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With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

Sep. 25, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. Trump and Republican leaders accused Democrats on...

Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump's address to UN

Sep. 25, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive "America First" agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can't escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with...

UN to caution against populism in high-level week

Sep. 25, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international cooperation...

Cosby's day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case

Sep. 25, 2018 1:49 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed "America's Dad" for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep. 25, 2018 4:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country's hunger crisis is worsening...

Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Sep. 25, 2018 3:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in...

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

Sep. 25, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby...

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

Sep. 25, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer says. Robert Rogers, who represents the fired officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall "bowed to...

Instagram co-founders resign from social media company

Sep. 25, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and...

Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

Sep. 25, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the...

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Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

Sep. 25, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions. The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Tuesday found all nine guilty of...

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

Sep. 25, 2018 5:51 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in...

Pope acknowledges abuse scandals driving people from church

Sep. 25, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church were driving people away and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. Francis referred directly to the crisis convulsing his papacy on the fourth and final...

The Latest: WTO says it will try to minimize any Brexit pain

Sep. 25, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's planned exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The head of the World Trade Organization says the trade body will try to minimize disruption caused by Britain's exit from the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation EU in March. No deal...

Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge after another juvenile alerted adults. A Pembroke Pines police news release says the boy was arrested Monday on a charge of making a false report concerning the use...

Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

Sep. 25, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade. The Duke of Cambridge was in Namibia on Tuesday and will visit Tanzania and Kenya. On Monday he met Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba. The...

The Latest: Pope acknowledges scandals driving people away

Sep. 25, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to the Baltics (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Pope Francis has acknowledged that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church are driving people away and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. Francis...

WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo

Sep. 25, 2018 5:32 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a "perfect storm" leading Congo's latest Ebola outbreak to spread. Dr. Peter Salama says the response is at a "critical juncture" in eastern North...

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Sep. 25, 2018 5:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

UK's Labour opposition says it will reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 5:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that...