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"21.10.2016 19:07:24" apnews.com Astley never stops appreciating 'Never Gonna Give You Up' NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Astley exiled himself from music for a good part of the last three decades, but he never really left pop's consciousness.
For one, hits like "Ne We're not rick-rolling you...
"21.10.2016 18:31:09" apnews.com Best and worst jokes from Trump, Clinton at white-tie affair NEW YORK (AP) — Every four years, the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is meant to be a campaign cease-fire, when the presidential nominees share the stage a final time 'Pardon me' and the 'Statue of Liberty:' A look at Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's dinner jabs.
"21.10.2016 17:01:40" youtube.com Beyond the Bullet A single bullet in a bloody year of more than 3,000 shootings in Chicago transforms the life of one teen. Once an avid bicyclist and runner, he now navigates... Coming Monday from @AP: In a year of 3,000 shootings, one Chicago youth faces life beyond the bullet.
"21.10.2016 12:48:47" apnews.com Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive NEW YORK (AP) — Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and charact The trend began with parents who didn't see enough diversity in the toy aisle.
"21.10.2016 10:52:32" apnews.com IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday in an assault th Multiple explosions rocked Kirkuk, and gun battles with Islamic State militants were ongoing. Much of the fighting was centered on a government compound in the city.
"21.10.2016 07:35:41" bigstory.ap.org PHOTOS: 50 years on, the Aberfan mining disaster in Wales that killed 116 children and 28 adults LONDON (AP) - Fifty years ago, the mining village of Aberfan in south Wales was hit by an avalanche of coal waste which claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults. It was 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 21, 1966, and the schoolchildren… It was one of the worst disasters that Britain witnessed in the 20th century and one that still resonates acutely, particularly in the Welsh valleys.
"21.10.2016 06:15:44" youtube.com Raw: Explosions Rock Northern Iraq's Kirkuk Witnesses in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk say armed militants have attacked a local police compound and that fighting is underway. They say multiple explosions h... Video: Multiple explosions rock Kirkuk, Iraq, after witnesses said armed militants attacked a local police compound. Fighting is underway and gunfire could be heard.
"21.10.2016 04:30:15" Timeline Photos We visit the Uganda slum where the movie “Queen of Katwe” was born: “The film ... has the faces I know.” http://apne.ws/2eMsJZS
"20.10.2016 23:25:46" AP Politics Michelle Obama is an effective Clinton campaigner, but she's never used two words in her speeches _ Donald Trump. http://apne.ws/2e4WEJH
"20.10.2016 21:20:08" apnews.com UK to pardon thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws LONDON (AP) — Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Thos Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said the government was trying "to put right these wrongs."
"20.10.2016 18:15:30" bigstory.ap.org Trump says he'll accept election results 'if I win' WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump opened the door Thursday to the the possibility he'll contest the results of the presidential election if there's a "questionable result," teasingly promising to fully accept the outcome… Trump said he would accept "a clear election result" but was reserving his right to "contest or file a legal challenge" if he loses.
"20.10.2016 17:31:10" apnews.com Baghdad's Finest: A look at Iraq's vaunted special forces BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's special forces, which barreled into a town east of Mosul on Thursday despite a wave of suicide attacks, are the country's most professional and least sectari Who are the elite Iraqi forces spearheading the Mosul operation?
"20.10.2016 15:01:18" bigstory.ap.org Fox's Wallace asks precise follow-up that makes news NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' Chris Wallace worked hard to keep the final presidential debate substantive with tough questions to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but it was the simplest of queries that extracted the biggest… Wallace was praised for keeping things straight and issue-oriented.
"20.10.2016 09:46:43" bigstory.ap.org Iraqi-Turkish split points to distrust among Mosul forces BAGHDAD (AP) — Just days into the operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, a fault-line has widened between Iraq and Turkey, and the distrust among the various forces arrayed against the extremists has… "Turkey fears that the Shiite-dominated central government in Baghdad will alter the demographic balance after the ejection of the Islamic State from the city."
"20.10.2016 06:19:54" bigstory.ap.org In Philippine drug war, a family struggles to stay safe MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bodies terrified Betchie Salvador, because she always knew her husband could be next. They had begun turning up in cities all over the Philippines ever since President Rodrigo Duterte launched… In the Philippine drug war, a desperate mother struggles to keep her husband out of the firing line.
"20.10.2016 05:15:06" apnews.com DIVIDED AMERICA: Seeing options shrinking, white men ask why DALLAS (AP) — The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Tr White men in the United States, though still privileged by many measures, say they're seeing shrinking opportunity and increasing hardship.
"20.10.2016 04:45:06" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won' A look at some of the claims in the debate and how they compare with the facts.
"20.10.2016 04:16:14" apnews.com That time Trump refused to say he'll accept election result WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes, the answer to a debate question seems obvious.
Donald Trump, will you absolutely accept the results of this presidential election? Donald Trump, will you absolutely accept the results of this presidential election? "I will tell you at the time... I'll keep you in suspense," Trump said.
"20.10.2016 00:02:58" apnews.com VIEWERS' GUIDE: Mind games, closing arguments in Round 3 WASHINGTON (AP) — It was barely three weeks ago that Donald Trump opened the first presidential debate by asking, with faux deference, if it was OK to refer to his opponent as "Se Trying to get up to speed on things before tonight's presidential debate? Check out our Viewer's Guide.
"19.10.2016 20:18:36" apnews.com In Mosul fight, Iraqi forces eye redemption and revenge QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — For Saif, an Iraqi army corporal, the battle for Mosul is intensely personal. Over the course of two years of Islamic State rule, the extremists destr For some Iraqi forces closing in on on Mosul, the fight is intensely personal. http://apne.ws/2ejmeuM
"19.10.2016 19:54:56" apnews.com Face to face one last time: Debate night for Clinton, Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's long and acrimonious battle for the White House is speeding toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage Wednes For full AP presidential debate coverage, go to: www.apnews.com/tag/Campaign2016
"19.10.2016 18:45:06" bigstory.ap.org Flesh-eating bacteria claimed vet's limbs, but not her drive DACULA, Ga. (AP) — A year ago, Cindy Martinez was struggling to walk even just a few feet and lift just five pounds. A flesh-eating bacteria had ravaged the 35-year-old Marine veteran's body. She had a grim choice: Amputate… "I'm just doing it. I want it _ not that other people don't want it," she said. "I don't know how to explain the speed that I've done it with."
"19.10.2016 18:15:18" bigstory.ap.org A look at US role against IS as Mosul offensive takes off WASHINGTON (AP) — As Iraqi tanks charge across the country to purge the city of Mosul of the Islamic State group, the United States has perhaps as much to gain from the operation as the Iraqis themselves. Wresting Iraq's… How many U.S. soldiers are in Iraq and Syria, and where are they located? A look at the U.S. role against the Islamic State group. http://apne.ws/2em2bLn
"19.10.2016 17:15:10" bigstory.ap.org Rock-smashing monkeys make flakes like early stone tools NEW YORK (AP) — A study of rock-smashing monkeys has found a surprise: the animals make stone flakes that resemble tools made by our early ancestors. Scientists watched capuchin monkeys in a Brazilian national park pounding… If somebody finds very old simple flakes, "you can't assume it is hominin. You have to say it might be produced by an extinct monkey or ape."
"19.10.2016 16:01:33" bigstory.ap.org AP PHOTOS: Family portraits of babies disabled by Zika RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — For a brief moment, the mothers put aside their search for hard-to-find drugs needed to prevent their babies from having seizures, or the uncomfortable stares directed at their children, who were… While being photographed, some mothers brought their child close to their chest and others raised him or her into the air while kissing the baby's nose or forehead.
"19.10.2016 14:31:03" apnews.com Jailed 96 days on bogus charge: It is no one's fault? ACKERMAN, Miss. (AP) — Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to Only when she finally got a hearing and a lawyer, who persuaded prosecutors to watch the video, did the case fall apart.
"19.10.2016 13:11:16" apnews.com Meet Azalea the smoking chimp, new star at Pyongyang zoo PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang's newly opened zoo has a new star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.
According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, which h Though it would draw outrage elsewhere, the sight seems to delight North Koreans.
"19.10.2016 10:15:20" apnews.com From Mosul to Raqqa? A complex, risky battle against IS BEIRUT (AP) — Simultaneous attacks on the Islamic State-held cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa, the de facto capital of the militant group's self-proclaimed caliphate across the b When preparing for the Mosul operations this summer, U.S. officials said a push against IS in Raqqa could be almost simultaneous.
"19.10.2016 09:45:08" apnews.com Bangladesh says attack investigation yielding results NEW DELHI (AP) — In the three months since a band of youths tortured and killed 20 hostages in a Dhaka restaurant, Bangladeshi intelligence officials say they're rooting out radic Police raids have coincided with an unprecedented crackdown during which authorities arrested more than 14,000 people.
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"19.10.2016 09:18:48" apnews.com Mekong effort fails after years of lavish foreign funding BANGKOK (AP) — When Western governments began pouring money into the Mekong River Commission, they hoped it would help four Southeast Asian countries cooperate in responsibly mana Critics say the commission, formed when Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand signed the Mekong River Agreement in 1995, has been sidelined by those governments.
"19.10.2016 08:18:15" apnews.com Soyuz rocket carrying crew of 3 blasts off from Baikonur BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russians and an American has blasted off for the International Space Station.
The crew of Roscosmos Sergey Ry The crew of Roscosmos Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough lifted off as scheduled from the Russian-operated Baikonur launch facility.
"19.10.2016 08:00:28" apnews.com Philippine leader's China visit watched for shift to Beijing BEIJING (AP) — Talks this week between Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be closely scrutinized for signs of how seriously the new Philippine leader intends to "This is a historic visit and presents an opportunity for relations between China and the Philippines to restart on a fresh, more positive footing."
"19.10.2016 07:44:23" youtube.com Raw: Graphic Video Shows Cop Van Ramming Protest A police van in the Philippines rammed left-wing protesters and ran over some of them at an anti-United States rally outside the U.S. embassy in Manila on We... RAW GRAPHIC VIDEO: A police van in the Philippines rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent at the American embassy in Manila.
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"19.10.2016 07:06:21" apnews.com Suspected IS bomber killed in raid in Turkey, official says ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says police in the capital have fatally shot a suspected Islamic State group militant who was planning a suicide bombing.
Er The governor for Ankara says the man was killed in a raid on an apartment after he ignored warnings to surrender and opened fire on police.
"19.10.2016 06:08:06" apnews.com Philippine police van rams protesters in front of US Embassy MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine police van rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent Wednesday at the American embassy in Mani Protest leader Renato Reyes says at least three student activists had to be taken to a hospital after they were ran over by the van driven by a police officer.
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"19.10.2016 05:07:10" apnews.com In Mosul, residents report new terrors as Iraqi forces near BAGHDAD (AP) — On the eerily quiet streets of Mosul, fighters from the Islamic State group are killing suspected spies, blocking roads and planting bombs ahead of a showdown with "Every minute passes like a year."
"19.10.2016 04:23:02" apnews.com Obama honors Italy's leader at 'bittersweet' state dinner WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bittersweet" was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama's final state dinner.
"We saved the best for last," "I'm excited that it's the last state dinner, so it's a bittersweet thing," said actress-comedian Alexandra Wentworth. "I love the Obamas."
"18.10.2016 22:49:14" apnews.com Cheer up, Americans, say Canadians _ you're great NEW YORK (AP) — America's neighbors to the north — so often the butt of their jokes — are taking to social media to try to keep spirits up in the U.S. during this divi "You can either pile on with the negativity or try to look at the positive side of things," said an executive at the Canadian ad agency that started the #tellamericaitsgreat campaign.
"18.10.2016 20:39:19" apnews.com Class-action lawsuit seeks sweeping help for Flint students DETROIT (AP) — Several families filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Michigan and the Flint school district, saying more needs to be done to help students who "The extensive lead poisoning in Flint has combined with the lack of essential special education resources in the Flint schools to create a tragic crisis," an attorney representing families of students said.
"18.10.2016 18:35:29" apnews.com Mosul Today: Iraqi army advances as Turkey tensions rise BAGHDAD (AP) — The pace of operations slowed on Tuesday as Iraqi forces began pushing toward larger villages and encountering civilian populations on the second day of a massive o The army advances, Turkey tensions rise: A look at the key developments on the second day of the Mosul offensive.
"18.10.2016 17:25:46" AP Politics AP has set up a way for people to send in tips securely and safely. You can find step-by-step instructions here: http://apne.ws/2dLXcC9
"18.10.2016 16:03:15" youtube.com Raw: Tour Through Captured IS Tunnel Kurdish peshmerga fighters discovered an underground tunnel in the town of Badana on Monday that they say was previously used by the Islamic State group. (Oc... Kurdish peshmerga fighters discovered an underground tunnel in the town of Badana, Iraq that they say was previously used by the Islamic State group.
"18.10.2016 15:13:32" youtube.com Raw: Chibok Girls and Parents Reunited in Abuja Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress A group of Nigerian parents were reunited on Sunday with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Bok... Nigeria's government negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction, but over 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram captors.
"18.10.2016 13:01:50" bigstory.ap.org Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically… Since 2008, the COLA has been above 2 percent only once, in 2011. It's been zero three times.
"18.10.2016 08:35:04" apnews.com First Lady Michelle Obama emerges as surrogate MVP DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. The surprise is that it's not coming from the president. "There is no more powerful advocate for our campaign... Because the first lady isn't seen as a political figure, when she does speak out, it has a real impact."
"18.10.2016 07:18:46" apnews.com Roman coins ID'd in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles TOKYO (AP) — The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, rusty discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southe Four of the coins are from the third to fourth-century Roman Empire, and a fifth one from the 17th-century Ottoman Empire.
"18.10.2016 04:31:13" apnews.com Thailand's late king also artist, jazz musician, inventor BANGKOK (AP) — Aside from his kingly duties — and they were immense — Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej took time during his 70-year reign to compose music (and Here's a look at the many avocations pursued by Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week at the age of 88.
"18.10.2016 00:35:10" apnews.com Why tomatoes lose flavor in fridge: their genes chill out NEW YORK (AP) — If you buy tomatoes from John Banscher at his farmstand in New Jersey, he'll recommend keeping them out of the fridge or they'll lose some of their taste. Want a full-flavored tomato? Here's why you should leave them on the counter.
"17.10.2016 20:27:01" apnews.com For 'SNL,' Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving NEW YORK (AP) — Already enjoying its best ratings in eight years with politically charged comedy, "Saturday Night Live" got something even more beneficial with Donald Trump's pots SNL is getting its biggest ratings since Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impersonations.
"17.10.2016 18:55:40" AP Politics Democrats seek to wrest control of up to a dozen statehouses from Republicans, key to influence redistricting. http://apne.ws/2edDlgL
"17.10.2016 17:39:02" apnews.com State aide sought to change classification of Clinton email WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official asked the FBI to help last year in reducing the classification of an email from Hillary Clinton's private server, according to The FBI ultimately rejected the request, which would have allowed the State Department to archive the message related to the 2012 Benghazi attack.
"17.10.2016 16:00:26" apnews.com Deceased Thai king to remain a future father figure BANGKOK (AP) — For Thailand's royalists — and there are millions of them — King Bhumibol Adulyadej will probably long remain embedded as a potent, father-like figure w Whatever happens next, the country's 800-year-old institution is likely to change. Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has not been held in the same regard as his beloved father.
"17.10.2016 15:45:11" apnews.com Retaking Mosul: Iraqi forces most complex anti-IS operation IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched their most complex anti-IS operation to date: retaking the country's second-largest city of Mosul. While the country's military has w Some Iraqi officials worry that the Mosul fight has been rushed and if the city is retaken without a plan to broker a peace, it could lead to more violence.
"17.10.2016 14:46:29" youtube.com Raw: Campaign to Retake Mosul Underway Iraq's military and the country's Kurdish forces are on the move to the south and east of the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul. (Oct. 17) Subscribe for... VIDEO: Campaign underway to retake Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State group.
"17.10.2016 14:44:18" Live video near the village of Bazqerdan, on the outskirts of Mosul, as the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group gets underway.
"17.10.2016 12:55:15" apnews.com Iraqi forces launch military push to drive IS from Mosul KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes launched coordinated military operations early Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern ci If successful, the liberation of Mosul would be the biggest blow yet to the Islamic State group.
Follow AP's coverage of the Mosul offensive here: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Iraq
"17.10.2016 08:51:04" apnews.com Halloween treat: a night at Dracula's castle in Transylvania BRAN CASTLE, Romania (AP) — Dracula's castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress. Winners of a competition will be flown to Romania, then taken to Bran castle set dramatically in the Carpathian Mountains. If they're too spooked to sleep in the coffins, beds are on hand.
"17.10.2016 07:01:11" apnews.com Pyongyang's latest fad: Sightseeing in ultralight airplanes PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's eye view of North Korea's capital, there was basically only one option: a 150-meter (492-foot) -tall t Seeing the city from a height of over a mile or less while slowly puttering through the skies provides quite a different perspective from anything tourists, and even most Pyongyang residents, had ever been able to get before.
"17.10.2016 05:30:50" apnews.com Grief after Thai king's death spills into anger BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai woman accused of insulting the country's late king was forced to kneel before his portrait outside a police station on the tourist island of Samui as several The woman's arrest and public shaming was the latest of several such incidents since the king died, and social media is filled with criticism of people who aren't wearing black and white clothing to mourn the revered monarch.
"17.10.2016 05:08:57" Timeline Photos The push to retake Mosul will be the biggest military operation in Iraq since U.S. troops left in 2011 and, if successful, the strongest blow yet to the Islamic State group. https://apnews.com/48dc6eada72f456fa58d9d78cd93fcb3
"16.10.2016 22:10:35" apnews.com Analysis: Trump 'rigged' vote claim may leave lasting damage WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump keeps peddling the notion the vote may be rigged. It's unclear whether he understands the potential damage of his words, or simply doesn't care. Donald Trump's claim, made without evidence, undercuts the essence of American democracy, the idea that U.S. elections are free and fair, with the vanquished peacefully stepping aside for the victor.
"16.10.2016 18:11:45" apnews.com Heroin crime immunity yields mixed results, AP review finds Reeling from a surge in heroin overdoses, authorities in the Cincinnati area made an offer: Hand in potentially deadly drugs and you won't be charged. But the blanket immunity granted b "We weren't expecting a lot of drugs [to be turned in]. It was something out of the box to try whatever we can to deal with this problem," said an official in Hamilton County, Ohio.
"16.10.2016 11:44:47" apnews.com In Calais' refugee slum, teenagers dream of Britain CALAIS, France (AP) — Inside the Kids Cafe, a ramshackle refuge in a sprawling migrant slum in Calais, a mobile phone rings.
Afghan teenager Wasaal takes the call. "I just dream to be in a place where there will be no one to harm me," said Wasaal, a 14-year-old inhabitant of the camp from Afghanistan.
"15.10.2016 23:44:33" apnews.com Admiral: If Batman had a ship, it would be Zumwalt BALTIMORE (AP) — If Batman had a warship, it would be the USS Zumwalt.
That's how Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, described the Navy's larg "It's the first of a kind that's leading the way for new classes of ships, new capabilities that are in ships, new systems that we can use and it just expands the things we can do and the ways we do it."
"15.10.2016 21:00:08" apnews.com A look at hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails released in daily dispatches this past week by the WikiLeaks group exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton's campaign leading up to her 2015 U.S. intelligence officials have blamed the Russian government for a series of breaches intended to influence the presidential election. The Russians deny involvement.
"15.10.2016 20:30:24" apnews.com In Trump's 'Apprentice' run, reality wasn't what it seemed WASHINGTON (AP) — The skyline shimmers, the music pulses and Donald Trump's helicopter swoops in for a landing.
Oozing authority, the billionaire strides purposefull Donald Trump the actor made Donald Trump the businessman seem pretty fabulous. Americans never saw what was taking place behind the scenes.
"15.10.2016 20:00:20" apnews.com Planned Parenthood celebrates centennial as its foes bristle NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary celebrations this weekend come with a sense of relief for the group that traces its roots to a time when women could not vot The organization, whose services include birth control, sex education and abortions, has survived largely intact in the face of violence, vilification and fierce efforts in Congress and many states to cut its funding.
"15.10.2016 19:47:08" apnews.com Trump challenges legitimacy of election PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is "I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate,' Trump said.
"15.10.2016 17:33:58" apnews.com Gender unescapable, in unexpected ways, at campaign's close WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is the country's most famous working mother. For 40 years, she's been at the center of countless conversations about gender and politics. Even he The campaign is awash in charges and countercharges of assault and groping, sexist slurs and graphic language.
"15.10.2016 16:16:11" apnews.com Navy's new destroyer rides like 'a really souped-up' SUV BALTIMORE (AP) — What's a ride like in the Navy's largest and most sophisticated new destroyer? Capt. James Kirk compares it to "a really souped-up sport utility vehicle." Capt. James Kirk gives the lowdown on the $4.4 billion 'stealth' destroyer USS Zumwalt
"15.10.2016 16:02:31" apnews.com Thais flock to palace after king's death; caretaker in place BANGKOK (AP) — Tens of thousands of Thai mourners thronged Saturday to the palace complex where King Bhumibol Adulyadej's body is being kept, as the government said a regent would "My tears started flowing out of me without my realizing," said one mourner
"15.10.2016 13:57:23" More than 600 'soldiers' clash in a reenactment of the Battle of Hastings celebrating the 950th anniversary of the historical event.
"15.10.2016 13:29:35" apnews.com Road to recovery could test patience of Matthew victims TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiajuana Williams lives in a one-story apartment building in Princeville, North Carolina, that was flooded by a river bulging with rainwater from Hurricane Ma "We don't want money in our pockets. We just want to go home," says Amanda Burge, a married mother of three young sons.
"15.10.2016 11:25:04" apnews.com AP Explains: What the new global climate agreement means JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Experts say cutting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, is the fastest way to reduce global warming. The United States, the world's second-worst polluter, is among th Why nearly 200 nations struck a deal to phase out HFCs, the world's fastest-growing climate pollutants.
"15.10.2016 00:41:20" bigstory.ap.org Short-term ratings slide or long-term issue for NFL? The slide in NFL ratings could be as much a trend as a blip. The presidential campaign, the growing move away from cable, the increase in live streaming sports and competition from compelling baseball have all been given… The presidential campaign, a shift from cable and an increase in live streaming sports are among the reasons for a double-digit decline in NFL viewership.
"14.10.2016 23:36:24" bigstory.ap.org Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law… "While the families are obviously disappointed with the judge's decision, this is not the end of the fight."
"14.10.2016 21:54:47" bigstory.ap.org More women accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two more women came forward on Friday to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, including a former contestant from a reality show that starred the Republican presidential nominee. The latest accounts… Former "Apprentice" contestant says Trump made unwanted sexual advances toward her in 2007.
"14.10.2016 20:31:10" bigstory.ap.org Airlines add 'fire containment bags' for overheating phones NEW YORK (AP) — Some airlines are taking extra steps to prevent a disaster in case a passenger's device powered by a lithium ion battery catches fire during flight. At least three U.S. airlines are adding new fire-suppression… The issue has taken on new urgency following incidents of overheating Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, including one on a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month.
"14.10.2016 18:36:48" bigstory.ap.org Nigeria's president says wife 'belongs to my kitchen' ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's first lady has openly questioned her husband's work and said she may not support him if he runs again — comments that President Muhammadu Buhari laughed off, saying, "I don't know which… Nigeria's first lady says she's not sure if she will go out and 'campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before.'
"14.10.2016 16:06:35" bigstory.ap.org Shipwreck CSI: Identifying the victims of a migrant tragedy MELILLI, Sicily (AP) — Body No. 421, bagged in midnight blue, is heaved from a refrigerated truck onto a metal stretcher and wheeled into the tent that serves as a morgue. It joins other putrefying corpses that fill the… Forensic science is bringing closure for some relatives
"14.10.2016 14:15:11" bigstory.ap.org 'Please hurry,' teen tells dispatcher after shooting sister TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — They were, says Denise Kirchner, "the worst three hours of my life" — the agonizing moments after her son accidently shot her and her 14-year-old daughter Madison while cleaning his semi-automatic… On average, one American child is killed or injured in an accidental shooting every day. Here's one family's story.
"14.10.2016 13:31:07" apnews.com Bear with him: Man grabs attention for hugging big bears OTISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Bear hugs are nothing. Jim Kowalczik hugs bears.
Kowalczik lies on the ground as his 1,500-pound bear buddy, Jimbo, rests a heavy paw on his w "He'll play with you all day if you have the time."
"14.10.2016 09:00:07" apnews.com South Sudan starves as aid blocked, money spent on fighting AWEIL, South Sudan (AP) — The mother faced an anguished decision: choosing which of her children to save.
With hunger gripping this remote region of South Sudan, Eli South Sudan's people starve as government restricts aid – even in areas untouched by civil war.
"14.10.2016 08:47:35" apnews.com Clinton says US could 'ring China with missile defense' BEIJING (AP) — Hillary Clinton privately said the U.S. would "ring China with missile defense" if the Chinese government failed to curb North Korea's nuclear program, a potential In comments revealed by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton privately said the U.S. would "ring China with missile defense" if Beijing failed to curb North Korea's nuclear program.
"14.10.2016 08:06:28" apnews.com University attack put young Afghan woman's dreams on hold KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Breshna Mosazai remembers the day of the deadly attack two months ago on the American University in Kabul. She remembers lying still on the corridor floo The university has been a beacon of all that Afghanistan wanted to be after the Taliban were overthrown in 2001: a nation that offered its citizens freedom, hope and progress. But the Aug. 24 attack tore that dream apart.
"14.10.2016 05:24:49" apnews.com Wonder, Khan wow crowd at Prince tribute show ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan had the crowd partying like it was 1999 all over again at a tribute concert to Prince Thursday night, a show fans and his famil Prince's younger sister, Tyka Nelson, described the concert as a public memorial to the music icon, who died in April at his Paisley Park recording complex.
"14.10.2016 05:07:38" apnews.com Glimpses behind the exalted persona of Thailand's king BANGKOK (AP) — The body language was as stiff as the gilded robes and bemedaled uniforms he wore. The face rarely betrayed even a flicker of emotion. He was the king, wrote one bi King Bhumibol Adulyadej presided over state and religious ceremonies in the assumed role of the impassive, righteous Buddhist monarch, but my own most vivid recollections of the world's longest reigning monarch are rather different. An AP correspondent
"14.10.2016 01:51:06" youtube.com Shootings Investigation - YouTube An investigation by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network finds that accidental shootings involving minors occur more often than government data show. Coming Friday:The AP and the USA Today Network set out to see just how many accidental shootings there are in the US involving minors. We found far more than federal statistics indicate.
"13.10.2016 22:29:09" apnews.com Many Hurricane Matthew victims don't have flood insurance POOLER, Ga. (AP) — Waist-deep floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew coursed down the street and seeped under Lori Galemore's doors, swamping the carpets and furniture as she and her "Everybody said, 'You're not in a flood plain. You don't need flood insurance,'" recalled one woman whose home flooded from runoff in a nearby drainage ditch.
"13.10.2016 20:08:56" apnews.com Michelle Obama attacks Trump over sexual assault comments MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that Republican nominee Donald Trump bragging on a 2005 tape about his fame allowing him to "do anything to women" shook her t "I can't stop thinking about this. It has shaken to me to my core in a way that I couldn't have predicted," the First Lady told a crowd at a Clinton campaign rally.
"13.10.2016 19:01:27" bigstory.ap.org Gourmet ganja? Marijuana dining is growing up, slowly LYONS, Colo. (AP) — How to set a tone of woodsy chic at a four-course candlelight dinner served under the stars in the Colorado foothills: Live musicians and flowers, check. Award-winning cuisine, check. Beer and wine… Award-winning cuisine, check. Beer and wine pairings with each course, check. Marijuana pairings? Oh, yes.
"13.10.2016 18:06:27" bigstory.ap.org Trump calls female accusers 'horrible, horrible liars' WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rocked by allegations of sexual assault, Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at his female accusers as "horrible, horrible liars" as the deeply divisive presidential campaign sank further into… The Republican businessman devoted much of a Florida speech to defending himself against multiple reports of inappropriate sexual behavior.
"13.10.2016 16:31:16" bigstory.ap.org Paralyzed man feels touch through mind-controlled robot hand WASHINGTON (AP) — A paralyzed man is regaining a sense of touch while using a mind-controlled robotic hand, feeling subtle pressure in his own fingers when the artificial ones are touched. The experiment reported Thursday… "The majority of them, it felt like a pressure or a tingling."
"13.10.2016 13:02:13" bigstory.ap.org Don't think twice, it's all right: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Lit STOCKHOLM (AP) — Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic… Although Dylan had been mentioned in Nobel speculation for years, many experts thought the academy wouldn't extend its more than a century-old award to the world of music.
"13.10.2016 12:29:38" bigstory.ap.org Thailand's king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies BANGKOK (AP) — King Bhumibol Adulyadej, revered in Thailand as a demigod, a humble father figure and an anchor of stability through decades of upheaval at home and abroad, died Thursday. He was 88 and had been the world's… Bhumibol was Thailand's one constant as myriad governments rose and fell, a gentle leader who used the influence of the throne to unify the nation.
"13.10.2016 09:09:00" apnews.com 'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Nicole to pummel Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The British territory of Bermuda hunkered down overnight as Hurricane Nicole rapidly strengthened into a major Category 4 storm and took aim at the tiny i "I believe we are generally ready for it... Now we just have to hope and pray for the best."
"13.10.2016 08:32:06" apnews.com Slower growth, rivalries key issues at BRICS summit in India NEW DELHI (AP) — Expectations were high when five big, developing nations in 2009 joined as the so-called BRICS. The cooperation of the fast-rising economies driving world growth The five BRICS countries _ Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa represent nearly half the world's population and a quarter of its economy, at a combined $16.6 trillion.
"13.10.2016 08:00:34" apnews.com 2016 race devolves into ugly fight over treatment of women LAS VEGAS (AP) — Already deeply divisive, America's campaign for president is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Donald Trump, whose White Hous Donald Trump's attacks on the Clintons' treatment of women, which his campaign signals will increase, are being overshadowed by a flood of allegations that he kissed and groped women without their consent.
"13.10.2016 07:01:17" apnews.com Watching 'House of Cards' in Tehran, to hard-liners' delight TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's government has long tried to keep out American pop culture, but it seems happy to let Iranians watch the backstabbing, deceitful machinations of fiction The arrival of "House of Cards," with the fictional and devious Francis Underwood scheming his way to power, has caused something of a stir in Iran, where American programming is extremely rare, and where authorities routinely denounce Western pop culture
"13.10.2016 06:30:11" apnews.com Nepal's most popular Buddhist nun is a musical rock star KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name — not because she's a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work run With more than 12 albums that highlight themes of peace and harmony, the songstress has won hearts across the Himalayan nation and abroad.
"13.10.2016 05:44:31" apnews.com German bomb plot suspect kills self in Saxony prison cell BERLIN (AP) — A 22-year-old Syrian man arrested in Germany for a suspected Islamic extremist bomb plot killed himself Wednesday in a prison cell in Leipzig, Saxony's state Justice A hearse was seen leaving the prison in Leipzig early Thursday thought to be carrying the body of the suspect.
"13.10.2016 04:54:55" apnews.com New allegations of sexual assault emerge against Trump PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Several women levied allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump on Wednesday in a series of interviews, adding to the already damaging revelations abo "For The New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump on a topic like this is dangerous," Trump's campaign spokesman, said.
"12.10.2016 23:14:22" apnews.com Cholera rises in southern Haiti in wake of Hurricane Matthew LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Hurricane Matthew first took the home of Sonette Crownal in a town on Haiti's southern coast. Then cholera came for her baby.
The 25-year-old Cholera threatens lives Hurricane Matthew spared in Haiti, and some weakened survivors of the sickness have no homes to return to once they recover.
"12.10.2016 19:01:43" Timeline Photos The Nobel Prize in literature will be announced Thursday. A look back at memorable winners – the oldest was 88 years old. http://apne.ws/2dIRuGL
"12.10.2016 18:02:18" bigstory.ap.org Nearly 6 months later, Prince superfans still mourning NEW YORK (AP) — Have you ever missed someone so much that even the thought of them made you burst into tears? Now imagine that feeling drenched in purple rain. Nearly six months after the shocking death of Prince, some… "I just walked around in a daze for weeks. I still cry when I hear certain songs like `Breakdown' and `Adore.'"
"12.10.2016 17:02:20" bigstory.ap.org New challenges in Syria as militants weaponized drones WASHINGTON (AP) — Militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to Syria's civil war, a U.S. military official… "There are a million ways you can weaponize drones _ fire rockets, strap things in and crash them."
"12.10.2016 15:01:33" bigstory.ap.org Trump's lewd remarks concern campuses fighting sex assault NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut College, as at a growing number of campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks celebrating or condoning sexual aggression against women. In one… "I hope that it doesn't set us back."
"12.10.2016 14:01:14" bigstory.ap.org 'Beardog' discovery offers clues to how canines evolved For decades a fossilized carnivore jawbone sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago's Field Museum. Now the scientist who grew curious when he opened that drawer has established with a colleague that the fossil belonged… "One day I just stumbled on these interesting-looking jaws of a little carnivore."
"12.10.2016 12:40:51" bigstory.ap.org DIVIDED AMERICA: The evolving face of US immigration RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Manasi Gopala immigrated to America, she finally got the chance to row crew. As a child in India, she had dreamed of the sport from watching Olympic telecasts. Now, twice a week, she pulls a pair… Immigrants to the U.S. are now more likely to come from Asia than from Mexico or Latin America.
"12.10.2016 09:27:53" apnews.com Major rights groups: Decriminalize use of all illicit drugs NEW YORK (AP) — As Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step — "Every 25 seconds someone is funneled into the criminal justice system, accused of nothing more than possessing drugs for personal use."
"12.10.2016 08:00:58" apnews.com As Helmand risks falling to the Taliban, Afghans blame graft KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan's Helmand province, where the majority of the world's opium is grown — a Afghanistan is consistently rated by the corruption watchdog Transparency International as one of the world's most corrupt countries, along with Somalia and North Korea.
"12.10.2016 06:14:52" apnews.com Samsung's smartphone brand takes beating from Note 7 fiasco SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The fiasco of Samsung's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones — and Samsung's stumbling response to the problem — has left consumers from Shan Samsung shares plunged as much as 8 percent in Seoul, their biggest one-day drop since the 2008 financial crisis, after the company apologized for halting sales of the Note 7.
"12.10.2016 03:47:52" apnews.com For smartphone-dependent world, Samsung troubles hit hard NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, you heard that right. Samsung is asking owners of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to do something crazy: "power down and stop using the device."
In "Being phoneless is awful... What I don't think a lot of people think about is just how reliant we have been with the modern flagships."
"11.10.2016 21:12:18" youtube.com Divided America-Immigration AP's Divided America series explores the new face of US immigration, defying election-year rhetoric. COMING WEDNESDAY: #DividedAmerica series explores new face of US immigration, defying election-year rhetoric. http://apne.ws/2d5Gq4I
"11.10.2016 20:20:30" apnews.com Leaks show Clinton inner circle grappling with email issue WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails show that Hillary Clinton's campaign was slow to grasp the seriousness of the controversy over her use of a homebrew email server and believed it m Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign thought the controversy over her email server would "die" quickly. It didn't.
"11.10.2016 18:01:38" bigstory.ap.org Legal pot could upend years of drug smuggling in Arizona NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The hills on the Arizona border with Mexico are steep and bumpy as Paul Estrada drives along the fence, patrolling for drug and human smugglers. Passing traffic signs pocked with bullet holes, the… How drug cartels respond to legalization has been a focus of debate in Arizona.
"11.10.2016 16:31:06" bigstory.ap.org Cash is piling up faster than Warren Buffett can invest it OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett has the kind of money problem most people would envy: a growing mountain of cash. Nearly $73 billion piled up at Berkshire Hathaway by mid-summer, more than Buffett's conglomerate has… Warren Buffett has a problem that most of us dream of: a growing mountain of cash.
"11.10.2016 15:34:23" AP Politics Tired of speeches, debates and tweets? @AP writes about the issues. #WhyItMatters http://apne.ws/2dYJUmA
"11.10.2016 14:31:08" bigstory.ap.org Trump's 'grab 'em' comment unleashes national conversation NEW YORK (AP) — On Facebook and Twitter, on the phone and on the job, from living rooms to hair salons, Donald Trump's "Grab 'em by the p(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)" comment has unleashed a tsunami of stories… Thousands of women have stood up to say, publicly and firsthand, "This happened to me!"
"11.10.2016 10:29:14" apnews.com Samsung stops making Galaxy Note 7s as fresh problems emerge SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it is discontinuing production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently, a day after it halted global sales of the Samsung is struggling to regain consumer trust after a first round of recalls that prompted criticism both for the faulty devices and for the company's handling of the problem.
"11.10.2016 08:02:35" apnews.com Trump's 2005 comments disgust women, but change few opinions MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Women voters in swing states are expressing deep disgust about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's assertion that an old tape featuring him talk "It didn't surprise me that it came from him. It makes it even more shameful that there's a possibility that he would represent the United States."
"11.10.2016 07:00:08" apnews.com Zimbabwe's street vendors turn on the style to win customers HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In his three-piece suit, matching hat and bow tie, Farai Mushayademo could easily pass for a celebrity musician — if only his job didn't involve dodg "Vendors are associated with shabbiness, but people want to buy food from someone who is smartly dressed."
"11.10.2016 06:05:53" apnews.com Imprisoned Chinese minority scholar given human rights award BEIJING (AP) — A group of leading rights organizations has awarded its annual prize for human rights defenders to imprisoned Chinese Muslim minority economics professor Ilham Toht Many Uighurs say Chinese government policies and an influx of migrants belonging to China's majority Han ethnic group have threatened their culture and left them economically marginalized.
"11.10.2016 05:04:49" apnews.com As babies stricken by Zika turn 1, health problems mount RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Two weeks shy of his first birthday, doctors began feeding Jose Wesley Campos through a nose tube because swallowing problems had left him dangerously underw "It hurts me to see him like this. I didn't want this for him," said Jose Wesley Campos' mother, Solange Ferreira, breaking into tears as she cradled her son.
"11.10.2016 03:04:31" bigstory.ap.org Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Note 7 after new troubles SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung said it is halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models. Separately,… Samsung has issued new instructions for owners of both the original Galaxy Note 7 models and their replacements.
"10.10.2016 23:50:23" apnews.com 3 Syrians aid German police in alleged bomb plot suspect BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian man wanted for allegedly preparing a bombing attack was apprehended by three of his countrymen, who overpowered him, tied him up in their apartment, and the German officials say three Syrians in the city of Leipzig recognized the suspect from wanted posters, tied him up, and went to police for help.
"10.10.2016 18:56:00" This was live AP footage from the Western wall in Jerusalem, where thousands of Jews gathered as they prepared to mark Yom Kippur. Also known as the day of atonement, it is the most sacred event on the Jewish calendar.
"10.10.2016 16:51:03" apnews.com Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving GOP majority, WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's most powerful Republican told his party Monday he now is focusing on ensuring Hillary Clinton doesn't get a blank check as president with a Democrat Paul Ryan's message appeared to signal his disbelief in Trump's ability to turn the campaign around with four weeks until Election Day.
"10.10.2016 16:35:01" AP Politics From start, Clinton, Trump set out to destroy one another http://apne.ws/2dGhz5r
"10.10.2016 16:15:08" apnews.com Samsung changes Note 7 output schedule after fire reports SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung's crisis with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone deepened Monday as the company confirmed it has adjusted its production following reports that newly r The production change suggests fresh trouble for Samsung as it awaits the U.S. authorities' investigation into the replacement phones.
"10.10.2016 15:14:54" apnews.com Trump Taj Mahal closes after 26 years; 5th casino casualty ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino 26 years ago, calling it "the eighth wonder of the world."
But his friend and fellow billio "I felt they should have been able to make a deal," Donald Trump told The Associated Press in a recent interview.
"10.10.2016 09:29:54" apnews.com Analysis: Backed in a corner, Trump clawed through debate WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a presidential debate, wounded animal edition.
Bleeding supporters and running out of time, Donald Trump fought and clawed his way through h In a 90-minute encounter filled with insult and interruption, Trump employed every tactic available to try to move past the campaign-rocking video that had sent his bid into freefall 48 hours earlier.
"10.10.2016 07:36:23" apnews.com Taiwan president says won't bow to Beijing, calls for talks TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen said Monday her self-ruled island will not bow to Beijing's pressure and that China should recognize her government's exi China claims Taiwan is its own territory, to be brought under its control by force if necessary.
"10.10.2016 06:02:38" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump mischaracterized the record on Hillary Clinton's defense of her husband and her own treatment of women when he brought up Bill Clinton's sexual hist AP looks in detail at the veracity of claims in the second U.S. presidential debate.
"10.10.2016 05:59:00" bigstory.ap.org Voters call debate 'cringe worthy,' some won't cast ballot LAS VEGAS (AP) — Days after explosive revelations about Donald Trump's predatory comments about women and Hillary Clinton's closed-door speeches to banking executives, some people who watched the U.S. presidential debate… Stories of voters - some unhappy with the choices - watching the debate around the U.S.
"10.10.2016 05:54:51" apnews.com No opening handshake as Clinton, Trump attack on character WASHINGTON (AP) — It started the minute they walked on stage and skipped the pretense of a cordial handshake.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton looked each other stra They looked each other straight in the eye and set out to destroy one another.
"10.10.2016 03:46:22" apnews.com Trump denies actions he bragged about on tape ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a bitter debate filled with accusation and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly who he is" and prov Trump denied that he had ever kissed and grabbed women without their consent. He said repeatedly that his words in 2005 were merely "locker room talk" and paled in comparison to what he called Bill Clinton's abuse of women.
"10.10.2016 00:23:49" apnews.com Trump highlights Bill Clinton accusers ahead of debate ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a stunningly brazen move, Donald Trump met Sunday night with several women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape and other unwanted sexual advances, just over The Donald Trump pre-debate event was the clearest sign yet that he planned to use former President Bill Clinton's sexual history to try to distract from the swirling controversy over his own predatory remarks about women.
"09.10.2016 23:01:16" apnews.com Ahead of debate, Trump revives allegations against Clintons WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is trying to revive old problems in Hillary Clinton's marriage and claims that she helped Bill Clinton discredit his accusers. As Trump's campaign s Donald Ttump has accused former President Bill Clinton of "rape," Hillary Clinton of being an "enabler" and threatened to shift those issues from his Twitter feed to the presidential debate stage.
"09.10.2016 22:01:09" apnews.com Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor NATICK, Mass. (AP) — President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it a "date which will live in infamy" — and three-quarters of a century later, relics from that audacious attac "We underestimated the Japanese terribly. Everyone was paying attention to Europe, no one was paying attention to Asia... It explains a lot about why we were caught flat-footed."
"09.10.2016 18:15:06" apnews.com Gun or stun gun? Different police responses raise questions SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Alfred Olango pulled out an object from his right pocket last month and assumed a shooting stance in a strip mall parking lot in a San Diego suburb, one offi Do differing responses show a breakdown in police training and communication, or is it just a case of different officers having different reactions?
"09.10.2016 15:21:59" apnews.com Drones carrying medicines, blood face top challenge: Africa JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At first, the drone took some explaining. Anxious villagers buzzed with rumors of a new blood-sucking thing that would fly above their homes. Witchcraft, some Villagers first thought it was a blood-sucking machine. Or maybe witchcraft. But the drone is really there to help.
"09.10.2016 00:00:22" apnews.com Analysis: Republicans dropping Trump must answer: Why now? SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Why now? And why this?
For the legion of Republicans who abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, recoiling in horror from comments their party's Wh These new revelations come at a time when the White House race seems to be slipping away from Trump.
"08.10.2016 23:00:29" apnews.com Leaked campaign emails show 'moderate' side of Clinton WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton took nearly every precaution to ensure voters would never know what she told investment bankers, lobbyists and corporate executives in do Some of Hillary Clinton's remarks give fresh fuel to liberals' worst fears about her, namely that she is a political moderate, happy to cut backroom deals with corporate interests and curry favor with Wall Street for campaign dollars.
"08.10.2016 21:54:09" apnews.com Trump's comments on women trigger outrage from all corners NEW YORK (AP) — On a bus headed to the set of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in 2005, Donald Trump was secretly recorded saying he was drawn like a magnet to beautiful women. "Someone with such disrespect for women, with such a misogynistic lifestyle who boasts about using his power to sexually assault women cannot _ and will not _ be the leader of this country."
"08.10.2016 16:31:08" youtube.com Raw: Hurricane Matthew Lashes South Carolina From Hilton Head Island to Myrtle Beach, Hurricane Matthew lashed the South Carolina coast Saturday with torrential rains and gusty winds. (Oct. 8) Subscribe... From Hilton Head Island to Myrtle Beach, Hurricane Matthew lashes the South Carolina coast with torrential rains and gusty winds.
"08.10.2016 04:54:43" bigstory.ap.org Trump's campaign reeling after crude comments on women aired NEW YORK (AP) — Caught on tape making shockingly crude comments about a married woman he tried to seduce, Donald Trump reeled under widespread condemnation from his own party on Friday, increasingly desperate to salvage… Trump says while he's made some "foolish" comments, he says the Clintons have done worse.
"07.10.2016 16:15:39" There are so many Haitians that Mexican authorities imposed a system to keep the crowd from interfering with the flow at the border
"07.10.2016 15:01:33" youtube.com Unregulated Opioid Could be Used as Weapon For a few thousand dollars, Chinese companies offer to export a powerful chemical that has been killing unsuspecting drug users and is so lethal that it pres... For as little as $2,750, Chinese companies offer 1 kg of synthetic opioid carfentanil. That could kill millions.
"07.10.2016 14:33:57" UPDATE: We've switched this live feed to another AP crew in Jacksonville, Fla., farther up the coast. So that's what you're seeing now. Again, this is a live feed AP is sending to its TV and video clients around the world, so it may be a little raw at
"07.10.2016 14:31:02" apnews.com Explorer claims he's located famous pirate ship's treasure YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The undersea explorer who discovered the Whydah Gally, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in North America, believes he's found where the ship's legen Barry Clifford claims he recently located a large metallic mass that he's convinced represents most of the 400,000 coins and other riches believed to be contained on the ship.
"07.10.2016 13:33:15" This was a live feed from Melbourne, Fla., that AP was sending to its TV and video clients around the world. Hurricane Matthew continues to skirt the east coast of Florida, and Melbourne is among the areas closest to the storm's path. UPDATE: We'll try to
"07.10.2016 11:36:35" bigstory.ap.org AP EXPLAINS: How Colombia's conflict evolved over decades The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos is likely to give a boost to the country's efforts to end a half-century of hostilities with leftist rebels. The Associated Press explains how the… How it started, what the FARC rebels wanted, peace efforts and more. AP breaks down the Colombian conflict.
"07.10.2016 08:35:17" apnews.com Lethal chemical now used as a drug haunts theater hostages SHANGHAI (AP) — Early one morning in October 2002, a dense white cloud silently filled Moscow's Dubrovka Theater.
It had been three days since Chechen militants took Russian commandos stormed the theater and killed the Chechen attackers, but more than 120 hostages died from the effects of the chemicals. Many survivors suffered lasting health effects.
"07.10.2016 07:25:17" apnews.com Woman who has baby with mom's womb: it's "science fiction" BERGSHAMRA, Sweden (AP) — Emelie Eriksson has a bond with her son that hardly seems possible: She and her son were born from the same womb.
Eriksson was the first wo "This is something that you read in history books and now in the future when you read about this, it's about me."
"07.10.2016 07:10:38" youtube.com Raw: Powerful Winds on Florida Coast Powerful winds from Hurricane Matthew slammed eastern Florida early Friday morning. The storm was downgraded to a Category 3 Hurricane on Friday, with maximu... VIDEO: Hurricane Matthew batters the Florida coast.
"07.10.2016 06:32:50" apnews.com Haiti braces for a grim, rising death toll from Matthew LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Haitians braced for a grim, rising death toll Friday as help slowly trickled into marooned areas of the country's southwestern peninsula that was pummeled "Devastation is everywhere.Every house has lost its roof. All the plantations have been destroyed. ...This is the first time we see something like this."
"07.10.2016 05:37:48" apnews.com Chemical weapon for sale: China's unregulated narcotic SHANGHAI (AP) — For a few thousand dollars, Chinese companies offer to export a powerful chemical that has been killing unsuspecting drug users and is so lethal that it presents a This opioid is so lethal it's a chemical weapon, but it's sold legally on Chinese websites to anyone who wants it.
"07.10.2016 02:21:01" apnews.com AP EXPLAINS: How the food surplus stuffed US freezers DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Warehouses, distribution centers and grocery stores are overflowing with some food staples, such as milk, eggs and frozen fruits and vegetables, the result America's refrigerated warehouses are storing 1.24 billion pounds of cheese and 322 million pounds of butter. Where did this record glut of food come from, and where is it going?
"07.10.2016 02:15:26" apnews.com Another slave film? Some are weary, others want more history PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Monica Mingo had sworn off watching slave movies after seeing the Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave": The horrifying depictions of black people being beaten, rap "People are comfortable keeping us in that slave narrative," said one black viewer. "I want people to know the full range of who we are."
"07.10.2016 01:16:42" apnews.com Pakistan's lawmakers toughen penalty for 'honor' killings ISLAMABAD (AP) — Despite objections from religious hard-liners, lawmakers Thursday took the first significant move to curb mounting numbers of "honor" killings in Pakistan, stiffe "We should be ashamed. We should all be ashamed. You should all be ashamed," one Pakistani legislator and women's rights activist told Parliament, which passed a bill to crack down on honor killings after raucous debate.
"06.10.2016 20:06:49" apnews.com 'Not going to take any chances': Hurricane menaces Florida CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Leaving more than 100 dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew steamed toward heavily populated Florida with terrifying winds of 140 mp "We have a house that sits right here on the water and we kind of said goodbye... [it] might not be here when we get back," said a St. Simons Island resident.
"06.10.2016 19:01:31" bigstory.ap.org As Nobel Peace Prize announcement looms, some memorable winners and a surprise oversight LONDON (AP) — This year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday. It may be one of the most prestigious honors on the planet, but it's provoked plenty of debate over the years. The roots of the award… He was nominated five times but never won.
"06.10.2016 18:31:15" apnews.com Study says apes think like humans in an important way WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that great apes show some key abilities to see the world from someone else's point of view — a trait that once was considered uniquely hu Yale cognitive science professor Laurie Santos called the test results "really remarkable" and "very surprising."
"06.10.2016 17:34:09" This was live video from Nassau in the Bahamas, as hurricane Matthew tracked towards Florida. AP will have more live hurricane coverage later, and you can read updates here: http://apne.ws/2dhnSL7
"06.10.2016 17:05:24" youtube.com Raw: Category 4 'Matthew' Eyes Florida Coast Hundreds of thousands of people across the Southeast boarded up their homes and fled inland to escape Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to threaten ... Hundreds of thousands across the Southeast boarded up their homes, flee inland to escape Hurricane Matthew
"06.10.2016 12:58:58" Live scenes from Nassau in Bahamas, where hurricane Matthew continues on its journey toward the Florida coastline
"06.10.2016 09:43:04" youtube.com Raw: Hurricane Matthew Hits the Bahamas Hurricane Matthew pounded portions of the Central Bahamas early Thursday. The storm is expected to gain strength as it heads towards Florida. (Oct. 6) Subscr... RAW VIDEO: Hurricane Matthew pounds parts of the Bahamas.
"06.10.2016 09:30:21" bigstory.ap.org Why the torrent of N. Korean weapons? Maybe the US elections Over the past 10 months, the young ruler of North Korea has ordered an unprecedented torrent of weapons tests, forging an increasingly sophisticated arsenal. There have been truck-launched missile tests, two nuclear explosions,… "It's clearly targeted toward the next administration, and wanting to demonstrate they are a nuclear weapons state to the new president."
"06.10.2016 09:00:20" bigstory.ap.org WHY IT MATTERS: Race and Policing WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Policing in the United States' minority communities has been a flashpoint since the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri, Tamir Rice in Ohio, Sandra Bland in Texas and others. The increasing… The increasing number of graphic photos and videos depicting the deaths of black men, women and children at the hands of police officers has sparked unrest around the nation.
"06.10.2016 07:56:37" bigstory.ap.org While people flee, others in Matthew's path stay put CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Despite evacuation orders and dire warnings, Robert and Georgette Tyler say they are staying put in their 500-square foot rental home in Cape Canaveral, undeterred by a furious Hurricane Matthew,… "There's always tremendous buildup and then it's no stronger than an afternoon thunderstorm. I'm not anticipating that much damage."
"06.10.2016 06:19:47" bigstory.ap.org Portugal's Guterres, likely UN chief, wants to build bridges UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is virtually certain to be the next U.N. secretary-general, says he wants to be "an honest broker, a bridge-builder and someone who tries to… "There is a clear lack of capacity in the international community to prevent and to solve conflicts."
"06.10.2016 05:39:05" bigstory.ap.org Aussies appear in Malaysian court for partying in briefs KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nine Australians who stripped down to skimpy briefs and drank beer from shoes at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix appeared in a Malaysian court Thursday, where they are likely to be charged… The Australian media has dubbed the men the Budgie Nine - they had cavorted in skimpy swimsuits decorated with the Malaysian flag in full view of thousands of spectators after an Australian driver had won the Formula One Grand Prix race.
"06.10.2016 05:12:33" bigstory.ap.org Husband fights for evidence to help US wife accused in China BEIJING (AP) — Nine days had passed since Jeff Gillis, at home in Houston, Texas, had last heard from his wife. During that phone call, she told Gillis she was extending her business trip in China, but he grew anxious.… Phan Phan-Gillis is charged with spying and awaiting trial in China, consigned to an unknown fate in a highly opaque and impenetrable legal system in which even the charges brought against her remain cloudy.
"06.10.2016 04:39:45" bigstory.ap.org Hurricane Matthew hitting Bahamas as Haiti tries to dig out PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach isolated towns on Haiti's southern peninsula and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm… At least 16 deaths were blamed on the hurricane during its weeklong march across the Caribbean, 10 of them in Haiti.
"06.10.2016 00:30:03" bigstory.ap.org Clown hoaxes force police to check pranks for real threats STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Carrying golf clubs, shovels and hockey sticks, several hundred University of Connecticut students gathered just before midnight in a cemetery, ready to do battle with menacing clowns they had heard… Sociologists say the panic over clowns is a new twist on a phenomenon as old as witch hunts.
"05.10.2016 23:38:37" bigstory.ap.org Superheroes honor school shooting victim dressed as Batman TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Six-year-old Jacob Hall was dressed as Batman for his funeral on Wednesday, and many of more than 1,000 mourners appeared as superheroes to honor the school shooting victim. The first-grader's mother,… The six-year-old boy's funeral was filled with people dressed as everything from Wonder Woman to members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
"05.10.2016 18:31:18" Timeline Photos For a decade, an Albanian immigrant, whom federal prosecutors had described as having "utter disdain for the laws of our country," was the live-in residential superintendent of Trump's most prized Manhattan high-rise. Meanwhile, he was accused in court
"05.10.2016 18:31:07" bigstory.ap.org How long can people live? New study suggests there's a limit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just how long can people live? New research suggests there may be a limit to our life span — one that's hard to extend without some sort of breakthrough that fixes all age-related problems. The record… "It seems extremely difficult if not impossible to break through that ceiling due to the complexity of the aging process."
"05.10.2016 17:04:34" bigstory.ap.org Contractor accused of taking classified gov't information WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal government contractor has been arrested on charges that he illegally removing highly classified information and stored the material in his house and car, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.… Among the classified documents found, the government says, were six that contain sensitive intelligence.
"05.10.2016 15:33:15" bigstory.ap.org Florida governor: 'If you're able to go early, leave now' FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — People boarded up beach homes, schools closed and officials ordered evacuations along the East Coast on Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Bahamas and took aim at Florida, where… "If you're able to go early, leave now," Gov. Rick Scott said.
"05.10.2016 09:01:07" bigstory.ap.org First fame then arrest for Saudi teen who chatted up US girl DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When a teenager in Saudi Arabia began chatting up an American woman online, he first found fame and then notoriety before he was arrested over concerns that his clumsy cyber flirtation… They managed to create goofy, light-hearted videos in which they appear fascinated by one another. The spectacle of the two trying to communicate attracted millions of viewers both inside the Saudi kingdom and abroad.
"05.10.2016 08:03:02" bigstory.ap.org Bahamas next up for Matthew after destructive path in Haiti PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti (AP) — Hurricane Matthew roared toward the southern Bahamas with its dangerous winds early Wednesday, leaving behind widespread damage and human suffering in Haiti's poor, rural southwestern peninsula… Hours after Matthew swept onto the western tip of Haiti with 145 mph winds, the impact had still to be gauged in the vulnerable, flood-prone country, where less powerful storms have killed thousands.
"05.10.2016 07:31:21" bigstory.ap.org AP FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate WASHINGTON (AP) — Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts: REPUBLICAN MIKE PENCE: "The fact that under this past administration,… A look at the veracity of some claims in the vice presidential debate and how they compare with the facts.
"05.10.2016 06:28:55" bigstory.ap.org Monument a rare but clouded window into Indonesia massacres PLUMBON, Indonesia (AP) — In a country pockmarked with hidden graves from one of the 20th century's worst mass killings, the village of Plumbon has something that sets it apart: a monument that names some of those believed… The monument is a rare acknowledgement of the victims of Indonesia's anti-communist massacres, which historians estimate killed half a million people.
"05.10.2016 05:37:34" bigstory.ap.org Thailand detains Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities, reportedly acting on a request from Beijing, detained a Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist on his arrival at Bangkok's airport in the latest sign of what rights groups said Wednesday… Joshua Wong was one of the high-profile student leaders behind pro-democracy protests two years ago that marked the former British colony's most turbulent period since China took control in 1997.
"05.10.2016 04:49:21" bigstory.ap.org New ban on pangolin trade may help most trafficked mammal KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Because of its distinctive coat of hard shells, the pangolin, or scaly anteater, has been called the world's most heavily trafficked mammal. More than 1 million have been poached in the past decade,… Although a global wildlife summit banned all trade of pangolins, doubts remain whether that will stop their illegal traffic in Africa fueled by growing demand from Asian consumers, particularly in China.
"05.10.2016 04:07:56" bigstory.ap.org Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in vigorous VP debate FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Democrat Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Republican Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump's controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense of Trump's tax… Indiana Gov. Pence and Virginia Sen. Kaine faced off for 90 minutes in the only vice presidential debate of the campaign.
"05.10.2016 01:54:24" bigstory.ap.org Experts point to brain injury in N Carolina police shooting CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keith Lamont Scott was a different person after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident last year. Friends say his medications made him zone out, slurring his words and forgetting… "Not having an appropriate response in a stressful, chaotic event is certainly a potential effect of a TBI," said one neurology expert.
"04.10.2016 22:08:41" bigstory.ap.org East Coast preps for Hurricane Matthew evacuations, damage FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — South Carolina's governor said she would issue an evacuation order Wednesday so that 1 million people would have time to leave the coast ahead of Hurricane Matthew, and residents up and down… "Don't take a chance. Leave before it's too late," said Florida Gov. Rick Scott. http://bigstory.ap.org/c6670379e73646e08ca034ce785d2bb0
"04.10.2016 21:35:31" bigstory.ap.org How a banged knee nearly killed 3-year-old Ashley in Caracas CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — "Papi, I fell!" said 3-year-old Ashley Pacheco, showing her father her scraped knee. Her parents cleaned the wound and thought nothing more of it. Two weeks later, the little girl writhed screaming… It started with a fever.
"04.10.2016 17:31:15" bigstory.ap.org Researchers find abundant life in Hawaii's twilight zone HONOLULU (AP) — Coral reefs in Hawaii's oceanic twilight zone, where light still penetrates and photosynthesis occurs, are abundant and host a wide variety of life, a new study shows. A paper published Tuesday in the journal… "What is unique about this study is how vast and dense the coral cover is."
"04.10.2016 13:57:34" bigstory.ap.org A child's scraped knee a life or death matter in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It was just a scraped knee. So 3-year-old Ashley Pacheco's parents did what parents do: They gave her a hug, cleaned the wound twice with rubbing alcohol and thought no more of it. Two weeks later,… One in three people admitted to public hospitals last year died, the Venezuelan government reports.
"04.10.2016 13:08:11" bigstory.ap.org Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in vulnerable Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed north… "The winds are making so many bad noises. We're just doing our best to stay calm."
"04.10.2016 10:50:24" bigstory.ap.org Following Kim Kardashian West's Paris holdup was her silence NEW YORK (AP) — Something unusual happened after Kim Kardashian West's terrifying encounter with armed robbers in Paris: She went social media silent. At least for a time. So did her sisters, her mom and other insiders… Total social media silence from Kim Kardashian West in the time since robbers burst into the posh Paris flat where she was staying and her return to New York City.
"04.10.2016 10:35:12" bigstory.ap.org VIEWERS' GUIDE: Low-key VP candidates get debate spotlight RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump can swallow an entire news cycle with a single tweet. Hillary Clinton's been on a first-name basis with the country for three decades. Mike Pence and Tim Kaine? Not so much. Tuesday night's… Tonight's vice presidential debate pits a former radio host who's described himself as "Rush Limbaugh on decaf" (Mike Pence) against a harmonica-playing former missionary whose aw-shucks style has spawned a thousand dad jokes (Tim Kaine).
"04.10.2016 09:04:03" bigstory.ap.org Top African wildlife park looks to villages to stop poachers KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (AP) — On the edge of South Africa's largest wildlife reserve, the line between poacher and park ranger can be uncomfortably thin. Sometimes, Marianne de Kock watches it disappear. She… As teams of poachers stalk rhinos and elephants in Kruger National Park, wildlife officials are turning to nearby communities to help stop the slaughter.
"04.10.2016 07:17:57" bigstory.ap.org 1976 lynching photo both dark mark and blind spot for Thais BANGKOK (AP) — A battered body hangs from a tree as a man swings a folding chair over his head, preparing to smash it into the corpse. Spectators watch intently at a slight distance, some smiling, as if watching a Punch… "It's something the government doesn't want them to talk about... but I think also a reluctance because the event is hard to reconcile with how Thais see themselves."
"04.10.2016 06:34:02" bigstory.ap.org US-Philippine drills open in uncertainty: Are they the last? MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. and Philippine forces opened joint combat exercises under some uncertainty on Tuesday, days after the Philippines' new leader said they would be the last such drills of his six-year presidency.… Angered by U.S. criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign, President Rodrigo Duterte said last week that the maneuvers would be the last of his term.
"04.10.2016 06:13:06" As Venezuela grapples with severe shortages of medicine, a little girl's scraped knee becomes a matter of life and death. http://apne.ws/2daFJTN
"03.10.2016 22:58:39" bigstory.ap.org Family of black man shot 14 times by police wants charges SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a man killed in July by Sacramento police after 911 callers reported he was waving a knife and acting erratically demanded Monday that two officers face murder charges after dash-cam… Officers can be heard on a recording saying "I'm gonna hit him" and "OK, go for it" before appearing to aim their cruiser twice at Joseph Mann.
"03.10.2016 16:33:20" bigstory.ap.org Crowdsourcing effort takes aim at deadliest breast cancers CHICAGO (AP) — Forget the pink ribbons. Spitting in a tube for science is what unites a growing group of breast cancer patients taking part in a unique project to advance treatment for the deadliest form of the disease.… By gathering large numbers of tissue samples and information about how the diseases progresses in different people, the project may be able to uncover useful trends.
"03.10.2016 13:17:49" bigstory.ap.org North, South Korea trade threats over pre-emptive strike TOKYO (AP) — Since North Korea's latest nuclear test, Pyongyang and Seoul have been openly trading threats of decapitation strikes and annihilating capitals populated by millions of civilians. And the talk of how each… With pre-emptive strike scenarios now coming out in the open, there may be new cause for real concern.
"03.10.2016 10:51:48" bigstory.ap.org Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm kept on a path early Monday aiming at the hemisphere's poorest… "Some of us will die but I pray it won't be a lot."
"03.10.2016 09:10:29" bigstory.ap.org WHY IT MATTERS: Taxes WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Politicians love trying to use the tax code to highlight their goals to voters. This year, it's a battlefield between Hillary Clinton, who wants to boost levies on the rich to pay for expanding… Election-year battle over taxes – who pays, how much – has consequences for all. #WhyItMatters
"03.10.2016 07:33:31" bigstory.ap.org AP: How Trump's 'Apprentice' moved from capitalism to sexism NEW YORK (AP) — Former contestants, members of the crew and editors on "The Apprentice" tell the Associated Press that during Donald Trump's years on the reality TV series, he repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language.… The AP interviewed more than 20 people — former crew members, editors and contestants — who described crass behavior by Trump behind the scenes of the long-running hit show.
"03.10.2016 06:24:56" bigstory.ap.org AP PHOTOS: Victims of Pakistan's 'honor' killings ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tasleem was just 18 years old when her brother shot her in the head. Her crime was marrying a man of her choice, considered a betrayal of a family's honor among many in Pakistan who live by an ancient… "Girls are coming forward ... but the issue is that no one is listening to them. Every time a woman tries to stand up to the system, the man-made system pushes her down hard." A gallery of victims slain in the name of "honor" in Pakistan.
"03.10.2016 05:15:13" bigstory.ap.org Spokeswoman: Kardashian West held up at gunpoint in Paris LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Kim Kardashian West says she was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room Sunday night by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. The representative said the reality… A Paris police official confirmed that there was a robbery involving Kardashian but she was unharmed, and that an investigation was underway.
"03.10.2016 03:00:10" bigstory.ap.org After Zika, critical to monitor babies' health but how long? WASHINGTON (AP) — More federal money finally is available to fight Zika even as the news worsens. Babies who at first seem to have escaped the virus' devastating hallmark defect — an abnormally small head at birth —… Brazilian doctors have counted a small number of babies who at birth had a normal-sized head and only later were found to have problems. They have delayed neurodevelopment.
"03.10.2016 02:00:29" bigstory.ap.org Pope draws line between trans ministry and 'indoctrination' ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says Jesus would never turn away transgender faithful and that priests today should accompany them spiritually, even if they undergo sex change operations, sin and repent. "These… "It's one thing if a person has this tendency and also changes sex. It's another thing to teach this in school to change mentalities. This is what I call `ideological colonization.'"
"03.10.2016 00:47:12" bigstory.ap.org Colombia's accord deal seems headed to defeat BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's peace deal with leftist rebels seemed headed to defeat as votes against the accord held a razor-thin edge in a national referendum Sunday, less than a week after it was signed in front… "I won't give up. I'll continue search for peace until the last moment of my mandate," President Juan Manuel Santos said in a televised address recognizing his defeat.
"02.10.2016 23:03:37" bigstory.ap.org Task completed as Americans win back Ryder Cup CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — This wasn't about being maybe the best team ever assembled. The Americans were simply a team, and they finally won back the Ryder Cup. Phil Mickelson led the Americans behind the scenes. Patrick Reed… The final score was 17-11, the biggest rout for the United States since 1981. That U.S. team is considered the best team ever assembled with 11 major champions.
"02.10.2016 17:03:01" bigstory.ap.org VIEWERS' GUIDE: Low-key VP candidates take debate spotlight WASHINGTON (AP) — We interrupt this year's slugfest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to bring you their understudies: two low-key, middle-aged guys. Tuesday night's vice presidential debate between Republican Gov.… Veep debate always a snoozefest? Google the names Dan Quayle, James Stockdale.
"02.10.2016 16:17:32" bigstory.ap.org Clinton could put away Trump by carrying North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump can do little to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency if she carries North Carolina, where their close race reflects the national liabilities of both candidates.… Key to North Carolina: New voters for Clinton, conservative Democrats for Trump. #Roadto270
"02.10.2016 15:18:41" bigstory.ap.org DIVIDED AMERICA: Gender equality in 2016? It's complicated For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle's City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project. "Disgraceful hag"… From "Ghostbusters" to "Miss Piggy," women's equality takes the stage in politics and beyond.
"02.10.2016 12:12:25" bigstory.ap.org Report: Trump losses may mean he didn't pay taxes for years WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's business losses in 1995 were so large that they could have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for as many as 18 years, according to records obtained by The New York Times.… Report: Trump's nearly $916M in 1995 business losses may have let him avoid federal taxes for up to 18 years.
"02.10.2016 02:26:03" bigstory.ap.org US mood hardens as leader of ally Philippines stokes outrage WASHINGTON (AP) — As the body count mounts in the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, and its combative president's rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening. Influential U.S.… Influential U.S. lawmakers are warning that the extra-judicial killings in the Philippines' war on drugs could affect American aid.
"02.10.2016 00:26:47" bigstory.ap.org Effort to recognize World War II spies hung up in Congress McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Spies don't work for fame or acclaim. But after 75 years, the men and women who served behind the enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theater during World War II wouldn't mind some recognition.… "I would be extremely proud to get a gold medal for what we did for our country... What we did was a little exciting."
"01.10.2016 20:35:01" bigstory.ap.org Marijuana labs spawn lethal explosions across the country NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion that destroyed a New York City home and killed a firefighter has drawn attention to marijuana-making methods that are legal in many states — but can also be lethal. A New York fire battalion… Indoor marijuana farmers can create potential fire hazards by using natural gas, propane or butane to power carbon dioxide generators that make the plants grow.
"01.10.2016 17:44:25" bigstory.ap.org Feds say they won't evict sprawling pipeline protest camp BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The sprawling encampment that's a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs to be self-sustaining — food, firewood, fresh water and shelter. Everything,… "If that camp was full of people advocating for fossil fuels, they would have been removed by now," Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said.
"01.10.2016 16:00:51" bigstory.ap.org Supreme Court in holding pattern, awaiting ninth justice WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to begin its new term as it ended the last one, down one justice and ideologically deadlocked on a range of issues. The absence of a ninth justice since Antonin Scalia's death… By law, the court convenes on the first Monday in October. But the key date this year is the second Tuesday in November, Election Day on Nov. 8.
"01.10.2016 13:58:45" bigstory.ap.org Governor hopefuls distancing themselves from Clinton, Trump JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In West Virginia, the Democrat running for governor has defended the coal industry while decrying his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. In Vermont, the Republican nominee for governor… Unconventional strategic calculations are helping to make for close races in several states.
"01.10.2016 03:30:25" bigstory.ap.org Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children NEW YORK (AP) — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related… The report is based on 158 infections from earlier this year in kids. All the children picked up the virus while traveling abroad, and the bulk of them were older kids in their teens.
"01.10.2016 02:19:30" bigstory.ap.org Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught BEIRUT (AP) — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on… At least 96 children are among the 320 people killed in Aleppo since a cease-fire collapsed on Sept. 19, according to UNICEF.
"01.10.2016 00:40:57" bigstory.ap.org Analysis: Trump won't change; he can't let go of a grudge WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will not change. He may surround himself with new staff and even listen to their advice for a while. He may stick to a scripted, more measured message if it looks to be working. But he'll… @AP news analysis by @jpaceDC: Donald Trump will never change, no matter how much it could benefit his campaign.
"30.09.2016 19:50:16" bigstory.ap.org Clinton in a landslide _ in endorsements: Does it matter? NEW YORK (AP) — "A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity." Those aren't excerpts from attack ads by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Those are longtime… Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by dozens of papers ranging from such expected backers as The New York Times to such once-certain GOP advocates as The Dallas Morning News, the Arizona Republic and the Cincinnati Enquirer.
"30.09.2016 16:00:33" Alba Sen, survivor of the mudslide in #Guatemala tells her story
"30.09.2016 13:38:05" bigstory.ap.org Trump shames ex-beauty pageant winner for sexual history WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant winner Friday for her sexual history and encouraged Americans to check out what he called her "sex tape," in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged him further… The outburst on Twitter began shortly after 3 a.m.
"30.09.2016 12:44:09" bigstory.ap.org Europe's comet chaser Rosetta concludes 12-year mission BERLIN (AP) — Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta performed its final task Friday, dipping out of orbit for a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it's been following for more than a decade.… "Farewell Rosettta, you've done the job."
"30.09.2016 10:01:03" youtube.com Obama: Shimon Peres 'Reminded Me of' Mandela US President Barack Obama was the final speaker at the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday. Obama said Peres ranked... VIDEO: President Obama gives eulogy at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem.
"30.09.2016 09:40:48" bigstory.ap.org Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump… The AP reviewed Clinton's ads and found that the majority of those feature raw footage of Trump rather than others opining on his words and actions.
"30.09.2016 07:13:13" bigstory.ap.org Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis but will it matter? NEW YORK (AP) — Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury. Already, a federal judge has blasted… "If our government had investigated and prosecuted the financiers of 9/11, we wouldn't have had to do it."
"30.09.2016 04:59:47" bigstory.ap.org Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised his bloody anti-crime war rhetoric to a new level Friday, comparing it to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews and saying how he would be "happy to… "Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there's 3 million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them."
"29.09.2016 23:12:54" bigstory.ap.org Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous… "If you governments of the world are really serious, you're going to have to do way, way more."
"29.09.2016 17:56:05" News conference at scene of deadly New Jersey train crash #Hoboken #traincrash
"29.09.2016 17:32:42" youtube.com Raw: Inside Hoboken Train Station After Crash User-generated video from Ben Faircloth shows the crashed train inside the station in Hoboken, New Jersey. People can be seen walking around as debris litter... People walk around debris inside the train station in Hoboken, New Jersey.
"29.09.2016 16:56:44" The planned news conference on the #Hoboken #traincrash was delayed and did not take place during this live - we'll be back at the new scheduled time of 2 p.m. EDT
"29.09.2016 16:55:24" COMING UP: Join us for LIVE coverage of news conference expected at site of #Hoboken New Jersey train crash at 1 p.m. EDT
"29.09.2016 14:30:42" bigstory.ap.org Train plows into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A crowded commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle… "The next thing I know, we are plowing through the platform."
"29.09.2016 10:38:15" bigstory.ap.org Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany ELZACH, Germany (AP) — They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly… "Nobody discriminates against us. We don't feel different. Even my German friends tell me that now 'You're a German.'"
"29.09.2016 10:35:45" youtube.com Raw: Bill Clinton Pays Respects to Shimon Peres Former US President Bill Clinton paid his respects to former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who is lying in state in Jerusalem on Thursday. Peres died early... VIDEO: Bill Clinton pays respects to Shimon Peres at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
"29.09.2016 10:35:12" bigstory.ap.org In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya NEW DELHI (AP) — Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her. Patients like her, fevered, aching, unable to… The epidemics start promptly in August and stay for months, sickening thousands and killing dozens, each year seeming to catch the government and population unprepared for it.
"29.09.2016 10:31:56" bigstory.ap.org DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class. Guess which one is more optimistic about the country's future… "You wouldn't see people taking to the streets and demanding justice if they didn't think they had a greater chance of being able to change things." #DividedAmerica
"29.09.2016 01:23:29" bigstory.ap.org US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity… "Not long ago, it would have been unthinkable to tax soda."
"29.09.2016 00:51:23" bigstory.ap.org FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin… The device "can provide people with Type 1 diabetes greater freedom to live their lives."
"29.09.2016 00:20:12" bigstory.ap.org Cautious approval, skepticism for Penn Station overhaul plan NEW YORK (AP) — Horrible. Dirty. A dump. Commuters going through the city's Penn Station have choice words for it, none of them good. So plans announced this week that would widen concourses, raise ceilings and create… "I think anything would be an improvement."
"28.09.2016 18:31:06" bigstory.ap.org Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies WASHINGTON (AP) — Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study. Scientists calculated… Humans are "in a position within a particularly violent mammalian clade, in which violence seems to have been ancestrally present," the study said.
"28.09.2016 17:43:17" bigstory.ap.org Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon… Senators voted 97-1 to override President Obama's veto. The lone "no" vote was Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
"28.09.2016 13:00:33" bigstory.ap.org AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing… An investigation by The Associated Press finds that scores of police officers are abusing confidential law enforcement databases.
"28.09.2016 10:00:18" bigstory.ap.org Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge… Voters know little about Donald Trump's more recent finances beyond his own self-reported estimations of his wealth and listings of his business interests.
"28.09.2016 09:34:13" bigstory.ap.org AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early — and orderly. Rush hour generally hits its peak at about… North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early, and orderly.
"28.09.2016 08:15:03" bigstory.ap.org Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it JERUSALEM (AP) — At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there. He was a young aide to the nation's founding fathers when the country declared independence in 1948, and he played a key role in… Only at the end of a political career stretching more than 60 years did Shimon Peres finally win the widespread admiration of his own people that had eluded him for so long.
"28.09.2016 07:38:44" bigstory.ap.org Williams writes she 'won't be silent' about police killings Star tennis player Serena Williams says she "won't be silent" about the killing of black men by police officers. Williams wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that she was inspired to speak out after asking her black 18-year-old… Serena Williams joins a high-profile group of athletes speaking out about social injustice.
"28.09.2016 03:19:33" bigstory.ap.org Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his… In an unprecedented seven-decade political career, Shimon Peres filled nearly every position in Israeli public life and was credited with leading the country through some of its most defining moments.
"28.09.2016 00:39:56" bigstory.ap.org SpaceX chief envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet well within the next century, "Battlestar Galactica" style. Musk… "I think Earth will be a good place for a long time, but the probable lifespan of human civilization will be much greater if we're a multiplanetary species."
"27.09.2016 19:01:27" COMING WEDNESDAY: An @AP investigation finds police misuse databases to check out women, politicians, celebrities and journalists.
"27.09.2016 18:31:03" bigstory.ap.org Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former ally of Gov. Chris Christie who pleaded guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal testified Tuesday that he told the governor about the traffic jam while it was underway and… The account was the first testimony to suggest that Gov. Christie knew about the scheme while it was unfolding.
"27.09.2016 17:27:46" bigstory.ap.org Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases… "This is really inconvenient and irritating."
"27.09.2016 16:00:00" Cover Photos Pakistani fisherman sort out their nets at sunset on the coast of the Arabian Sea, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 27 2016. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
"27.09.2016 15:09:21" bigstory.ap.org Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo LONDON (AP) — As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks… Will the big Yahoo breach mean an explosion of smaller breaches elsewhere?
"27.09.2016 12:17:29" bigstory.ap.org Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ CHINA WANG PEI, a graduate student in communications studies, watched the debate from… What is the reaction around the world to the first Trump-Clinton debate?
"27.09.2016 11:00:09" apnews.com Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click HAUGESUND, Norway (AP) — Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her Norway recently became the fifth country in the world to allow adults to legally change genders without a doctor's agreement or intervention.
"27.09.2016 10:45:54" bigstory.ap.org WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people GENEVA (AP) — More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The… "There are two things happening...rich countries are getting much better in improving the quality of the air...and poorer countries are getting worse."
"27.09.2016 08:34:07" bigstory.ap.org Former President Aristide leaps from behind scenes in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has leaped from behind the scenes to take a major role in campaigning for next month's presidential election, leading many to believe the most polarizing… "He's the king of kings! Seeing him on the streets again is like being in paradise."
"27.09.2016 07:34:04" bigstory.ap.org Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such… Here's a sampling of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's broadsides _ and the ensuing clarifications by him or other Philippine officials.
"27.09.2016 06:34:05" bigstory.ap.org Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate LAS VEGAS (AP) — From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Viewers tuned… Viewers tuned in to watch and listen to the showdown between Clinton and Trump. Here are some of the scenes across the U.S. as people watched the event:
"27.09.2016 05:34:58" bigstory.ap.org Parting shots: He hits her on stamina; she pounces in retort WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the opening Hillary Clinton had been waiting for all night. Late in Monday's debate, when the candidates each had notched their points on trade, taxes, crime and more, the talk turned to Clinton's… Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each landed their points on trade, taxes, crime and more in Monday's debate.
"27.09.2016 03:13:41" bigstory.ap.org Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private… Top takeaways from tonight's debate with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
"27.09.2016 02:02:34" bigstory.ap.org AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both… In the opening presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both deny making statements that they are on record as saying.
"27.09.2016 01:47:44" bigstory.ap.org Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist… Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton expect a record-setting audience in tonight's debate, reflecting an intense national interest in the race for America's 45th president.
"26.09.2016 23:22:42" bigstory.ap.org Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Fernandez MIAMI (AP) — In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday's mournful game. After one pitch, Gordon switched to his customary left side… "It's our job to make his life matter, so we're going to do that forever, and forever starts today."
"26.09.2016 20:01:23" bigstory.ap.org Moderator Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone's aware of the stakes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, but there's a third person in the equation who faces a different pressure: Lester Holt. The NBC… Lester Holt, 57, has kept quiet about his preparations.
"26.09.2016 18:01:32" bigstory.ap.org Upside to morning sickness: Fewer miscarriages, stillbirths CHICAGO (AP) — It's dreaded by moms-to-be but morning sickness is actually a good sign — for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in… Why morning sickness is actually a good sign.
"26.09.2016 17:01:32" bigstory.ap.org 9 hurt in Houston shooting; suspect dead, was a lawyer HOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.… "I'm hit, I'm hit."
"26.09.2016 16:19:43" bigstory.ap.org Python wrapped around armrest halts Japanese 'bullet' train TOKYO (AP) — A passenger spotted a python curled around the armrest of another passenger's seat on a Japanese high-speed Shinkansen "bullet" train, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop. No one was injured in the… Snake on a train.
"26.09.2016 12:12:05" bigstory.ap.org VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded… Debate Viewers' Guide: The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue.
"26.09.2016 10:27:03" bigstory.ap.org Donald who? Most N. Koreans don't know, care about US polls PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans… "I don't know about the U.S. elections and I don't care. As long as we have Marshal Kim Jong Un and nuclear weapons, we have nothing to worry about."
"26.09.2016 10:03:55" bigstory.ap.org Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly… Clinton, Trump to lay out for voters Monday their vastly different visions for the nation's future. #Debates2016
"26.09.2016 09:27:11" bigstory.ap.org WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended. The unemployment… Many Americans remain anxious about jobs and the economy. Here's where the candidates stand and #WhyItMatters.
"26.09.2016 06:36:27" bigstory.ap.org Building a life in Germany, a Syrian watches war at home SAARBRUECKEN, Germany (AP) — At the intersection, Mohammed al-Haj waited patiently for the "green man." It seemed a bit silly: No cars were coming, no policemen watching. Back home in Syria, he wouldn't hesitate. But here… "Syria is like a nightmare that travels with me wherever I go...I could just be sitting here doing nothing and suddenly learn that someone I know has died."
"26.09.2016 06:30:38" bigstory.ap.org Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ's large Muslim community PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people… "They're trying to strike fear between neighbors, between the very fabric of society that we spent so much time trying to make sure that we knitted."
"26.09.2016 05:01:21" bigstory.ap.org Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died… "If it wasn't for Arnold, golf wouldn't be as popular as it is now. He's the one who basically brought it to the forefront on TV." Tiger Woods speaking in 2004.
"26.09.2016 00:38:02" bigstory.ap.org Jewish settlement soccer clubs bring politics to the pitch GIVAT ZEEV, West Bank (AP) — The Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev players huddled around for a training session, lobbing soccer balls as an autumn evening breeze swept through the surrounding rocky hills. It was a routine scene… "All the Israeli activities in the occupied Palestinian territories are illegal, including sports... We are demanding that FIFA take a clear position and protect our sovereignty on our land."
"25.09.2016 22:38:05" bigstory.ap.org Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash CINCINNATI (AP) — First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers. Authorities say people have expressed… Authorities say people have expressed frustration about rescuing addicts who often immediately resume using the potentially deadly drug.
"25.09.2016 21:56:22" bigstory.ap.org APNewsBreak: FIFA disbands racism task force, says job done MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior at matches in 2018 World Cup host Russia. FIFA wrote to members… "The problem of racism in football remains a burning, very serious and topical one, which need continuous attention."
"25.09.2016 20:38:43" collegefootball.ap.org The AP Top 25 Poll The top teams held their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide received 50 first-place votes. No. 2 Ohio State was followed by Louisville, Michigan, Clemson, Houston and Stanford.
"25.09.2016 19:45:03" bigstory.ap.org Superdome reopening remembered as historic, inspirational NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees hopes the world watches what happens in and around the Superdome on Monday night. As the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans will mark the 10-year anniversary of the reopening of… "New Orleans is a great example and symbol of how it can come back when you have this community that bands together and continues to press on."
"25.09.2016 17:24:54" bigstory.ap.org In battle for Iraq's Mosul, many forces with many motives BAGHDAD (AP) — An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group. The… Recapturing Mosul would effectively break the back of the Islamic State group in Iraq.
"25.09.2016 15:03:01" bigstory.ap.org Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something… "Infant eyes are like gold."
"25.09.2016 14:37:41" bigstory.ap.org China begins operating world's largest radio telescope BEIJING (AP) — The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit… The telescope requires radio silence, resulting in the relocation of more than 8,000 people from their homes in eight villages to make way for the facility.
"25.09.2016 02:30:22" bigstory.ap.org A time hop through the hotbed of celebrity divorce NEW YORK (AP) — Doug and Mary. Eddie and Debbie. Alec and Kim. Brad and Angelina. Liz and, well, take your pick. As long as there's been a Hollywood, there's been scandalous Hollywood divorce. "Then and now, they're just… As long as there's been a Hollywood, there's been scandalous Hollywood divorce.
"25.09.2016 00:16:41" bigstory.ap.org Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed during the national anthem. Hours earlier, college football players for Michigan and Michigan State, along with a group of students at North… There's been no let-up in the movement targeting racial injustice started by 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
"24.09.2016 21:19:26" bigstory.ap.org New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens WASHINGTON (AP) — America's first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country's first black president, who said he hoped the stories… President Barack Obama opened the first national museum on African American history with an impassioned speech that praises it for telling a "richer and fuller story of who we are."
"24.09.2016 17:25:56" bigstory.ap.org VIEWER'S GUIDE: Look for trust, temperament themes in debate WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded… In an election year that has upended political convention, the candidates' best opportunity to conquer their weaknesses will come in the most traditional of campaign forums: Monday's 90-minute, prime-time debate.
"24.09.2016 14:01:28" bigstory.ap.org War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees WASHINGTON (AP) — War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity… "Through a scrupulously fair trial, you illustrate that these guys are not soldiers of Mohammad." said Bill Wiley, head of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability. "These are the leaders of a criminal syndicate."
"24.09.2016 12:57:04" bigstory.ap.org New law may complicate release of Charlotte police video CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Protesters who have filled the streets to push for the release of video of a fatal police shooting could see their task get much harder if Charlotte authorities do not share the footage within a… Protesters seeking the release of video of a fatal police shooting could see their task get much harder if Charlotte authorities do not share the footage within a week.
"23.09.2016 23:28:15" bigstory.ap.org AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency NEW YORK (AP) — More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House. In the final sprint to Election Day, a new… Trump undoubtedly has a passionate base of support, but most people don't share that fervor. Only 29 percent of registered voters would be excited and just 24 percent would be proud should Trump prevail in November.
"23.09.2016 20:10:20" Celebrations marking the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture with Jesse J. Holland.
"23.09.2016 19:55:58" COMING UP: AP's Jesse J. Holland will be LIVE on the National Mall at 4:00 p.m. EDT for some of the celebrations marking the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. If you've got questions, he'll find answers.
"23.09.2016 18:31:02" bigstory.ap.org AP Exclusive: Iraq oil fires could jeopardize Mosul mission WASHINGTON (AP) — A fire at one of Iraq's major oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway. Black smoke continues to billow into… "Everything for the Mosul operation hinges on Qayara," Lise Grande, the U.N.'s humanitarian coordinator for Iraq said.
"23.09.2016 17:36:17" bigstory.ap.org Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot as they shout commands to drop… As the encounter escalates, the wife tells police repeatedly: "You better not shoot him."
"23.09.2016 15:49:31" AP Business News We are chatting live with Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson about the acquisition of Starwood Hotels #travel
"23.09.2016 15:31:13" bigstory.ap.org UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system. UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make… Drones won't replace delivery trucks or bikes, but they may be able to reach difficult-to-access locations.
"23.09.2016 10:25:24" bigstory.ap.org Red flags, not red carpet: Local film wins North Korean fest PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — And the envelope, please! This year's Pyongyang International Film Festival wrapped up Friday with top honors going to — wait for it — a domestically produced feature about a young woman… Like all state-sanctioned art in North Korea, the winning feature has an explicitly political message.
"23.09.2016 09:29:25" bigstory.ap.org New laws and rulings could cause Election Day confusion ATLANTA (AP) — With more than 120 million Americans expected to cast ballots for president this fall, the nation's voting process seems more convoluted than ever and rife with potential for confusion come Election Day.… The new rules and the rapidly shifting voting landscape have already caused confusion, and some experts fear problems on Nov. 8.
"23.09.2016 08:44:46" bigstory.ap.org The tale of the tape: when should police videos be released? ATLANTA (AP) — Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused to provide the videos… Video recordings of police encounters are relatively new, but have become more common as regular folk are able to share, often in real time, events as they unfold. AP's Lisa Marie Pane reports.
"23.09.2016 07:04:34" Join The Associated Press outside the new African American History and Culture museum on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. EDT with AP's Jesse Holland.
"23.09.2016 06:45:56" bigstory.ap.org Smithsonian museum also tells story of black cuisine WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Grant grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland, but also visited his stepfather's family in Hampton, Virginia, and spent summers with his Jamaican grandmother in Philadelphia. Those experiences helped… To visit the cafe is to experience black culture through food and fellowship, which has always been central to what it means to be black in America.
"23.09.2016 05:12:34" youtube.com Raw: Charlotte Police Clear Highway Protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina who spilled onto an interstate highway were pushed back by police officers in riot gear on Thursday night. (Sept. 22)... VIDEO: Protesters in Charlotte, who moved onto an interstate highway, were pushed back by police officers in riot gear.
"23.09.2016 05:10:33" bigstory.ap.org 3rd night of Charlotte protests stay largely peaceful CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Protesters massed on Charlotte's streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting… With a midnight curfew in place, the protests lacked the violence and property damage of previous nights.
"23.09.2016 02:39:23" bigstory.ap.org Growing up with Vin Scully: A soundtrack for a life It was in the middle of the Barry Bonds home run chase, and I was sitting with Vin Scully in the broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers were playing the Giants, and Vin had been kind enough to agree to an interview… AP Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg to Vin Scully: Thanks for the memories.
"23.09.2016 00:25:19" bigstory.ap.org Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels BOSTON (AP) — A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels,… "The Ig Nobel Prize beats everything."
"23.09.2016 00:01:46" COMING FRIDAY: AP's Jesse J. Holland will be LIVE on the National Mall at 4:00 p.m. EDT for some of the celebrations marking the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. If you've got questions, he'll find
"22.09.2016 23:27:28" bigstory.ap.org Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accounts SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed… "It's a shocking number."
"22.09.2016 17:31:02" bigstory.ap.org Chainsaws in hand, some de-horn rhinos to stop poaching PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (AP) — Eager to stop wildlife poaching, some in Africa are taking the drastic step of de-horning rhinos before the illegal hunters do, taking a whining chainsaw to the hulking animals' most… "So initially, we use a chainsaw to cut the horn off," said wildlife veterinarian Ryan Van Deventer.
"22.09.2016 16:31:02" bigstory.ap.org Most of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million people without power SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity Thursday following a fire at a power plant that set off a series of outages across the island's aging utility grid, leaving most of the island's… "This is an apocalypse."
"22.09.2016 15:31:04" bigstory.ap.org Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest… The industry has been losing students for the past six years, but the crisis appears to be deepening with alarming speed.
"22.09.2016 11:47:11" youtube.com Assad: Airstrike On Syrian Troops Intentional Syrian President Bashar Assad is rejecting the U.S. explanation that a coalition airstrike on Syrian Troops was an accident. Assad spoke in an exclusive inte... EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Syrian President Bashar Assad rejects U.S. explanation that a coalition airstrike on Syrian Troops was an accident.
"22.09.2016 11:39:00" bigstory.ap.org AP Exclusive: Assad blames US for Syria truce collapse DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad rejected U.S. accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods,… In an interview with The Associated Press, Syrian President Bashar Assad said deadly U.S. airstrikes on Syrian troops last week were intentional and said the war was only likely to "drag on."
"22.09.2016 08:30:49" Fukushima radiation The AP accompanied Japanese scientists measuring the impact of radiation on cows inside the restricted area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A #360video look. http://apne.ws/2cIYkID
"22.09.2016 07:30:02" bigstory.ap.org Plan to dig up, move historic Nevada graves angers heirs RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pioneer cemetery on the edge of downtown Reno where the remains of Civil War soldiers, city founders and a tribal chief have rested for more than a century has been anything but restful in recent weeks. The cemetery's owners want to Reno residents and heirs of the dead are outraged, calling the cemetery a Nevada historical treasure that should not be disturbed.
"22.09.2016 06:00:05" bigstory.ap.org Promises unmet as Thailand tries to reform shrimp industry SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Facing international pressure for failing to stop human trafficking in its seafood sector, Thailand promised almost a year ago to compensate victims of slavery and industry leaders vowed to… "They don't treat us like humans. They treat us like dogs... They just try to bully those of us who are victims already."
"22.09.2016 05:37:34" youtube.com Raw: Charlotte Police Clear Street Protest Charlotte, North Carolina used tear gas to clear protesters from streets on Wednesday night. At least one man was shot and critically wounded. Officials say ... RAW VIDEO: Police in Charlotte, North Carolina use tear gas to clear protesters from the streets.
"22.09.2016 04:07:41" bigstory.ap.org Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a march that ended with a protester shot and critically… The second night of violent protests added Charlotte to the list of U.S. cities that have erupted in violence over the death of a black man at the hands of police.
"21.09.2016 22:45:19" bigstory.ap.org Black American journey finally enshrined in national museum WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly — and finally — anchor… The museum opens a century after a group of black citizens asked for a national memorial dedicated to the sacrifices and accomplishments of African Americans.
"21.09.2016 18:45:32" bigstory.ap.org Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll JERUSALEM (AP) — The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest… The discovery was made using "virtual unwrapping," a 3D digital analysis of an X-ray scan.
"21.09.2016 18:31:05" bigstory.ap.org Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll JERUSALEM (AP) — The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest… The discovery was made using "virtual unwrapping," a 3D digital analysis of an X-ray scan.
"21.09.2016 17:02:14" bigstory.ap.org Finding the right credit card for a free vacation NEW YORK (AP) — Many frequent fliers are buzzing about the latest travel rewards credit card — one that comes with a hefty $450 annual fee but offers a juicy 100,000 point bonus at sign-up. Rewards cards lure us in with… Airline mileage cards aren't the answer.
"21.09.2016 16:19:56" AP Business News Meet Marty Crutsinger. He's been an AP journalist since Nixon was president and has covered the Federal Reserve for 32 years. Here's what he has to say about the politics of being Fed chair.
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"21.09.2016 10:34:09" bigstory.ap.org Time gap in offering aid after police shooting stirs concern ATLANTA (AP) — Philando Castile. Eric Garner. And now Terence Crutcher. Each was a black man fatally shot by an officer, with the aftermath captured on video. And each time, the video leaves the impression of a wounded… "When the police take actions that result in injury to you and then leave you on the ground to die, well, I think that's a constitutional violation."
"21.09.2016 09:35:06" bigstory.ap.org As Brangelina, Pitt and Jolie elevated their public images LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie weren't like other celebrity couples — and not just because they're hugely famous and impossibly good-looking. Brangelina was different in the way they wielded their massive… "Whether it was deliberate or not, they did an excellent job of giving just enough but keeping the mystery around them."
"21.09.2016 09:05:03" bigstory.ap.org Years after casino went bust, Gary still skeptical of Trump GARY, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump swooped into Gary, Indiana, on his private jet and pledged to make the down-on-its-luck city great again. It was 1993, and the New York mogul was wooing officials in the mostly black city… "What you had was a slick business dealer coming in... He got as much as he could and then he pulled up and left."
"21.09.2016 08:34:36" bigstory.ap.org US flies bombers over South Korea again in show of force SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States on Wednesday flew a pair of supersonic bombers over ally South Korea for the second time in as many weeks in a show of force following North Korea's latest nuclear test earlier… Such flyovers are common when tension and animosity rise on the Korean Peninsula.
"21.09.2016 07:34:32" youtube.com Raw: Charlotte Protesters Attack Police Car Demonstrators in Charlotte, North Carolina attacked a police car during protests on Tuesday night. Demonstrations began after a black Charlotte police office... VIDEO: Protesters in Charlotte attack a police car, tear gas also fired by police during the night.
"21.09.2016 07:23:19" bigstory.ap.org Protests over Charlotte police shooting move to highway CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Demonstrators protesting the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, have shut down a small section of Interstate 85. TV footage early Wednesday showed dozens… The protests broke out after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot at an apartment complex on the city's northeast side.
"21.09.2016 05:40:37" bigstory.ap.org Samsung suffers backlash in China over smartphone response BEIJING (AP) — Liu Jingtang was a Samsung loyalist. The Shanghai technology consultant traded up steadily through its smartphones to the new Note 7. But Liu's devotion was shaken by the Korean tech giant's confusing response… "My loyalty to Samsung is bound to decline by a lot... Samsung was my priority, but not anymore."
"21.09.2016 01:07:33" bigstory.ap.org 2016's hellish summer weather: A told-you-so climate moment? WASHINGTON (AP) — This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about. The season ends Wednesday, and not a moment too soon. Summer… Long stretches of sweltering nights, fatal floods - this summer has been filled with the extremes climate scientists warned were coming.
"20.09.2016 19:23:09" AP correspondent Caleb Jones got exclusive access to a first-ever submarine expedition to an underwater volcano 3,000 feet beneath the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii. Read the story here: apne.ws/2d0b2Wd
"20.09.2016 17:31:15" bigstory.ap.org FBI: Bombing suspect's father contacted the feds in 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The father of the man suspected in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey called the FBI in 2014 to say his son was a terrorist but later retracted it, saying he meant the young man was hanging… Mohammad Rahami rescinded his comment and said he meant his son was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
"20.09.2016 16:52:05" bigstory.ap.org Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky. Philadelphia recently passed a tax on sugary drinks, several other places have proposed them, and… The new nutritional enemy is sugar. But determining how much we're consuming is not easy.
"20.09.2016 15:30:04" bigstory.ap.org Angelina Jolie Pitt files for divorce from Brad Pitt NEW YORK (AP) — Brangelina is no more. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world's most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances. An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert… Brangelina is no more.
"20.09.2016 14:38:34" bigstory.ap.org UN chief vents frustration in last GA speech UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Taking the world stage for the last time as secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon unleashed years of pent-up anger at leaders who keep "feeding the war machine" in Syria, violate human rights and prevent… "Present in this hall today are representatives of governments that have ignored, facilitated, funded, participated in or even planned and carried out atrocities inflicted by all sides of the Syria conflict against Syrian civilians," Ban Ki-moon says at
"20.09.2016 09:56:05" bigstory.ap.org Ex-roommate of Facebook founder becomes rabbi in Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was launching a social media revolution 12 years ago, one of his suitemates at Harvard University was pursuing a different status: becoming a rabbi in Israel. Arie… For the last decade Arie Hasit has faced constant questions from peers and strangers about his life path and whether he missed an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a company that has grown into a $360 billion behemoth.
"20.09.2016 08:56:24" bigstory.ap.org North Korea says successfully ground tests new rocket engine SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen a ground test of a new rocket engine and ordered a satellite launch preparation, state media said Tuesday, an indication the country might soon conduct… The United Nations and others view North Korea's space launch development project as a cover for tests of missile technology, as ballistic missiles and rockets in satellite launches share similar bodies, engines and other technology.
"20.09.2016 07:45:05" bigstory.ap.org Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. Seeking to promote his father's presidential campaign, the younger Trump posted a tweet featuring… "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? ... That's our Syrian refugee problem."
"20.09.2016 06:45:05" bigstory.ap.org In Zimbabwe, comedy thrives as country slowly falls apart HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's economy is falling apart, and police are cracking down on growing anti-government protests. But the country's comedy scene is booming. No subject seems taboo. Even 92-year-old President… "Comedy allows us to laugh but also to think about our problems at the same time," said stand-up comedian Sam Monro, or Comrade Fatso.
"20.09.2016 05:45:07" bigstory.ap.org Chinese film festival pushes for end to gender inequality BEIJING (AP) — In films, women and girls are much more likely to take off their clothes than male actors and to be scantily clad in the first place, studies show. Less than a third of speaking characters are female and… The nine-day festival features more than 30 Chinese and international films about women's rights, women's achievements and gay women, which are then slated to be shown in more than 10 cities across China.
"20.09.2016 04:45:40" bigstory.ap.org Pressure on Argentina's Macri to keep vow on Syrian refugees BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Having escaped the civil war in her homeland to find refuge in Argentina, Nairouz Baloul hopes the South American nation will now welcome many more Syrians like her to begin a new life. President… "If he has the key to unlock this, I think he shouldn't hesitate to open the door to other human beings."
"20.09.2016 02:22:52" bigstory.ap.org After latest attacks, Americans plod forward in 'new normal' NEW YORK (AP) — After a round of frightening domestic attacks, Americans plodded on in the comfort of routine Monday, either resilient in the face of terror or numbed by their battle scars. Fresh off a weekend in which… "When you're inundated with this stuff all the time, you're sort of just desensitized to these things," said one New Yorker. "Otherwise, you'd hide in a hole."
"19.09.2016 16:31:05" bigstory.ap.org Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey,… The Linden mayor said the owner of a bar reported someone asleep in the doorway of his establishment. A police officer went to investigate and recognized the man as Rahami, police and the mayor said.
"19.09.2016 16:12:54" bigstory.ap.org AP ANALYSIS: Questioning the stereotypes about North Korea TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is an economic basket case that incomprehensively pours resources into nuclear weapons and cares only about enriching a tiny circle of elites when it can't even feed its own people. It's an "impossible… As North Korea faces more sanctions and punitive measures over its latest nuclear test, some commonly held assumptions may need another look.
"19.09.2016 14:01:17" bigstory.ap.org More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud,… The Department of Homeland Security said the findings reflect what has long been a problem for immigration officials _ old paper-based records containing fingerprint information that can't be searched electronically.
"19.09.2016 12:31:04" bigstory.ap.org Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo… "You can go a long, long way in getting what you want when you have a lot of money," said Professor Keith Humphreys of Stanford University.
"19.09.2016 12:04:00" bigstory.ap.org Naturalized Afghanistan citizen sought in Manhattan blast NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Monday that it was looking for a naturalized Afghanistan citizen for questioning in a weekend explosion in a Manhattan neighborhood that injured 29 people. Mayor Bill… The NYPD says it is looking for a 28-year-old man for questioning in the New York City bombing. Ahmad Khan Rahami is a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan.
"19.09.2016 08:48:28" bigstory.ap.org Device near train station explodes while FBI investigates ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A suspicious device found in a trash can near a New Jersey train station exploded early Monday as a bomb squad was attempting to disarm it with a robot, officials said. Elizabeth Mayor Christian… There was no immediate report of injuries or damage. The mayor warned that other explosions were expected. NJ Transit service was suspended early Monday between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth.
"19.09.2016 07:33:03" bigstory.ap.org Hawaiian lawmakers promise reform for confined fishermen State and federal lawmakers are promising to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's commercial fleet, and at least one company has already stopped buying fish from the boats following an… An AP investigation found commercial fishing boats in Honolulu were crewed by men from impoverished Southeast Asia and Pacific Island nations. It revealed instances of human trafficking, tuberculosis and food shortages.
"19.09.2016 05:49:04" bigstory.ap.org 'Children's cafeterias' combat poverty, neglect in Japan TOKYO (AP) — Laughter and lively chatter filled a room at a modest apartment in Tokyo one recent Thursday night as more than two dozen kids and volunteers gathered around tables laden with curry, rice, salad and fruits.… Japan's rising affluence has banished most of the poverty of the lean years of World War II, when many families went hungry. But despite its ultra-modern conveniences, Japan had the 10th-highest child poverty rate among 31 relatively well-off countries in
"19.09.2016 05:25:08" bigstory.ap.org Rock my chain? Maggie Smith Rule? Memorable Emmy moments NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the memorable moments at the Emmy Awards. A GOOD SHIFT Jimmy Kimmel, who first hosted a pedestrian Emmys in 2012, came back and did much better — relaxed, sarcastic without being mean, and quick… From Jimmy Kimmel's political jokes to "rock my chain" and the Maggie Smith rule, here's a look at this year's memorable moments at the Emmy Awards.
"19.09.2016 00:12:02" bigstory.ap.org Village police chief in spotlight of Ohio's heroin battle NEWTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The veteran police chief in a bucolic Ohio village, where the last murder was two decades ago and he can just about count the number of drug cases on both hands, finds himself in the spotlight on the… Federal statistics ranked Ohio second in overdose deaths in 2014, and the state last month reported another record toll in 2015: 3,050 people.
"18.09.2016 23:11:06" bigstory.ap.org Will politics, social issues influence Emmy Awards outcome? LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do computer hackers, the divisive U.S. presidential campaign and racial tensions have to do with the Emmys? Possibly a lot, if TV academy voters favored shows plugged into modern anxiety when they… Hours before the ceremony, security concerns loomed large after 29 people were injured in an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, and the Los Angeles police chief asked Emmys attendees to remain vigilant in the wake of explosions in New York
"18.09.2016 22:12:03" bigstory.ap.org UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for… "It's very interesting because if we are able to translate that paper into a response in which many actors are going to participate, we will solve a lot of problems in emergency responses and in long-term refugee situations like the Syrian situation."
"18.09.2016 20:11:42" bigstory.ap.org World leaders to focus on refugee crisis and Syria at UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders meeting at the United Nations starting Monday will be trying to make progress on two intractable problems at the top of the global agenda — the biggest refugee crisis since World War… With fighting elsewhere in the Mideast and Africa, extremist attacks across the world and a warming planet, there are plenty of other issues for the 135 heads of state and government and more than 50 ministers expected to attend to try to tackle.
"18.09.2016 18:12:15" bigstory.ap.org Fake gun, real crime: Police notice uptick in replicas Whether they shoot BBs, pellets, paintballs or nothing at all, imitation guns can be indistinguishable from the real thing — it's one reason why some criminals gravitate toward them. Plus they're cheap and easy to get.… "It's horrible, it's horrible, when these kids are displaying these firearms and a life is lost, and after the fact it turns out it's not real," said Allentown, Pennsylvania, police Capt. Richard London.
"18.09.2016 08:22:59" bigstory.ap.org In Aleppo, besieged residents convinced truce will not last BEIRUT (AP) — Residents in the rebel-held districts of Aleppo now have a reprieve from the incessant bombings by Syrian government warplanes. They have a promise of an end to the crippling siege that has left produce stalls… The AP speaks to residents in rebel-held Aleppo amid a cease-fire that brought some reprieve to the war shattered city.
"18.09.2016 06:52:57" Manhattan explosion #360video from the Manhattan neighborhood where an explosion injured 29 people.
"18.09.2016 05:55:53" bigstory.ap.org Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription… "The opioid lobby has been doing everything it can to preserve the status quo of aggressive prescribing," says Dr. Andrew Kolodny, founder of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.
"18.09.2016 04:51:04" bigstory.ap.org 29 injured in explosion in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion in a crowded Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities called the blast an "intentional act," but said there was no terrorist connection. New… New York Mayor Bill de Blasio calls the blast an "intentional act," but says there is no terrorist connection.
"17.09.2016 23:31:05" bigstory.ap.org After summer of attacking Trump, Clinton focuses on herself WASHINGTON (AP) — All summer long, Hillary Clinton delighted in snappy attack lines about Donald Trump. Electing the billionaire, she warned, would be a "historic mistake." The Republican nominee perpetuates "outlandish… Clinton's campaign is setting up a series of speeches about her plans. She's also accepted some creative media appearances where the public might see a warmer, funnier Clinton. The strategy is designed to address Clinton's biggest political liability: A
"17.09.2016 21:31:07" bigstory.ap.org Morocco's elections pose test for law on vote observers RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's elections next month will draw attention from around the region and beyond — but not all eyes will be welcome. Election authorities approved 4,000 national and international observers… More than 30 political parties are running in the elections, which will determine the makeup of the government and political direction of the kingdom, a U.S. ally and important regional economy.
"17.09.2016 19:31:05" bigstory.ap.org Technology at Paralympics sparks advances and controversy RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Here's how good technology for prosthetic running blades has become. Greek runner Michail Seitis set a world record for his division with a time of 49.66 seconds in the men's 400-meter final on Thursday.… Technology for prosthetics has improved so much that it is actually better to be a double amputee in track and field than a single amputee, said U.S. sprinter David Prince.
"17.09.2016 17:01:27" bigstory.ap.org Historic recognition: Washington's family tree is biracial ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — George Washington's adopted son was a bit of a ne'er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called "Wash." "From his infancy,… "We fully recognize that the first family of this country was much more than what it appeared on the surface."
"17.09.2016 15:01:20" bigstory.ap.org Yelp warns California lawsuit could scrub critical reviews SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp.com is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative reviews on the site. The company is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn… The case is getting attention from some of the biggest Internet companies in the world, which say a ruling against Yelp could stifle free speech online and effectively gut other websites.
"17.09.2016 10:05:04" bigstory.ap.org Tight security as annual Oktoberfest opens in Munich MUNICH (AP) — Beer lovers from around the world are streaming to Munich's Theresienwiese for the start of this year's Oktoberfest, where security has been tightened following recent attacks. The annual celebration is expected… Large bags are banned, and the grounds will be monitored by multiple video cameras.
"17.09.2016 09:10:06" bigstory.ap.org WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief: IRAN Last year's nuclear deal with Tehran has removed for now the threat of a U.S.-Iranian military… Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clash across a range of policies that will affect everyone, one way or another. http://bigstory.ap.org/3f1d64ddd623443f9f77b275f01feb26/why-it-matters-issues-stake-election
"17.09.2016 07:55:11" bigstory.ap.org APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their… "This is one the most blatant official desecrations of a sacred site in modern American history," Jeff Ruch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility executive director, says in a statement.
"17.09.2016 01:59:40" bigstory.ap.org Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel. Braun soared over the southern Idaho canyon in a… "He was gone in a cloud of steam and I couldn't see anything until just before he pulled his chutes."
"17.09.2016 01:28:45" bigstory.ap.org 'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88 NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," died Friday, his personal… "If you have no wounds, how can you know you're alive?"
"16.09.2016 22:14:17" bigstory.ap.org In Zika-stricken Miami, aerial pesticide spray adds to fears MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the only U.S. city confirmed to have mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, some residents say they'd rather be bitten than be exposed to droplets of chemicals sprayed from planes to kill the bugs.… "At first they said they couldn't do aerial spraying, but then they said yes."
"16.09.2016 18:39:46" bigstory.ap.org Diverse America divided on flag, anthem, other symbols SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The oldest Latino civil rights group in the United States opens every meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, a tradition resulting from a long fight to prove Hispanics belong in this country. In the… "What makes America great is that people have always challenged the idea of what America stands for."
"16.09.2016 17:51:29" bigstory.ap.org Mounting violence in Syria, no aid for Aleppo BEIRUT (AP) — Aid convoys for Syria's war-ravaged city of Aleppo were delayed Friday for the fourth day as the United States and Russia, sponsors of a Syria cease-fire deal, traded accusations over who was to blame. Syrian… In Damascus, rare clashes erupted between government forces and an insurgent group while aid convoys to Aleppo were delayed again.
"16.09.2016 17:16:22" bigstory.ap.org Israeli settlements have grown during the Obama years JERUSALEM (AP) — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. "It is time for these settlements… Israel's Netanyahu pushed construction during the Obama presidency that matched, and even exceeded, building that took place under his predecessors during the Bush years.
"16.09.2016 14:31:03" youtube.com Russia Election-Voters Voters from across Russia talk about how they'll vote in the upcoming Sept. 18 parliamentary elections. With parliamentary elections coming up Sunday, Russians talk to AP about who they plan to vote for.
"16.09.2016 10:21:27" bigstory.ap.org In Senegal, young women challenge boundaries through coding DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Youma Fall used to set her school books aside for her younger siblings. Then she realized the books could be put to use in other ways in a country where many students struggle to own even pencils… Programs on coding and entrepreneurial skills have been created to open career opportunities for young women in Senegal as the country enters a booming mobile technology movement traditionally led by men.
"16.09.2016 07:58:58" bigstory.ap.org AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii (AP) — The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts. The three-man submarine went down, down,… Halfway to the volcano's summit, which is 3,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific, no sunlight penetrated. The only light that could be seen from the submarine's face-sized windows was the bluish glow of the vessel's own bright lights. Occasionally,
"16.09.2016 07:27:00" bigstory.ap.org Spokesman: Trump now believes President Obama was born in US WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign spokesman says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States, despite the candidate's repeated refusal to say so himself.… Trump was, for many years, the most prominent proponent of the "birther" movement, which claimed Obama was born outside the U.S. and thus ineligible to be president — despite the fact that he was born in Hawaii.
"16.09.2016 06:33:58" bigstory.ap.org Venezuela's resort island devastated by economic crisis MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela (AP) — This resort island was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days. Now, swimming pools are empty, toilets don't… The economic crash has been devastating to people working in tourism, who are also grappling with the severe shortages and raging inflation plaguing the rest of the country.
"16.09.2016 06:11:36" bigstory.ap.org Ravaged by conflict, Yemen's coast faces rising malnutrition SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud — a desperation she shares with many… The U.N. estimates that about 100,000 children under the age of five in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, long one one of the most impoverished in the war-ravaged nation, and the surrounding province, are at risk of severe malnutrition.
"16.09.2016 01:28:42" bigstory.ap.org US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. safety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Thursday after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage — along with a global marketing headache… "I love the phone. It's an excellent phone. But I'm scared it's going to explode," said one Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owner. http://bigstory.ap.org/ef541d1eaf2e4d5a99fe2e9e7826ab7a
"15.09.2016 18:01:32" bigstory.ap.org 8,000-year-old female figurine uncovered in central Turkey ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey's central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only handful of statuettes of the era… Stanford University Professor Ian Hodder told The Associated Press in an email that the figurine is unique because it is carved from stone, unlike most which are made from clay.
"15.09.2016 16:31:16" bigstory.ap.org Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways DETROIT (AP) — Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. More than 150 people,… Truckers says slowing them down increases the chances of trucks being hit from behind by cars allowed to go 70 mph or more.
"15.09.2016 13:23:53" AP is LIVE from Hanoi in Vietnam, where the Moon Festival is being celebrated with people in traditional masks and costumes flocking the lantern-decorated streets.
"15.09.2016 10:37:12" bigstory.ap.org Clinton back on campaign trail after releasing health info WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail Thursday following a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days and revived questions about both the Democratic nominee and Republican Donald… A letter by Clinton's campaign _ the first substantial update on her health in more than a year _ details the medications she is taking, her cholesterol levels and other results from a physical exam.
"15.09.2016 08:42:05" bigstory.ap.org Safety recommendations unfulfilled 7 years after Flight 1549 WASHINGTON (AP) — More than seven years after an airline captain saved 155 lives by ditching his crippled airliner in the Hudson River, now the basis of a new movie, most of the safety recommendations stemming from the… Of the 35 recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board in response to the incident involving US Airways Flight 1549, only six have been successfully completed, according to an AP review of board records.
"15.09.2016 07:42:04" bigstory.ap.org Galaxy Note 7 recall shows challenges of stronger batteries SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung's recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded may stem from a subtle manufacturing error, but it highlights the challenge electronics makers… Samsung's recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after dozens caught fire and exploded highlights the challenge electronics makers face in packing ever more battery power into ever thinner phones.
"15.09.2016 06:42:33" bigstory.ap.org Witness says Philippine president ordered killings MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Filipino militiaman testified before the country's Senate on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered him and other members of a liquidation squad… Edgar Matobato told the nationally televised Senate committee hearing that he heard Duterte order some of the killings and acknowledged he himself carried out about 50 of the abductions and deadly assaults.
"15.09.2016 05:32:04" bigstory.ap.org In long and bloody Syria war, this truce may be different BEIRUT (AP) — Five years of failed efforts to quell the fighting in Syria have persuaded many observers that the war, inconclusive and catastrophic on a historic scale, may not be resolvable. A truce earlier this year… A deeper look at the war-ravaged and diplomatic landscape does reveal some movement that allows a glimmer of hope that a turning point may have been reached with the truce that took effect Monday .
"15.09.2016 04:32:53" bigstory.ap.org In Uganda, a filmmaker makes gripping $200 action flicks WAKALIGA, Uganda (AP) — Deep in a Kampala slum, young men kick each other while a stout man with a salt-and-pepper beard watches them, sometimes nodding in approval. With luck, a stylish blow could become a stunt in the… A former brick layer who taught himself to direct, Isaac Nabwana is responsible for "Bad Black" and scores of the action movies that he sees as uniquely Ugandan.
"15.09.2016 03:06:22" bigstory.ap.org Police: Kidnapping suspect points to remains of 3rd person ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A woman's report that she was being held captive in a home led to the arrest of a kidnapping suspect, a murder confession and the discovery of the remains of three other people, authorities said. Suspect… Police discovered the remains of three people after a woman called 911 from a home in Ashland, Ohio. "I've been abducted," the woman said in the Tuesday call, begging, "Please hurry."
"14.09.2016 22:44:31" bigstory.ap.org Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-yr survival same LONDON (AP) — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested… "There's been no hard evidence that treating early disease makes a difference," said Dr. Freddie Hamdy of the University of Oxford, the study's leader.
"14.09.2016 21:42:03" Tomorrow, we'll be broadcasting live from the moon festival in Hanoi, Vietnam, where people wearing masks and traditional costumes will gather on lantern-decorated streets. Come back to this page Thursday at 9 a.m. EDT to get a glimpse of the festivities.
"14.09.2016 18:37:04" bigstory.ap.org US, Israel sign massive military aid deal; $38B, 10 years WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel have signed a new aid deal that will give the Israeli military $38 billion over the course of 10 years. It's the largest such agreement the U.S. has ever had with any country.… After months of negotiations, the unprecedented deal was signed at the State Department on Wednesday.
"14.09.2016 15:44:23" AP Business News Where China enters the US election, and places where Donald Trump's words hit hardest. http://apne.ws/2cHyoiY
"14.09.2016 14:31:06" bigstory.ap.org Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D MADRID (AP) — If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map, and the European Space Agency said Wednesday its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion… The agency released the first data from its ongoing effort, called the Gaia Mission, to draw the biggest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy.
"14.09.2016 12:30:32" bigstory.ap.org DIVIDED AMERICA: How China fueled pain and Trump support HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) — Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. For decades, they and others… When Chinese competition killed their local factory, the people in this Ohio community turned to the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
"14.09.2016 09:34:01" bigstory.ap.org Tourism transforms long-hidden Buddhist valley in Himalayas DEMUL VILLAGE, India (AP) — For centuries, the sleepy valley nestled in the Indian Himalayas remained a hidden Buddhist enclave forbidden to outsiders. Enduring the harsh year-round conditions of the high mountain desert,… Many of the valley's 13,000 or so residents welcome the influx of tourists eager to explore the mountains or simply enjoy the pristine surroundings.
"14.09.2016 08:30:11" bigstory.ap.org Poll: Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming — but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll. Still, environmental policy experts hail that as a hopeful sign. Seventy-one… "I feel we need to make small sacrifices _ and money is a small sacrifice _ to make life better for future generations... Surely I have enough money to spend on something that's worthwhile."
"14.09.2016 07:19:11" bigstory.ap.org Political odd couples make for insights in PBS' 'Contenders' LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shirley Chisholm memorably billed herself as "unbought and unbossed" when she ran for president in 1972. John McCain's forthright message to voters was lettered on his 2000 campaign bus and an airplane… Each hour-long episode of the series examines two White House hopefuls who, whether they won or lost, left a mark on future races.
"14.09.2016 04:19:29" bigstory.ap.org DIVIDED AMERICA: How China fueled pain and Trump support HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) — Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. For decades, they and others… When Chinese competition killed their local factory, the people in this Ohio community turned to Donald Trump.
"13.09.2016 22:02:27" bigstory.ap.org Syrian cease-fire holds as Aleppo awaits relief BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia brought calm across much of Syria on Tuesday as residents of the northern city of Aleppo awaited an expected aid shipment. Insurgent groups have expressed misgivings… Today marks the first full day of the cease-fire in Syria. The AP will be publishing a daily feature looking at its violations and successes.
"13.09.2016 21:52:40" bigstory.ap.org Ethiopian marathoner remains in US on visa after protest Since the Rio Olympics, when Feyisa Lilesa made an anti-government gesture during the marathon, he has traveled from country to country out of fear of going home. He worries about the family he left behind in Ethiopia. His… "If I would've taken my medal and went back to Ethiopia, that would've been the biggest regret of my life. I wanted to be a voice for a story that wasn't getting any coverage," said Feyisa Lilesa.
"13.09.2016 17:31:07" bigstory.ap.org This device can read the pages of a book without opening it Leave it to the great minds at MIT and Georgia Tech to figure out a way to read the pages of a book without actually opening it. A team of researchers from the two institutions pulled it off with a system they developed… "We were very excited because we didn't think we would be able to see as deep as we did."
"13.09.2016 08:04:26" bigstory.ap.org They're cowboys _ and they're coming straight outta Compton COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Long before NWA put the place on the map as the birthplace of gangsta rap and its streets echoed with the sounds of drive-by gunfire, Compton was a cowboy town. And it still is. Go down any major… "My dad was a cowboy. I'm a cowboy. I grew up in Compton. I live in Compton, and I've been training horses since I was a kid."
"13.09.2016 07:53:45" bigstory.ap.org Louisiana woman saved from flooding meets her rescuer DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Millions of people have seen and shared the video of a good Samaritan jumping off a boat to rescue Hailey Brouillette and her dog from a car sinking into south Louisiana floodwaters last month.… "I know I don't know you, but I love you," Hailey Brouillette said as she hugged and thanked the man she called her "angel" and "savior."
"13.09.2016 07:30:21" bigstory.ap.org Trade zone bustle exposes limits of North Korea sanctions RASON, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea's deepening isolation, along its border with China and Russia construction of tourist hotels is brisk and mountains of Siberian coal await shipment to Shanghai. A bustling… In spite of ever-deepening isolation and tough U.N.-backed sanctions, Pyongyang's experiment in limited capitalism is thriving.
"13.09.2016 05:59:54" bigstory.ap.org Ex-speaker latest to fall in Brazil's corruption scandals RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The once powerful speaker of Congress' lower house is the latest top politician to fall before the mammoth corruption scandals that have caused widespread anger among Brazilians. In a 450-10 vote… A top politician in Brazil, who was the main driver behind the impeachment process that led to the removal of former President Rousseff, also falls in corruption mire.
"13.09.2016 05:34:36" bigstory.ap.org Lochte feels 'hurt' after 'Dancing with the Stars' incident LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Lochte says he feels "a little hurt" after being involved in an altercation on "Dancing with the Stars" that prompted producers to cut to commercials. The beleaguered swimmer was reportedly rushed… Two men rushed the stage while Ryan Lochte was getting his scores from the judge for his debut performance during Monday night's live installment of the celebrity ballroom dance competition.
"13.09.2016 05:02:38" bigstory.ap.org US flies bombers over S.Korea in show of force against North OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — The United States on Tuesday sent two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and also… Such flyovers are common when constantly high animosity rises on the Korean Peninsula, which is technically in a state of war as there has never been a peace treaty to officially end the 1950-53 Korean War.
"12.09.2016 16:09:39" AP photographer Emilio Morenatti spent two weeks at sea with a Spanish group as they rescued migrants off the coast of Libya. Here, he describes one particularly dramatic rescue.
"12.09.2016 10:04:46" bigstory.ap.org AP PHOTOS: Muslims mark start of Eid al-Adha holiday CAIRO (AP) — Muslims worldwide are celebrating the first day of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," the most important Islamic holiday that commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim — also known as Abraham… Associated Press photojournalists captured images of Muslims around the world celebrating the most important holiday in Islam.
"12.09.2016 08:06:32" bigstory.ap.org Pneumonia diagnosis fuels questions about Clinton's health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — For weeks, Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about her health as little more than a conspiracy theory, part of a "wacky strategy" cooked up by rival Donald Trump as he embraced an "alternative… Less than two months from Election Day, it was a problematic situation for Hillary Clinton as she tries to project the strength and vigor needed for one of the world's most demanding jobs.
"12.09.2016 07:12:39" bigstory.ap.org Seoul says North Korea capable of another nuclear test SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is capable of detonating another nuclear device anytime at one of its unused tunnels at the country's main atomic test site, Seoul official said Monday, three days after the country… Seoul says Pyongyang is capable of conducting another nuclear test anytime at one of its unused tunnels at the country's main atomic test site in Punggye-ri.
"12.09.2016 05:33:06" bigstory.ap.org Doctors: Pneumonia is serious but Clinton should bounce back NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton's diagnosis of pneumonia is a serious concern, but something from which she soon should recover, several doctors and medical experts said Sunday. Clinton, 68, unexpectedly left a 9/11 anniversary… Health experts say Hillary Clinton's diagnosis of pneumonia is of serious concern, but it's something from which she soon should recover.
"12.09.2016 05:13:14" bigstory.ap.org Big Food's biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gathered for a free music festival, a crowd waits to see one of the headline attractions — an exhibit about fast-food ingredients. On display: Beakers of powders and liquids that purportedly go… "Identifying who the enemy is" can be a key part of marketing toward those who feel the established food system is to blame for poor eating habits, and tries to engage them to feel like allies rather than customers.
"11.09.2016 16:17:52" Ground Zero Reborn: Lower Manhattan, 15 years after 9/11 Take a walk through ground zero 15 years after 9/11. See for yourself how it has changed. #360video #vr360
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"11.09.2016 14:00:00" Ground Zero Reborn: Lower Manhattan, 15 years after 9/11 Take a walk through ground zero 15 years after 9/11. See for yourself how it has changed. #360video
"11.09.2016 12:49:19" bigstory.ap.org Marking 15 years since 9/11, ceremony keeps personal focus NEW YORK (AP) — Ground zero has become a rebuilt World Trade Center, a place forever marked but greatly changed since Sept. 11, 2001. The nation around it is different, too. But victims' relatives and others will convene… The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11, with victims' relatives reading their names and reflecting on a loss that still feels immediate to many of them.
"11.09.2016 00:43:41" bigstory.ap.org Kerber wins 1st US Open title by beating Pliskova in final NEW YORK (AP) — Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line winner to a corner. The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd roared,… There's a new No. 1 women's tennis player.
"10.09.2016 19:00:23" bigstory.ap.org Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading — unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people — also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians… "People need to know that this is happening everywhere and that public libraries haven't done anything wrong to cause it to happen in public libraries."
"10.09.2016 18:00:04" bigstory.ap.org Some police departments shelve body cameras, cite data costs INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police departments in at least two states that outfitted their officers with body cameras have now shelved them, blaming new laws requiring videos to be stored longer, which they say would significantly… About a third of the nation's 18,000 police agencies are either testing body cameras or have embraced them to record their officers' interactions with the public. But departments in Indiana and Connecticut suspended their programs this year.
"10.09.2016 17:26:48" youtube.com Ground Zero Reborn: Lower Manhattan, 15 Years After 9/11 It's been 15 painful years, and the wreckage from the fallen World Trade Center has finally settled into something concrete: a pair of sunken pools and New Y... Ground zero has turned into something so much more than a memorial. It's also a working mini-city, complete with an elaborate transit hub that looks poised to soar, a shopping and dining destination and a tourist attraction.
"10.09.2016 16:00:35" bigstory.ap.org After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan's busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, between a decommissioned… More than 2,600 artifacts have gone to 1,585 fire and police departments, schools and museums, and other nonprofit organizations in every state and at least eight other countries.
"10.09.2016 15:02:44" bigstory.ap.org Hear that point? Tennis play-by-play for the ear a rarity NEW YORK (AP) — From his tiny booth near the top of Arthur Ashe Stadium, David Law paints pictures for the ear. Thwacks of the balls, squeaks of the shoes, roars of the crowd, grunts and sometimes curses, from the players,… Play-by-play tennis for an audio-only audience is among the rarest of niches in sports media.
"10.09.2016 13:30:06" bigstory.ap.org Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Around 2 million Muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage on Saturday. They will circle Islam's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian… Muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage. Here's a look at the pilgrimage and what it means for Muslims:
"10.09.2016 12:36:52" bigstory.ap.org Iverson, Shaq headline emotional Hall of Fame ceremony SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — When Shaquille O'Neal was 10 years old, his father made a prediction. Friday night when his son became a Hall of Famer, it was realized. Shaq and Allen Iverson headlined the 10-member Class of… Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson headlined the 10-member Class of 2016 enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. One of the most star-packed classes in recent memory, it also featured international star Yao Ming.
"10.09.2016 02:17:04" bigstory.ap.org Confession in 1989 abduction clears man under scrutiny MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An elementary school music teacher who has lived under a cloud of suspicion since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped from central Minnesota in 1989 can breathe easier now that another man has… A former "person of interest" in a haunting, decades-old abduction and killing of an 11-year-old boy is no longer living under a cloud.
"10.09.2016 00:31:02" bigstory.ap.org US Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station. The 610-foot-long warship has an angular… The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion.
"09.09.2016 22:41:27" bigstory.ap.org Kerry: US, Russia reach deal to reduce violence in Syria GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and Russia have finalized a plan to reduce violence in Syria and lead to a political transition ending more than five years of war. Kerry says the… Secretary of State John Kerry said the plan can reduce violence in Syria and lead to a long-sought political transition.
"09.09.2016 20:06:41" bigstory.ap.org APNewsBreak: Lawmaker says Yosemite addition violates US law FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park violated federal law when it added 400 acres of land it plans to preserve as habitat for endangered wildlife without clearing it through Congress, a U.S. lawmaker said Friday.… "The Park Service acted outside of its authority, and we will require them to account for their actions."
"09.09.2016 14:24:44" bigstory.ap.org Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's prime minister on Friday challenged Facebook's restrictions on nude photos by posting an iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam. Facebook… An iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam is at the center of a debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author's page.
"09.09.2016 12:35:20" bigstory.ap.org AP Analysis: N. Korea seeks leverage by playing nuke card TOKYO (AP) — Mark up another first for North Korea — two nuclear tests in one year. And that's not all. With leader Kim Jong Un smiling broadly all the while, bigger and better ballistic missiles have been flying off… While most of the world has singled Pyongyang's nuclear program out as a dangerous source of instability on the peninsula, North Korea has consistently said it needs a nuclear deterrent to what it believes is a very real threat from the United States.
"09.09.2016 09:30:32" bigstory.ap.org Survivors recall the stampede and crush at last year's hajj A stampede and crush killed more than 2,400 pilgrims at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia last year. Some of the survivors recount their experience: ___ Kauser Parveen of Abbottabad, Pakistan, who said her brother, Mohammad… "The scene was much like a slaughterhouse where sacrificed animals are dumped on one another. People were screaming for help, but there was no one to listen."
"09.09.2016 09:07:47" bigstory.ap.org Nigeria facing 'a famine unlike any we have ever seen' MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying.… "These are kids that basically have been hungry all their lives, and some are so far gone that they die here in the first 24 hours."
"09.09.2016 08:04:43" bigstory.ap.org For the first time, Bill Cosby's lawyers claim racism PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back. But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have… "It is ironic that a man who has chastised the black poor for making race an excuse would now have to lean upon that as part of his defense strategy."
"09.09.2016 06:04:29" bigstory.ap.org 40 years after death, Mao's mixed legacy looms over China BEIJING (AP) — Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Mao Zedong, who founded the People's Republic of China in 1949 and ran it virtually uncontested until his death on Sept. 9, 1976. While his reputation was… Mao remains a revered figure, his influence lingers in the country, though his reputation was deeply tarnished by the chaos and destruction of the ultra-radical 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution.
"09.09.2016 05:13:49" bigstory.ap.org Seoul: North Korea's 5th nuke test "fanatic recklessness" SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday conducted its fifth nuclear test, producing its biggest-ever explosive yield, South Korean officials said, with the South's president calling the atomic detonation an act… The North's test, which comes eight months after its previous such detonation, will raise serious worries in many world capitals that Pyongyang has moved another step closer to its goal of a nuclear-armed missile that could one day strike the U.S.
"08.09.2016 23:31:06" bigstory.ap.org NASA's 1st asteroid-sampler poised for evening liftoff CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's first asteroid-sampling spacecraft was poised for an evening takeoff Thursday as crowds gathered to witness the start of its seven-year quest. Osiris-Rex will be aiming for asteroid Bennu,… The bite-size bits of ancient space rock from asteroid Bennu could hold clues to the origin of life, not just on our planet but potentially elsewhere in the solar system.
"08.09.2016 22:01:18" bigstory.ap.org Tim Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets NEW YORK (AP) — Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets. Four years removed from his last regular-season snap as an NFL quarterback, the 29-year-old… Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan are the only significant players to have extensive careers in both Major League Baseball and the NFL during the past three decades.
"08.09.2016 20:42:19" bigstory.ap.org Study: Latino population growth slips behind Asian Americans ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the past seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic… The Pew Research Center study found U.S. Hispanic population grew annually on average by 2.8 percent between 2007 and 2014, down from 4.4 percent annual growth from 2000 to 2007.
"08.09.2016 18:52:11" bigstory.ap.org Lady Chablis, transgender 'Midnight' star, dies in Savannah SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Thursday in Savannah. She was 59. Chablis'… "The legacy that she wanted to leave was one of 'believe in who you are and never let the world change who you are,'" said The Lady Chablis' sister, Cynthia Ponder.
"08.09.2016 10:00:13" bigstory.ap.org Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined on boats HONOLULU (AP) — Pier 17 doesn't even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki's famous white sand beaches. Yet few locals, let alone passing tourists, are aware that just behind a guarded… "We want the same standards as the other workers in America, but we are just small people working there based on the contract that we signed... We don't have any visa. We are illegal, so we cannot demand more."
"08.09.2016 09:36:50" bigstory.ap.org Women buying firearms creates concealed carry fashion market ATLANTA (AP) — Does this gun make me look fat? For decades, women have had few choices when it comes to the clothing they can wear to hide that they're carrying a firearm. They could wear baggy T-shirts or coats, or put… "Women need to know they can carry effectively... I think the key is finding a way to carry it so you can be comfortable and move through your day without being poked and having a big hunk of metal in your pants and not be able to sit at work."
"08.09.2016 07:12:10" bigstory.ap.org Scientists use undersea drones to help predict hurricanes BOSTON (AP) — As Hermine worked its way up the East Coast, scientists deployed several underwater drones they say will help them better understand what sustains and strengthens hurricanes and tropical storms — and ultimately… The robotic gliders, which are remotely controlled from the shore, can delve into the heart of the storm where it's too dangerous or impractical to send people, and then feed real-time information via satellite to scientists safe on land.
"08.09.2016 05:26:36" bigstory.ap.org Paralympic Games open to theme: 'Heart knows no limits' RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: "The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart." Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit… "In a country which has faced major challenges of late, Paralympians will switch your focus from perceived limitations _ to a world full of possibility and endless opportunity."
"08.09.2016 04:32:07" bigstory.ap.org Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined on boats HONOLULU (AP) — Pier 17 doesn't even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki's famous white sand beaches. Yet few locals, let alone passing tourists, are aware that just behind a guarded… Hundreds of undocumented men are employed in this unique U.S. fishing fleet, due to a federal loophole that allows them to work but exempts them from most basic labor protections.
"08.09.2016 04:30:00" bigstory.ap.org AP Explains: Why do US, Iran often face off in Persian Gulf? DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy again has accused Iranian patrol boats of harassing an American warship in the Persian Gulf, this time with a Revolutionary Guard vessel nearly causing a collision with… The U.S. and Iran seem to be on a collision course in the Persian Gulf. AP explains why.
"08.09.2016 03:22:09" bigstory.ap.org Rapinoe stymied in bid for second national anthem protest BOYDS, Md. (AP) — The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect… "We decided to play the anthem in our stadium ahead of schedule rather than subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent." _ A statement from the Washington Spirit women's soccer team.
"08.09.2016 02:32:17" bigstory.ap.org Report sets research priorities for Biden's cancer moonshot WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report outlines a scientific roadmap for the White House's cancer "moonshot" initiative — urging research to harness the power of immune-based therapy, and to better tailor treatment by helping… To speed progress in the fight against cancer, researchers are being urged to harness the power of immune-based therapy.
"08.09.2016 00:35:43" bigstory.ap.org APNewsBreak: Yosemite adding 400 acres of meadow, forest FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park in California have more room to roam after officials on Wednesday announced a 400-acre expansion of the park — its largest in nearly 70 years. The addition features… "We are delighted and proud to make this gift to Yosemite and the people of America."
"08.09.2016 00:12:27" bigstory.ap.org Say goodbye to the iPhone's headphone jack SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest iPhone may be more notable for what's missing than what's been added, as the consumer tech giant tries to revive demand for its top-selling product and nudge consumers closer to its… "The reason to move on is courage."
"07.09.2016 19:18:45" bigstory.ap.org Peace but extreme poverty in isolated region of Afghanistan WAKHAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Saeed Beg and his family live in a two-room mud house with no electricity or running water, no bathroom, no kitchen and no furniture apart from a few threadbare rugs and a couple of thin mattresses.… The Wakhan corridor, which has been named Afghanistan's second national park, is the country's most - perhaps only - peaceful region. But it is so poor, even for Afghanistan, that people get food on credit or barter for it, and children go barefoot during
"07.09.2016 10:00:20" bigstory.ap.org Apple to show off new iPhones and maybe new ways to listen SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to show off new iPhones, an updated smartwatch — and maybe some new gear for listening to both — during its annual fall product launch event today. Hard-core Apple fans will be… Getting rid of the traditional analog headphone jack means future iPhone owners will need earbuds or headphones that use a digital connection, either through a wireless signal like Bluetooth or a cord that fits in the same recharging port.
"07.09.2016 09:00:31" bigstory.ap.org Venezuela pets go hungry as economic crisis deepens CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Carlos Parra used to love waking up to see his pet albino boxer, Nina. Now, seeing her skeletal body on the floor next to his bed has become a daily reminder of the economic crisis engulfing Venezuela.… As Venezuela's economic crunch worsens, food shortages and rising poverty are forcing once middle-class Venezuelans to do the unthinkable: let their pets starve or abandon them in the streets.
"07.09.2016 07:26:18" bigstory.ap.org UNICEF says 28 million children uprooted by global conflict UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, UNICEF said in a report. The… The report found that while children make up about a third of the world's population as of 2015, they accounted for nearly half of all refugees, with the number of child refugees having doubled in the last decade.
"07.09.2016 06:49:25" bigstory.ap.org Report details missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach WASHINGTON (AP) — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information… "We have literally tens of millions of Americans whose data was stolen by a nefarious overseas actor, but it was entirely preventable."
"07.09.2016 06:00:30" bigstory.ap.org Asian club replete with strongmen welcomes 'Duterte Harry' VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — As bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs, the Philippine president is making waves at his first summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations where he joins a diverse cast… "Duterte can expect his most meaningful face-time in Laos with other ASEAN embarrassments such as Cambodia's dictator Hun Sen, representatives of Thailand's military junta and his authoritarian Laotian hosts."
"07.09.2016 05:30:11" bigstory.ap.org Coast Guard's last lightkeeper looks to 300-year milestone LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND, Mass. (AP) — A singular lighthouse and its unique keeper are celebrating a milestone. Boston Light, the nation's first and oldest lighthouse station, turns 300 on Sept. 14. Sally Snowman, the Coast… "How many things established 300 years ago are still functioning as they were intended to be? ... It was a major aid to navigation in 1716, and that's exactly what it's doing today."
"07.09.2016 04:30:30" bigstory.ap.org Execution drop makes some think death penalty is fading away WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the death penalty in America gradually dying? There have been just two executions since May 1 and the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low. Execution drug shortages, sometimes grotesque errors… Execution drug shortages, sometimes grotesque errors in death chambers and legal challenges to sentences imposed by judges have contributed to a dramatic decline in the number of states that are carrying out executions.
"07.09.2016 02:32:10" bigstory.ap.org Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth After watching more than 2,750 sunrises from above the Earth, three crew members of the International Space Station returned to the planet for a sparkling sunrise back on Earth Wednesday. A record-setting American astronaut… "Everything went very smoothly, very normally."
"07.09.2016 00:58:02" bigstory.ap.org AP EXCLUSIVE: Study finds inequality unchanged in Hollywood Despite widespread attention over diversity in the movie business, a new study finds that little is changing in Hollywood for women, minorities, LGBT people and others who continue to find themselves on the outside of an… "We're seeing entrenched inequality."
"07.09.2016 00:38:08" bigstory.ap.org Feds take most humpback whales off endangered species list HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals. The move applies to… "Today's news is a true ecological success story."
"06.09.2016 19:32:05" bigstory.ap.org 15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity we forged broke apart NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared… After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere. But that cohesion feels vanishingly distant as the 15th anniversary arrives Sunday.
"06.09.2016 09:31:49" bigstory.ap.org From remote stronghold, Haiti fugitive seeks political power PESTEL, Haiti (AP) — Fishermen gathered eagerly at a rickety wooden pier to welcome a boat carrying Haiti's most divisive and provocative political candidate. The crowd quickly cleared a path as Guy Philippe stepped to… Loved by some, loathed by others - Guy Philippe seeks political power in Haiti that would give him immunity from arrest and prosecution.
"06.09.2016 08:38:35" bigstory.ap.org DIVIDED AMERICA: In recovery, many poor schools left behind WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Consider Waukegan and Stevenson, two Illinois school districts separated by 20 miles — and an enormous financial gulf. Stevenson, mostly white, is flush with resources. The high school has five… The AP found that aid to local districts from the federal government surged after the economic downturn, as part of the stimulus, but then receded.
"06.09.2016 08:04:43" bigstory.ap.org Black Lives Matter partners with charity in sign of growth LOS ANGELES (AP) — Black Lives Matter, which two years ago grew out of street protests and a social-media hashtag, has quietly established a legal partnership with a California charity in a sign of the movement's growth… The formal relationship between the national Black Lives Matter network and the San Francisco-based International Development Exchange represents another side of group that many Americans recognize for its demonstrations against police shootings of
"06.09.2016 07:32:54" bigstory.ap.org How the American unity forged after Sept. 11 broke apart NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared… "I wish that we truly remembered ... like we said we'd never forget."
"06.09.2016 06:14:59" bigstory.ap.org In death, a Kashmir rebel becomes what India has long feared SHAAR-I-SHALLI, India (AP) — Go to the villages of south Kashmir and they'll tell you stories about Burhan Wani, the militant commander shot by security forces as he tried to escape through the back door of an isolated… In death, Burhan Wani has become something that India has long feared: a homegrown Kashmiri militant openly lionized across the embattled region, a powerful symbol against Indian rule who has united Kashmir's many factions.
"06.09.2016 05:28:30" bigstory.ap.org Philippine president regrets "son of a bitch" remark VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday expressed regret over his "son of a bitch" remark while referring to President Barack Obama. In a statement read out by his spokesman, Duterte said… Even though Duterte's latest comment does not amount to an apology, the expression of regret is a rare instance when the tough-talking leader has expressed contrition for his remarks that often slide into profanity.
"05.09.2016 19:37:12" bigstory.ap.org Duterte tells Obama not to question him about killings MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned President Barack Obama on Monday not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when they meet in Laos during… Duterte said if Obama asked him about extrajudicial killings of suspected drug users and dealers, he would swear at him.
"05.09.2016 12:42:30" apnews.com What ifs -- What could go wrong (or right) before Election Day? What ifs -- What could go wrong (or right) before Election Day? As the clock counts down, @AP looks at the "What ifs." What could go wrong (or right) before Election Day?
"05.09.2016 10:54:25" bigstory.ap.org Multiple bomb blasts in Syrian cities kill at least 38 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — At least 38 people were killed in a string of bombings inside government territory in Syria, state media reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, which… Carnage in government-held areas in Syrian cities after a series of bombings.
"05.09.2016 09:31:50" bigstory.ap.org WHY IT MATTERS: Student Debt WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are getting buried by student debt — causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leaving taxpayers at risk as many loans go unpaid. The statistics… #WhyItMatters: Education loans make it more difficult to buy a home.
"05.09.2016 09:22:04" bigstory.ap.org Obama, Putin, agree to continue seeking deal on Syria HANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday failed to force a breakthrough in negotiations over a cease-fire for Syria, but agreed to keep looking for a path to provide… No Syria deal yet: The strategy has hinged on Washington and Moscow agreeing to closer militarily coordination against extremist groups operating in the war-ravaged nation.
"05.09.2016 09:15:58" bigstory.ap.org What if? There's still time for drama before Election Day WASHINGTON (AP) — What could go possibly go wrong? (Or right?) It's the Labor Day question that keeps presidential candidates up at night. Nine weeks from Election Day, the electoral math favors Democrat Hillary Clinton.… Both Clinton and Trump know there are countless ways the trajectory of this uncommonly volatile presidential campaign still could shift in unexpected ways.
"05.09.2016 09:00:12" bigstory.ap.org What If: Could a debate smackdown shake up the election? WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for some must-see TV. The fall debates are always a big part of any presidential campaign. But with many 2016 voters underwhelmed by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this year's debates… Over the past half-century, American general-election debates have offered plenty of moments of televised high drama — but knockouts are rare.
"05.09.2016 08:09:27" bigstory.ap.org Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick's… "It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he's standing for right now."
"05.09.2016 07:03:00" bigstory.ap.org Young activists ride anti-China mood to win Hong Kong vote HONG KONG (AP) — A new wave of young Hong Kong activists seeking to change the way the southern Chinese city is governed by Beijing emerged Monday as the big winners of legislative elections. Record turnout in Sunday's… The newcomers pulled off their startling victories by capturing a rising tide of anti-China sentiment as they challenged formidably resourced pro-Beijing rivals.
"05.09.2016 05:19:14" bigstory.ap.org Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say BEIJING (AP) — The giant panda, one of the symbols of China, is off the endangered list thanks to aggressive conservation efforts. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said in a report released Sunday that… Animal groups hailed the recovery of the bamboo-gobbling, black-and-white bear that has long been a symbol of China and the global conservation movement.
"04.09.2016 17:50:25" bigstory.ap.org Far from glamorous majors, minor leaguers pinch pennies NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after the New York Mets took him in the 19th round of the baseball draft this June, Gary Cornish boarded a 6:40 a.m. flight from Phoenix to John F. Kennedy Airport, took his physical and checked… "They're stuffing six guys into a two-bedroom apartment, sleeping on air mattresses," said a former minor leaguer and lawyer who's suing for fair pay.
"04.09.2016 15:44:35" bigstory.ap.org 4 Hours in Huntington: how the heroin epidemic choked a city HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — He found the woman slumped over the steering wheel, an empty syringe on the floorboard and her skin dulling to a purplish blue. Dave McClure, an EMS supervisor, counted four faint breaths per minute.… "They were all dropping the same time, like boom boom boom boom boom," said one resident about an August day when 28 people overdosed in just 4 hours.
"04.09.2016 12:53:03" bigstory.ap.org On Road to 270, Arizona is home to best chance for a spoiler PHOENIX (AP) — If Hillary Clinton carries Arizona in November, there's a good chance it won't be because Democrats on their own have flipped a reliable GOP state they hope to win consistently someday. Instead, Clinton… "Donald Trump has managed to make this an interesting state in terms of presidential politics, and not in the way that Republicans have wanted," says Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake.
"04.09.2016 09:29:41" bigstory.ap.org Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, honoring the tiny nun who cared for the world's most destitute and holding her up as a model for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries… By canonizing her during his Jubilee Year of Mercy, Francis is making her the icon of his entire pontificate.
"04.09.2016 07:56:28" bigstory.ap.org May warns of 'difficult times' as UK prepares to exit the EU LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that Britain faces some "difficult times" as it prepares to leave the European Union following the June referendum. She told the Andrew Marr Show in an interview… Not all would be "plain sailing" as Britain withdraws from the 28-nation bloc.
"04.09.2016 05:48:17" bigstory.ap.org US, Russia close on Syria deal, but Obama says not there yet HANGZHOU, China (AP) — The United States is skeptical an agreement with Russia to decease violence in Syria can work but will keep pursuing it nonetheless, President Barack Obama said Sunday as negotiators from both countries… Washington, Moscow still have "grave differences" about what's needed to end Syria's civil war.
"03.09.2016 23:08:41" bigstory.ap.org Officials: Remains found are those of boy kidnapped in 1989 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Remains found in central Minnesota in recent days are that of Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy who was abducted in 1989, authorities said Saturday in an announcement that provided some long-awaited… Jacob was kidnapped from a rural road on Oct. 22, 1989, near his home in St. Joseph, about 80 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
"03.09.2016 21:01:07" bigstory.ap.org Clinton enters fall with key advantages in White House race COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two months from Election Day, Hillary Clinton has a clear edge over Donald Trump in nearly every measure traditionally used to gauge success in presidential races. She's raising huge sums of money… Clinton has multiple paths to the 270 electoral votes needed to win, but Trump's campaign believes there are pockets of voters eager to be persuaded not to back her.