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Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is researching the driver’s background, license qualification …

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Johnson says he’ll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’ll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.’s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he would draw his red lines …

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Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

Eris Baker

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards’ purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were plentiful. “The biggest trend of the night was red and pink dresses,” said Andrea Lavinthal, …

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Asian shares fall as Iran, China-US trade tensions loom

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.3% to 2,967.01 in early trading Monday while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.8% to 26,235.77 after …

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UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf kingdom’s defenses. But the Conservative prime minister also said the U.K. would work with allies to “de-escalate” …

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‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which “Pose” star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series “Fleabag” led a British invasion that overturned expectations. “This all started in the demented mind of George R.R. Martin,” said “Game of Thrones” producer …

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Billy Porter makes Emmys history and the category is ‘love’

Billy Porter

NEW YORK (AP) — And the category, a jubilant Billy Porter said as he made Emmys history, “is love, y’all, love.” Porter, known for making fashion statements on red carpets, became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role of Pray Tell on FX’s “Pose.” “I am so overwhelmed …

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Biden, Warren face same challenge in Iowa: keeping momentum

Joe Biden

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend’s Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president’s front-runner status. His closest rival, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in with little fanfare, delivered her speech and hit a brief selfie line before departing the show. …

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Minister tells AP Afghan police are hardest hit by attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan are one of the country’s most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in relentless attacks by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents. Still, President Donald Trump is …

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