AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed...

Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree _ except when they don't

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.

The rivals spent much of Thursday's sixth Democratic presidential debate in a respectful discussion of their...

Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.

The deal appeared to...

The Latest: European markets enjoy modest bounce at the open

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

8:20 a.m.

European stock markets have opened higher following a rebound in the price of oil and despite...

Italy mourns young academic, tortured, slain in Cairo

ROME (AP) — A tiny town in northern Italy has opened its homes to mourners arriving from afar for the funeral of a 28-year-old doctoral student who was tortured and slain in Egypt, where he was doing...

Congress bans import of forced labor products

A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in...

National Park Service announces Virginia battlefield grants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says $5.3 million in preservation funding is heading to 17 Civil War battlefields, primarily in Virginia.

The Park Service says the federal dollars from the Land...