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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:41am

Congressional investigators probing Russia's meddling in the U.S. election will this week have their first opportunity to hear from someone in President Donald Trump's innermost circle: son-in-law Jared Kushner. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will talk to staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday behind closed doors. On Tuesday, he'll talk privately to members of the House Intelligence Committee.

Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent leader in 2 months

Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:40am

Nigeria's government has released a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment amid growing health concerns.

Parents prepare to return to court in Charlie Gard case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:40am

The parents of a critically ill infant are returning to court for the latest stage in their effort to seek permission to take the child to the United States for medical treatment.

Turkish opposition journalists on trial for aiding 'terror'

Neyran Elden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:30am

Journalists and staff from a Turkish newspaper staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have gone on trial in Istanbul, accused of aiding terror organizations — a case that has added to concerns over rights and freedoms in Turkey.

France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:14am

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron says he is bringing together two Libyan leaders, and rivals, to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis."

A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:02am

A year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to cleanse his Southeast Asian nation of illegal drugs in three to six months. He said he would tame corruption and began a profanity-spiked tongue lashing of America — which he called "lousy" last week. Those "shock and awe" declarations of a year ago have collided with reality. Drugs and corruption have persisted and he grudgingly thanked the United States recently for helping to quell a disastrous siege in the south by pro-Islamic State group militants.

Taliban claim deadly suicide attack in Kabul that kills 24

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:02am

A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul's police chief spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

The Latest: Jerusalem police chief, lawyer met over crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00am

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

Aron Heller and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:44am

A deadly shooting at Israel's Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem's most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence.

China warns India of its 'resolve' amid border standoff

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:06am

China on Monday warned India not to "push your luck" by underestimating Beijing's determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory, amid an ongoing standoff between the two neighbors over a contested region high in the Himalayas.

The Latest: Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:00am

The Latest on the suicide car attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul (all times local):

Taliban claim responsibility in a statement to the media for the early morning suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:50am

Taliban claim responsibility in a statement to the media for the early morning suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24.

Japan's Abe denies abusing influence in favoritism scandal

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:50am

Grilled by opposition lawmakers as approval ratings for his Cabinet sink, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday repeated his denials that he misused his influence to help a friend in a growing favoritism scandal.

Israel says guard at Amman embassy shot after being attacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:41pm

Israel's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a security guard at the country's embassy in Jordan opened fire, killing two Jordanians, after being attacked by one of them with a screwdriver.

Britain's Boris Johnson jokes about New Zealand greeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:39pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joked on his visit to New Zealand on Monday that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a head butt elsewhere.

Afghan government official: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing increases to 24; number of wounded now at 42

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:14pm

Afghan government official: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing increases to 24; number of wounded now at 42.

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:34pm

In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong.

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

Omar Akour, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:01pm

Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:44pm

A Mexican official says some Mexican nationals were among the survivors and those who died on a tractor-trailer found at a San Antonio Walmart. Mexican Consul General in San Antonio Reyna Torres says consulate officials are working to identify the survivors and notify family members. Guatemala's foreign ministry, meanwhile, says at least two Guatemalans were on the abandoned rig. The two survivors told officials they crossed the border by foot at Laredo.