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By Ali Sawafta and David Brunnstrom RAMALLAH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Palestinian officials expressed surprise on Saturday at a U.S. decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington unless the group enters peace negotiations with Israel, and said they would not surrender to
The Giants may be without their best remaining receiver when the Chiefs come to town on Sunday. New York has added receiver Sterling Shepard to the injury report as questionable with an illness. Shepard had not previously been on the report. Shepard leads the team in receiving yards with 475, and he'
A set up against a man he'd never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas. Federer was on course to reach his 11th final at the elite season-ending tournament when he cruised through the first set, but Goffin took advantage
If the Packers accomplish what a couple of weeks ago would have seemed to be unthinkable - staying in the playoff hunt with Brett Hundley and Joe Houlihan at quarterback until Aaron Rodgers returns to clinch a berth - maybe they can point to the moment Martellus Bennett forced his way out as the thing
NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.
Disney/Pixar has unveiled the first teaser trailer for "The Incredibles 2," which promises to bring back the superhero family last seen in 2004.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiations instead of an international initiative. "The international community should not complicate the situation," Wang said in
Well, sort of. The Pentagon's new RFP doesn't provide a whole lot of detail on what the Navy wants.
ATLANTA (AP) - A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said. The U.S. Navy announced a series of reforms this month aimed at restoring basic naval skills and alertness at sea after a review of deadly ship collisions in the Asia-Pacific region showed sailors were under-trained and over-worked. Seventeen sailors have been killed this year in two collisions with commercial vessels involving guided-missile destroyers, the Fitzgerald in June off Japan and then the John S. McCain in August as it approached Singapore.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal
Ivanka Trump's team attempted to dish out some Thanksgiving decoration tips via Twitter earlier this week.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Finnish experts are scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball that lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Euphoric crowds of several thousand people gathered in Zimbabwe's capital on Saturday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.
Devin Booker hit six 3-pointers while scoring 33 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time in three tries this season, 122-113 on Friday night. Alex Len had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Suns, who won for just the second time in eight games. Tyler Ulis added 16
Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making ...
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons. Song Tao, who heads
Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the UN-led Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for
Broncos general manager John Elway defended his embattled rookie head coach and his staff Friday night while laying the blame for Denver's five-game skid squarely on the shoulders of his underachieving players. Elway spoke to reporters after a rain-soaked ceremony outside Sports Authority Field
By David Shepardson and Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media. Trump's reversal came hours after his administration released a rule on Friday to allow hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the United States, which had been banned by the Obama administration. "Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts.
An Ohio Supreme Court justice who is campaigning to become governor of the state took to Facebook on Friday to reveal that he has been "sexually intimate" with 50 "very attractive females."
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.
Tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Gabby Douglas has stirred controversy for remarks toward fellow Olympian Aly Raisman, who claimed she was sexually abused by the former doctor for the U.S. women's gymnastics team.
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation
.@jaketapper: People in glass White Houses shouldn't throw stones.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so.
Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote.
Fashion designer Anne Eustis Pepper, known as Wendy Pepper to the many who watched her compete on "Project Runway," has died.
A dog who was abandoned by her owner at an airport has died of a "broken heart". The dog, called "Nube Viajera'' or Wandering Cloud by the vets who treated her, spent a month wandering around the terminal at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia hoping to be reunited with her owner. According to witnesses, she sniffed people at the airport before giving up the search and lying listlessly in a corner of the terminal. Nube viajera Credit: CEN Both passengers and workers offered the dog, who was no more than two years old, food - but she refused to eat. "It is presumed that she had an owner and a home and that they abandoned her because the dog never...
The head of Puerto Rico's power utility resigned Friday while facing scrutiny for the slow progress being made on restoring the island's power grid eight weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory.
Truck driver Matthew Garnett explains why he doesn't trust Tesla's prototype electric semi-truck.
Argentina's navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Enrique Balbi, told local television that as there was no indication of problems from the submarine, it could not yet be termed lost.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in spite of allegations that the former judge sexually assaulted multiple women.
By Justin Mitchell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks. "He will not step down," Kayla Moore said at a news conference on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery. "He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama." The former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice's campaign has been in turmoil since the Washington Post published a story last week detailing the accounts of three women who claim Moore pursued them while they were teenagers and he was...
Hunter McGrady says she's a little thicker these days and she DGAF.
Further investigation into allegations against Trump are not warranted, said the White House, because "people spoke very loud and clear" by electing him.
A new 20-year NASA timelapse taken from space shows in just a few minutes how life on Earth shapes the planet year by year.
For immigrants, the road to U.S. citizenship has always been a long and difficult one.
Republican candidate Roy Moore has slipped behind his Democratic opponent in polls of the Alabama Senate race for the first time, as his support erodes following allegations he made inappropriate sexual ...
By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business. With Canada's legalization of a multi-billion dollar marijuana
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the allegations of sexual assault against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are different from those President Donald Trump has faced because Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash ...
Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan. Investors have been hopeful that a tax bill under debate in Congress will boost corporate earnings and further fuel the stock market'
By Karen Freifeld and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday. Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that following payments by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the president began paying the bills and now wants to make the party "even." The expenses cover personal lawyers representing Trump before special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election, and whether Trump may...