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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:48pm

A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late Wednesday, the governors urged the leaders, particularly top Republican Mitch McConnell, to set aside "this flawed bill" and work with them on making health care more available and affordable for every American.

Police: Office worker kills 3 in central China knife rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:22pm

Police say three people have been killed and four injured in a rampage by a knife-wielding man in central China.

New Zealander shot dead in central Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:22pm

Police have arrested the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting of a New Zealander on a central Philippine island, officials said Thursday. Another suspect is being sought.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:55pm

A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late Wednesday, the governors urged the leaders, particularly top Republican Mitch McConnell, to set aside "this flawed bill" and work with them on making health care more available and affordable for every American.

2 Germans peacekeepers dead in helicopter crash in Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:21pm

A U.N. peacekeeping helicopter crashed Wednesday in the desert in northern Mali and two German peacekeepers were killed, U.N. officials said.

Venezuela leader's foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:43pm

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution though there was no public sign their efforts were working.

The Latest: Palestinians cheer after Israel removes devices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:02pm

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

Russia: Don't blame Syria for chemical attack without visit

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:31pm

Russia says the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government for using sarin nerve gas in an attack on an opposition-held town in Syria without ever visiting the site and ignoring two witnesses presented by Damascus.

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:49pm

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday.

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing 10

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim and Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

Boko Haram extremists ambushed an oil exploration convoy in northern Nigeria, killing at least 10 people and abducting several others who were later rescued, officials said Wednesday. They said insurgents also had been killed, but gave no numbers.

Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:57pm

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country's North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo said.

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

Claude Paris, Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people.

The Latest: Poor visibility hurts wildfire fight in Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:23pm

The Latest on wildfires in southern France, Italy and Portugal (all times local):

The Latest: Man slain at protest in western Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:02pm

The latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):

Rolling Stone cover asks why can't Canada PM be US president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:02pm

Rolling Stone magazine has put liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of its latest issue and asks: "Why Can't He Be Our President?"

Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:02pm

Ukraine's president has rescinded the citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who moved to Ukraine to become leader of one of its most corruption-plagued regions and later resigned, the country's migration service announced Wednesday.

Top EU court moves to restore Hamas terror listing

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:41pm

The European Union's top court ruled Wednesday that Islamic militant group Hamas should stay on the EU terror list, saying a lower court should not have ordered the group removed from the EU's terror list, and sent the case back to the lower court for reconsideration.

Maronites can return to Cyprus villages held by Turkish army

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:31pm

Turkish Cypriot authorities in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus said Wednesday they have lifted restrictions on Maronite Christians reclaiming homes and property in villages that have been under Turkish military control for over four decades.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misfires on Mideast

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:53am

President Donald Trump is not up to speed on who's fighting whom in the Middle East.