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Air Force fighter intercepts plane near Trump golf course

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force fighter jet intercepted a small general aviation aircraft flying near President Donald Trump's private golf club Saturday. The U.S. military is announcing that an F-16 jet intercepted a plane around 12:30 p.m. Saturday flying "without proper clearances or communications" in the temporary flight restriction zone around the…

Egypt rejects Jewish-nation law passed by Israeli parliament

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's government says it rejects a controversial legislation passed by Israel's parliament defining Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people. Saturday's statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says the law adopted Thursday by the Knesset "consolidates the notion of occupation and racial segregation and undermines the chances of achieving peace." The…

Cuba approves new leader's Cabinet with old faces in place

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Raul Castro's government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform. At the same time, the national assembly received a proposed reform of Cuba's 1976 constitution that would reshape its…

Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

LA LIBERTAD, Honduras (AP) — Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after spending…

'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman ," ''Shazam! " and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole…

Manley role at Fiat Chrysler a turning point for carmaker

The nomination of Mike Manley as CEO of Fiat Chrysler marks a turning point for the carmaker, putting a brand with historic Italian roots in the hands of someone with no ties to Italy — a Brit who showed his mettle by growing the quintessentially American Jeep into a global brand. Manley has been one…

Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Japan's Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Latin America's biggest country. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. An estimated 1.9 million Japanese or their descendants…

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed's independence

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mnuchin said he can't comment…