World News

Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

Aug 21, 2017

Sen. John McCain is keeping a rigorous agenda while on break from Congress, despite recently being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer

General News

Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

Aug 21, 2017

Sen. John McCain is keeping a rigorous agenda while on break from Congress, despite recently being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer

Guam official says the island is calm despite NKorea threat

Aug 21, 2017

The lieutenant governor of Guam has reassured Japanese that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea

The Latest: Tillerson talks strategy with regional ministers

Aug 21, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken with the foreign ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India as President Donald Trump prepares to unveil his new strategy for the Afghan war

Elections

German nationalists try reviving migration as election topic

Aug 21, 2017

Germany's nationalist AfD party, which lately has been sagging in polls, is making efforts to bring migration issues back to the people's minds as the country is getting closer to national elections on Sept. 24

AP Explains: How ban on dual-citizen lawmakers vexes Aussies

Aug 21, 2017

Australia's 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament has become a major political problem that not so long ago the country didn't know it had and could now struggle to fix

Trump's neo-Nazi rally comments thrust GOP doubts into open

Aug 21, 2017

Republicans across the country voice worry over Trump's self-discipline, governing capability

Economy

US stock indexes hold steady after back-to-back down weeks

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. stock indexes were little changed in midday trading on Monday, holding relatively steady following back-to-back losses for the Standard & Poor's 500 index over the last two weeks.

Asian shares mixed ahead of Korean drills, banker meeting

Aug 21, 2017

Asian stocks are mixed as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

Aug 19, 2017

Responding to Trump's remarks about white supremacist violence could sidetrack Democrats from issues important to a wider range of voters in 2018 midterm elections

Industries

The Latest: Pentagon chief confirms Navy probe of accidents

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirms that the Navy will conduct a broad investigation into the collision in Southeast Asia between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker, and other recent Navy accidents at sea

Walmart expands grocery service with Uber to 2 more markets

Aug 21, 2017

Walmart expands grocery service with ride-hailing service Uber to 2 more markets as it steps up its game against online leader Amazon.com

AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

Aug 21, 2017

Person with knowledge of negotiations tells AP: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year extension

Environment

Australia's tour match in Bangladesh canceled after flooding

Aug 21, 2017

Australia's two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been canceled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground

10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker

Aug 21, 2017

At least 10 U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in two months

Housing a top priority for California lawmakers after recess

Aug 20, 2017

Addressing California's housing shortage will be a top priority for state lawmakers when they return from their summer recess Monday

Cultures

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

Aug 19, 2017

Responding to Trump's remarks about white supremacist violence could sidetrack Democrats from issues important to a wider range of voters in 2018 midterm elections

Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

Aug 19, 2017

President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture-war debate

Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing

Aug 17, 2017

Amid tight security, Afghan models promote traditional clothing of country's ethnic groups in rare Kabul fashion show

Engineering

In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

Aug 15, 2017

US manufacturing faces a new jobs challenge: Not enough qualified workers for increasing automation and advanced technology

Experts: Lives at risk if no sleep tests for train engineers

Aug 9, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's disappointed two other U.S. agencies have scrapped plans to test train engineers and truck drivers for a fatigue-inducing disorder

Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges

Jul 25, 2017

Girl Scouts of the USA introduce 23 new badges to further nudge girls as young as 5 to embrace science, engineering, technology and math

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