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Kenyan school children using slingshots to plant trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:39am

School children in Kenya are helping to fight deforestation by planting seeds using slingshots.

Disappearing messages, private phones test open records laws

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:13am

One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.

The Latest: Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:55am

The Latest on an active police situation at a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles (all times local):

Plagued by cuts, Lebanon survives on floating power plants

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:33am

Lebanon has for decades struggled with daily power cuts that leave residents sweating through their shirts summer after sticky summer.

New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:29am

Britain's new Brexit chief has suggested Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached.

Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:37pm

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided.

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

Christopher Weber and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:01pm

A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police.

Cuba approves new leader's Cabinet with old faces in place

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:03pm

Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro's government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform.

Navy sailor killed at Pearl Harbor buried in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:44pm

More than 76 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Navy sailor has been laid to rest in Southern California.

Manley role at Fiat Chrysler a turning point for carmaker

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:03pm

a Brit who showed his mettle by growing the quintessentially American Jeep into a global brand.

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

Victor Caivano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:04pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates.

Fiat Chrysler chooses Jeep exec Manley to replace ailing CEO

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:01pm

Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery, the company announced Saturday.

The Latest: New FCA chief Manley had been seen as a star

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 1:49pm

The Latest on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO (all times local):

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

Babacar Dione and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:23pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent.

Zimbabwe's leader tries to rally white voters as gap narrows

Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:13am

Zimbabwe's president on Saturday tried to rally the country's white minority voters, who traditionally back the opposition, as the race in this month's historic election becomes too close to call.

Mnuchin: Overall US economy not harmed by trade battles

Victor Caivano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:09am

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies although some individual sectors have been hurt. He said the administration was exploring ways to help farmers and other specific industries that have been affected.

Egypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:41am

Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising.

Fiat Chrysler's board recommends Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace seriously ill CEO Sergio Marchionne

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:26am

Fiat Chrysler's board recommends Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace seriously ill CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Iran's top leader endorses warning over oil supplies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:05am

Iran's top leader has endorsed a warning made earlier by the country's president over Mideast oil supplies.