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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:37am

North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:30am

Iran is holding anti-Israel rallies across the country, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel."

North Korea denies it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who died days after North released him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:26am

North Korea denies it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who died days after North released him.

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:12am

Authorities in Botswana say former president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91 after an illness.

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:02am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed a test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea.

AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?

Dan Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:50am

Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are all looking like admirers who seek to please. But out-of-the-box thinking will be needed nonetheless.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:50am

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria.

Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:42am

A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:42am

Medical organizations and other interest groups are weighing in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. The Association of American Medical Colleges says it would leave millions of people without health coverage. AARP agrees with that assessment and is calling on every senator to vote no.

Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when NATO leaves

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:22am

The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned U.S. troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan.

New Zealand newspaper names all drunk drivers on front page

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35pm

A newspaper in a busy New Zealand resort town has decided to take a stand against drunken driving by filling its front page with the names, ages and alcohol readings for about 100 people convicted of the offense this year.

Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:10pm

A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:41pm

Medical organizations and other interest groups are weighing in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. The Association of American Medical Colleges says it would leave millions of people without health coverage. AARP agrees with that assessment and is calling on every senator to vote no.

Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:40pm

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university.

Mexican president dismisses spying, wants fast investigation

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:41pm

President Enrique Pena Nieto said Thursday he wants a rapid investigation into reports of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico, while he dismissed allegations that his government was responsible.

Philippine military says Malaysian militant who helped finance monthlong siege on city believed killed in fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:41pm

Philippine military says Malaysian militant who helped finance monthlong siege on city believed killed in fighting.

Friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to prison in first case over misusing their ties.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:40pm

Friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to prison in first case over misusing their ties.

US envoy: Guatemala lawmakers who hired lobby firm 'idiots'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:32pm

A Guatemalan congressman demanded an apology from the U.S. ambassador after the diplomat called him and three colleagues "idiots" in an audio recording that was made public Thursday.

US, Cuba still cooperating on stopping drug smugglers

Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

The U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Cuban anti-drug official said Thursday.