Nation

  • Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final...

  • Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career...

  • Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water

    MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster...

  • Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tommie Smith and John Carlos were proud to raise their gloved fists in a symbolic protest at the Olympics, and now they're proud that Colin Kaepernick and other athletes are staging national anthem protests to raise awareness about racial inequality and police brutality...

  • US economy grew at 1.4 percent rate in spring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the spring than previously reported, aided by new-found strength in business construction...

  • PepsiCo's drinks, snacks boost sales in North America

    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations...

  • State Police on scene of explosion at Camp Minden

    Louisiana State Police say a hazardous materials unit was investigating an explosion Thursday in northwest Louisiana at the same site where a company was previously accused of abandoning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant...

  • Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide...


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