Official: 20 dead in head-on train crash in southern Italy

MILAN (AP) — Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled alive from the crumpled wreckage as the rescue operation took place in the scorching heat.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

Tribunal: No basis for China's vast South China Sea claims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A tribunal ruled in a sweeping decision Tuesday that China has no legal basis for its vast claims in the South China Sea and had aggravated the seething regional dispute with its extensive construction of artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and infringed on the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.

  • Written by MIKE CORDER, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Clinics ask judge to block Alabama abortion restrictions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for abortion providers have asked a federal judge to block new Alabama laws that ban abortion clinics near schools as well as the procedure most commonly used in the second trimester.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Clinton and Sanders set to appear together in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is offering his long-awaited endorsement to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, hoping to transfer the energy of his insurgent campaign into the party's fight against Republican Donald Trump.

  • Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted

BRUSSELS (AP) — New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday, months after Europe's top court ruled against the previous arrangements amid concerns over the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies.

  • Written by PAN PYLAS, Associated Press, JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press