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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...

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 5:42 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...

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

Sep. 22, 2018 5:36 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...

The Latest: US government condemns attack on Iran parade

Sep. 22, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 1 a.m. U.S. officials are condemning the attack on an Iranian military parade that killed 25 people and wounded more than 60, saying that "the United States condemns all acts of terrorism and the loss of any innocent...

The Latest: Belgium routs Puerto Rico 86-36 in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the...

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

Sep. 22, 2018 4:14 PM 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...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

Sep. 22, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from...

Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

Sep. 22, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — A Chinese navy hospital ship docked near Venezuela's capital on Saturday as the OPEC nation's deepening economic crisis garners the attention of the U.S. and other world powers. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino was on hand to greet the People's Liberation Army Navy's ship, the...

Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM 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 summons US ambassador over sanctions move

Sep. 22, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The ministry's statement issued via state media gave no details, although the...