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Animated videos: Boy Scouts' new tactic to fight sex abuse

Animated videos: Boy Scouts' new tactic to fight sex abuse

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style videos that will be provided to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts across the nation.

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S.
China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

BEIJING — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No.
China's Xi Jinping holds talks with Kim Jong Un in N. Korea

China's Xi Jinping holds talks with Kim Jong Un in N. Korea

BEIJING — The leaders of China and North Korea met in the North's capital on Thursday, their fifth meeting in 15 months, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda.
Trade, China sure to surface as Trudeau meets Trump, congressional leaders

Trade, China sure to surface as Trudeau meets Trump, congressional leaders

WASHINGTON — Justin Trudeau is headed back to the White House today in what could prove to be a pivotal visit to the U.S.

Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases

AUSTIN, Texas — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at
Homophobia study shows perception, reality "disconnect"

Homophobia study shows perception, reality "disconnect"

Researchers say a survey of players in the Australian Ice Hockey League shows homophobic language is often used but that an even higher percentage of competitors would make a gay player feel welcome.
Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday.
'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

GENEVA — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office.
Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation story

Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a story June 18 about changes to a vaccinations bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the group Educate. Advocate.