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  1. Newly restored USS Constitution is returning to the water

    07.23 / 13:50 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BOSTON (AP) — The world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat is returning to Boston’s waters. The USS Constitution is undocking Sunday, marking the end of restoration work that started two years ago. “Old Ironsides” enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs. The most recent work included installing 2,200 new copper sheets and […
  2. Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. Duarte

    07.23 / 13:50 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial. The Attorney General’s Office said late Saturday that a judge ruled that Javier Duarte be tried on charges of organized crime and money laundering. He also faces other state charges. Duarte fled to Guatemala […
  3. UAE official: Qatar must change its ways as part of talks

    07.23 / 08:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis. Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said late Friday that Qatar is prepared to talk with the four countries lined […
  4. Charlie Gard protesters to rally as hospital reports threats

    07.23 / 07:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LONDON (AP) — Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil and hospital officials say they have received death threats in the heartbreaking case. Activists supporting Gard’s parents will gather Sunday outside the High Court in London where legal proceedings will resume […
  5. Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

    07.23 / 07:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LONDON (AP) — It was a typical phone call between two boys and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting. The brevity of that 1997 call haunts Prince William and Prince Harry […]…
  6. Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy’s 2012 death

    07.23 / 07:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, police said. Mark Redwine’s arrest in Bellingham, Washington, followed a grand jury indictment for second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. Redwine is being held on $1 million cash-only bond, KDVR-TV in Denver reported (http://bit.ly/2uLOZt4). […
  7. How Your U.S. Lawmaker Voted

    07.22 / 21:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    How area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July…
  8. Appeals court limits Florida law against secret recordings

    07.22 / 21:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MIAMI (AP) — A man who secretly recorded a meeting with a Florida police chief is celebrating victory in a federal case with free-speech and privacy implications. Homestead’s police chief had invited James McDonough to a meeting in 2014 after the man complained about an officer who arrested him on minor charges that were later […
  9. Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

    07.22 / 21:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County. Nevada researchers only recently […
  10. Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

    07.22 / 21:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has demanded that the United States release all detained Iranian citizens, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. The report quotes Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi as saying he raised the issue Friday during a meeting with an American delegation in Vienna, on the sidelines of a meeting […
  11. Virginia governor’s debate revolves around ‘dangerous’ Trump

    07.22 / 20:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump. Ed Gillespie, a dyed-in-the-wool establishment Republican who has tried to keep his distance […]…
  12. Northbound Golden Gate Bridge lanes to close during marathon

    07.22 / 20:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time, northbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed during the San Francisco Marathon because of terrorism concerns. The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bayareane.ws/2uM4NMo) bridge operators decided to keep motorists out of those lanes between 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday after several terrorist attacks elsewhere occurred […
  13. Trump’s new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    07.22 / 20:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new communications aide is deleting old tweets that didn’t jibe with his boss’ views. The aide, Anthony Scaramucci, says on Twitter that he’s removing the messages because his views have evolved and shouldn’t be a distraction. Trump announced Friday that he’d hired the New York financier to help sharpen […
  14. Ben Affleck addresses rumors that he’s out as Batman

    07.22 / 20:51 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ben Affleck says he is still Batman and has the support of Warner Bros for the stand-alone film. Affleck addressed rumors that he would not be appearing as the caped crusader past “Justice League” this November Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego. A report in the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter […
  15. Coast Guard: Missile test could occur as early as next week

    07.22 / 18:54 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week. The launch is scheduled to occur at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska between 7 p.m. on July 29 and 1:30 a.m. on July 30, according to a U.S. Coast Guard […
  16. California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

    07.22 / 17:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission. Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy Scratchers tickets from a gas station in October. One was a winner. Thomas says he […
  17. Venezuelans march in opposition to constitution rewrite

    07.22 / 17:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Protesters marched through the Venezuelan capital toward the embattled nation’s Supreme Court on Saturday, chanting and waving flags in an escalating push to stop President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution. Organizers hope the opposition-led demonstration will send a forceful message to Maduro to cancel a July 30 election for […
  18. Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

    07.22 / 17:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is telling armed drivers how they should handle themselves if they get pulled over by police. The gun-friendly state recently changed its rule book for the road in a bid to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel. Arizona is among a small number of states instructing drivers […
  19. Son charged in death of father; body left on couch for weeks

    07.22 / 17:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks. Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse […
  20. Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakers

    07.22 / 17:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes. That happened in the marshes of Hilton Head Island when a rescue airboat tried to help two kayakers who had gotten stuck during low tide. The Island Packet reports that authorities were called Thursday afternoon. David Refosco is second mate with Beaufort Water […