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Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Oct. 15, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's...

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump's hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn't have anywhere else to go. "I knew I had made my commitment to stay with my animals," Rollins...

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

Oct. 15, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is...

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage

Oct. 15, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts Democrat...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Oct. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to...

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

Oct. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending. The Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit climbed $113 billion...

Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

Oct. 16, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy. Prince Harry and Meghan spent longer than the 20 minutes allocated in their...

Chacin, Brewers' bullpen blank Dodgers 4-0 for 2-1 NLCS lead

Oct. 16, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer in a 4-0...

Crosby hits FG as time expires, Packers beat 49ers 33-30

Oct. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A pick, a penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King's interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San Francisco 49ers for a...

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In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

Oct. 16, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is...

Far from coast, rural counties also recovering from Michael

Oct. 16, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael's monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property more an hour's drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had made only one payment on their new house and no payments...

China says internment camps are 'free vocational training'

Oct. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country's far west as a system of training centers that saves Muslims from religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science. It was a rare instance of the ruling...

Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71....

After men's razors, Harry's launches shaving brand for women

Oct. 16, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry's has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick. In the process, the company says it found that 1 million women were using its products for their shaving needs. So its logical next...

In Florida, families seeking the missing amid storm damage

Oct. 16, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile...

Tropical Storm Tara moving just off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 16, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Tara is dropping heavy rain on west-central Mexico while moving just offshore, and forecasters are warning of the danger of possible flash floods and high winds in some coastal areas. The storm that formed Monday is moving slowly off Mexico's Pacific coast and is expected...

Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Oct. 16, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations with victims' family members. But Tia Coleman, an Indiana woman who...

Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into Guatemala

Oct. 16, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States bedded down for the night in this Guatemalan town after that country's authorities blinked first in attempts to halt their advance. The group estimated at 1,600 to 2,000 people fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras...

Q&A: What shoppers need to know about Sears' bankruptcy

Oct. 16, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the nation's largest retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by falling sales and its massive debt. The owner of Sears and Kmart stores says it will continue to operate through the bankruptcy. Here's what shoppers need to know: ___ WILL STORES BE OPEN?...