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Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack

Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition after attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast's waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.
Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalit

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six
B.C. parent charged in alleged admissions scam in the United States

B.C. parent charged in alleged admissions scam in the United States

BOSTON — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unseale
Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequenc

Mississippi autopsy confirms child's body in garbage bags

MERIDIAN, Miss. — An autopsy confirms that remains found in garbage bags in a Mississippi basement belonged to a small child.
Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

BOSTON — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.
Only on AP: Vape maker overhauls packaging to counter fakes

Only on AP: Vape maker overhauls packaging to counter fakes

LOS ANGELES — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's ca
Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

DETROIT — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labour contract.
Comedian Baron Cohen asks judge to dismiss Roy Moore lawsuit

Comedian Baron Cohen asks judge to dismiss Roy Moore lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen asked a federal judge to dismiss Roy Moore's defamation lawsuit over a television segment that lampooned Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.