stay. The two ...

Netanyahu’s career on the line as Israel votes

By ARON HELLER Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's career was on the line Tuesday as Israel held its second national election this year, with voters deciding whether to give him another term in office despite a likely indictment on corruption charges. The ...

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched ...

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece

By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo ...

A rescue, a reunion and a rush to help in Dorian’s aftermath

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — When Hurricane Dorian hit Sylvia Cottis' home at a beach club in the Bahamas, the fearsome Category 5 storm blew out the supposedly hurricane-proof windows, turning the glass into razor-sharp shrapnel that opened a wide gash on ...

‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ UK PM loses brother from gov’t

LONDON (AP) — "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" a 2000 Coen Brothers film starring George Clooney is a title that could be going through embattled British Prime Minister Johnson's mind. Britain's toxic divide over Brexit has cost Johnson another member of his beleaguered government that has been ...

Johnson calls opponents cowardly, plans new election bid

By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson kept up his push for an early election as a way to break Britain's Brexit impasse, as lawmakers moved to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union next month without a divorce deal. Johnson suffered ...

Kabul attack kills US, Romanian soldier, 10 Afghan civilians

By TAMEEM AKHGAR and CARA ANNA Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul on Thursday killed a U.S. service member, a Romanian soldier and at least 10 Afghan civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack ...

Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute French proposal offering a $15-billion line of credit to compensate ...

Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third ...

Space Command set to open, will defend US interests in space

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Mindful of President Donald Trump's intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests in space. But there's still no Space ...

Italy’s bitter political foes unite in bid to foil Salvini

BY COLLEEN BARRY and GIADA ZAMPANO Associated Press ROME (AP) — Days after stepping down, Italy's ex-premier accepts the role of premier-designate Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes with the aim of blocking a power grab by Matteo Salvini, the ...

Russian election chief defends ban on Moscow candidates

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's election commission is standing by a decision to keep a dozen independent candidates from running for the city legislature in Moscow, but concedes after weeks of protests drew unusually large crowds, thousands of ...

Backlash grows to Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Opposition to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament intensified Thursday, with the head of the Labour Party vowing "to politically stop him" from pushing through a chaotic no-deal Brexit. Johnson's tactic gave ...