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Singapore's defense minister says countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea

The fifth week of the college football season offers arguably the best lineup of games since the opening weekend

LEADING OFF: Colon tries to put Mets in playoffs, Blue Jays and Tigers in tight chase for AL playoff spot

Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass

There are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997

Memorable moments in the history of Turner Field

There are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997

In the morning session, the Americans swept their European counterparts

Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic

California regulators have changed course and in redrafted regulations released late Friday opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals

Key facts about El Cajon, California

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse, largely blue-collar California city of 104,000 people that has witnessed a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from Syria

A moment by moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday of an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man

Madison Bumgarner lined a two-run double to left in the sixth, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 to maintain their slim lead for the second NL wild card

Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family

Hurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain

Donald Trump's five-day feud with a former beauty queen is only the latest example of his insistence on airing and re-airing his grievances no matter the political cost

Jake Browning threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, Myles Gaskin added 100 yards and two scores, and No. 10 Washington was dominant on both sides, overwhelming No. 7 Stanford 44-6 on Friday night

Mormons are gathering in Salt Lake City to listen to speeches from church leaders at a twice-yearly conference

A man armed with a knife and said by family members to be bipolar died after a struggle with Pasadena police officers who were called to an apartment early Friday following reports of a disturbance

Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a "sex tape" featuring the former beauty queen with whom he's feuding

Patrick Murphy, a Democratic congressman with little name recognition, is struggling to stop Florida's GOP Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected

An Alabama judicial court has suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term for trying to defy the federal courts on gay marriage

Singapore's defense minister says countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea

Police have released two videos showing the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by an officer in a San Diego suburb

At least 100 people are out on the streets of El Cajon, California for a fourth night of protests of the police shooting of unarmed black man

From blades of grass to the big picture, David Ortiz discussed his career before his final regular-season series at Fenway Park

A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch _ and next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup

Ortiz hits tiebreaking 2-run homer in 7th as Red Sox top Blue Jays 5-3

Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven batters and Tim Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle to lead the Chicago White to a 7-3 win Friday night, handing the Twins their 103rd loss _ their most since moving to Minnesota

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are gathering information about what caused a commuter train to barrel through a station and crash into a barrier Thursday in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others

Giants left fielder Angel Pagan body-slammed a male fan who ran onto the field into the outfield grass at AT&T Park during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night

An Alabama judicial court has suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore for the remainder of his term for trying to defy the federal courts on gay marriage

A strike by the Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled its opening night gala

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raises the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts

Officials say the murder of Mexican film director Leon Serment and his producer wife's subsequent death are believed to have been contract killings arranged by their son

If newspaper endorsements equaled victory, Hillary Clinton would be in line for a historic landslide

Police have searched the home of a Connecticut woman who went missing at sea while on a fishing trip with her son

Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder Cup

A former "Power Rangers" actor charged with stabbing his California roommate to death with a sword has pleaded not guilty to murder

California regulators have changed course and in redrafted regulations released late Friday opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals

Prosecutors from around the world say the fight against sex trafficking is moving online as traffickers use popular websites to advertise sexual services

Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven Minnesota Twins batters Friday night

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is hinting at U.S. impatience with the Philippine government over inflammatory comments by President Rodrigo Duterte

Europe will mix and match pairings in Round 2 as Americans stand pat

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, say they will now release all the police video from the fatal shooting of a black man that resulted in riots in the city

Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two sexual assault laws in response to national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer for assaulting an unconscious woman

Dashboard audio from police vehicles indicates two police officers may have tried to run over a homeless man before fatally shooting him in Sacramento this summer

Stepping anew into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shames a former beauty queen for what he calls her "disgusting" sexual past

Donald Trump is out with a new ad starring his daughter, Ivanka, one of the GOP nominee's most effective advocates

Donald Trump suggests in a newly released videotaped deposition that his presidential campaign could boost business at his hotels and increase the value of his personal brand

Federal authorities have added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States

A New Mexico man convicted in the shooting death of a suburban Albuquerque police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday

A small town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America

Police say a 59-year-old man who wore a bikini fashioned out of see-through plastic wrap on a New Jersey beach is facing a criminal charge

No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons broke a bone in his right foot Friday during the Philadelphia 76ers' final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed star defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the rest of the season after back surgery

Damon Gupton has joined the cast of "Criminal Minds" after cast member Thomas Gibson was fired

Nearly 100 children were killed in a single week in Aleppo as Syrian and Russian warplanes seek to bombard into submission the rebel eastern districts of the city that have held out against Syrian government forces for five years

Officials at a Montana high school say two students were told to change out of shirts that said "White Power" on the front of one and "Redneck" with a picture of the Confederate battle flag on the other

The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman apparently launched a brazen and violent ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns, killing five soldiers on Friday

A woman is suing JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to Boston instead of to New York

NHL history and parity mean the odds are stacked against the Penguins repeating as Stanley Cup champions

The way some teams butcher time management makes you wonder how they get to the stadium on time

Two Democratic senators say nine states are violating federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election

The White House has rushed to correct a diplomatic blooper after an official transcript listed Jerusalem as part of Israel

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, a triathlete who has climbed Mount Everest, has released a letter from his doctor declaring him "extremely physically fit" with no medical issues

An Indiana woman accused of killing two of her children has been formally charged with two counts of murder

Eight Houston taco trucks are signing up voters ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election _ offering a side of civic engagement with the spicy fare they serve up daily

A Homeland Security Department official says hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial system

A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis

Federal investigators say the probe into a train that crashed into a rail station in New Jersey is in the fact-gathering phase and it may be up to two days before there is full access to the site

NJ Weedman says 'imbecile' prosecutor will 'make me a very rich man' – or make online criticism of any public figure a crime.

Cuban leaders are loudly protesting a program funded by the U.S. State Department that brought Cuban youth on a month-long visit to the United States

U.S. News breaks down the week's most notable economic updates.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was fined $48,620 by the NFL on Friday for his unnecessary roughness foul on New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard last week

Hillary Clinton is criticizing Donald Trump's Twitter tirade against a former beauty pageant winner, calling it "unhinged, even for him."

A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah and facing allegations involving the same woman in California was ordered during his first court appearance not to contact the alleged victim

The Chinese currency joins the elite basket of international currencies on Saturday.

A witness to a fatal police shooting that led to riots in Milwaukee confirms his friend was carrying a gun when he was killed

The 54th New York Film Festival kicked off Friday under gray autumn skies, cloaked by an unusual amount of topicality

Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor

Jimmie Johnson's championship push ended last season at Dover

Dick Enberg spent many Midwestern nights and Saturday afternoons listening to baseball and football broadcasts on the radio

There's always that one friend you're waiting on, amirite?

A 6-year-old boy remains in critical condition two days after authorities say a teenager wounded him when he opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse, largely blue-collar California city of 104,000 people that has witnessed a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from Syria

LeBron James stepped into free agent J.R. Smith's contract situation and said the Cavs need to sign the shooting guard


US stocks climb as banks trade higher after a steep drop the previous day

The president of the Ochsner Health Network explains how providers handle Louisiana's unique health care challenges.

Police in Seychelles say two American sisters found dead in their resort island villa died of excess fluid in their lungs



The man who got generations of hot dog lovers singing along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died

The Southern Conference is keeping four championships scheduled for North Carolina in the state

The GOP nominee discusses his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants in newly released footage.

Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity