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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 ...

Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third ...

Space Command set to open, will defend US interests in space

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Mindful of President Donald Trump's intense interest in space, the Pentagon is declaring U.S. Space Command open for business as part of a broader effort to better defend American interests in space. But there's still no Space ...

Italy’s bitter political foes unite in bid to foil Salvini

BY COLLEEN BARRY and GIADA ZAMPANO Associated Press ROME (AP) — Days after stepping down, Italy's ex-premier accepts the role of premier-designate Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes with the aim of blocking a power grab by Matteo Salvini, the ...

Russian election chief defends ban on Moscow candidates

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's election commission is standing by a decision to keep a dozen independent candidates from running for the city legislature in Moscow, but concedes after weeks of protests drew unusually large crowds, thousands of ...

Backlash grows to Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Opposition to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament intensified Thursday, with the head of the Labour Party vowing "to politically stop him" from pushing through a chaotic no-deal Brexit. Johnson's tactic gave ...