• Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many

    Updated: 2 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha has killed and wounded dozens of people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees had no...

  • GOP candidates woo donors, Koch warns government must shrink

    Updated: 11 min ago

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Five Republican presidential candidates wooed donors at a weekend retreat where billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if conservatives don't rally others to their cause by demanding a smaller, less-intrusive government "History...

  • Pro-Bush super PAC received $1M from Florida power company

    Updated: 13 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light. Bush, a leading Republican contender, knows the...

  • Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads

    Updated: 18 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide,...

  • 5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

    Updated: 22 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed...

  • Loyd starting to feel more comfortable in the WNBA

    Updated: 24 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jewell Loyd is beginning to pick up the nuisances of the WNBA. The league's top pick in this season's draft started out the season slowly, only scoring in double figures once in her first eight games. Since a 21-point performance in Tulsa she's picked up her scoring,...

  • LEADING OFF: Price Jays debut; Burnett to doc; Cubs-Pirates

    Updated: 33 min ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ PRICE DEBUT David Price (9-4) makes his Toronto debut as the Blue Jays begin a pivotal series against wild-card rivals Minnesota. Price is 7-0 with a 3.86 ERA in nine career starts at Rogers Centre. His opponent will...

  • Nearly 60 donors give one-third of all 2016 campaign cash

    Updated: 35 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those...

  • IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping

    Updated: 38 min ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. Bach said it is up to the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate...

  • Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban

    Updated: 43 min ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country. The statement from President Ashraf Ghani's office...

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