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Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Oct. 19, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Next stop...

Trump: 'Severe' consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Oct. 19, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has acknowledged it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a...

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Oct. 19, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. At a campaign rally in Missoula Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 19, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...

Far from fame, poverty blossoms in 'forgotten California'

Oct. 19, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of...

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Oct. 19, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in this Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States. The first members of the group began arriving in...

'I'll walk in my broken shoes': Mom, daughter flee Venezuela

Oct. 18, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox." Ten-year-old Angelis already had on nearly all of the clothes she'd brought for the 2,700-mile trek through four countries...

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

Oct. 19, 2018 1:38 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. commander who attended the high-level meeting where the attack happened was unharmed. Thursday's meeting, on...

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Oct. 19, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series of fears...

China's economic growth slows amid trade battle with US

Oct. 19, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level since the global financial crisis in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for its communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.5 percent over a year earlier in the three...

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European, Asian leaders meet to discuss trade, climate

Oct. 19, 2018 3:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders are meeting to discuss issues ranging from trade to climate change to peace moves on the Korean peninsula. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday's meeting would send a signal that "countries are coming together here from Europe and Asia that all want...

Ex-police chief, dispatcher charged with camera tampering

Oct. 19, 2018 3:43 AM EDT

BUNKIE, La. (AP) — A former police chief of a Louisiana city and a former dispatcher are accused of tampering with the surveillance system of the department's maintenance building. News outlets report former Bunkie police Chief Bobby Corner and 26-year-old former dispatcher Nicholas Desselle were arrested...

Copter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurt

Oct. 19, 2018 3:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors, the Navy said. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement that the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday morning while the carrier was off...

Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor

Oct. 19, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, starts on Saturday. It gives sick and...

China's economic growth slows amid trade battle with US

Oct. 19, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level since the global financial crisis in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for its communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.5 percent over a year earlier in the three...

Southeast Asian navies to hold drills with China next week

Oct. 19, 2018 3:35 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian navies are heading to their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week, and defense officials agreed Friday to conduct a similar drill with the U.S. next year. Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said the drills next week in waters surrounding...

The Latest: Pakistan closes Afghanistan border crossings

Oct. 19, 2018 3:30 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Pakistan's two official border crossings with Afghanistan have closed for two days at the request of the government in Kabul, worried about the...

Rwanda names 50 percent female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

Oct. 19, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets with 50 percent women, Rwanda has done the same. The East African nation late Thursday announced that women now make up half of the slimmed-down, 26-seat Cabinet. Rwanda joins a handful of countries,...

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Oct. 19, 2018 3:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter. The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in hillock Sabarimala...

Kentucky woman gets life in prison for slaying of boyfriend

Oct. 19, 2018 3:14 AM EDT

NEWPRT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her on-again, off-again boyfriend. News outlets report 27-year-old Shayna Hubers was sentenced Thursday in the 2012 shooting death of 29-year-old Ryan Posten. She was convicted of murder in his slaying in August. She also...