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With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

Sep. 25, 2018 8:07 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...

The Latest: Germany: Pressure might make Iran resume nukes

Sep. 25, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Germany's foreign minister is warning that too much pressure on Iran might lead Tehran to resume its military nuclear program and destabilize the entire Middle East. Heiko Maas told reporters in New York on...

Trump address to UN overshadowed by messy domestic politics

Sep. 25, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump aims to use his address to the United Nations to tout his rapprochement with North Korea and slam Iran, but his international agenda is being overshadowed by domestic political troubles. White House aides had cast Trump's visit to New York in triumphal terms: an...

Bill Cosby's day of reckoning arrives in court

Sep. 25, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Facing the possibility of prison at 81, Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Prosecutors on Monday asked a...

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...

Is a hunt the answer when bears start getting bolder?

Sep. 25, 2018 5:58 AM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Sep. 25, 2018 7:32 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...

Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in Egypt

Sep. 25, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday archaeologists also uncovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for...

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...

CBS' 'Murphy Brown' is back, ready to 'make some noise'

Sep. 25, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last season's short-lived "Roseanne" revival blew an air kiss to President Donald Trump in its debut episode before it reverted to finding laughs in family and working-class woes, not politics. Expect "Murphy Brown," another reborn 20th-century sitcom, to be consistently faithful to its...

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What's yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term

Sep. 25, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? The U.S. government has rules about what can be called "yogurt," and the dairy industry says it's not clear what the answers are. Now it's hopeful it will finally get to...

UK Labour opposition party vows to reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. The party's chief Brexit spokesman accused May's...

Tennessee man shot with stun gun during arrest dies

Sep. 25, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

HARRISON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's office says man shot with a stun gun while being taken into custody has died. Citing a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office release, news outlets report deputies responding to a report of disorderly conduct Sunday night found 35-year-old Jeremy Allen Conn. The...

The Latest: Germany: Pressure might make Iran resume nukes

Sep. 25, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Germany's foreign minister is warning that too much pressure on Iran might lead Tehran to resume its military nuclear program and destabilize the entire Middle East. Heiko Maas told reporters in New York on...

The Latest: Portugal to take 10 migrants from rescue ship

Sep. 25, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Portugal's government says it is taking in 10 of the 58 migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of a deal with France and Spain. The Portuguese Interior Ministry said in a statement it was...

Bill Cosby's day of reckoning arrives in court

Sep. 25, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Facing the possibility of prison at 81, Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Prosecutors on Monday asked a...

Portugal detains military police in weapons theft case

Sep. 25, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's attorney general's office says authorities have detained military police investigators and members of the country's paramilitary National Republican Guard in connection with last year's theft of weapons from the national armory. A statement Tuesday said public prosecutors...

Markets Right Now: Energy leads stocks slightly higher

Sep. 25, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening slightly higher as energy companies rise with oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 0.7 percent to $732.59 a barrel, its highest in about three months. Chevron gained 1 percent. Facebook fell 2.5...

College players get education on court at women's World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school...

US home prices rise at slowest pace in nearly a year

Sep. 25, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July at the slowest pace in 10 months as climbing mortgage rates become a more significant factor for a growing number of prospective buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.9 percent in July compared with a year earlier,...