US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern… Continue reading

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container… Continue reading

Boston-bound airline pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first… Continue reading

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors Tara Saracina seeing if she wants to evacuate  in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

‘Fire hose’ of moisture hits S. Carolina; 12 killed

COLUMBIA, S.C. — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.Authorities struggled to… Continue reading

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors Tara Saracina seeing if she wants to evacuate  in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about no girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not… Continue reading

Law student sues CIA over data on Salvadoran Army officer

SEATTLE — A University of Washington law school student has filed a federal Freedom of Information lawsuit alleging the CIA has illegally withheld information about… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, search and rescue team members carry a body after it was found along Pine Creek, in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah.  Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Zion National Park probes run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, search and rescue team members carry a body after it was found along Pine Creek, in Zion National Park, near Springdale, Utah.  Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon on Sept. 15 before a panel assesses what can be done to keep a growing number of visitors safe when spectacular natural settings turn perilous. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Student injured in Seattle bus crash sues duck boat operator

SEATTLE (AP) — A 21-year-old college student who was injured in a deadly bus crash sued the operator of an amphibious vehicle and the company… Continue reading

Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three… Continue reading

A man walks past damaged cars in Biot, near Cannes, France on Sunday. Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing.

French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

ANTIBES, France — In a matter of minutes, torrential rains transformed the postcard-perfect French Riviera into a terrifying flood zone, leaving at least 16 dead,… Continue reading

A man walks past damaged cars in Biot, near Cannes, France on Sunday. Sudden heavy rains around the French Riviera have killed at least 10 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, and left six missing.
A helicopter flies over the Congaree River, swollen with floodwaters, near the Gervais Street bridge in West Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings… Continue reading

A helicopter flies over the Congaree River, swollen with floodwaters, near the Gervais Street bridge in West Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

San Francisco’s last gun store closing doors for good

SAN FRANCISCO — The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate… Continue reading

Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College on Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon.

Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A gunman opened fire inside a classroom at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in… Continue reading

Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College on Thursday in Roseburg, Oregon.

Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of Filipino children, some as young as 9 years old, risk their lives by working in illegal, small-scale gold mines under… Continue reading

India arrests 8 for killing Muslim over beef rumor

BISARA, India — Indian police arrested eight people and were searching for two more Wednesday after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and… Continue reading

In this image made from video provided by Homs Media Centre, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises Wednesday after airstrikes by military jets in Talbiseh of the Homs province, western Syria. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time on Wednesday, targeting what Moscow said were Islamic State positions. U.S. officials and others cast doubt on that claim, saying the Russians appeared to be attacking opposition groups fighting Syrian government forces.

Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

MOSCOW — Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow’s role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting… Continue reading

In this image made from video provided by Homs Media Centre, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, smoke rises Wednesday after airstrikes by military jets in Talbiseh of the Homs province, western Syria. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time on Wednesday, targeting what Moscow said were Islamic State positions. U.S. officials and others cast doubt on that claim, saying the Russians appeared to be attacking opposition groups fighting Syrian government forces.
The Palestinian flag flies in the wind after a Rose Garden ceremony at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday. Following a vote in November 2012, the U.N. recognized Palestine as a state with non-member status and as a result it was permitted to raise its flag outside the U.N. for the first time on Wednesday.

Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel

UNITED NATIONS — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements that have defined relations with Israel… Continue reading

The Palestinian flag flies in the wind after a Rose Garden ceremony at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday. Following a vote in November 2012, the U.N. recognized Palestine as a state with non-member status and as a result it was permitted to raise its flag outside the U.N. for the first time on Wednesday.
AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis touches the cheek of a young girl as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to Andrews Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Vatican observers question clerk’s visit with pope

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay… Continue reading

AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis touches the cheek of a young girl as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to Andrews Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

No shutdown: Bill OK’d to keep gov’t open

WASHINGTON — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open —… Continue reading

Oklahoma delays execution; drug didn’t match protocols

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin postponed at the last minute Wednesday the execution of an inmate who claims he’s innocent, after prison… Continue reading