5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happe...

Suspect in shooting of Turkish diplomat arrested

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish security officials say they have arrested the lead suspect in the shooting of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq's semi-autonomous region. The Kurdistan Region Sec...

Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

LONDON (AP) — Taken on its own, Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may seem like a brazen act of aggression, a provocative poke in the nose to both Britain and its ...

Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Hong Kong medi...

Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flas...

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat's death

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish dip...

The Latest: Iran says all its drones safely returned to base

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 11:40 a.m. An Iranian news agency is reporting that t...

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, promp...

Taiwan's 2019 GDP growth forecast to drop further to 2.06 percent

Taipei (CNA) - The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) further trimmed its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth rate in 2019 to 2.06 percent Wednesday, down by 0.09 percentage poin...

Hong Kong elders march to support young demonstrators

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 2,000 Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, are marching in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extraditio...

Police say trucker speeding in Indiana crash that killed 3

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a semitrailer's computer data says it was going above the speed limit when it slammed into a line of vehicles on an Indianapolis highway, killing a woman and her 18-mont...

Review: New David Crosby documentary is loving, too loving

The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexpli...

Hong Kong protesters target mainland Chinese traders

HONG KONG (AP) — Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...

New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand af...

The Latest: Powell on unemployment and inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's presentation of the Fed's semi-annual monetary report to Congress. (all times local): 10:55 a.m. ...