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The Latest: More Taliban attacks on Afghan forces, 35 killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:45 a.m. An Afghan official says that the Taliban has attacked police forces and a pro-government militia...
Sep. 10, 2018

In 1st key speech, new UN rights chief airs concerns

GENEVA (AP) — The new U.N. human rights chief is warning of abuses worldwide, citing among others the Trump administration's "unconscionable" separations of migrant families and urging Europe to create...
Sep. 10, 2018

US Hurricane Center says Isaac has become the 5th named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season

MIAMI (AP) — US Hurricane Center says Isaac has become the 5th named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.
Sep. 10, 2018

Afghan official says another Taliban attack in the north has killed 14 troops from police and pro-government militia

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says another Taliban attack in the north has killed 14 troops from police and pro-government militia.
Sep. 10, 2018

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Meteor Festival was meant to bring together indie groups from around the world in what organizers billed as a Woodstock-like "cutting edge musical journey that surpasses...
Sep. 10, 2018

Only a handful take action during anthem on NFL's 1st Sunday

DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To...
Sep. 10, 2018

Officials: Taliban attack Afghan security forces, killing 21

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban has attacked Afghan security forces in the country's north, killing at least 21. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial...
Sep. 10, 2018

Misfire: Maria Butina's strange route from Russia to US jail

MOSCOW (AP) — When Maria Butina arrived in Moscow from Siberia in 2011 to launch a Russian version of the National Rifle Association, her shooting range coach said she didn't...
Sep. 9, 2018

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China's online retailing boom, announced Monday that he will step down as the company's chairman next...
Sep. 9, 2018

Timeline of suspected Russian plot to infiltrate NRA, GOP

MOSCOW (AP) — As Siberian gun rights activist Maria Butina faces a hearing in Washington, here is a look at the unusual path that led to her arrest. She's accused...
Sep. 9, 2018

Afghan official says Taliban has killed at least 13 security forces in checkpoint attacks in northern Kunduz province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says Taliban has killed at least 13 security forces in checkpoint attacks in northern Kunduz province.
Sep. 9, 2018

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. Florence crossed the 74 mph threshold from tropical...
Sep. 9, 2018

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in...
Sep. 9, 2018

After rousing start for Mack, familiar end for Bears vs. GB

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Khalil Mack got off to a rousing start with the Chicago Bears. The ending had a familiar feel for his new team. Make it five...
Sep. 9, 2018

Singapore recovers $11.1m linked to 1MDB Malaysia Fund

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singaporean court has ordered the return of 15.3 million Singapore dollars ($11.1 million) linked to the indebted 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Law firm Tan Rajah...
Sep. 9, 2018

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast

Tropical Storm Florence is expected become a "major hurricane" Monday as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. East Coast. In its 11 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center...
Sep. 9, 2018

Strong quake hits near New Zealand but no tsunami threat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A strong but deep earthquake has struck near New Zealand but didn't immediately cause damage or injuries and a tsunami wasn't expected. The magnitude 6.9...
Sep. 9, 2018

Texas officer faces manslaughter charge in neighbor's death

DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who says she mistook her black neighbor's apartment for her own when she fatally shot him has been arrested on a manslaughter...
Sep. 9, 2018

Longchamp marks 70 years with its first runway show

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophie Delafontaine had tastemakers Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka on her mind when she was figuring out how to celebrate the 70th year of her family's business,...
Sep. 9, 2018

Opening Ceremony puts on a festive drag show at Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening Ceremony, the label that constantly finds new and unusual ways to present its clothes during Fashion Week, upped the ante with a festive drag show...
Sep. 9, 2018

New Miss America glad she didn't have to don swimsuit to win

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin,...
Sep. 9, 2018

Lawyers to question would-be jurors in Laquan McDonald case

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys are expected to start questioning possible jurors in the trial of a Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black...
Sep. 9, 2018

Moonves becomes latest powerful exec felled in #MeToo era

NEW YORK (AP) — The abrupt departure of CBS chief Leslie Moonves is the latest, and one of most prominent downfalls, of a powerful entertainment executive due to sexual misconduct...
Sep. 9, 2018

The Latest: New Miss America glad swimsuit was eliminated

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss America pageant (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The newly crowned Miss America says she's glad she didn't have to wear...
Sep. 9, 2018

High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the 2018 primary season winds to a close this week. The two-month...
Sep. 9, 2018

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