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  • AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

    AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-10 02:04:47 GMT

    Person familiar with deal to AP: Yankees, Marlins working on Stanton trade.

    Person familiar with deal to AP: Yankees, Marlins working on Stanton trade.

  • The Latest: Stormtroopers, droids start 'Last Jedi' carpet

    The Latest: Stormtroopers, droids start 'Last Jedi' carpet

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-10 02:04:39 GMT

    The Latest: Fans, some in masks and others clutching Porgs, amass outside 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere site.

    The Latest: Fans, some in masks and others clutching Porgs, amass outside 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere site.

  • Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

    Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-10 02:04:33 GMT

    President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.

    President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.

  • 'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

    'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-10 02:04:22 GMT

    Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out.

    Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out.

  • Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

    Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-10 02:04:11 GMT

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor.

    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor.

  • Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

    Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-12-10 02:04:05 GMT

    Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel.

    Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel.

  • Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

    Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-12-10 02:03:56 GMT

    A winter storm has shrouded the Deep South in snow and threatened more overnight as it advances eastward.

    A winter storm has shrouded the Deep South in snow and threatened more overnight as it advances eastward.

  • Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

    Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-12-10 02:03:40 GMT

    Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore.

    Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore.

  • Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

    Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-12-10 02:03:33 GMT

    Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.

    Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.

  • PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

    PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-12-10 02:03:19 GMT

    A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over.

    A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over.

  • Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

    Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:02 PM EST2017-12-10 02:02:30 GMT

    France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security.

    France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security.

  • Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

    Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 8:55 PM EST2017-12-10 01:55:52 GMT

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child.

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child.

  • Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

    Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 8:02 PM EST2017-12-10 01:02:54 GMT

    Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout.

    Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout.

  • 2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

    2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-10 00:46:51 GMT

    Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election.

    Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election.

  • Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

    Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-10 00:46:33 GMT

    Oklahoma prosecutor declines to charge officer in shooting death of deaf man holding a pipe.

    Oklahoma prosecutor declines to charge officer in shooting death of deaf man holding a pipe.

  • Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing

    Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-10 00:46:30 GMT

    Video of white police officer shooting Walter Scott to death in 2015 was key to the 20-year sentence the officer received.

    Video of white police officer shooting Walter Scott to death in 2015 was key to the 20-year sentence the officer received.

  • The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

    The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:44 PM EST2017-12-10 00:44:45 GMT

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations.

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations.

  • Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

    Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:44 PM EST2017-12-10 00:44:41 GMT

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize.

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize.

  • The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening

    The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-12-10 00:23:25 GMT

    President Donald Trump has arrived in Mississippi to help open a museum dedicated to the state's role in the civil rights movement.

    President Donald Trump has arrived in Mississippi to help open a museum dedicated to the state's role in the civil rights movement.

  • Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car

    Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-12-09 23:55:07 GMT

    Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car.

    Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car.

  • Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks

    Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 6:55 PM EST2017-12-09 23:55:03 GMT

    An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people.

    An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people.

  • Ohio couple told again to get rid of 'support' goats

    Ohio couple told again to get rid of 'support' goats

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-12-09 23:22:27 GMT

    An Ohio couple who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression has been ordered once again to get rid of them.

    An Ohio couple who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression has been ordered once again to get rid of them.

  • New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

    New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-12-09 23:05:28 GMT

    A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets.

    A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets.

  • A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

    A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-12-09 20:52:34 GMT

    US employers added robust 228,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate stayed 4.1 percent.

    US employers added robust 228,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate stayed 4.1 percent.

  • Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

    Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-12-09 20:52:27 GMT

    Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown.

    Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown.

  • Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

    Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 3:03 PM EST2017-12-09 20:03:35 GMT

    President Donald Trump is warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win a hard-fought Alabama Senate campaign.

    President Donald Trump is warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win a hard-fought Alabama Senate campaign.

  • Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-12-09 19:14:15 GMT

    An Associated Press investigation shows that the top editor of the National Enquirer and Us Weekly was investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct at two companies in scarcely one year.

    An Associated Press investigation shows that the top editor of the National Enquirer and Us Weekly was investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct at two companies in scarcely one year.

  • Italy's left rallies to warn that fascism could return

    Italy's left rallies to warn that fascism could return

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 1:43 PM EST2017-12-09 18:43:51 GMT

    Italy's governing Democrats have led a rally to warn about the danger of fascism making a comeback.

    Italy's governing Democrats have led a rally to warn about the danger of fascism making a comeback.

  • This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

    This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 1:03 PM EST2017-12-09 18:03:30 GMT

    This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances...

    This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter.

  • Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

    Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 11:35 AM EST2017-12-09 16:35:29 GMT

    The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County.

    The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County.

  • The Latest: Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

    The Latest: Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 11:34 AM EST2017-12-09 16:34:17 GMT

    France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security.

    France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security.

  • Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

    Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 9:44 AM EST2017-12-09 14:44:21 GMT

    Shocking week that saw three members of Congress quit amid sexual harassment accusations could give Dems a political weapon in 2018.

    Shocking week that saw three members of Congress quit amid sexual harassment accusations could give Dems a political weapon in 2018.

  • American evangelist leads rare event in communist Vietnam

    American evangelist leads rare event in communist Vietnam

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-12-09 13:23:27 GMT

    More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham.

    More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham.

  • 14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

    14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:34 AM EST2017-12-09 12:34:33 GMT

    One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United...

    One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United States, its remaining member.

  • Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature

    Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 7:34 AM EST2017-12-09 12:34:12 GMT

    An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 says a paid handwriting expert found his signature in her yearbook to be authentic.

    An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 says a paid handwriting expert found his signature in her yearbook to be authentic.

  • Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama

    Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 6:03 AM EST2017-12-09 11:03:59 GMT

    President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate.

    President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate.

  • Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

    Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 6:03 AM EST2017-12-09 11:03:52 GMT

    Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many fear overnight freeze

    Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many fear overnight freeze

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 5:54 AM EST2017-12-09 10:54:48 GMT

    The season's first snow and a wintry mix of precipitation are in the forecast around the South, cauing alarm among people who are not accustomed to the white stuff.

    The season's first snow and a wintry mix of precipitation are in the forecast around the South, cauing alarm among people who are not accustomed to the white stuff.

  • UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

    UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 5:12 AM EST2017-12-09 10:12:19 GMT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade.

  • Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

    Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 3:35 AM EST2017-12-09 08:35:51 GMT

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copied 36 electronic devices and 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copied 36 electronic devices and 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

  • Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

    Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 3:34 AM EST2017-12-09 08:34:48 GMT

    New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear.

    New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear.

  • Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child

    Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 3:24 AM EST2017-12-09 08:24:00 GMT

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.

  • New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

    New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

    Updated: Saturday, December 9 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-12-09 05:02:22 GMT

    Scientists unveil a tiny dinosaur that looks like Dr. Seuss glued it together with the features of a duck, swan, croc, ostrich and penguin.

    Scientists unveil a tiny dinosaur that looks like Dr. Seuss glued it together with the features of a duck, swan, croc, ostrich and penguin.

  • Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

    Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-12-09 04:52:30 GMT

    California's newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day.

    California's newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day.

  • The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM

    The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 11:12 PM EST2017-12-09 04:12:03 GMT

    Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party.

    Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party.

  • Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

    Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-12-09 02:12:04 GMT

    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison.

    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison.

  • A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

    A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-12-09 01:54:39 GMT

    AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving.

    AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving.

  • Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

    Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-12-09 01:54:36 GMT

    U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer.

    U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer.

  • US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

    US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-12-09 01:54:32 GMT

    Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states.

    Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states.

  • Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

    Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-12-09 01:54:30 GMT

    Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.

    Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.

  • Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

    Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 7:34 PM EST2017-12-09 00:34:48 GMT

    Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested.

    Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested.

  • The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

    The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-12-09 00:21:56 GMT

    Arizona officials are trying to figure out when to hold special elections to pick a midterm replacement for Republican Rep. Trent Franks.

    Arizona officials are trying to figure out when to hold special elections to pick a midterm replacement for Republican Rep. Trent Franks.

  • North Carolina steps in on child abuse cases involving sect

    North Carolina steps in on child abuse cases involving sect

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 6:35 PM EST2017-12-08 23:35:06 GMT

    North Carolina's child welfare agency will now review every new allegation of abuse involving a controversial church that has been the focus of an Associated Press investigation exposing years of physical and...

    North Carolina's child welfare agency will now review every new allegation of abuse involving a controversial church that has been the focus of an Associated Press investigation exposing years of physical and emotional mistreatment of congregants.

  • Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

    Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-12-08 23:06:32 GMT

    President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

    President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

  • Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 5:03 PM EST2017-12-08 22:03:58 GMT

    An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of...

    An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer.

  • Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 4:34 PM EST2017-12-08 21:34:44 GMT

    An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of...

    An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer.

  • EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

    EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-12-08 21:16:44 GMT

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored...

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries.

  • Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

    Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-12-08 21:14:11 GMT

    Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

    Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

  • Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

    Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-12-08 20:14:37 GMT

    Like President Trump, Roy Moore is breaking all the rules of modern-day politics in turbulent Senate campaign.

    Like President Trump, Roy Moore is breaking all the rules of modern-day politics in turbulent Senate campaign.

  • Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump

    Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:03 PM EST2017-12-08 20:03:57 GMT

    A Slovenian magazine has apologized to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she worked as a high-end escort while working as a fashion model.

    A Slovenian magazine has apologized to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she worked as a high-end escort while working as a fashion model.

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:02 PM EST2017-12-08 20:02:59 GMT

    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week.

    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week.

  • John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'

    John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-12-08 19:12:21 GMT

    Grammy Award-winner John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'.

    Grammy Award-winner John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'.

  • The Latest: Labour leader says 'wait and see' on Brexit deal

    The Latest: Labour leader says 'wait and see' on Brexit deal

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-12-08 18:41:32 GMT

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend expanding negotiations to future relations and trade.

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend expanding negotiations to future relations and trade.

  • Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 12:41 PM EST2017-12-08 17:41:23 GMT

    An Arkansas judge has halted the state from issuing new birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual...

    An Arkansas judge has halted the state from issuing new birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents.

  • Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

    Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 11:23 AM EST2017-12-08 16:23:56 GMT

    The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas.

    The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas.

  • US team still planning for Olympics despite confusion

    US team still planning for Olympics despite confusion

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 11:16 AM EST2017-12-08 16:16:42 GMT

    The U.S. Olympic Committee still plans on bringing teams to the Pyeongchang Games next February despite U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley calling U.S. participation in the Olympics an "open question.''.

    The U.S. Olympic Committee still plans on bringing teams to the Pyeongchang Games next February despite U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley calling U.S. participation in the Olympics an "open question.''.

  • Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 11:16 AM EST2017-12-08 16:16:22 GMT

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year.

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year.

  • Brexit deal a much-needed win for UK's embattled Theresa May

    Brexit deal a much-needed win for UK's embattled Theresa May

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 11:02 AM EST2017-12-08 16:02:57 GMT

    Few people will be more relieved at Friday's long-sought U.K.-EU deal on Brexit than British Prime Minister Theresa May.

    Few people will be more relieved at Friday's long-sought U.K.-EU deal on Brexit than British Prime Minister Theresa May.

  • Lebanon PM seeks international support at Paris summit

    Lebanon PM seeks international support at Paris summit

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-12-08 15:42:13 GMT

    The United States says it will voice support for Lebanon's "sovereignty, stability and independence" during a gathering of world diplomats in Paris.

    The United States says it will voice support for Lebanon's "sovereignty, stability and independence" during a gathering of world diplomats in Paris.

  • Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings start in Jan

    Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings start in Jan

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 10:14 AM EST2017-12-08 15:14:33 GMT

    Gay marriage in Australia has become a law as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take...

    Gay marriage in Australia has become a law as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 10:03 AM EST2017-12-08 15:03:23 GMT

    Among 10 Things to Know: San Diego area is latest front of southern California wildfire fight; Palestinian groups call for mass protests on Trump's Jerusalem decision; Britain and the European Union say they are...

    Among 10 Things to Know: San Diego area is latest front of southern California wildfire fight; Palestinian groups call for mass protests on Trump's Jerusalem decision; Britain and the European Union say they are moving to new phase of Brexit talks.

  • Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

    Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 9:04 AM EST2017-12-08 14:04:35 GMT

    A Michigan sports doctor who admits he molested gymnasts and kept a staggering collection of child pornography is getting the first of three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for decades.

    A Michigan sports doctor who admits he molested gymnasts and kept a staggering collection of child pornography is getting the first of three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for decades.

  • 2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

    2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 7:32 AM EST2017-12-08 12:32:04 GMT

    A judge has sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach.

    A judge has sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach.

  • Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

    Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 5:41 AM EST2017-12-08 10:41:58 GMT

    A former priest has been convicted of the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

    A former priest has been convicted of the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

  • White ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

    White ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 4:45 AM EST2017-12-08 09:45:04 GMT

    A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death.

    A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death.

  • Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

    Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 4:16 AM EST2017-12-08 09:16:14 GMT

    Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago.

    Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago.

  • Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

    Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:44 AM EST2017-12-08 08:44:57 GMT

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment.

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment.

  • 'Not a drill': Students hid in classrooms as shooter kills 2

    'Not a drill': Students hid in classrooms as shooter kills 2

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:43 AM EST2017-12-08 08:43:28 GMT

    Authorities say a shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead.

    Authorities say a shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead.

  • Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

    Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:33 AM EST2017-12-08 08:33:58 GMT

    Southern California wind warning reaches unprecedented purple or "extreme' level, pushing wildfire danger into uncharted territory.

    Southern California wind warning reaches unprecedented purple or "extreme' level, pushing wildfire danger into uncharted territory.

  • Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

    Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:13 AM EST2017-12-08 08:13:56 GMT

    Palestinians, Israelis and wider Middle East brace for fallout after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

    Palestinians, Israelis and wider Middle East brace for fallout after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

  • Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

    Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 3:12 AM EST2017-12-08 08:12:36 GMT

    Deion Jones made an interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, setting up a three-way race for the title in the NFC South.

    Deion Jones made an interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, setting up a three-way race for the title in the NFC South.

  • Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

    Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 2:42 AM EST2017-12-08 07:42:37 GMT

    Police say three people have died in a stabbing attack at a prominent shrine in Tokyo, including the head priest and the attacker, who apparently took his own life.

    Police say three people have died in a stabbing attack at a prominent shrine in Tokyo, including the head priest and the attacker, who apparently took his own life.

  • Australian prime minister rushes gay marriage into law

    Australian prime minister rushes gay marriage into law

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 2:34 AM EST2017-12-08 07:34:28 GMT

    Gay rights have advocates celebrated outside Australia's Parliament House in anticipation of same-sex marriage being legalized within hours.

    Gay rights have advocates celebrated outside Australia's Parliament House in anticipation of same-sex marriage being legalized within hours.

  • Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

    Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 2:04 AM EST2017-12-08 07:04:30 GMT

    Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.

    Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.

  • Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation

    Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-12-08 06:51:45 GMT

    Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio shouldn't have dismissed him last week without investigating what the radio station has called "multiple allegations.".

    Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio shouldn't have dismissed him last week without investigating what the radio station has called "multiple allegations.".

  • Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

    Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 1:14 AM EST2017-12-08 06:14:42 GMT

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with his arrival overshadowed by comments he made on the eve of his visit concerning the peace...

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with his arrival overshadowed by comments he made on the eve of his visit concerning the peace treaty that determined regional borders.

  • Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

    Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 1:14 AM EST2017-12-08 06:14:08 GMT

    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appears on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.

    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appears on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 12:31 AM EST2017-12-08 05:31:37 GMT

    Among 10 Things to Know: Minnesota's Al Franken to quit Senate; House, Senate pass stopgap spending bill; unrest follows US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Among 10 Things to Know: Minnesota's Al Franken to quit Senate; House, Senate pass stopgap spending bill; unrest follows US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump

    The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump

    Updated: Friday, December 8 2017 12:31 AM EST2017-12-08 05:31:30 GMT

    A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her.

    A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her.

  • AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

    AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-12-08 03:12:15 GMT

    Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump.

    Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump.

  • The Latest: Senate approves bill to avert shutdown

    The Latest: Senate approves bill to avert shutdown

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 9:33 PM EST2017-12-08 02:33:55 GMT

    The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over.

    The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over.

  • FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

    FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 8:51 PM EST2017-12-08 01:51:36 GMT

    FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency.

    FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency.

  • Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

    Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-12-08 01:04:10 GMT

    Modern low-dose birth control pills, available since the 1990s, have fewer side effects than the earliest oral contraceptives.

    Modern low-dose birth control pills, available since the 1990s, have fewer side effects than the earliest oral contraceptives.

  • Poland: Time abroad, in finance seen as assets of PM nominee

    Poland: Time abroad, in finance seen as assets of PM nominee

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 5:14 PM EST2017-12-07 22:14:33 GMT

    Finance minister tapped to be Poland's next prime minister has economic and international experience seen as assets amid criticism from other European Union members.

    Finance minister tapped to be Poland's next prime minister has economic and international experience seen as assets amid criticism from other European Union members.

  • The Latest: Walter Scott's family finally sees justice

    The Latest: Walter Scott's family finally sees justice

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-12-07 21:22:05 GMT

    A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death.

    A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death.

  • The Latest: Michigan sports doctor gets 60 years in prison

    The Latest: Michigan sports doctor gets 60 years in prison

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 3:34 PM EST2017-12-07 20:34:44 GMT

    A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts.

    A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts.

  • The Latest: Sanders says no discrepancy between Trump, Wray

    The Latest: Sanders says no discrepancy between Trump, Wray

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 3:03 PM EST2017-12-07 20:03:32 GMT

    FBI Director Chris Wray is defending his law enforcement agency amid persistent criticism from President Donald Trump.

    FBI Director Chris Wray is defending his law enforcement agency amid persistent criticism from President Donald Trump.

  • Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year

    Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 2:21 PM EST2017-12-07 19:21:37 GMT

    Look for it in the purple rain: Pantone picks deep 'Ultra Violet' as color of the year.

    Look for it in the purple rain: Pantone picks deep 'Ultra Violet' as color of the year.

  • On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

    On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-12-07 19:12:57 GMT

    Trump sees decision on Jerusalem as important way to make good on a promise to his political base.

    Trump sees decision on Jerusalem as important way to make good on a promise to his political base.

  • Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

    Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-12-07 18:42:59 GMT

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister.

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister.

  • Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

    Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:34 PM EST2017-12-07 18:34:54 GMT

    Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees.

    Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees.

  • Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

    Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:02 PM EST2017-12-07 18:02:19 GMT

    The administration of President Donald Trump is certifying Honduras' progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption even as the country struggles with a deepening electoral crisis.

    The administration of President Donald Trump is certifying Honduras' progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption even as the country struggles with a deepening electoral crisis.

  • NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

    NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-12-07 17:14:54 GMT

    Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024.

    Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024.

  • Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

    Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 11:31 AM EST2017-12-07 16:31:26 GMT

    Some GOP lawmakers are offering brutal assessments about parts of their massive tax packages, even as the legislation speeds toward approval in the Republican-controlled Congress.

    Some GOP lawmakers are offering brutal assessments about parts of their massive tax packages, even as the legislation speeds toward approval in the Republican-controlled Congress.

  • Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Garrison Keillor story

    Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Garrison Keillor story

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 10:03 AM EST2017-12-07 15:03:28 GMT

    An attorney for former "The Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor says MPR to "set the record straight" about the allegations against the humorist.

    An attorney for former "The Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor says MPR to "set the record straight" about the allegations against the humorist.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 9:41 AM EST2017-12-07 14:41:37 GMT

    Among 10 Things to Know: Mideast braces for fallout from Trump's move on Jerusalem; California wind, and fire danger, hits unprecedented high; Sen. Al Franken faces fresh accusations, weighs future.

    Among 10 Things to Know: Mideast braces for fallout from Trump's move on Jerusalem; California wind, and fire danger, hits unprecedented high; Sen. Al Franken faces fresh accusations, weighs future.

  • Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not

    Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 9:32 AM EST2017-12-07 14:32:11 GMT

    The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president has not decided yet whether to run for office next year as an independent candidate or secure support of the ruling party.

    The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president has not decided yet whether to run for office next year as an independent candidate or secure support of the ruling party.

  • N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

    N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 7:12 AM EST2017-12-07 12:12:20 GMT

    North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticize a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea.

    North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticize a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea.

  • Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy

    Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 4:12 AM EST2017-12-07 09:12:56 GMT

    U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to...

    U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

  • As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation

    As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 4:11 AM EST2017-12-07 09:11:26 GMT

    Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

    Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

  • Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

    Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 3:53 AM EST2017-12-07 08:53:49 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to...

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration's efforts.

  • Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown

    Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 3:41 AM EST2017-12-07 08:41:06 GMT

    Top Republicans are trying to quell GOP divisions and line up support for a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown Saturday.

    Top Republicans are trying to quell GOP divisions and line up support for a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown Saturday.

  • Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

    Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 3:32 AM EST2017-12-07 08:32:29 GMT

    The same vicious winds that were making three Southern California wildfires so destructive were also making the firefight itself more difficult by keeping water-dropping planes and helicopters grounded.

    The same vicious winds that were making three Southern California wildfires so destructive were also making the firefight itself more difficult by keeping water-dropping planes and helicopters grounded.

  • Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

    Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 3:02 AM EST2017-12-07 08:02:09 GMT

    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before...

    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions.

  • The Latest: 5 register opposition to Australian bill

    The Latest: 5 register opposition to Australian bill

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 2:51 AM EST2017-12-07 07:51:09 GMT

    The Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage, following a divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change.

    The Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage, following a divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change.

  • Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 2:31 AM EST2017-12-07 07:31:55 GMT

    Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.

    Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.

  • Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions

    Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-12-07 07:11:50 GMT

    Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences if President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond...

    Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences if President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric.

  • UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

    UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 2:10 AM EST2017-12-07 07:10:42 GMT

    Senior United Nations official and North Korea's foreign minister hold talks in Pyongyang on the second full day of the rare, high level U.N. visit.

    Senior United Nations official and North Korea's foreign minister hold talks in Pyongyang on the second full day of the rare, high level U.N. visit.

  • Latest: Keillor attorney: MPR must 'set the record straight'

    Latest: Keillor attorney: MPR must 'set the record straight'

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:40 AM EST2017-12-07 06:40:50 GMT

    Garrison Keilor's attorney says the humorist is aware of only one woman making allegations of inappropriate behavior against him and wants the president of Minnesota Public Radio to "set the record straight" on...

    Garrison Keilor's attorney says the humorist is aware of only one woman making allegations of inappropriate behavior against him and wants the president of Minnesota Public Radio to "set the record straight" on that point.

  • Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

    Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:21 AM EST2017-12-07 06:21:24 GMT

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, the vote he appears certain to win.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, the vote he appears certain to win.

  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:20 AM EST2017-12-07 06:20:45 GMT

    The Republican-controlled House is taking up a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

    The Republican-controlled House is taking up a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

  • Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique

    Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-12-07 06:03:16 GMT

    Jerusalem, newly crowned by US as capital of Israel, is unique in many ways.

    Jerusalem, newly crowned by US as capital of Israel, is unique in many ways.

  • As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines

    As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-12-07 06:03:05 GMT

    As North Korea hosts a senior U.N. official, a look at the ways it is engaging the world that don't involve launching long-range missiles.

    As North Korea hosts a senior U.N. official, a look at the ways it is engaging the world that don't involve launching long-range missiles.

  • Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

    Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 12:42 AM EST2017-12-07 05:42:17 GMT

    Rare skeleton of human ancestor displayed in South Africa; said to be 3.6 million years old.

    Rare skeleton of human ancestor displayed in South Africa; said to be 3.6 million years old.

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-12-07 05:22:21 GMT

    Among 10 Things to Know: Sen. Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation; LA poised to become largest US city with recreational pot; NFL's Goodell signs 5-year contract extension.

    Among 10 Things to Know: Sen. Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation; LA poised to become largest US city with recreational pot; NFL's Goodell signs 5-year contract extension.

  • Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

    Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

    Updated: Thursday, December 7 2017 12:13 AM EST2017-12-07 05:13:08 GMT

    Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids.

    Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids.

  • America's homeless population rises for first time in years

    America's homeless population rises for first time in years

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:22 PM EST2017-12-07 03:22:47 GMT

    A surge in homelessness on the West Coast has pushed the annual national count to nearly 554,000, the first time the number has gone up since 2010.

    A surge in homelessness on the West Coast has pushed the annual national count to nearly 554,000, the first time the number has gone up since 2010.

  • 6 women file lawsuit alleging 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

    6 women file lawsuit alleging 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-12-07 02:32:36 GMT

    Six women sue Harvey Weinstein, seek to represent class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of assault victims.

    Six women sue Harvey Weinstein, seek to represent class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of assault victims.

  • The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign

    The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-12-07 02:22:55 GMT

    Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign.

    Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign.

  • Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration

    Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-12-07 01:42:20 GMT

    U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to...

    U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

  • Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals

    Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-12-07 00:42:59 GMT

    Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals because they can't pay: New report.

    Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals because they can't pay: New report.

  • The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill

    The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-12-07 00:42:33 GMT

    Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty says Republicans are catering to gun industry lobbyists by combining a bill on background checks with one making it easier to carry concealed guns across state lines.

    Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty says Republicans are catering to gun industry lobbyists by combining a bill on background checks with one making it easier to carry concealed guns across state lines.

  • Black political machine tested again in Atlanta mayor race

    Black political machine tested again in Atlanta mayor race

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:33 PM EST2017-12-07 00:33:50 GMT

    The race for mayor in Atlanta is too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount.

    The race for mayor in Atlanta is too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount.

  • 79-foot Montana Christmas tree lit outside US Capitol

    79-foot Montana Christmas tree lit outside US Capitol

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-12-07 00:25:46 GMT

    A 79-foot Christmas tree that was transported more than 3,600 miles from Montana's Kootenai National Forest has been lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

    A 79-foot Christmas tree that was transported more than 3,600 miles from Montana's Kootenai National Forest has been lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

  • 'Silence Breakers' named Time magazine's Person of the Year

    'Silence Breakers' named Time magazine's Person of the Year

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-12-06 23:42:02 GMT

    The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

    The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

  • APNewsBreak: Accusers take on toxic culture in TV newsrooms

    APNewsBreak: Accusers take on toxic culture in TV newsrooms

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:42 PM EST2017-12-06 22:42:36 GMT

    Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news are banding together to form a support network aimed at changing newsroom culture.

    Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news are banding together to form a support network aimed at changing newsroom culture.

  • For Tillerson, a lonely job defending Trump's Jerusalem move

    For Tillerson, a lonely job defending Trump's Jerusalem move

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-12-06 22:22:26 GMT

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is getting hit from all sides as U.S. allies deplore President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is getting hit from all sides as U.S. allies deplore President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

  • Trump's attacks put new FBI director in tough spot

    Trump's attacks put new FBI director in tough spot

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-12-06 22:10:44 GMT

    FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency.

    FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency.

  • House votes to kill Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

    House votes to kill Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-12-06 21:31:59 GMT

    Democrats are voicing concern about a colleague's effort to seek a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump.

    Democrats are voicing concern about a colleague's effort to seek a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump.

  • Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins

    Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-12-06 21:14:27 GMT

    The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans.

    The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans.

  • 'Take all their excuses away': Hard cases in heroin fight

    'Take all their excuses away': Hard cases in heroin fight

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:12 PM EST2017-12-06 21:12:52 GMT

    Long before President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency, addiction counselors were fighting in the trenches where it's tough to tell victory from defeat on any given day.

    Long before President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency, addiction counselors were fighting in the trenches where it's tough to tell victory from defeat on any given day.

  • Beyond Rx? CVS Health-Aetna deal may mean more services

    Beyond Rx? CVS Health-Aetna deal may mean more services

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:12 PM EST2017-12-06 21:12:44 GMT

    Drugstore giant CVS Health is buying the health insurer Aetna in order to push much deeper into customer care.

    Drugstore giant CVS Health is buying the health insurer Aetna in order to push much deeper into customer care.

  • The Latest: House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump

    The Latest: House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:11 PM EST2017-12-06 20:11:16 GMT

    The House has overwhelmingly voted to kill a resolution from a Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump.

    The House has overwhelmingly voted to kill a resolution from a Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump.

  • Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormon church

    Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormon church

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-12-06 19:42:04 GMT

    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.

    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.

  • Doubts grow over UK government's preparation for Brexit

    Doubts grow over UK government's preparation for Brexit

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:32 PM EST2017-12-06 19:32:54 GMT

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Brexit negotiations must not be held up by disputes over Irish borders and that the issue should be tackled in phase two of departure talks.

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Brexit negotiations must not be held up by disputes over Irish borders and that the issue should be tackled in phase two of departure talks.

  • Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

    Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:05 PM EST2017-12-06 19:05:00 GMT

    Colin Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people.".

    Colin Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people.".

  • Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

    Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:12 PM EST2017-12-06 18:12:56 GMT

    The first-ever pizza night in space is getting sky-high reviews.

    The first-ever pizza night in space is getting sky-high reviews.

  • Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror

    Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:53 PM EST2017-12-06 17:53:17 GMT

    Shocked Nigerian migrants return from Libya; '3 times a day, you will be severely beaten'.

    Shocked Nigerian migrants return from Libya; '3 times a day, you will be severely beaten'.

  • State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests

    State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-12-06 17:14:36 GMT

    The vast majority of state lawmakers across the country have employment or income sources outside their legislative duties, raising the potential for conflicts of interest when they vote on policies.

    The vast majority of state lawmakers across the country have employment or income sources outside their legislative duties, raising the potential for conflicts of interest when they vote on policies.

  • GOP moved to back Moore, despite allegations

    GOP moved to back Moore, despite allegations

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:13 PM EST2017-12-06 17:13:00 GMT

    Republican leaders in Washington are coming to grips with the possibility _ perhaps even probability _ of Alabama's Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate.

    Republican leaders in Washington are coming to grips with the possibility _ perhaps even probability _ of Alabama's Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate.

  • The Latest: Putin says he will stand for re-election

    The Latest: Putin says he will stand for re-election

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-12-06 17:12:09 GMT

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will seek re-election in next March's election.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will seek re-election in next March's election.

  • The Latest: EU lauds Hallyday as cultural bridge builder

    The Latest: EU lauds Hallyday as cultural bridge builder

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 11:01 AM EST2017-12-06 16:01:58 GMT

    French police have installed barricades outside the home of rock icon Johnny Hallyday as fans gathered to mourn his death.

    French police have installed barricades outside the home of rock icon Johnny Hallyday as fans gathered to mourn his death.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:01 AM EST2017-12-06 15:01:18 GMT

    Among 10 Things to Know: Amid warnings, Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital; Winds churn Southern California wildfires, keep aircraft from helping; Russia to analyze Olympics ban before taking any steps.

    Among 10 Things to Know: Amid warnings, Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital; Winds churn Southern California wildfires, keep aircraft from helping; Russia to analyze Olympics ban before taking any steps.

  • Man held in terror plot to kill British prime minister

    Man held in terror plot to kill British prime minister

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 10:01 AM EST2017-12-06 15:01:15 GMT

    British media are reporting that two men due in court on terror charges plotted to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.

    British media are reporting that two men due in court on terror charges plotted to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.

  • The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

    The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:53 AM EST2017-12-06 13:53:30 GMT

    The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang in February over widespread doping at the last edition of the Winter Games in 2014.

    The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang in February over widespread doping at the last edition of the Winter Games in 2014.

  • Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies at 74

    Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies at 74

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:30 AM EST2017-12-06 13:30:14 GMT

    Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century who all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died at age 74.

    Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century who all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died at age 74.

  • US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

    US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:40 AM EST2017-12-06 12:40:17 GMT

    The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea in part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet.

    The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea in part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet.

  • Lubaina Himid wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

    Lubaina Himid wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:21 AM EST2017-12-06 12:21:07 GMT

    Zanzibar-born artist Lubaina Himid has won Britain's prestigious Turner Prize for works that tackle the legacy of colonialism and celebrate the people of the African diaspora.

    Zanzibar-born artist Lubaina Himid has won Britain's prestigious Turner Prize for works that tackle the legacy of colonialism and celebrate the people of the African diaspora.

  • Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

    Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:52 AM EST2017-12-06 11:52:28 GMT

    US officials: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital but US Embassy move to Jerusalem to be multi-year process.

    US officials: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital but US Embassy move to Jerusalem to be multi-year process.

  • Bannon savages GOP leaders in fight for Alabama Senate seat

    Bannon savages GOP leaders in fight for Alabama Senate seat

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:04 AM EST2017-12-06 10:04:13 GMT

    Roy Moore's Democratic opponent in the Alabama Senate race says he did his part as a prosecutor to ensure that "men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the United States Senate.".

    Roy Moore's Democratic opponent in the Alabama Senate race says he did his part as a prosecutor to ensure that "men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the United States Senate.".

  • Atlanta mayor's race is too close to call as recount looms

    Atlanta mayor's race is too close to call as recount looms

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:22 AM EST2017-12-06 09:22:25 GMT

    Atlanta residents are choosing a new mayor in what could be a historic election.

    Atlanta residents are choosing a new mayor in what could be a historic election.

  • IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

    IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:21 AM EST2017-12-06 09:21:26 GMT

    The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

    The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

  • California communities under siege from wind-driven fires

    California communities under siege from wind-driven fires

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:01 AM EST2017-12-06 09:01:38 GMT

    Thousands of homes evacuated after winds whip up wildfire in Southern California.

    Thousands of homes evacuated after winds whip up wildfire in Southern California.

  • UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

    UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:52 AM EST2017-12-06 08:52:11 GMT

    The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of...

    The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis.

  • Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year

    Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:42 AM EST2017-12-06 08:42:44 GMT

    APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests plunge to 45-year low, deportation arrests soar in most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump.

    APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests plunge to 45-year low, deportation arrests soar in most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump.

  • UN: Myanmar's Rohingya likely faced crimes against humanity

    UN: Myanmar's Rohingya likely faced crimes against humanity

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:42 AM EST2017-12-06 08:42:14 GMT

    The U.N. human rights chief says actions by Myanmar's government to "dehumanize" the Rohingya minority are likely to fan more violence and draw in communities from across the region.

    The U.N. human rights chief says actions by Myanmar's government to "dehumanize" the Rohingya minority are likely to fan more violence and draw in communities from across the region.

  • Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

    Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:02 AM EST2017-12-06 08:02:22 GMT

    A woman who says she worked for U.S. Rep. John Conyers for more than a decade says he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church.

    A woman who says she worked for U.S. Rep. John Conyers for more than a decade says he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church.

  • Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies at 74

    Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies at 74

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:00 AM EST2017-12-06 08:00:24 GMT

    French rock icon Johnny Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums and was the country's top rock star for decades, has died at 74.

    French rock icon Johnny Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums and was the country's top rock star for decades, has died at 74.

  • Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

    Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:23 AM EST2017-12-06 07:23:09 GMT

    Players, fans and the NFL are considering what to do in the aftermath of a Steelers-Bengals game so brutal that it made announcers and viewers cringe. Pittsburgh rallied for a 23-20 victory on Monday night. One...

    Players, fans and the NFL are considering what to do in the aftermath of a Steelers-Bengals game so brutal that it made announcers and viewers cringe. Pittsburgh rallied for a 23-20 victory on Monday night. One player from each team has been suspended.

  • Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

    Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:22 AM EST2017-12-06 07:22:24 GMT

    Abbas' adviser says Palestinian leaders would 'stop contacts' with US if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Abbas' adviser says Palestinian leaders would 'stop contacts' with US if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • The Latest: Atlanta mayor's race too close to call

    The Latest: Atlanta mayor's race too close to call

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:22 AM EST2017-12-06 07:22:15 GMT

    Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call.

    Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call.

  • In Europe, Tillerson carries on but with diminished standing

    In Europe, Tillerson carries on but with diminished standing

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:52 AM EST2017-12-06 06:52:21 GMT

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is touring Europe this week under circumstances unparalleled in recent memory.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is touring Europe this week under circumstances unparalleled in recent memory.

  • Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

    Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:20 AM EST2017-12-06 06:20:54 GMT

    The Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    The Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

  • The Latest: Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israeli capital

    The Latest: Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israeli capital

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:50 AM EST2017-12-06 05:50:25 GMT

    The Latest: Turkey warns US that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is 'red line' for Muslims.

    The Latest: Turkey warns US that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is 'red line' for Muslims.

  • Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

    Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

    Updated: Wednesday, December 6 2017 12:41 AM EST2017-12-06 05:41:39 GMT

    With Yemeni rebels' killing of ex-President Saleh and collapse of their alliance, chaos of civil war deepens.

    With Yemeni rebels' killing of ex-President Saleh and collapse of their alliance, chaos of civil war deepens.