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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit is urging Iran to take steps to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf. He met Friday at U.N. headquarters in New York with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss attacks on two oil tankers this week near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. says Iran is to blame. Gheit says the facts will be revealed in "a matter of time."
UNDATED (AP) — Advocates say doctors will be allowed to conduct health assessments at same facility where a teenage mother and her newborn premature baby were found this week. They say the baby should have been in a neonatal unit, not an immigration detention center.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The attack on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of Asia's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two Asian countries _ one of the targeted ships was operated by a Tokyo-based company and a nearby South Korean-operated vessel helped rescue sailors _ it will unnerve major economies throughout Asia. Japan, South Korea, China and other countries are vulnerable to any disruption in oil supply from U.S.-Iran tensions.
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is eager to make connections with a critical voting group in South Carolina. And he has taken an original approach to reach out to black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential primaries. In South Carolina on Friday, the Democratic presidential candidate met with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a culture of slave descendants. O'Rourke said he feels white Americans, including himself, don't know enough about the history of slavery.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers. The complaints focus heavily on conditions in El Paso, Texas.
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