WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s top court judges criticize pro-government principal

WARSAW, Poland — Judges in Poland’s top constitutional court wrote to their pro-government principal Thursday complaining that she had kept some of them from handling cases. Seven out of the Constitutional Tribunal’s 15 judges signed the letter to their head, Julia Przylebska. It came on the heels of mass street protests and European Union condemnation … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s top court judges criticize pro-government principal

NEW YORK | Statue of Liberty climber awaits court appearance

NEW YORK— Authorities say a Fourth of July protester who held police at bay for hours after she climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty, causing an evacuation, will face a judge in New York. A federal official says the woman told police she was protesting the separation of immigrant children from parents who … Continue reading NEW YORK | Statue of Liberty climber awaits court appearance

LONDON | The Latest: Isner hits 64 aces to advance at Wimbledon

LONDON— The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Ninth-seeded John Isner hit 64 aces and saved two match points to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the fourth time. Isner beat Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-7 (3), 7-5 in a match that had been suspended by rain on Wednesday. Isner’s … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Isner hits 64 aces to advance at Wimbledon

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to sue control board over budget differences

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor says he will sue a federal control board to resolve budget differences as the U.S. territory battles an 11-year recession. Ricardo Rossello said in a statement Thursday that he seeks an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76 billion budget that contains various austerity measures. … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to sue control board over budget differences

OUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium | AP Interview: Correa says no plans to return to Ecuador

OUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium  — Former President Rafael Correa on Thursday called Ecuador’s demand for him to be jailed and extradited from Belgium just a power ploy by the government to stamp out opposition, adding that it will instead push him back to the forefront of politics. In an interview with The Associated Press from his family … Continue reading OUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium | AP Interview: Correa says no plans to return to Ecuador

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Person of interest’ sought in shooting of XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Law enforcement authorities in South Florida want to talk to a 22-year-old man wanted as a “person of interest” in the shooting death of rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN). Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in a news release sent Tuesday night that detectives want to ask Robert Allen what … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Person of interest’ sought in shooting of XXXTentacion

PARIS | Claude Lanzmann, director of ‘Shoah,’ dies at age 92

PARIS — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece “Shoah” bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the publishing house for Lanzmann’s autobiography, said he died Thursday morning at a hospital in Paris. It gave no further … Continue reading PARIS | Claude Lanzmann, director of ‘Shoah,’ dies at age 92

MOSCOW  | Migrant workers the key to Russia’s smooth-running World Cup

MOSCOW  — Behind the veneer of Russia‘s smooth-running World Cup are legions of migrant workers from Central Asia, who built the stadiums and keep them running, staff concession stands, and clean up after fans who revel through city streets. They are among millions of migrants who perform menial jobs across Russia, and face routine police … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Migrant workers the key to Russia’s smooth-running World Cup