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Canada’s Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001

By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. With the election a ...

Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's ...

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country's former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark Brexit case at the U.K. Supreme Court came to a head on ...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt ...

Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government

By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week's ...

Strangers in strange land, 130 migrants co-exist in shelter

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights ...

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu’s political future in doubt

By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on ...

Bermuda battens down for Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

MIAMI (AP) — Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory's close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's ...

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

By JILL LAWLESS, SAMUEL PETREQUIN and MARK CARLSON Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as ...

‘Welcome back’ – a reporter’s fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

By ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she ...

High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ...

Migrants anxious before court dates in Texas tents

By MARIA VERZA Associated Press NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and a brief moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn't sure he'd be able to stay. The two ...

Netanyahu’s career on the line as Israel votes

By ARON HELLER Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's career was on the line Tuesday as Israel held its second national election this year, with voters deciding whether to give him another term in office despite a likely indictment on corruption charges. The ...

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched ...

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece

By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo ...

A rescue, a reunion and a rush to help in Dorian’s aftermath

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — When Hurricane Dorian hit Sylvia Cottis' home at a beach club in the Bahamas, the fearsome Category 5 storm blew out the supposedly hurricane-proof windows, turning the glass into razor-sharp shrapnel that opened a wide gash on ...

‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ UK PM loses brother from gov’t

LONDON (AP) — "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" a 2000 Coen Brothers film starring George Clooney is a title that could be going through embattled British Prime Minister Johnson's mind. Britain's toxic divide over Brexit has cost Johnson another member of his beleaguered government that has been ...

Johnson calls opponents cowardly, plans new election bid

By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson kept up his push for an early election as a way to break Britain's Brexit impasse, as lawmakers moved to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union next month without a divorce deal. Johnson suffered ...

Kabul attack kills US, Romanian soldier, 10 Afghan civilians

By TAMEEM AKHGAR and CARA ANNA Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul on Thursday killed a U.S. service member, a Romanian soldier and at least 10 Afghan civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack ...

Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses

By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute French proposal offering a $15-billion line of credit to compensate ...