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AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Sep. 22, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter. Lawyers...

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Sep. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way...

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in...

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

Sep. 22, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and...

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

Sep. 22, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take 4 ½ days to reach the space...

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Sep. 22, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

Sep. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the...

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China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

Sep. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington. "(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept...

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

Sep. 22, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way...

Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

Sep. 22, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi says a donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone." Journalism Dean Will Norton on Saturday said Ed Meek sent him a statement apologizing...

AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives' future

Sep. 22, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Maldives is holding its third multiparty presidential elections on Sunday. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 has been rife with political turmoil since democracy was introduced just a decade ago. Famed for its white sand beaches and luxury resorts, the Maldives under President Yameen...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise through the weekend at the L.V. Sutton Power...

The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

Sep. 22, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 2:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is offering condolences to Iranians affected by an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded dozens. A statement issued Saturday by the U.N....

11-year-old becomes fourth fatal victim in domestic shooting

Sep. 22, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say an 11-year-old girl has become the fourth member of her family to die from a shooting rampage by her father, who also killed himself. The Washington Post reports that Mina Kim died Thursday after being gravely wounded in the shooting Monday at the family's...

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Sep. 22, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters...

Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

Sep. 22, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new "Pono...