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Have an old car? You're not alone. Vehicle age hits record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 5:02am

The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer.

EU to ease restrictions on food from Fukushima area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 3:47am

Japanese officials say the European Union is relaxing its restrictions on some food products from several areas affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Retired Lebanese army officers block roads into Beirut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 3:08am

Hundreds of retired Lebanese members of the military have staged a protest rally, blocking major roads leading to Beirut over austerity budget measures being debated by a parliament committee.

The Latest: Japan welcomes Xi as sign of improving ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 12:42am

The Latest on the meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local):

World shares rise on optimism around Trump-Xi meeting

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 27th - 12:36am

World stocks advanced Thursday ahead of a planned meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week.

Navajo cancer center will cut tribal members' travel time

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 11:03pm

Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family.

2 Norwegian shipping executives indicted in antitrust case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 11:03pm

Two Norwegian shipping executives have been indicted on charges that they participated in a sprawling antitrust conspiracy.

Trump in Japan for talks on trade, Iran, North Korea

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:39pm

President Donald Trump on Thursday began what is likely his most consequential overseas trip of the year, one that will present the "America First" president with a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list.

Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:39pm

An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case.

Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet

Yves Van Dam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 10:13pm

Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as the presidents of the United States and China and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies.

Huawei warns US patent curbs would hurt global tech

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:48pm

Chinese tech giant Huawei warned Thursday a U.S. senator's proposal to block the company from pursuing damages in patent courts would be a "catastrophe for global innovation."

Asian shares rise on optimism around Trump-Xi meeting

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:29pm

Asian stocks advanced Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week.

Seoul sees US, NKorea diplomacy as contrast to Iran tensions

Adam Schreck and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 9:09pm

The U.S. and North Korea feel the need to resume diplomacy and are trying to narrow their differences for new summit talks, a top South Korean official said Wednesday as he contrasted their efforts with the tensions surrounding Iran's collapsing nuclear accord.

Czech Cabinet survives no-confidence vote over PM's scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:34pm

The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis has survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament over European Union subsidies that were paid to his former business empire.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems' missteps on climate, wages in debate

Christopher Rubager, Seth Borenstein and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:48pm

This was no Trump rally. Ten Democrats kicked off the presidential debate season with a sober rendering of policy that featured a smattering of missteps on climate change, the economy and more but no whoppers.

Zuckerberg says company 'evaluating' deepfake video policy

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:02pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake" videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips.

AP Explains: What happens when migrants arrive at US border

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:08pm

The harrowing photo of a drowned toddler and her father along the Rio Grande has illustrated the risks migrants are willing to take to reach the U.S., even as increasingly hardline policies by President Donald Trump's administration aim to keep them out.

Germans get chance to kill virtual Nazis after rule change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:04pm

Germans itching to shoot virtual Nazis will soon get a chance to do so, after a change in the rules concerning the use of forbidden symbols in video games.

Huawei loses trade-secret case, but jury awards no damages

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:46pm

A Texas jury ruled Wednesday that Chinese technology giant Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but jurors declined to levy damages, saying Huawei didn't benefit from the theft.