Chinese human rights activist gets suspended sentence

TIANJIN, China (AP) — A Chinese court issued a suspended three-year prison sentence to a human rights activist charged with subversion of state power after a brief trial Tuesday, the first publicly acknowledged hearing in a secrecy-shrouded yearlong case involving hundreds of rights activists.

  • Written by HELENE FRANCHINEAU, Associated Press GERRY SHIH, Associated Press

Turkey navigates tense relations with key allies

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey summoned a German diplomat Monday over a court decision that prevented President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from addressing a demonstration in Germany, while the top U.S. military official visited Ankara as Turkey navigated through increasingly strained relations with key allies.

  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

US launches airstrikes targeting IS in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed government, Libyan and U.S. officials said.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

AP-NORC Poll: Regardless of vote, Americans see division

NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is seen as likely to unify the U.S. if elected, but pessimism about the Republican candidate is far greater, according to a poll released Monday that reflects deep division in the country.

  • Written by MATT SEDENSKY, AP National Writer