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Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing

Sep. 23, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday, as talks continued Sunday to resolve potentially make-or-break details, such as potential witnesses who could...

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Sep. 23, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan Rouhani's comments came as Iran's Foreign Ministry also summoned...

Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

Sep. 23, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled. "I don't know when we're going to...

At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

Sep. 23, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week. In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on...

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

Sep. 23, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change. That's why, in between discussing...

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide...

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

Sep. 23, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON, France (AP) — It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World...

Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

Sep. 23, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show. As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when "The Cosby Show" went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a widely panned speech to the NAACP in 2004, when the...

Causes for California's worst fires are often 'undetermined'

Sep. 23, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month's huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle produced a deadly wildfire in the far northern part of the state. But causes for many of California's worst blazes of the past decade remain a mystery....

AP Top 25: Kentucky enters rankings for 1st time since '07

Sep. 23, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover on Sunday. Five teams entered the Top 25, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007. At the top it was mostly status quo, with Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State staying Nos. 1-4. LSU...

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Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Sep. 23, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan Rouhani's comments came as Iran's Foreign Ministry also summoned...

Fatal drug overdoses in Ohio increase to record number

Sep. 23, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses increased to a record 4,854 last year in Ohio, a 20 percent rise compared with the previous year, according to information reported to the state. Data on unintentional drug deaths provided to the Ohio Department of Health show 2017 was the eighth year in a row...

The Latest: Senate staff says hearing terms 'non-negotiable'

Sep. 23, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee staff have written lawyers for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey...

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Sep. 23, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

UKARA ISLAND, Tanzania (AP) — Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria. Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island. Grieving family members places wreaths of flowers on...

3 Greek journalists set free after minister's complaint

Sep. 23, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three journalists were released from custody Sunday following a complaint against them by Greece's defense minister. The publisher, editor-in-chief and political editor of daily paper "Fileleftheros" (Liberal) had voluntarily turned themselves in Saturday after Defense Minister Panos...

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

Sep. 23, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON, France (AP) — It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World...

The Latest: German coalition reaches deal on spy chief

Sep. 23, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Germany's governing coalition over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Germany's interior minister says leaders of the governing coalition have reached a deal to resolve a dispute over the future of the country's...

German interior minister says leaders of governing coalition have reached deal to resolve dispute over spy chief

Sep. 23, 2018 2:21 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German interior minister says leaders of governing coalition have reached deal to resolve dispute over spy chief.

Meghan reveals 'something blue' she wore at royal wedding

Sep. 23, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed at least part of that when she married Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle has revealed in a television documentary that...

Major flooding lingering more than a week after Florence

Sep. 23, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — More than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, thousands of coastal residents were told Sunday that they may need to leave their homes because of still-rising rivers. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were told to prepare to evacuate ahead...