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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...

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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...

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...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy

Oct. 21, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's being recognized with the Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. She's set to receive the 21st annual Twain prize Sunday night at Washington's Kennedy Center, with testimonials...

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...

Fire at ATM outside Las Vegas bank; Cause being investigated

Oct. 21, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire to a bank ATM in Las Vegas. The Clark County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Wells Fargo branch bank around 8 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, crews reported seeing smoke and flames from a drive-up ATM. Firefighters were...

10,000 protest in German city against anti-migrant group

Oct. 21, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say about 10,000 people have taken part in a protest against the anti-migrant group PEGIDA in the eastern city of Dresden. Mainstream parties, labor unions and civil society groups staged a march with the slogan "heart not hatred." PEGIDA, whose name stands for Patriotic...

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...

Local vote in Poland tests support for ruling conservatives

Oct. 21, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters were casting ballots in local elections Sunday that were the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The election was for offices ranging from city...

Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

Oct. 21, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...