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Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:15:15 GMT2017-08-23T05:15:15Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester....

Protests turn unruly after Trump's Phoenix speech

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:43:54 GMT2017-08-23T06:43:54Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers....

Police: DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:39:54 GMT2017-08-23T06:39:54Z

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish police say a DNA test from a headless torso found in the Baltic Sea matches with missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on a private submarine....

US officials: Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:42:37 GMT2017-08-23T05:42:37Z

TOKYO (AP) -- The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two U.S. officials said Wednesday....

Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:16:03 GMT2017-08-23T06:16:03Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands of Iranian-backed fighters in Syria's central desert region are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of securing a corridor from its border, through Iraq and all the way to the Mediterranean and providing it unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon for the first time....

Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:08:59 GMT2017-08-23T05:08:59Z

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) -- A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did, fueling concerns about massive voter suppression should its practices become the national standard....

Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:13:08 GMT2017-08-23T01:13:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days....

Warming Arctic spurs battles for riches, shipping routes

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:17:18 GMT2017-08-23T05:17:18Z

LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut (AP) -- From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren - a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer....

Fighting North Korea with balloons, TV shows and leaflets

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:47:50 GMT2017-08-23T00:47:50Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Some send up plastic leaflets that weigh less than a feather and flutter down from the clouds with calls for democracy or blurry cartoons ridiculing North Korea's ruler. Some send flash drives loaded with South Korean soap operas, or mini-documentaries about the vast wealth of Southern corporations, or crisp new U.S. dollar bills. One occasionally sends his empty food wrappers, stained labels showing noodles slathered in meat sauce, so Northerners can ...

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:06:32 GMT2017-08-23T04:06:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday....