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  1. How a Chinese entrepreneur evaded sanctions and financed North Korea's nuclear weapons program

    Among the flurry of U.S. legal maneuverings on Tuesday involving North Korea, maybe the most revealing involves a federal lawsuit aimed at the businesses of one Chinese entrepreneur. Chi Yupeng, a 48-year-old Chinese accountant, controls a network of companies that in recent years imported…
  2. Federal judge again throws out Texas voter ID law backed by Justice Department under Trump

    A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version of the law…
  3. Dutch police detain driver of van from Spain near concert venue that received threats

    Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said at a ha…
  4. Hillary Clinton said her 'skin crawled' when Donald Trump stood behind her on debate stage

    Hillary Clinton said her "skin crawled" as Donald Trump loomed behind her at a presidential debate in St. Louis, and added that she wished she could have pressed pause and asked America, "Well, what would you do?" The words, Clinton's most detailed public comments about what happened during…
  5. A Mexican reporter was in a program to protect journalists. He was still killed

    A Mexican journalist who was enrolled in a government protection program after chronicling corruption has been gunned down, becoming at least the ninth journalist killed in Mexico this year. Candido Rios Vazquez, a crime reporter in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, was shot Tuesday along…
  6. Army suspends Fort Benning drill sergeants amid allegations of sexual assault

    The U.S. Army has sidelined numerous drill sergeants at its training center at Fort Benning, Georgia, amid allegations of sexual assault against at least one trainee, the service announced Wednesday. The cases are under investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Command and the service's…
  7. Charlottesville begins covering Confederate statue in black shroud

    Workers in Charlottesville shrouded a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in black on Wednesday in a move intended to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Live video from the scene showed a public works truck near…
  8. Trump's shutdown threat raises stakes for lawmakers in looming funding battle

    Congressional Democrats are holding their ground in opposition to President Donald Trump's proposed border wall after Trump threatened to "close down the government" if lawmakers do not provide money for the project when they return from August recess. On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader…
  9. James Clapper questions Trump's fitness, worries about his access to nuclear codes

    James R. Clapper Jr., former national intelligence director, questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office following his freewheeling speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, which Clapper labeled "downright scary and disturbing." "I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in thi…
  10. Yemen officials: Saudi-led coalition strikes hotel, many die

    The Saudi-led coalition carried out several airstrikes in Yemen early on Wednesday, hitting a small hotel near the capital of Sanaa and killing dozens of people, Yemeni officials and witnesses said. There were conflicting reports on the victims, with doctors saying they were farmers and…
  11. After U.S. cuts, delays aid to Egypt, Kushner snubbed in Cairo

    White House adviser Jared Kushner and visiting U.S. officials were snubbed by the Foreign Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday in apparent protest over the Trump administration's move to cut and delay aid to Egypt. Egypt's top diplomat, Sameh Shoukry, was to meet with the U.S. delegation headed by…
  12. North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs

    North Korea's state media released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles. Concept diagrams of the missiles were seen hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un while he visited a plant that makes solid-fuel engines for the country's…
  13. Felony arrest warrants issued for white nationalist Christopher Cantwell over Charlottesville, says he'll turn himself i

    A white nationalist wanted for crimes authorities say were committed on the campus of the University of Virginia a day before a deadly rally has said he will turn himself in to authorities. University of Virginia police say Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is wanted on three…
  14. Police: DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist Kim Wall

    A headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen has been identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine earlier this month, Danish police said Wednesday. Wall, 30, was last seen alive on Aug. 10 on Danish inventor Peter…
  15. Navy expected to relieve admiral in charge of Japan-based fleet after deadly disasters

    The Navy will relieve the senior admiral in charge of the service's 7th Fleet based in Japan in response to four embarrassing accidents this year, two of which killed sailors at sea, two U.S. officials said. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin will be removed from his job formally Wednesday, the official…
  16. Missouri mom gave up daughter as a baby, took her back as a teen. Now she's charged in her murder.

    A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl's remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl moved back from Minnesota, where she was raised. Rebecca Ruud, 39, is…
  17. How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot

    At $700 million, Wednesday night's Powerball prize is the second-largest lottery jackpot in its history, and the math is working out in favor of lotto commissions. Two years ago, your chances of becoming an instant millionaire were 1 in roughly 175 million. Now, the odds are 1 in roughly 292…
  18. Fear of violence surrounds Trump's Phoenix rally

    As protesters for and against President Trump awaited under a brutal Arizona sun for his arrival to a rally here, one question surfaced repeatedly: Which President Trump would show up? Would it be the president who on Monday night soberly acknowledged the error of his pledge to pull U.S.…
  19. Thousands of protesters descend on Phoenix ahead of Trump's rally

    Thousands of people descended on downtown Phoenix Tuesday ahead of President Trump’s visit to the city for a campaign-style rally, with protesters and his supporters shouting at each other as controversy continued over the his assessment that “both sides” were to blame for the racially charg…
  20. No nation-building in Afghanistan? Easier said than done, experts say

    Over the decades, the concept of “nation-building” has been in and out of favor with successive American administrations. President Trump says he wants no part of it in Afghanistan. But past presidents have found that when it comes to foreign interventions, it’s very difficult to achieve and susta…