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Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech board shares surge

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:24am

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, tracking losses on Wall Street, though a newly launched technology stocks market in Shanghai soared with its trading debut.

Britain's May to chair emergency session on seized tanker

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:53pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency security session on Monday to discuss how to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Summer AileyCamp provides dance training, life skills

Andrea Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:24pm

Of all the mantras Anai Espinoza and her fellow campers recite each morning at AileyCamp, the eighth grader's favorite is this: "I am in control."

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Hope Yen, Amanda Seitz and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:07pm

President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.

Audit: Hospitals put Native Americans at risk with opioids

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:07pm

Government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit released Monday.

Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech board shares surge

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:13pm

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, tracking losses on Wall Street, though a newly launched technology stocks market in Shanghai soared with its trading debut.

Papua New Guinea open to Chinese and Australian investors

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:33pm

Papua New Guinea's prime minister said Monday his South Pacific island nation was open to investment from China, Australia and any other country that is willing to work within the country's rules.

Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:05pm

Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Christopher Weber and John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:59pm

Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.

The Latest: Egypt aviation minister upset by paused flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:50pm

The Latest on suspended flights to Egypt (all times local):

Kushner to head to Mideast to push Palestinian economic plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:29pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is returning to the Mideast at month's end to promote the administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians that they've rejected because it ignores their political demands.

'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:09pm

The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame."

'The Lion King' bites off $185 million debut, a July record

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:18am

If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it.

South Africa's president responds to critical report

Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:09am

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will urgently challenge in court a report by the country's corruption watchdog that found he misled lawmakers about a contribution to his presidential campaign.

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:02am

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote.

Jackson contractor arrested; suspected in Idaho burglaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:51am

A Wyoming home construction contractor has been arrested after skipping a court appearance on police claims that he stole $50,000 worth of property from his landlord.

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:39am

Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall.

Utah children test their business skills at downtown market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:31am

Homemade slime, pancakes and wands were just some of the goods for sale at a downtown Logan entrepreneur market where kids hone their business savvy.

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:54am

There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.

Could coastal mansions become eligible for disaster aid?

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:39am

On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid.