AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any...

In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's...

O'Malley, Morrison shine late, lift Seattle over Astros 8-3

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston was tied with the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning on Wednesday night when Astros reliever Pat Neshek did something he had not done in his nine years in the majors.

Neshek...

Q&A: What to look for with Guatemala's embattled president

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemala judge has ordered President Otto Perez Molina to appear before a judge after Congress withdrew immunity of office this week, moving forward on his possible prosecution in a customs...

Teens take on preservation work at national monuments

AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) — A crew of Native American youth has spent the summer helping on a preservation project at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.

The project is part of the...

Giving up the long ball hurts Cards in 4-3 loss to Nationals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler Lyons did well enough as a fill-in starter for the St. Louis Cardinals, Brandon Moss hit another mammoth home run and the offense erased a seventh-inning deficit for the third straight...

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men...

French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of tractors were descending on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers blocking highways to express their anger over falling French food prices and high taxes.

They are...