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China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Thu, 2017-10-19 02:17
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader....
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Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake

Thu, 2017-10-19 02:17
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family....
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Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

Thu, 2017-10-19 02:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he'd make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta....
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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Thu, 2017-10-19 02:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday....
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The Latest: Trump denies disrespecting grieving family

Thu, 2017-10-19 02:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT):...
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Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

Wed, 2017-10-18 23:17
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night....
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Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Wed, 2017-10-18 23:17
NEW YORK (AP) -- This time, it was Masahiro Tanaka who was untouchable on the mound....
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Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call

Wed, 2017-10-18 20:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....
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Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it....
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Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:17
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) -- A gunman shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park Wednesday, killing three of them and setting off a manhunt along the I-95 Northeast corridor, authorities said....
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Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him....
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Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says health insurers have been "enriched" by President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. So why are companies pulling back from the law's insurance marketplaces?...
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Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:17
ROME (AP) -- Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it's got a nickname to prove it: "treasure island."...
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Maryland office shooting suspect linked to Delaware shooting

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:17
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said....
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Man convicted of plotting to behead blogger for IS group

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:17
BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group....
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Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:17
NEW YORK (AP) -- Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it's coming from a Democrat or a Republican....
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APNewsBreak: Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:17
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years....
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Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:17
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues....
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Discovery Channel revives 'American Chopper' after 5 years

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:17
"American Chopper" will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended....
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The Latest: Sessions won't disclose Trump conversations

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local):...
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