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  • Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood insurance program to pay an influx of Harvey-related claims. But it rejects requests from ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump, Abe set golf date for start of US leader’s Asia tour

    TOKYO (AP) — Donald Trump will start his first trip to Asia as president next month in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Trump in a phone call Monday that a joint outing with Japanese pro Hideki Matsuyama has been set up for Nov. 5, according to a Japanese Foreign Ministry summary of ...
  • Kim Jong Nam

    Who killed Kim Jong Un’s half brother? Here’s what we know

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Eight months after the audacious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother, a Malaysian court is trying to unweave a complicated web of deception, political intrigue and cold-blooded brutality — a scheme allegedly cooked up by a network of North Koreans who have never, and almost certainly never will, set foot ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — House Republicans, with the urging of President Donald Trump, will strive to pass a budget this week so they can turn their attention to tax reform. Trump warned that action on tax reform is crucial to avoiding political failure in 2018. Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt ...
  • Shinzo Abe

    After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan’s leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan’s two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a news conference that he is committed to protect the Japanese people’s prosperity and peace from any contingency. He also ...
  • The Latest: IS oil production is greatly reduced since 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The U.S.-led coalition in Syria says the Islamic State group’s oil production has been reduced to less than $4 million per month. That’s from a peak of approximately $50 million per month since the coalition began operations against IS in 2014. The statement to the ...
  • Japan ruling party victory boosts Nikkei; rest of Asia mixed

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Monday in Asia, while Japan’s benchmark rose on the back of a parliamentary election victory by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats, who had promised stability and growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to 21,696.65. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.2 percent to 5,894.00. South Korea’s Kospi was flat at 2,490.05. ...
  • Al Hurricane, ‘Godfather of New Mexico music,’ dies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Hurricane, known as the “Godfather of New Mexico music” for developing a distinct sound bridging the state’s unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday. His son, Al Hurricane, Jr., told The Associated Press that his father died from complications related to a long battle against prostate cancer. Two of his daughters were at ...
  • No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow entertainers gathered to honor Letterman where he was receiving the Mark ...
  • Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Alan Jackson, the late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Country icon Loretta Lynn returned to the Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May to formally induct Jackson. Lynn, who cancelled her tour ...
  • Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

    Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. This will be Timberlake’s third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer. Timberlake performed ...
  • Officials: EF1 tornado tore part of Oklahoma casino roof off

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An overnight batch of severe storms spawned an EF1 tornado that tore part of a casino roof off in central Oklahoma during a concert and downed power lines and trees throughout the state, emergency managers said Sunday. The twister touched down in Cleveland County, one of several counties where National Weather Service officials were surveying damage ...
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush

    The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The five living former presidents have attended a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter called ...
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush

    Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. ...
  • No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow entertainers gathered to honor Letterman where he was receiving the Mark ...
  • Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city where branding is everything. “What happens here, stays here,” the official slogan advertising agency R&R Partners ...
  • The Latest: O’Reilly says he was one of many accused at Fox

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the parent company of the Fox News Channel saying it knew a news analyst had threatened to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Bill O’Reilly says after 21st Century Fox fired founding CEO Roger Ailes following harassment ...
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush

    The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The five living former presidents have attended a concert to benefit victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter called ...
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush

    Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. ...
  • Fox News duped by phony military hero, removes false story

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has removed a false story from its website, saying it was duped by an artist the network highlighted as a Vietnam veteran, a member of the first U.S. Navy SEAL team and a much-decorated war hero. The report, which aired Oct. 8, focused on 72-year-old glass artist John Garofalo, who “despite health issues” ...
  • Jack Phillips

    Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose their customers. They say that abiding by laws that bar discrimination based on sexual ...
  • James Toback

    38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. In the report, many of the women allege that Toback approached them on the streets of New York City and promised stardom. His meetings ...
  • A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry’s comedy sequel “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic “Geostorm,” the firefighter drama “Only the Brave” and ...
  • Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

    Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13. Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks ...
  • This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison?

    BROKE? NOPE. MAN SAYS HE’S PENNILESS, BUT DEPUTIES FIND $4K ON HIM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn’t pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Lawrence Knox swore he was indigent ...
  • Jim Thompson

    New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia’s most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand’s legendary silk king. The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never returned. Despite a massive search, no trace of Thompson was ever ...
  • Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

    TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another influential entertainment organization said Friday it would consider booting disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as another woman accused the Oscar winner of sexual abuse. The Television Academy, which bestows Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership. Weinstein, accused of sexually harassing and abusing numerous women over ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    The Latest: Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Los Angeles lawyer for an Italian actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a “humongous impact on her life” and she is extremely scared. Attorney David M. Ring told reporters Friday that his client ...
  • No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow entertainers gathered to honor Letterman where he was receiving the Mark ...
  • Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Alan Jackson, the late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Country icon Loretta Lynn returned to the Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May to formally induct Jackson. Lynn, who cancelled her tour ...
  • Kyle Busch

    Truex wins with heavy heart in Kansas elimination race

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. didn’t feel a sense of urgency to win Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway because of its playoff implications, not with his spot in the next round safe following a victory at Charlotte. No, the sense of urgency was much more personal. Truex learned overnight that one of the Furniture Row Racing team’s ...
  • Salvation Army receives donated urn filled with ashes

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains. The Portsmouth Herald reports the urn was donated last week. It’s bronze in color and is engraved “Richard L. Pettengill 1929-1981.” The store is holding onto the urn in an effort to return it to the deceased’s relatives. Portsmouth ...
  • The Latest: O’Reilly says he was one of many accused at Fox

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the parent company of the Fox News Channel saying it knew a news analyst had threatened to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Bill O’Reilly says after 21st Century Fox fired founding CEO Roger Ailes following harassment ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Fox renewed O’Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed O’Reilly’s contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst, Lis Wiehl. ...
  • UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles’s braids

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles — who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair” — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from the cover photo. The magazine ...