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'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:31am

The neighbors had their suspicions.

Ari Melber tries to improve a troubled time slot at MSNBC

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:11am

One of MSNBC's most valuable utility players, Ari Melber, gets his own regular show Monday with the assignment of shoring up a weak spot in the cable network's lineup.

AP names Gillespie, Nordgren as deputy managing editors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:01am

The Associated Press on Friday named a new editor to lead its coverage of the United States, appointing Noreen Gillespie as deputy managing editor for U.S. News.

Germany sends Turkey carefully calibrated warning signal

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:28am

Germany's government is signaling to Turkey that its patience is running out and it can hit back against escalating provocations, but has sought to stop well short of burning its bridges with its NATO ally.

Online network takes aim at NYC pet-sitting law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:28am

A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a New York City law that makes unlicensed paid pet-sitting illegal.

Quake jolts Greek, Turkish resorts, kills 2, hurts 500

Michael Probst, Derek Gatopoulos and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:31am

A powerful overnight earthquake shook holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey, injuring nearly 500 people and leaving two tourists dead on the Greek island of Kos, where revelers at a bar were crushed in a building collapse.

Global stocks edge lower as central banks remain in focus

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:11am

Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday as investors assessed the outlook for central bank policies.

Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:14am

Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh.

Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:08am

The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Macron, seeking stronger EU, meets Brexit negotiator Barnier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:36am

French President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator with both men looking for more clarity from Britain over its departure from the bloc.

Siemens halts deliveries to Russian firms over Crimea case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:50am

German industrial conglomerate Siemens said Friday it is halting deliveries of power generation equipment to state-controlled companies in Russia after some of the turbines it sold to Russia were reportedly sent to Crimea.

Analysis: Congressional GOP coming to grips with failure

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:38am

A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results.

China announces goal of AI leadership by 2030

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:06am

China's government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances.

Scaramucci under consideration for top White House job

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:50pm

New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director.

What drug-dealing 'darknet' sites have in common with eBay

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:53pm

AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show.

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:21pm

In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace — then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.

Asian shares meander as ECB, BOJ hold monetary policy steady

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:12pm

Asian shares were mixed Friday in muted trading after the European Central Bank announced no changes to its stimulus policies.

AP Explains: What are Trump's options in Venezuela?

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:49pm

The Trump administration is threatening to take "strong and swift economic actions" if Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proceeds with his plan to rewrite the nation's constitution and consolidate power over the few remaining institutions outside the control of the ruling party. A senior administration official said this week that "all options are being discussed and debated," implying that Trump could use Venezuela's dependence on oil exports to the U.S. as a means of pressuring Maduro to halt the July 30 constitutional assembly.

The Latest: Venezuela UN diplomat calls on Maduro to resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:49pm

The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis and the opposition's general strike (all times local):