Top General News

Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US

Oct. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking...

Who follows Speaker Ryan? Battle for power looms in GOP

Oct. 21, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 21, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Oct. 21, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near...

One of Taiwan's fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

Oct. 21, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north...

"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael

Oct. 21, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years. "I just know I don't...

AP Analysis: Saudi prince likely to survive worst crisis yet

Oct. 21, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats need heavy Latino support to win several Senate races and take back control of the House. But Latinos have a spotty track record in midterm elections and there's no guarantee Democrats will get their support, even though some Latinos are infuriated by President Trump and eager to...

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

Oct. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. "We condemn this attack," said the World...

Afghans vote for 2nd day amid violence, technical issues

Oct. 21, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's second day of parliamentary elections marred by violence and delays caused by technical issues came to a close as a roadside bomb on Sunday brought the death toll over the past two days to over 50, including several children. Independent Elections Commission Chairman...

Latest General News

2 men found fatally shot and a woman wounded in Meadow Lake

Oct. 21, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

MEADOW LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff's Office say it is investigating a double homicide in Meadow Lake. Deputies tell Albuquerque TV station KOB that two young men were shot and killed Saturday morning. They say a female was also shot and is hospitalized in critical condition. The names of...

Hundreds gather to honor officer killed in off-duty crash

Oct. 21, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, friends, police officers and other members of the community gathered over the weekend to honor a police officer killed in an off-duty crash after less than a year on the force. Hillside officer Giovanni Esposito, 30, killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer...

Falling palm tree kills woman in hammock in Florida

Oct. 21, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say a woman lying on a hammock was killed after a palm tree fell on her. Hillsborough County Sheriff's officers say 20-year-old Isabel Melendez was in the hammock on Egmont Key Park on Saturday in late afternoon. The palm tree crashed on her, and she was taken to a...

Man dead after crashing pickup into unoccupied building

Oct. 21, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say a 71-year-old man has died after crashing his pickup truck into an unoccupied building. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says investigators suspect that Antonio Malaspina of Mechanicsville suffered some kind of medical emergency while driving. His Ford F-150...

Renowned planetarium screens Mars film to celebrate 60th

Oct. 21, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A renowned Boston planetarium is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new film that's out of this world. The Museum of Science's Charles Hayden Planetarium is debuting "Destination Mars: The New Frontier." It explores humankind's efforts to reach the red planet. The movie was created...

Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

Oct. 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. "We condemn this attack," said the World...

Winter ticks taking a toll on moose calves in New England

Oct. 21, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal — that latch onto their bodies and drain their blood. Those are the findings from a new study in the Canadian Journal of Zoology...

Wildlife facility cancels transfer of young giraffe

Oct. 21, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina wildlife facility will not be receiving a one-year-old giraffe as scheduled after an animal park in New York decided to call off the move. Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, had announced in September that Tajiri (tah-JEER'-ee) the giraffe would be moved...

University of Madison studying placentas, premature births

Oct. 21, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Madison researchers are studying placentas from births at a local hospital to identify structural changes in fetal membranes that could help determine when a premature birth is likely to occur. The Morgridge Institute for Research this month began studying four placentas...

Home sales slid across Colorado in September

Oct. 21, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Home sales are dropping across much of Colorado. The Colorado Association of Realtors recently reported that the number of single-family home listings sold in Colorado dropped 14.6 percent in September compared to the same month a year earlier. Sales of townhouses and condos dropped 15.2...