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The Latest: India, Philippines seeking sailors' releaseThe Indian and Philippine governments say they're working to get Iran to release nationals from the two countries who were on board a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Persian Gulf
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
This undated photo provided by Iranian state television's English-language service, Press TV, shows the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker MT Riah surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels. Iran said Thursday, July 18, 2019, that its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country. The Riah, which had disappeared off trackers in Iranian territorial waters over the weekend, stopped transmitting its location early Sunday near Iran’s Qeshm Island, according to data listed on tracking site Maritime Traffic. (Press TV via AP)
Iran, UK appear to seek de-escalation despite tanker seizureIran, Britain appear to signal they are not seeking confrontation, after Tehran seized a British-flagged tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protestsPolice in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Hong Kong actor Simon Yam poses on the red carpet at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.  Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed while attending an event in southern China. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening and a suspect has been detained. The motive is unclear. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at event in ChinaVeteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam has been stabbed while attending an event in southern China
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Friday, July 12, 2019 photo, pictures of co-conspirators of the failed July 20, 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler are displayed at the exhibition of the German Resistance Memorial Center inside the Bendlerblock building a part of the German defensive ministry in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill HitlerGermany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to those who were executed for trying, but failing, to assassinate the Nazi dictator
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper speaks during a presidential candidates forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Plagued by anemic polling and fundraising, many 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns have fallen into a spiral of perceived struggles that become increasingly self-fulfilling. That includes New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s championing of women’s rights, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s focus on climate change and Hickenlooper’s pitch as a principled moderate. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comebackPlagued by anemic polling and underwhelming fundraising, many 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns have fallen into a spiral of perceived struggles that becomes increasingly self-fulfilling the longer it continues
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, left, D-Minn., holds a Medicare for All town hall with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, right, D-Wash., and other state lawmakers, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowdPresident Donald Trump is reversing his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A woman sheds tears as she visits a makeshift memorial honoring the victims of Thursday's fire at the Kyoto Animation Studio building, background center, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan. A man screaming "You die!" burst into the animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing dozens of people in the attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudgeThe man suspected of setting the deadly fire at Kyoto Animation, killing 34 people, reportedly had grudge against the studio
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longerAssistive technology, help from seasonal hires and family members, and a general improvement in the health of U.S. seniors in recent decades have helped them remain productive well into their 60s, 70s and beyond
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Today in History - Saturday, July 20 2019
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Kimo Leong, of Waianae on the Big Island of Hawaii, right, is among demonstrators protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope proposed for Mauna Kea on his home island, on King Street in downtown Honolulu Friday, July 19, 2019. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protestsOfficials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Demonstrators gather to protest against Governor Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, July 19, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rossello step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/ Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protestsIn the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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