• Saudi king leaves France after 8-day stay after controversy

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after weeks of controversy surrounding the closure of a public beach during his stay, the top state official in the area said on Monday. Sub-prefect Philippe Castanet said that the small, isolated beach...

  • Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts are trying to determine whether the part comes from the plane, which disappeared on...

  • US teen Ledecky improves her own world record in 1,500 free

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — American teenager Katie Ledecky has improved her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the swimming world championships. The 18-year-old Ledecky completed the marathon-like race in 15 minutes, 27.71 seconds — shaving 0.65 seconds off the mark she set at...

  • Ex-NFL player Hollier to speak against mental health stigmas

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Former NFL player Dwight Hollier is scheduled to deliver the keynote at an event in Detroit that exposes stigmas given to people with mental disorders. The program will be held Tuesday at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Farmington Hills-based Community...

  • GOP candidates woo donors, Koch warns government must shrink

    Updated: 6 hr 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: 6 hr 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: 6 hr 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: 6 hr 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: 6 hr 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: 6 hr 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...

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