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Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:10am

Expedition organizers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:41am

President Donald Trump is turning from his dramatic debut as an outsider president to advancing his plans to cut taxes and get tough on trade deals. But even as he returned to friendly political turf in Pennsylvania, Trump seems caught between his role as an outsider candidate and that of a now-elected negotiator still figuring out how to deal with the very insiders he vowed to drain from Washington's "swamp."

Hobby-horsing craze in Finland manifestation of girl power

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:41am

Sporting a black leather jacket, dyed red hair and a tattooed arm, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she's on her way to a rock band rehearsal session.

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:20am

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington's commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing "a warm, working relationship," a Filipino official said Sunday.

Polish official suspended over image of Tusk as SS officer

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:11am

Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer.

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:12am

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:42pm

President Donald Trump is issuing a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organized for the same evening the White House Correspondents' Association hosts its annual dinner. Trump says if the media's job is to be honest and tell the truth, then they deserve "a big, fat failing grade."

Pentagon: Blast kills US service member outside Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:20pm

A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

Cuban military plane crashes, killing 8 troops on board

Ramon Espinosa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:12pm

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 6:25pm

President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs.

The Latest: Trump says China putting pressure on North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:43pm

The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local):

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:04pm

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

Zeynep Bilginsoy and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:35pm

Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there.

Report: Cuban military plane crashes in western province, killing 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:00pm

Report: Cuban military plane crashes in western province, killing 8.

Syria: Airstrike in Hama kills 8 White Helmets rescuers

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:36pm

Airstrikes struck a center of Syria's rescuers known as the White Helmets in a rebel-held area in the country's center, killing eight volunteers, opposition activists said Saturday.

Poland police forcibly remove anti-nationalist protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:24pm

Police in Poland used force Saturday to remove a few dozen protesters who tried to block a march in downtown Warsaw by a nationalist organization celebrating its anniversary.

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:50am

In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey's telecommunications watchdog.

Macron hunts for French rural votes, Le Pen cheers new ally

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:00am

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind.

Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:23am

Pakistan's army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to combat militancy.