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The Latest: Karen regains tropical storm strength

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:13am

The Latest on Karen (all times local):

The Latest: Court rules Spain can exhume Franco's remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:49am

The Latest on the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco (all times local):

Spanish Supreme Court rules that government can exhume remains of Gen. Francisco Franco

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:41am

Spanish Supreme Court rules that government can exhume remains of Gen. Francisco Franco.

China calls on Washington to cancel Xinjiang meeting

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:34am

China called on Washington on Tuesday to cancel a planned meeting at the United Nations to discuss accusations of repression and mass detentions in its Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Zimbabwe's capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:08am

The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city's main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles further.

Israeli top court hears HRW activist's deportation appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:45am

Israel's Supreme Court is hearing the appeal of the local director of Human Rights Watch to reverse his deportation order.

Spain*s Supreme Court to decide on Franco exhumation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:37am

Spanish Supreme Court judges are to meet to rule on appeals against the caretaker Socialist government's plan to exhume the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco from the gigantic Valley of the Fallen mausoleum built by the dictator on the outskirts of Madrid.

Ocean Viking docks in Sicily, disembarks migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:48am

A humanitarian ship has docked in Italy to disembark 182 men, women and children rescued in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya.

Algeria says 8 newborns die in fire at maternity hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:32am

Eight newborns were killed Tuesday in a fire in the maternity wing of an Algerian hospital near the border with Tunisia, authorities said.

UK Supreme Court rules suspension of Parliament was illegal

Gregory Katz, Mike Corder and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:24am

In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain's highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country's Brexit deadline was illegal.

German court rules that a hangover is an illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:16am

A German court has ruled that a hangover is an illness, in a verdict against the distributor of a food supplement marketed as an "anti-hangover drink."

Lebanese held in Greece on hijacking suspicion to fly home

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:03am

A Lebanese citizen who was detained in Greece on suspicion of involvement in a 1985 TWA hijacking and set free after it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity is in good health and expected to fly back to Lebanon, the man and his wife said Tuesday.

Pakistani officials say outbreak of dengue fever kills 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:37am

Pakistani health officials are battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation, confirming over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months.

Israel's main parties begin talks on coalition government

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:31am

Israel's two largest parties met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government, in a long-shot effort to solve the political paralysis that has emerged from last week's deadlocked national elections.

Death toll rises to 26 in protests in Indonesia's Papua

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:22pm

The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 26 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday.

Trump out to square America First with united front on Iran

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:04pm

President Donald Trump goes before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to try to square his "America First" approach to foreign policy with his administration's hope for a multi-national response to Iran's escalating aggression.

Puerto Rico braces for flooding, landslides from TD Karen

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:46pm

Forecasters said Tropical Depression Karen would unleash heavy rains across the northeastern Caribbean on Tuesday that could cause flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico and nearby islands.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:41pm

More Democrats were already moving toward pushing for impeachment as word came that President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation's leader to investigate the family of Joe Biden. Trump's order was first reported by The Washington Post and was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people familiar with but not authorized to discuss private conversations.

Green gaming: Video game firms make climate promises at UN

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:14pm

Gaming is going green — and some of the biggest game companies hope players will, too.