Police: DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen has been identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine earlier this month, Danish police said Wednesday.

  • Written by By JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press

Key UN panel urges US to reject racist hate speech, crimes


GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken the unusual step of calling on the United States to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject racist hate speech and crimes following a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Egypt snubs Trump envoy after US cuts, delays aid


CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry abruptly cancelled a meeting with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid over human rights concerns.

  • Written by By MENNA ZAKI , Associated Press

US new-home sales fell in July, yet still ahead of last year


WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline follows strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year's.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.


  • Written by By WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press