Monday, Aug 6


The Latest: Pope prays for dead and consolation for grieving


Pope Francis has expressed great sadness over the loss of life and destruction of property caused by Indonesia's quakes. In a telegram Monday, Francis also offered his "heartfelt solidarity" for those ...

Saturday, Jul 28


Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott


BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodians voting in Sunday's general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen's 33 years in power, or ...

Friday, Jul 13


UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm


LONDON (AP) — Britain has had a sharp lesson in dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump's appetite for disruption. The British pound fell, then rallied, and U.K. politicians reeled, then steadied as ...

Monday, May 7


Dinosaur tracks at Utah park dislodged, thrown into lake


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Visitors at a Utah state park have been dislodging dinosaur tracks imprinted in sandstone and throwing the pieces into a nearby lake, officials said....

New hope: Armenia's young celebrate political changes


YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- As mass protests wracked Armenia last month, 23-year-old Arman Arutyunian laid down his law school books in Vienna and returned to his homeland, sensing that the country was at a watershed....

Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject Blankenship


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is urging West Virginia voters to reject a former federal convict and coal baron running in the Republican Senate primary, arguing that Don Blankenship would lose the general election....

Amy Poeppel examines allure of Broadway in 'Limelight'


"Limelight" (Emily Bestler Books), by Amy Poeppel...


Former Obama adviser teams up with group helping US hostages


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama is teaming up with a non-profit that gives free counseling and legal and other advice to the families of captives....

Ken Jeong uses medical training to help audience member


PHOENIX (AP) -- Ken Jeong's medical degree is nothing to laugh at....

Italy director Ermanno Olmi, winner of '78 Palme d'Or, dies


ROME (AP) -- Ermanno Olmi, one of the giants of Italian cinema who won the top award at Cannes for "The Tree of Wooden Clogs," has died at age 86....

Macron's 1st year: World fame, Trump hugs, French anger


PARIS (AP) -- In just one year as France's president, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a key world player, speaking up for Europe and Western democratic values and striking a surprise friendship with Donald Trump. But Macron has made his…

Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages


Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League....


The Latest: Trump defends CIA pick as 'tough on terror'


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (all times local):...

Nestle to sell Starbucks products in $7B deal


SEATTLE (AP) -- Nestle has entered into an agreement to bring Starbucks products to millions of homes worldwide....

Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault


WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged....


Putin's image: An inextricable part of Russian life


MOSCOW (AP) -- As Vladimir Putin begins his fourth term as Russia's president, his image is ubiquitous at home and effectively Russia's "brand" worldwide....


Red Sox, Yanks bring 2 best records into fight for 1st place


NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball's most bitter rivals, ready to tangle once again....


Golden Knights' magic ride heads to conference final


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The crew of castoffs that carried the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to a division title and two rounds of playoffs wins in a reality-defying season are more than just a feel-good story....

In the NBA playoffs, teams quick to tinker with lineups


The "Death Lineup" breathed new life into the Golden State Warriors....


Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda


SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft's annual Build conference for software developers kicks off on Monday, giving the company an opportunity to offer updates on its computing platforms and services....

A look at the Kurdish-run courts trying IS in northern Syria


QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) -- After defeating the Islamic State group in battle, Syria's Kurds want to show they can also bring justice....

Buffalo buzzing over Bills draft picks, Sabres lottery win


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play....


Syria's Kurds put IS on trial with focus on reconciliation


QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) -- The "Defense of the People" Court is an almost intimate place. Three judges - two men and a woman - sat behind a large desk. The defendant, a former Islamic State group fighter in Syria, faced them in a chair only a…

Iranians say uncertainty over nuclear deal is bringing fear


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- On the streets of Tehran, every day seems to bring more worry and fear ahead of President Donald Trump's decision this week on whether to pull America out of the nuclear deal with Iran....

Australia says asylum seekers target New Zealand backdoor


CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- People smugglers are marketing New Zealand as a back door into Australia, an Australian government minister said Monday after Malaysian authorities intercepted a boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers....

Student suing WSU claims university violated Title VI, IX


MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- A student has filed a lawsuit against Washington State University, claiming the university failed to protect her from a hostile campus environment in 2015....


Annual Muzzle 'awards' go to alleged protest squelchers


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Texas principal accused of expelling a student who stayed seated during the Pledge of Allegiance and a Utah high school accused of censoring its student newspaper have been bestowed Jefferson Muzzles, tongue-in…

From Bakersfield to DC, McCarthy's unlikely rise in GOP


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- People watching Rep. Kevin McCarthy's political rise often marvel at how he got here. He's the not-so-serious guy who used to bop around town selling sandwiches and cars before dipping into politics. He was…

L.A. mayor eyeing White House tests political appeal in Iowa


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Democratic leader of a city with 75 miles of coastline, immigrants from around the world and the Kardashians, is considering running for president in 2020. But first he would…


Guatemala's crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats


GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- It's been a long time since it was safe for Thelma Aldana to go out in public alone, and perhaps it never will be again....