• In Venezuela, young baseball players still have big dreams

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas, using old bats, balls and gloves in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal: a professional baseball career in the United States and an escape from Venezuela’s hardship.

  • Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we’re not for sale

    TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP) — Greenland said Friday it’s happy President Donald Trump has taken an interest in the nation, talking to aides and allies about buying the island for the U.S., but that it’s not for sale.

  • Lawyer: Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

    GIBRALTAR (AP) — The captain of an Iranian supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could impede its immediate departure from Gibraltar, the sailor’s lawyer said Friday.

  • Asian shares mixed amid ongoing worries about US-China trade

    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Friday, although turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about the U.S.-China trade conflict.

  • Correction: Yemen story

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about a rally by Yemeni separatists in the country’s south, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the unification of Yemen was in 1994. Northern and southern Yemen were unified into one country in 1990.

  • The Latest: Court hears cases on India’s moves in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India revoking status of Indian-administered Kashmir (all times local):

  • Can Tokyo’s efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

    TOKYO (AP) — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there’s the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being inflated due to unprecedented demand. And the summer heat and humidity will be off-putting for some.

  • S. Korea says N. Korea has fired more projectiles into sea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Friday North Korea fired more projectiles into the sea to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy.

  • The Latest: UK says Iran must abide by EU sanctions on Syria

    MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local):

  • Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

    BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.