BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 1200 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Calm returns to Myanmar after religious clashes

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says a tense calm has returned to western Rakhine state after rioters set four houses ablaze, the latest violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims. Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut says the alleged rape…

Law requires Chinese to visit their aging parents

BEIJING (AP) — Parents aren’t the only ones urging their adult children to visit. China is making that imperative a law. The requirement that people visit or keep in touch with their elderly parents or risk being sued…

Humerus reunion: Doc returns Vietnamese vet’s arm

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American doctor has arrived in Vietnam carrying an unlikely piece of luggage: the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966. Dr. Sam Axelrad flew into the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Saturday from…

Hawkish Israeli legislator wins key party position

JERUSALEM (AP) — A hard-line Israeli legislator who opposes the creation of a Palestinian state has been voted into a key leadership position within the ruling Likud party. Danny Danon was declared chairman of the Likud Central Committee…

HK protests for Beijing-backed leader to resign

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers were expected to take to the streets in protest Monday, demanding their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their…

Oil rises above $97 as protests in Egypt continue

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell toward $96 a barrel Monday as weak Chinese manufacturing raised the prospect of subdued demand. Benchmark crude for August delivery was down 12 cents at $96.44 a barrel at midday…

Humerus reunion: Doc returns Vietnamese vet’s arm

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American doctor has arrived in Vietnam carrying an unlikely piece of luggage: the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966. Dr. Sam Axelrad flew into the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Saturday from…

Hong Kong to hold big annual democracy protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers are expected to take to the streets in a protest demanding their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign. Tensions between Hong Kong and the mainland are rising 16 years…

SKorean presidential website loses data in hacking

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says personal information was stolen from its presidential website in a cyberattack last week that coincided with a shutdown of North Korean websites. Yonhap news agency reported Monday that about 100,000…

Kerry’s focus switches to North Korea, Syria

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s diplomatic portfolio switched from Mideast diplomacy to North Korea and the Syrian crisis when he landed Monday in Brunei for a Southeast Asia security conference. The…

Markets shrug off weak Chinese manufacturing news

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday after China’s manufacturing weakened in June amid a credit crunch. Oil declined to below $97 a barrel on expectations a Chinese slowdown will cool demand for components and raw materials from…

Egypt erupts with protests demanding Morsi ouster

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is refusing to step down despite massive protests and his supporters are vowing to prevent his ouster. Hundreds of thousands of anti-Morsi protesters thronged the streets of Cairo and cities around…

Brazil beats Spain 3-0 to win Confederations Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil won a heated matchup of past and present soccer powers, boosting its confidence as it prepares to host next year’s World Cup. Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and Brazil defeated…

Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy in Canada

OTTAWA (AP) — A Christian girl who was accused of burning Islam’s holy book in a case that focused international attention on Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws is now in Canada with her family after spending months in hiding,…

Confed Cup Live: AP follows the final day action

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press is following events in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil kicks off at 7 p.m. local time (2200 GMT). Follow this live feed…

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Tutu welcomes Obama ‘home’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu locked eyes with President Barack Obama on Sunday in an emotional moment between two men who have been pioneers for racial progress a world apart. Tutu greeted Obama…

A look at Egypt’s political standoff

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets Sunday, some in support of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and others to call for his ouster. Here is a look at Egypt’s current political standoff, what…

Protests target Confederation Cup match in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana football stadium before a major international match, venting their anger about the billions of dollars the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting…