Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan leads amid slow vote count

Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, celebrate projected unofficial results announced by television channels indicating their candidates' success in the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s former cricket star Imran Khan and his party were maintaining a commanding lead Thursday amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.

Man bites dog: NKoreans eat dog meat to beat the heat

Food are served on a table during the lunch time at Pyongyang House of Sweet Meat, a restaurant specialized in dishes made of dog meat, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Euphemistically known as "dangogi," or sweet meat, dog has long been believed to be a stamina food in North and South Korea and is traditionally eaten during the hottest time of the year, giving a sad twist to old saying "dog days of summer." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog.

Grim house search yields more bodies in Greek fires

A man stands next to his burned house and car as he speaks on his cellphone in Mati, east of Athens, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Rescue crews were searching through charred homes and cars for the missing after wildfires decimated seaside areas near the Greek capital, killing at least 74 people and sending thousands fleeing. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

MATI, Greece (AP) — Rescuers intensified a grim house-to-house search Wednesday for more casualties 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.

At Russia hearing, Risch focuses on praise for Trump on NATO, Iran

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Screenshot / Senate Foreign Relations Committee

When the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday grilled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over President Trump’s summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, a Republican from Idaho — who is in line to possibly chair the panel next year — used his time to praise the president on NATO and Iran instead, and asked no questions about Russia.

Study: Water buried beneath Martian landscape

This May 12, 2016 image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars. A study published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in the journal Science suggests a huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet. (NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team - STScI/AURA, J. Bell - ASU, M. Wolff - Space Science Institute via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet.

Some GOP lawmakers critical of relief program for farmers

President Donald Trump greets supporters after arriving at the Kansas City International Airport to attend the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade disputes with China and other countries.

Judge: Release immigrant held after Army base pizza delivery

Protesters gather outside federal court calling for the release of Pablo Villavicencio Tuesday July 24, 2018, in New York. Villavicencio was arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after making a catering delivery to Fort Hamilton Army Base last month. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of an Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after he delivered pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation.

Report: ‘Law and order’ Trump soft on corporate offenders

In this July 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump arrives for a tour during a "Made in America Product Showcase" at the White House in Washington. A new report by the Washington-based watchdog group Public Citizen found that while Trump has positioned himself as a tough, “law and order” president, he has mostly excluded one group of offenders from his sights: those of the corporate class. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump has positioned himself as a tough, “law and order” president, he has mostly excluded one group of offenders from his sights: those of the corporate class, according to a report released Wednesday by Washington-based watchdog Public Citizen.

Family says Oakland murder suspect mentally ill

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Chief Carlos Rojas speaks at a news conference in front of images of John Lee Cowell, a suspect wanted in the stabbings of two women at a BART station, in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. A man fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman in the neck and wounded her sister as they exited a train at a Northern California subway station in what officials said Monday appeared to be a random attack. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A paroled robber who allegedly stabbed to death an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked attack at a California train station is mentally ill and failed to receive proper treatment, his family said Tuesday.

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn after stepping off Marine One at the White House, in Washington. Trump was recorded by his longtime personal lawyer discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, and at one point can be heard saying "pay with cash." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A secretly recorded tape of Donald Trump by his longtime personal lawyer was played on CNN Tuesday night in which the two can be heard talking about a potential payment for a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair and the soon-to-be president is heard discussing whether to “pay with cash.”

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