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Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser to investigate Baltimore police

A former federal prosecutor who represented one of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers will lead an independent review of a corrupti...
16:04 23 October 2019

The Latest: Truck with 39 dead came to England from Belgium

LONDON — The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local):
15:28 23 October 2019

Uncertainties escalate for Fed as it weighs another rate cut

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve finds itself in an unusually delicate spot as it considers how much more to try to stimulate an economy that's still ...
15:07 23 October 2019

Jamaican citizens sue exclusive Yellowstone Club over wages

HELENA, Mont. — Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park s...
14:58 23 October 2019

Slowing global growthrowth hits Caterpillar in 3Q

NEW YORK — A slowing global economy is taking a toll on Caterpillar, which cut its outlook for the year Wednesday after profits and revenue slid in th...
14:30 23 October 2019

Boeing costs for 737 Max jump, profit falls short in 3Q

DALLAS — Boeing's third-quarter earnings fell 51% as it added another $900 million in costs for the troubled 737 Max and deliveries of new planes tumb...
14:11 23 October 2019

What’s next after Johnson’s goal of Brexit on Oct. 31 fades?

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's goal of taking Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 looks to have bitten the dust after lawmakers bloc...
14:08 23 October 2019

Ginsburg to receive $1 million Berggruen Prize

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the winner of this year's $1 million Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture.
14:07 23 October 2019

Tunisia’s new president sworn in, vows to fight corruption

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's newly elected president has been sworn in during a ceremony at the country's parliament.
12:14 23 October 2019

Russian forces deploy at Syrian border under new accord

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Russian military police began patrols on part of the Syrian border Wednesday, quickly moving to implement an accord with Turkey tha...
12:06 23 October 2019

Ballistics database helps bring Houston gang war into focus

HOUSTON — Kenneth Roberson's lyrics chronicled the gang violence he saw in his hometown of Houston.
11:20 23 October 2019

Spanish village gears up for dictator Franco’s remains

EL PARDO, Spain — For visitors wondering why a tranquil cemetery outside Madrid suddenly needs around-the-clock police security, the answer is simple:...
10:39 23 October 2019

Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

BAGHDAD — U.S troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are "transiting" and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq's defense ministe...
10:23 23 October 2019

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life.
9:49 23 October 2019

Q&A: How a woman’s death got tangled in Hong Kong politics

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Around Valentine's Day last year, the decomposing body of a pregnant Hong Kong woman, 21-year-old Poon Hiu-wing, turned up in the tal...
9:36 23 October 2019

Harris, colleagues seek Ukraine info via public records law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris and two of her Democratic Senate colleagues are trying to force the Trump administration to re...
9:13 23 October 2019

Putin aims to boost Moscow’s clout with Russia-Africa summit

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting dozens of leaders of African nations for the first-ever Russia-Africa summit, reflecting Moscow's...
8:49 23 October 2019

Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deployments

BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over repo...
8:41 23 October 2019

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed ...
7:22 23 October 2019

Body of missing Alabama girl found; 2 being charged

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are c...
6:28 23 October 2019

Scandal of absent Ghosn hangs over Nissan at Tokyo auto show

TOKYO — The Tokyo Motor Show opens this week with plenty of futuristic technologies but absent one of the auto industry's hugest influencers: Nissan's...
6:25 23 October 2019

Canada’s Trudeau wins reelection but faces a divided nation

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country, with his rock-star appeal from f...
5:49 23 October 2019

Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

CHICAGO — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis.
5:37 23 October 2019

Trump 2020 targeting Hispanic vote in nontraditional places

YORK, Pa. — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Hispanic voters i...
5:05 23 October 2019

WeWork co-founder pushed aside in $5B SoftBank takeover

NEW YORK — WeWork is accepting a financial rescue package that hands control of the company to Japanese tech giant SoftBank and pushes aside co-founde...
4:30 23 October 2019

Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels

SAN JUAN PARANGARICUTIRO, Mexico — Small-scale avocado growers armed with AR-15 rifles take turns manning a vigilante checkpoint to guard against thie...
4:00 23 October 2019

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

WASHINGTON — Stirring up painful memories of America's racist past, President Donald Trump on Tuesday compared the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry ...
2:32 23 October 2019

US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to ...
1:27 23 October 2019

Trump finds no simple fix in Syria, other world hotspots

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's plan to reverse America's involvement in "endless wars" has run up against a difficult truth: When it comes to n...
1:19 23 October 2019

Lori Loughlin, other parents charged again in college scheme

BOSTON — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband and nine other parents faced new federal charges Tuesday in a scandal involv...
0:13 23 October 2019