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Judge blocks Louisiana law that kept refugee from marrying

NEW ORLEANS — A judge presided, and the beaming couple embraced teary-eyed well-wishers when it was over. It wasn't a wedding, but it brought...

The Latest: Turkish president condemns London attack

LONDON — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament :7:25 a.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has...

Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with...

Reports: UK police raid property linked to London attack

LONDON — British armed police have carried out a raid on a property in the central city of Birmingham, after an attacker killed four people...

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

TOKYO — Most Asian benchmarks were higher Thursday after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress...

As Japan suicides drop, survivor shares story to save others

TOKYO — It's not that he wanted to die. Rather, Kazuo Sawato says, he couldn't bear his life anymore. The 31-year-old Japanese office worker...

Spokesman: China has suspended import of Brazil beef

BEIJING — A spokesman for China's commerce ministry says the country has suspended imports of Brazilian beef, the first official confirmation...

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery

AUSTIN, Texas — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course.It was the fourth time in the last three years that he...

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on...

The Latest: Chinese citizen among injured in London attack

LONDON — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament :6:40 a.m.China says one of its citizens was among 40 people...

Accused killer of Cambodian political pundit found guilty

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian court on Thursday has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley...

Japan PM accused of giving cash for nationalistic school

TOKYO — The head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator at the center of a land and political scandal testified in parliament...

Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future

LOS ANGELES — Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday...

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

DAKAR, Senegal — The armed group took over the school little by little. One day when a fighter came to collect and burn the students' desks,...

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

TOKYO — North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama.North...

Australian found negligent in girlfriend's watercraft death

PHUKET, Thailand — A Thai court has given a suspended one-year prison sentence to an Australian man whose girlfriend died when their personal...

California may face 'significant risk' from dam

SAN FRANCISCO — California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the nation's tallest dam, badly damaged last month by surging...

The Latest: Work resumes on raising sunken SKorean ferry

SEOUL, South Korea — The latest on the South Korean efforts to raise a sunken ferry :3 p.m.South Korean officials say...

How do you lift 6,800-ton ferry from seafloor? Delicately

SEOUL, South Korea — How do you lift a corroded, 6,800-ton ferry lying more than 40 meters undersea, keeping it in one piece? It's...

Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than others

WASHINGTON — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults,...

Teen accused of helping friend shoot girl in head

LOGAN, Utah — A second teenager was ordered to stand trial Wednesday by a juvenile court judge who determined there's sufficient evidence to...

Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism

CANBERRA, Australia — China's premier on Thursday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year...

Hawaii lawmaker resigns from Republican Party to join Democrats

By Steve Gorman - Hawaii lawmaker Beth Fukumoto, ousted last month as Republican leader of the state's House of Representatives...

Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door

SAN LUIS, Argentina — George S. walks on the dark tarmac holding his sleepy 7-year-old son Fadi in his arms."From the bottom of our hearts,...

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

TOKYO — Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress...

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

WASHINGTON — The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill...

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

SEOUL, South Korea — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into...

The Latest: Parents investigated twice before son died

PHOENIX — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Phoenix boy :6:57 p.m.The Arizona Department of Child Safety says...

South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing shipyard Daewoo

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to...

The Latest: Hawaii GOP: Fukumoto should have given up seat

HONOLULU — The Latest on Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto's decision to leave the Republican Party :5 p.m.The leader of Hawaii's...

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

WESTON, Wis. — A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at...

France's Macron seen winning presidential vote: poll

PARIS - Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month...

Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

PHOENIX — The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in...

A look at developments in the 2014 S. Korean ferry disaster

SEOUL, South Korea — Salvage workers are slowly pulling the huge, corroded South Korean ferry above the sea surface Thursday, about three...

Australia, China to boost trade with beef making the cut

By Colin Packham SYDNEY - Australia and China are expected to sign new bilateral agreements on beef exports, energy and security...

The Latest: Families of ferry victims express gratitude

SEOUL, South Korea — The latest on the South Korean efforts to raise a sunken ferry :11:50 a.m.A South Korean group...

Former AFP photographer detained in Bahrain, agency says

DUBAI - Bahraini authorities arrested a former photographer for Agence France-Presse on unspecified charges on his return from a...

Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student prez

HOUSTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student...

Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being...

Ex-Pennsylvania official pleads guilty in corruption probe

The former top administrator in Allentown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal pay-to-play corruption probe that already has...

Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack

CHICAGO — The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday...

Activists seek to intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL review

LINCOLN, Neb. — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small...

Ex-PSU athletic director: 'I wish I would have done more'

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The former Penn State athletic director who pleaded guilty last week to child endangerment testified Wednesday he now...

The Latest: Trump and May speak after attacks in London

LONDON — The Latest on the incident outside Britain's parliament :6:20 p.m.The White House is condemning the attacks in...

GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cajoled House Republicans at the White House Wednesday to back the GOP health care overhaul bill as the...

Police: Man accused of murder came to NYC to target blacks

NEW YORK — Police say a white man accused of stabbing a black man to death with a sword in New York City told investigators he traveled to...

Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat

NEW YORK — The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that worldwide box-office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though...

London attack is latest in which vehicles are used as weapon

LONDON — When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of...

GOP lawmaker: Trump communications may have been 'monitored'

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly...

Justices side with leading cheerleading uniform maker

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with the leading maker of cheerleading uniforms in a copyright dispute with a smaller...