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Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

Sep. 22, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And...

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of...

The Latest: Cambage leads Australia past Nigeria

Sep. 22, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Liz Cambage had 34 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help Australia beat Nigeria 86-68 on Saturday. Cambage, who led the WNBA in scoring this past season, got off to a fast start with 12 points in the opening...

The Latest: Syria condemns 'terrorist' attack in Iran

Sep. 22, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 4 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry has condemned the "terrorist" attack on a military parade in Iran's southwest that killed 24 people and wounded dozens. In a statement quoting a Foreign Ministry official, the Syrian...

Women's World Cup gets underway in Spain

Sep. 22, 2018 5:12 AM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in...

US Open champion Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final

Sep. 22, 2018 3:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka eased into the final of the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 semifinal win over Camila Giorgi. The U.S. Open champion, who upset Serena Williams in the final in New York this month, overpowered her unseeded opponent with a dominant serve and will face...

Mickelson gets a final try at winning Ryder Cup in Europe

Sep. 22, 2018 3:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Keegan Bradley was never more nervous than the moments before his Ryder Cup debut. He had the opening tee shot in foursomes at Medinah against Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald, a European tandem that had never lost in four matches against some of America's best players. "I was worried I would...

Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach

Sep. 22, 2018 3:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in...

China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

Sep. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet. Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the city of...