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The Latest: 14 killed in blast near airport in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. An Afghan interior ministry spokesman says that 14 people, including both civilians and military forces, have been killed in the suicide attack near Kabul's airport shortly after the country's controversial first vice president landed on his return from abroad. Spokesman…

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON (AP) — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland, where having an abortion remains a criminal offense even as strict prohibitions are being repealed in the Republic of Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties…

The Latest: Woods in outright lead at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Tiger Woods is in the outright lead of the British Open after a stunning turnaround at Carnoustie. Woods has parred his last four holes and capitalized on collapses by Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele, the previous co-leaders. Spieth bogeyed No.…

Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation. The evacuees, who were hemmed in from one side by advancing hostile Syrian troops and from another…

Ethiopia has 'no option' but multiparty democracy, PM says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia has "no option" but to pursue multi-party democracy, the reformist new prime minister said Sunday, again shaking up Africa's second most populous nation that for decades has been ruled by a single coalition. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff announced the remarks on Twitter, saying they were made during a…

Husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen wins Hemingway contest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — After nine previous tries, the husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest held in the city where writer Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote during the 1930s. Michael Groover won the contest held on Saturday at Sloppy Joe's Bar, which is where the author often relaxed…

Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal judge who ordered children be reunited with their families after being separated at the border has been unyielding in his insistence that the Trump administration meet his deadline. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw (sah-BRAW') has been adamant that the government reunite more than 2,500 children 5 years old and…

Lady Antebellum calls police lip sync of its song 'amazing'

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he's "overwhelmed" by the response to a video his department created as part of a national lip…