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Bus crash in Maryland sends 17 to hospital

BALTIMORE (AP) — A bus carrying 26 people in Maryland has veered off a road, sending 17 passengers to area hospitals with minor injuries.

Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that the judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran.

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco over rental regulation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings — or face steep fines.

3 injured after shooting near downtown Orlando nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are investigating a shooting that happened early Sunday near a nightclub in downtown Orlando.

2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

Egypt cleric says too much Pokemon Go could be dangerous

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian Sunni Muslim cleric has warned against the dangers of playing too much of the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go," adding to Mideast religious voices that have sometimes been sterner in their critique of the game.

Bavarian official says military aid needed in time of crisis

MUNICH (AP) — Bavaria's top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like Friday night's shooting rampage at a Munich mall.

Intense airstrikes in Syria Aleppo province hit clinics

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes have struck five clinics in the northern province of Aleppo where violence has intensified in recent weeks.

Saudi official makes rare Jerusalem visit, meets Israelis

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia. The meeting marks a rare public engagement between countries that have no official relations.

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is marking a national day of mourning a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady's nephews confess drug deal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady allegedly confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S. following their arrest last year in Haiti, according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case.

ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire.

Ferry collision in New Jersey injures 17 passengers

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say 17 passengers suffered mostly minor injuries when a privately-operated ferry struck a dock in New Jersey across from Manhattan.

South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month.

Philadelphia primps, activists prepare for DNC convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final preparations are underway in Philadelphia as the city gets ready to host the Democratic National Convention.

Journalist who died in Ukraine car bombing buried in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

The Latest: IS claims bombing of protest in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bombing of a mass demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in the capital, Kabul (all times local):

Zimbabwe calls veterans' statement on Mugabe traitorous

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government says a surprise statement by the country's independence war veterans attacking President Robert Mugabe is traitorous and treasonous.

AP-GfK poll finds clear divisions in views on gun limits

A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.

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