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The actor-director dealing with a 17-year-old rape case casting a storm over his new film has opened up in a new interview

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are announcing a final conference of its guerrillas to ratify peace accord reached this week with the government and prepare to make the transition to an unarmed political movement

A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder

Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says quarterback Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, and there is no timetable for his return

Turkey-allied Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish tanks, are clashing with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria, in direct confrontations that add a new complication to the Syrian conflict

Police say NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander when she was fatally shot while pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children

Turkey's official news agency says one Turkish soldier has been killed and three wounded in Syria

A former nun who knew one of the two nuns slain in Mississippi says she had always been interested in working with the "poorest of the poor."

Italians observe a day of national mourning as leaders join grieving families for a state funeral for 35 of the 291 people killed in Wednesday's quake

Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe

A woman who caused chaos aboard a subway train by releasing a container of crickets and worms says it was all a prank

Spanish police say they have dismantled an illegal immigration ring giving Chinese citizens Spanish residency permits through fake job contracts as domestic staff

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton in Iowa by focusing on agriculture, pointing to his support for a renewable fuel standard important to the state's corn growers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities

Voting closed in Gabon, where voters decided whether to maintain Bongo family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s

The owner of a potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal says the pig is in "pretty good" condition after being missing for six weeks from her Pennsylvania home

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns

A Civil War soldier misidentified when he was buried at an Ohio cemetery more than 150 years ago is to get a new headstone.

Authorities say the death toll in the earthquake that struck central Italy has risen to 291 after a man being treated in a hospital succumbed to his injuries

2 Guinea athletes did not return to the West African nation after competing at the Rio Olympics, says official

Ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through a grueling desert race in China

Swiss media report that a wingsuit flyer who fatally crashed in the Alps on Friday was broadcasting live on Facebook when the accident happened

The government is telling The Associated Press it won't finish before Election Day releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state

In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a young girl to survive

General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working

Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home

Zimbabwe police say they arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, Harare, as the president warned against an Arab Spring type of revolution

Witnesses and British emergency services say a truck has struck an overpass and collapsed a pedestrian bridge onto one of England's busiest highways, injuring one person

South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace

Russia's emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan

Turkey's state news agency says three former top Turkish diplomats have been jailed for their alleged involvement in the failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's state-run news agency says four soldiers have been wounded in the country's southeast after an attack by Kurdish militants

Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

Court papers show that an ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago

One of Britain's leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercise

Tunisian lawmakers have formed a new government led by Youssef Chahed that faces tough challenges to improve the North African country's economy and security

Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including one of two alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead

No one with a chance to U.S. team for the Ryder Cup wants to talk about it

Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died

After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression Saturday in his first game as a graduate transfer at California

Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to go with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Friday night in the series opener between NL division leaders

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries

Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series

Wilmer Flores launched a grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and even Bartolo Colon had two helpful hits while pitching the New York Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night

Turns out, Syndergaard is awfully fast on the racetrack, too

Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the killing of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi

A judge has ruled that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico

Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation

The UN Security Council is strongly condemning four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity

North Korea has expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test

The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed

The U.S. Marine Corps' new commander for the Pacific said Friday he aims to advance his predecessor's work helping allies and partners develop their skills storming beaches and moving forces ashore

The U.S. Marine Corps' incoming commander for the Pacific says he needs to carry on his predecessor's momentum on helping allies and partners develop their amphibious skills

An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, says Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico

A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said

The ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO says he made anti-Semitic remarks when the couple was trying to get their daughters into a private school

The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" has filed a motion seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent

LEADING OFF: Orioles check Jones' hamstring, Mets see about Matz's shoulder, Tigers try for 6th straight win

The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed

The government is telling The Associated Press it won't finish before Election Day releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

Organizers say the Oregon State Fair is the first state fair in the nation to allow living marijuana plants to go on public display

The New York Jets saluted the U.S. military by helping throw a green-and-white flag football game in Afghanistan

A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners

Federal prosecutors have charged dozens of Southern California postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes _ including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail

The oldest floating post office in the United States has run aground in New Hampshire

Alaska's largest city is nearing completion of a public art installation aimed at raising awareness of the grizzly and black bears that live nearby

The family of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was brutally murdered says the support and prayers of the community are helping them cope with the tragedy

Facebook is taking new steps to reduce the role of human judgment in its "Trending Topics" feature, which drew controversy earlier this year over claims the service was suppressing conservative views

A federal judge won't immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs

Alex Bowman has never finished in the top 10 in 72 starts at the Sprint Cup level, so this week's chance to race for Hendrick Motorsports in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s place gives him a rare opportunity to compete under the spotlight

Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge

Patrick Reed starts fast and hangs on for a 68 and a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

Floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded out of chest-deep waters earlier this month

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told entering Harvard Law School students on Friday that they shouldn't expect a predictable career path because life can take surprising turns

President Evo Morales and his political opponents trade recriminations over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a rural highway

Officials say a computer breach in a vendor's system that processes online sales of hunting and fishing licenses in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state exposed several million records containing buyers' personal information

A display of living pot plants is on display at the Oregon State Fair and organizers say it marks a first for any state fair in the nation

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries

Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith and stood up to her captors despite being tortured, raped and verbally abused

A Colorado mother enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell heard a scream and splash as her 2-year-old son slipped off their houseboat and into the water

Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska

A federal appeals court has revived a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchases the company's products and resells them in Canada at a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's

Biden, other officials announce government making $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along busy Northeast corridor

A new report says Texas allowed the drilling of oil and natural gas injection wells in some areas near drinking water sources starting more than three decades ago

The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire

American teen CiCi Bellis is back in the main draw at the U.S. Open

Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video

Correction: Climate Change-American Pika story

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish

Dozens of insurgents and their families begin evacuating a suburb of the Syrian capital Friday as part of a deal with government forces that ends a four-year siege and aerial campaign that left the area in ruins

Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake

The city-state's collaboration with a U.S. startup is ahead of initiatives by Uber and other companies.

The slayings of two nuns have plunged a poor, rural community in Mississippi into mourning and left a gaping hole in the health care system

Stocks end mostly lower, giving up earlier gains after Fed Chair Yellen said the case for raising interest rates has strengthened