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Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:51am

The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law, after a night of high suspense ended in a big defeat for President Donald Trump's agenda. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona cast a key vote against the measure. Trump sent a Twitter post saying "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats' let the American people down.'

New Zealand warns against synthetic marijuana after 9 deaths

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:00am

New Zealand officials on Friday were urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after finding nine people had died after using the drug this month in the nation's largest city.

Pakistan court is set to rule on political fate of PM Sharif

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:50pm

Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to announce its much-awaited decision on the political fate of beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after weighing whether adequate evidence existed to dismiss him from office on allegations of corruption against his family.

Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:14pm

The Philippine president said his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime.

'Big hunt' for Russian hackers, but no obvious election link

Howard Amos, Raphael Satter and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:57pm

Pyotr Levashov appeared to be just another comfortable member of Russia's rising middle-class — an IT entrepreneur with a taste for upmarket restaurants, Thai massages and foreign travel.

China closes east seas for military drills but says little

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:41pm

China has closed off a swath of ocean off its east coast for military activities, but has said little about what the exercises entail.

Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 103 as polarizing vote nears

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:12pm

Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. Five deaths reported from violence in the 24 hours through late Thursday drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100.

Brazil defense minister: Troops to fight violence in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:11pm

Brazil's defense minister said Thursday that the military will take an increasingly aggressive role in fighting drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:44pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released the text of his pared-down bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. It's a legislative maneuver so the Senate can pass a bill that a House-Senate conference committee can use as the base to try to work out a comprehensive "repeal and replace" measure.

Japan's defense chief quits over alleged document cover-up

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:29pm

Japan's beleaguered defense minister resigned Friday over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, the latest blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's scandal-ridden government.

Al-Qaida says it has group in Kashmir to fight Indian rule

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:29pm

Al-Qaida said for the first time it is active in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, announcing on a linked propaganda network that a militant from an indigenous rebel group would lead a new outfit of fighters opposing Indian rule in the disputed region.

Japanese defense minister resigns over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:58pm

Japanese defense minister resigns over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard to be sent to hospice

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:45pm

A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time.

On anniversary of war, young North Koreans talk of tensions

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:41pm

Are the United States and North Korea moving closer to another war?

Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 102 as polarizing vote nears

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:21pm

Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100 Thursday.

Hurricane Hilary weakening in Pacific west of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:58pm

Hurricane Hilary has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads farther out into the Pacific Ocean away from the west coast of Mexico.

Hundreds of street gang members rounded up in El Salvador

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:35pm

Salvadoran authorities have announced the detentions of 442 members of the transnational Mara Salvatrucha street gang.

UN: Cyprus rivals need to keep commitment to reunification

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:23pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday encouraging rival Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots "to sustain their commitment" to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island following the collapse of talks earlier this month.

Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into space

Amir Vahdat and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:41pm

Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country's state media reported Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle.