G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.
Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions
From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S.
Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump
Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied a second term.
High-stakes gamble: Iranian envoy gets surprise G-7 invite
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight toward the heart of the city where leaders of the world's major democracies have been debating how to handle the country's nuclear ambitions.
Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges.
Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press.
Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about being shot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said.
US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north.
Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police drew their guns Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, an escalation in the summerlong protests that have shaken the city's government and residents.
Astronomer: 'Magic' nights make Hawaii best telescope site
HONOLULU (AP) — When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what's out there.
Extinction bites: countries agree to protect sharks and rays
GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup.
Golf spectators injured by lightning released from hospital
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say six people injured by debris from a lightning strike at the Tour Championship have been treated and released.
Oft-injured Colts QB Andrew Luck, 29, announces retirement
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday. Then he said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official: The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.
Arkansas, home to supremacist groups, weighs hate crimes law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Long before a mass shooting killed 22 people at a Walmart in Texas, the threat of white supremacy was well known in neighboring Arkansas, where extremist groups over the decades have made their home in the mountains and dense woods of the state's remote rural areas.
North Korea tests new 'super-large' rocket launcher
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher," another demonstration of the North's expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the U.S.
Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom
CHICAGO (AP) — As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt? Warren, then a law professor, wasn't satisfied with textbook explanations; she wanted to hear directly from people drowning in debt.
Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S.
Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries
ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.
Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Deal or No Deal? One might think the issue would be on the minds of two leaders at the vortex of the question of whether the UK will leave the European Union without a deal in October.
Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow
MIAMI (AP) — A newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.
Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down — and their shirts and underwear off, too. The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.
Son of ex-NFL player accused of murdering parents arrested
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents was arrested Saturday in Mexico.