Top General News

White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

Nov. 19, 2019 2:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army...

About that call: What to watch on Day 3 of Trump impeachment

Nov. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves. And now, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are set to tell Americans and the world about its content and their concerns as the lead witnesses in perhaps the most consequential week of the impeachment hearings against...

Taliban say they freed US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban

Nov. 19, 2019 4:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day. The hostages — American, Kevin King and Australian Timothy...

Last holdouts surrounded by police at Hong Kong university

Nov. 19, 2019 4:37 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200...

Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

Nov. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session. The session had been scheduled even though the country is still without a...

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

Nov. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EST

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work. There, as a 400-pound explosive resounds in the distance, a tiny St. Francis Satyr butterfly flits among the...

Georgia’s ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 2:56 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

5 things to know about Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand

Nov. 19, 2019 5:19 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrives in Thailand on Wednesday for the first visit here by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since St. John Paul II in 1984. Some things to know about the visit and the history of the church in Thailand: IT’S A MORALE BOOSTER Francis is certain to address some of...

Deadly attack leaves California Hmong community in shock

Nov. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A close-knit Hmong community was in shock after gunmen burst into a California backyard gathering and shot 10 men, killing four. “We are right now just trying to figure out what to do, what are the next steps. How do we heal, how do we know what's going on,” said Bobby...

Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers 24-17 in Mexico City

Nov. 19, 2019 1:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly everything about this Monday night game felt foreign to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, from the gasp-inducing altitude of raucous Azteca Stadium to the struggles of their powerhouse offense. Mahomes loved the experience, but didn’t love how his offense played....

Latest General News

NY animal shelter caring for 200 rodents dumped by roads

Nov. 19, 2019 5:20 AM EST

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — An animal shelter in central New York is teeming with rats, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs after humane officers found more than 300 of the small mammals abandoned along roads. The SPCA of Tompkins County says the rodents were found Sunday huddled on the ground beside two roads in the...

5 things to know about Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand

Nov. 19, 2019 5:19 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrives in Thailand on Wednesday for the first visit here by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since St. John Paul II in 1984. Some things to know about the visit and the history of the church in Thailand: IT’S A MORALE BOOSTER Francis is certain to address some of...

Russia repatriates 32 children of IS members from Iraq

Nov. 19, 2019 5:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has repatriated another 32 children of members of the Islamic State group from Iraq. Russia’s state TV on Tuesday showed footage of the children arriving at Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow. It said the children aged between one and nine will undergo extensive medical...

Germany arrests man in Berlin for allegedly planning attack

Nov. 19, 2019 5:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a man and raided his apartment over suspicions he was planning an attack. The country’s federal prosecutor said in a statement that the man was arrested Tuesday in Berlin. His identity was not given but he was described as a “radical...

AP Interview: Google VP worries about online content, too

Nov. 19, 2019 5:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Google Vice President Jacqueline Fuller says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid consumer worries about data access and manipulated algorithms. She wouldn’t comment on specific data privacy controversies, but says she has the same concerns many...

The Latest: HK police say they hope for peaceful resolution

Nov. 19, 2019 5:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Hong Kong police spokesman Kwok Ka-chuen says police have not yet decided their next steps to end a standoff at Polytechnic University but are still hoping for a peaceful resolution. Kwok said at a daily briefing Tuesday,...

Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

Nov. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session. The session had been scheduled even though the country is still without a...

Nearly 200 evacuated from malfunctioning ski lift in Vermont

Nov. 19, 2019 5:01 AM EST

DOVER, Vt. (AP) — About 200 people had to be evacuated from a malfunctioning chair lift at Mount Snow in southern Vermont during its opening weekend. Mynbc5 reports that the hourlong malfunction happened on Saturday. Ski patrol helped riders off the Challenger lift. No injuries were reported. Mount Snow...

Kentucky woman sentenced to 10 years for deadly car crash

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 AM EST

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a deadly car crash. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports 49-year-old Lee Ann Tarry, of Glasgow, was sentenced Monday. She previously pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while...

Hard-line newspaper: Violent Iran protesters face execution

Nov. 19, 2019 4:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan newspaper made the claim, though Iranian authorities still have not offered a detailed...