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‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico’s governor into crisis

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and JOEL COLON Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two ...

Some migrants allowed to cross on first day of asylum policy

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Nearly two dozen immigrants were allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration planned to launch a drastic policy change designed to end asylum protections for most migrants who travel through another ...

African man escaped a massacre, but death followed

By DAVID SHARP Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered. Death remained close as his family undertook a grueling ...

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened ...

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

By AYA BATRAWY and AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran's president warned of ...

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

By COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated Press THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern ...

From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At a trendy restaurant in Iran's capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. Welcome to dining in the Islamic Republic, brought to ...

Bosnian Muslims mark 24th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

By DARKO BANDIC Associated Press SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered in Bosnia on Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II. Relatives of the more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim ...

Diplomats shaken for now after Britain’s US ambassador quits

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The abrupt resignation of Britain's ambassador to the United States over leaked cables critical of the Trump administration may have jolted official Washington, but it's unlikely to have a lasting impact on the U.S.-British relationship ...

2 runners gored racing with bulls at Pamplona’s festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials say the opening bull run of this year's San Fermin festival in the northern city of Pamplona has left at least five people injured, including two who were gored by bulls. Red Cross spokesman José Aldaba says the most seriously injured were treated ...