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Britain: No Brexit deal would be "a huge strategic mistake"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:36am

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says it would be "a huge strategic mistake" if no deal is struck before Britain leaves the European Union in March as Brexit talks have stalled.

Global shares mixed as Turkey raises tariffs on US goods

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:29am

Shares were mixed Wednesday after Turkey announced it was increasing tariffs on imports of some U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.

The Latest: Turkey court rejects appeal for pastor's release

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:23am

The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local):

Turkish media: court rejects appeal for American pastor's release from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:14am

Turkish media: court rejects appeal for American pastor's release from detention.

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:03am

New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices.

Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, 3 crew missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:24am

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing.

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:05am

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:03am

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.

China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:53am

China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology.

African migrants reel as Israeli law cuts into salaries

Caron Creighton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:13am

African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty.

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:44pm

A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday.

Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Chad Day, Matthew Barakat and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:31pm

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.

Onetime teen mom, now a teacher, wins US House primary

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:09pm

A onetime teen mother who became a celebrated teacher defeated a veteran politician Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who didn't seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her office.

Turkey increases tariffs on series of US imports in ongoing feud with the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:00pm

Turkey increases tariffs on series of US imports in ongoing feud with the United States.

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:43pm

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:41pm

Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.

Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:17pm

Leah Vukmir, a Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker, defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:52pm

Illinois' attorney general is suing the operators of Trump International Hotel and Tower for removing water from and releasing water into the Chicago River in violation of federal environmental laws.

Small-business owner Matthew Corey wins the Republican nomination for Connecticut U.S. Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:44pm

Small-business owner Matthew Corey wins the Republican nomination for Connecticut U.S. Senate.

The Latest: Vehicle tow chain sparked small California fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:35pm

The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local):