Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...


Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS group

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In a push at dawn, Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to retake the town of Hawija — one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq — from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s office. The operation began just two days after...


Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Japan Game Exhibition

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used...


THE NEXT ONE? 13-year-old hoops phenom invites AP on journey

The Kid

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates walks out a front door of Clague Middle School with just inches to spare. A wide smile tops his 6-foot-7, extra-lean frame. He’s holding a seventh-grade honor society certificate in his right hand. His braces gleam in the afternoon sun. Meet the best 13-year-old...


Hurricane Maria is a major hurricane again, regaining Category 3 strength near Dominican

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Maria is a major hurricane again, regaining Category 3 strength near Dominican Republic.


UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

UN Peacekeepers-Sex Abuse Scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) — She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe that day: A delegation from the United Nations was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her...


Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts

Mexico Earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her....


Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees’ violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a...


Leaders to tech firms at UN: Yank terror postings in 2 hours

United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online postings that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two. Convening world and tech leaders Wednesday at the United Nations, British Prime Minister Theresa May...


Iraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from Islamic State group.


Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island’s electrical grid, and...

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