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S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

U.S. stocks closed lower Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent or more from its recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting worries among traders … Continue reading S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this year

VIENNA | UN nuclear watchdog: Iran remains within 2015 deal limits

VIENNA  — The U.N. nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran remains within the limitations set by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers, aimed at keeping Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for incentives. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy … Continue reading VIENNA | UN nuclear watchdog: Iran remains within 2015 deal limits

Sinema continues to inch ahead in slow Arizona vote count

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is continuing to inch ahead in the slow-motion finish to Arizona’s U.S. Senate race. On Saturday night, she remained a little more than a percentage point ahead of Republican Martha McSally. She gained 4,000 votes from a batch of ballots tallied in Maricopa County as well as a few thousand from elsewhere … Continue reading Sinema continues to inch ahead in slow Arizona vote count

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s state news agency says four people have been killed and hundreds of tourists visiting the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra have been moved to higher ground after heavy rains caused flash floods in several locations. The Petra agency quoted government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat as saying two dozen people were injured and … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

TAPACHULA, Mexico | Caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico — Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. were deciding Monday whether to rest in this southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments. After blaming the Democrats for “weak laws” on immigration a few days earlier, Trump … Continue reading TAPACHULA, Mexico | Caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

LUXEMBOURG  — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations. Kurz and Rutte met ahead of a European … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

KATHMANDU, Nepal | 7 killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps Nepal mountain

KATHMANDU, Nepal— Seven people, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a strong storm swept through their base camp, Nepalese police said Saturday. A storm Friday night destroyed their camp and two rescue helicopters sent early Saturday were unable to land because of bad weather conditions … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | 7 killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps Nepal mountain

NEW YORK | ‘Legend” author Marie Lu has multimillion dollar book deal

NEW YORK— Author Marie Lu is continuing the story of her million-selling “Legend” series. Lu has agreed to a multimillion dollar, three-book deal with Roaring Brook Press, the publisher announced Friday. The first book is set 10 years after her third “Legend” installment, “Champion,” which came out in 2013. Currently untitled and scheduled for Fall … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Legend” author Marie Lu has multimillion dollar book deal

PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead draws to a close

PALU, Indonesia  — Indonesia’s search for victims buried in Palu neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is drawing to a close almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city. Authorities say the official search and rescue effort will end Thursday with mass prayers in areas such as Balaroa and Petobo, where … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead draws to a close

LEADING OFF: Aching Correa trying to get back ready for ALCS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is trying to get his aching back as healed as possible before Houston‘s AL Championship Series opener Saturday. Correa told The Associated Press on Wednesday that although he’s tried to put on a brave face, his back is hurting … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Aching Correa trying to get back ready for ALCS

TOKYO | Global shares continue rally after Wall Street gains

TOKYO — Global shares were mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.4 percent in early trading to 5,349.27, while Germany’ DAX rose 0.3 percent to 12,094.64. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,300.17. U.S. … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares continue rally after Wall Street gains

PHOENIX | Police arrest 4 at ICE protest outside Arizona jail

PHOENIX — Over 100 activists gathered outside a jail in Phoenix on Wednesday to protest Sheriff Paul Penzone’s continued cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Four activists who chained themselves to each other outside one of the jail entrances were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. Authorities said the four were sitting … Continue reading PHOENIX | Police arrest 4 at ICE protest outside Arizona jail

WASHINGTON | Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors with the special counsel’s office say President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not yet ready to be sentenced. The joint filing with defense lawyers Tuesday is a sign that Flynn’s cooperation with investigators is continuing. Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his contacts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

SINGAPORE | Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key US ally

SINGAPORE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that despite tensions over the detention of an American pastor and other deep differences, Turkey remains a key NATO ally. Pompeo told reporters Saturday that the U.S. “has every intention of continuing to work cooperatively” with Turkey, even after the Trump administration hit two senior Turkish … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key US ally