Arson linked to deaths in Greek town built like ‘fire trap’

Girogos Handrinos stands outside his burned house in Mati, east of Athens, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Rescuers intensified a grim house-to-house search for more casualties Wednesday from a deadly forest fire outside Athens, as the country's military said it was using footage from U.S. combat drones and surveillance aircraft to try to determine whether arsonists were behind the blaze and stop future attacks. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town had been built like a “fire trap,” with poor safety standards and few escape routes.

Khan claims win in Pakistan with vows on poverty

In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election and vowed to run the country “as it has never before been run” by fighting corruption, seeking regional cooperation and forging a new relationship with the U.S. that was not “one-sided.”

China: Four American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

FILE - In this May 21, 2018, file photo, a computer screen displays the booking website of British Airways showing "Taiwan-China" near another showing the other international airlines that have done the same in obeying Beijing's demands to do so in Beijing. Chinese regulators appear to have rejected a possible attempt by U.S. airlines at a compromise over Beijing's demand to call self-ruled Taiwan a part of China, an order Washington opposed. The communist mainland's latest effort to use China's growing economic clout to isolate Taiwan's democratically elected government is further straining ties between Beijing and the U.S. amid a deepening trade dispute. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators appear to have rejected a possible attempt by U.S. airlines at a compromise over Beijing’s demand to call self-ruled Taiwan a part of China, an order Washington opposed.

Facebook’s day of reckoning: Blip or sign of broader turn?

In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook's user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter of 2018 as the company grappled with privacy issues, sending its stock tumbling after hours. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK — Facebook faced a day of reckoning Thursday as its shares plunged in the biggest one-day drop in stock-market history.

11 House Republicans seek impeachment of DOJ’s Rosenstein

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A group of 11 House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 11 House conservatives introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Trump touts trade win in steel town as others lose

In this June 28, 2018 photo, a car passes through an entrance to the U.S. Steel Granite City Works facility in Granite City, Ill. President Donald Trump will visit the facility on Thursday, July 26, 2018. U.S. Steel credited Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum when the company announced in March it was firing up a furnace at Granite City Works that had been idled for more than two years. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Steelworkers in Granite City, Illinois, threw a street party — complete with hot dogs, cold beer and a singer in red, white and blue — when U.S. Steel announced earlier this year it was bringing hundreds of laid-off employees back to work at the local mill.

When NYPD horses lose shoes, the blacksmith comes to them

In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 photo, New York City Police Department mounted unit officer Robert D'Aamodio rides McQuade through New York's Theater District, before the horse is reshod at the department's farriers' mobile workshop in Times Square. The NYPD has two such mobile horseshoe units stocked with all manner of anvils, hammers, nippers and pullers that have been the tools of the equine hoof trade for centuries. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s like AAA for horses.

Recording steps up feud between Trump, former ‘fixer’

This combination photo shows President Donald Trump and attorney Michael Cohen. The audio recording of Trump and his then-lawyer, Cohen, captures the two men discussing hush money payments to a former Playboy model alleging an affair.(AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden public airing of Donald Trump talking about paying for a Playboy model’s silence marks a turning point in the legal game of cat-and-mouse between the president and the lawyer who once promised to take a bullet for Trump but now seems out to save himself.

Proposed Trump-Putin meeting at WH is put off

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses as he testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as lawmakers demand specifics from him on President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Pompeo says he has personally told top Russian officials that there will be "severe consequences" for any interference in U.S. elections or the American democratic process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia, putting off a proposed second summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and declaring the U.S. will never recognize Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.



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