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US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
Jun 20 9:15AM AP

Yemeni forces say they seized Hodeida airport runway
SANAA, Yemen (AP) Yemeni government forces backed by the United Arab Emirates say they have seized the southern runway of the international airport near the Yemeni city of Hodeida.
Jun 20 9:12AM AP

Gabriel Jesus or Firmino? Brazil's dilemma vs Costa Rica
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) The liveliest selection debate swirling around Brazil's national team heading into the World Cup has become more intense one game into the tournament.
Jun 20 9:10AM AP

Asylum claims up in US , migration down in developed world
PARIS (AP) Asylum claims rose sharply in the United States last year but migration declined overall in the developed world for the first time since 2011, according to a new report from an economic organization representing the world's wealthiest countries.
Jun 20 9:09AM AP

Germany: Merkel's Bavarian allies critical on euro budget
BERLIN (AP) Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies responded skeptically Wednesday to the German leader's agreement to a future eurozone budget, adding to a conflict over migration that has shaken the government.
Jun 20 9:00AM AP

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented.
Jun 20 8:58AM AP

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said.
Jun 20 8:44AM AP

Banking by smart speaker arrives, but security issues exist
NEW YORK (AP) Hey Alexa, what's my bank account balance?
Jun 20 7:17AM AP

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading
WASHINGTON (AP) Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.
Jun 20 4:50AM AP

South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks that raised security concerns.
Jun 20 3:38AM AP

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed
SINGAPORE (AP) Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead.
Jun 20 3:26AM AP

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech
BEIJING (AP) One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute.
Jun 20 2:38AM AP

After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report
WASHINGTON (AP) Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.
Jun 20 1:14AM AP

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.
Jun 20 1:03AM AP

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back.
Jun 19 10:29PM AP

Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland
HELSINKI (AP) An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland.
Jun 19 1:10PM AP

Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he's overwhelmed by the widespread praise he's receiving online.
Jun 19 11:48AM AP

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts.
Jun 19 10:29AM AP

Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave.
Jun 18 9:33PM AP

Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf
HELENA, Mont. (AP) The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf.
Jun 18 5:39PM AP

Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25
PARIS (AP) The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25.
Jun 18 12:28PM AP