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China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

Tue, 2017-10-17 02:15
BEIJING (AP) -- Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday....
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Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

Tue, 2017-10-17 02:15
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster....
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McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

Tue, 2017-10-17 02:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic."...
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Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

Mon, 2017-10-16 23:15
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster....
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911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

Mon, 2017-10-16 23:15
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives....
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Questions and answers about Colin Kaepernick's grievance

Mon, 2017-10-16 20:15
Let's assume that Colin Kaepernick is better than several quarterbacks - backups, and even starters - who have managed to find jobs on NFL rosters this season....
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AP Exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:15
The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport's best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs....
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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:15
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....
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Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is claiming his predecessors did not sufficiently honor the nation's fallen. His accusation that most presidents did not call families of military personnel killed in action is provoking a heated response....
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NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance....
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Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:14
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior-before-the-enemy charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life....
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Populist parties gain more victories in European politics

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:14
BERLIN (AP) -- Right-wing parties chalked up two more victories in Europe over the weekend, coming second in Austria's national election and entering another state parliament in Germany, putting further pressure on mainstream conservatives to take a harder line on immigration....
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Car bomb kills investigative journalist in Malta

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:14
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- A Maltese investigative journalist who had exposed her island nation's links with the so-called Panama Papers document leak was killed on Monday when a bomb destroyed her car as she was driving near her home, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said....
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Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:14
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale....
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Weinstein Co., mired in sex scandal, may be up for sale

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:14
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale....
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Trump voters confront climate change in wake of hurricane

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:14
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created....
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Portugal wildfires kill 27; 4 dead across border in Spain

Mon, 2017-10-16 08:14
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left an unconfirmed number of missing in the country's second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, at least four deaths were reported....
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Dodgers' dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

Mon, 2017-10-16 08:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Just a year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw....
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