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Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. More>>

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AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

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AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. More>>

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

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French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. More>>

US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science

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An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden. More>>

Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race

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Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are making their final pushes ahead of Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. More>>

After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions

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Wounded by allegations of sexual misconduct with teens, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore has largely disappeared from the traditional campaign trail in the race for U.S. Senate, relying on surrogates and social media. More>>

Boring machine catches fire in Austrian tunnel, 18 in hiding

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Austrian media are reporting that a tunnel-boring machine has caught fire at the construction site of a tunnel under the Alps that will link Austria with Italy. More>>

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

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Israel's defense minister is calling for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents carried out violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Trial begins against suspects in Istanbul nightclub attack

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Trial against dozens of suspects, including the alleged shooter in the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul killing 39 people, has begun. More>>

France to name winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

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A group of U.S.-based climate scientists are about to win multi-year grants worth more than $1 million each to relocate to France instead. More>>

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing. More>>

A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

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AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving. More>>

Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

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Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled over 26 years despite decades of safety concerns. More>>

Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur

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New research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear. More>>

Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

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U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if newer, sometimes pricier 3-D mammograms really improve screening for breast cancer. More>>

US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

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Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states. More>>

Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

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Russian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. More>>

Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

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Republican Eric Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and promoting them on Facebook. More>>

The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar in first hours of trading

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Start of bitcoin futures trading overwhelms exchange. More>>

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires

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Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week. More>>

Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

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Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 victory over Ravens, run winning streak to eight. More>>

Nominations for 75th annual Golden Globes coming Monday

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Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced Monday morning from Beverly Hills, California. More>>

Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere

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Final preparations under way for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere, which features the return of Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's last role. More>>

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security. More>>

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

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The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information. More>>

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

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A major security based on bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularly and volatility this year, will begin trading on a major U.S. exchange for the first time on Sunday. More>>

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

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Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception. More>>

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change. More>>

EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science, dismissing criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to appease favored industries. More>>

Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

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Roy Moore's chief strategist is tying the Republican Senate candidate to President Donald Trump's star in Alabama. More>>

Princes William and Harry chose sculptor for Diana statue

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Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statute of their mother, Princess Diana, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. More>>

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

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A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. More>>

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

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Josh Gordon has his first touchdown in nearly four years for winless Cleveland Browns. More>>

Price hikes push health insurance shoppers into hard choices

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Some health insurance shoppers who make too much to receive income-based help paying their bill are struggling to stay insured heading into next year. More>>

3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

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Three people arrested over fire bomb attack on Swedish synagogue in Goteborg. More>>

Brexit secretary says a no-deal Brexit now less likely

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The man in charge of Britain's departure from the European Union says the chances the country will leave the 28-nation bloc with no trade deal "dropped dramatically" after the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on divorce terms last week. More>>

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

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Trump draws protests as he honors civil rights heroes, his commitment to their legacy at issue. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Who lays low in Alabama election run; Where sexual harassment comes with the job. More>>

A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

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US employers added robust 228,000 jobs last month, unemployment rate stayed 4.1 percent. More>>

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

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The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege that reportedly killed five because of lack of medical care. More>>

Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

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An Italian right-wing party leader has used a rally opposing easier citizenship for foreigners to seek more support in Italy's upcoming national election. More>>

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Video included

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Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. More>>

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

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Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996. More>>

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

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Person familiar with deal to AP: Yankees, Marlins working on Stanton trade. More>>

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel. More>>

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

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Heavy snow is causing road and travel disruption across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting roads and causing traffic accidents. More>>

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child. More>>

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California

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Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. More>>

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

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President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show. More>>

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

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A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over. More>>

Celebrity publicist Clifford dies during sex crimes sentence

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Britain's Ministry of Justice says former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died after collapsing in prison while serving his sentence for sexual assault. More>>

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

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Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore. More>>

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

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A winter storm has shrouded the Deep South in snow and threatened more overnight as it advances eastward. More>>

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

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Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo amid wave of anger over Trump's decision on Jerusalem. More>>

Western Europe hit by high winds, rain from Storm Ana

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Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain for Sunday as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic. More>>

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor. More>>

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

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Sen. Al Franken's resignation will open up a prized Senate seat for a temporary successor and a 2018 election. More>>

Prosecutor declines to charge officer in deaf man's killing

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Oklahoma prosecutor declines to charge officer in shooting death of deaf man holding a pipe. More>>

Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killing

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Video of white police officer shooting Walter Scott to death in 2015 was key to the 20-year sentence the officer received. More>>

The Latest: Mississippi flag protested at museum opening

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President Donald Trump has arrived in Mississippi to help open a museum dedicated to the state's role in the civil rights movement. More>>

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize. More>>

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations. More>>

Italy's left rallies to warn that fascism could return

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Italy's governing Democrats have led a rally to warn about the danger of fascism making a comeback. More>>

The Latest: Stormtroopers, droids start 'Last Jedi' carpet

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The Latest: Fans, some in masks and others clutching Porgs, amass outside 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere site. More>>

Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout. More>>

Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car

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Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. More>>

Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks Video included

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An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people. More>>

Ohio couple told again to get rid of 'support' goats

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An Ohio couple who say their three goats have helped ease the husband's depression has been ordered once again to get rid of them. More>>

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

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A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets. More>>

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

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President Donald Trump is warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win a hard-fought Alabama Senate campaign. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation shows that the top editor of the National Enquirer and Us Weekly was investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct at two companies in scarcely one year. More>>

This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

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This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter. More>>

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

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The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County. More>>

The Latest: Macron hails late rocker as 'a part of France'

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France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a public concert - all under intense security. More>>

Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

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Shocking week that saw three members of Congress quit amid sexual harassment accusations could give Dems a political weapon in 2018. More>>

American evangelist leads rare event in communist Vietnam

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More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham. More>>

14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

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One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United States, its remaining member. More>>

Moore accuser: Expert confirmed his 1977 yearbook signature

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An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 says a paid handwriting expert found his signature in her yearbook to be authentic. More>>

Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama

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President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate. More>>

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

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Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many fear overnight freeze

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The season's first snow and a wintry mix of precipitation are in the forecast around the South, cauing alarm among people who are not accustomed to the white stuff. More>>

UK, EU hail Brexit breakthrough despite unresolved questions

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with top European Union officials to make a final push to expand talks on her country leaving the bloc to the vital issues of future relations and trade. More>>

Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has produced hundreds of thousands of documents, copied 36 electronic devices and 2,000 "hot" documents in the government's case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. More>>

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. More>>

New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

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Scientists unveil a tiny dinosaur that looks like Dr. Seuss glued it together with the features of a duck, swan, croc, ostrich and penguin. More>>

Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

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California's newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day. More>>

The Latest: EU's Tusk sees better ties with new Polish PM

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Poland's parliament has passed a bill that will change how the country's Supreme Court functions, a step critics see as an erosion of judicial independence under the populist Law and Justice party. More>>

Court: 'Making a Murderer' defendant's confession stands

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A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison. More>>

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. More>>

The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

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Arizona officials are trying to figure out when to hold special elections to pick a midterm replacement for Republican Rep. Trent Franks. More>>

North Carolina steps in on child abuse cases involving sect

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North Carolina's child welfare agency will now review every new allegation of abuse involving a controversial church that has been the focus of an Associated Press investigation exposing years of physical and emotional mistreatment of congregants. More>>

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. More>>

Accusations of misconduct followed top gossip editor

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An Associated Press investigation reveals that the top editor at National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc., who previously faced allegations of sexual misconduct at the gossip news giant, was also accused of harassing behavior at another employer. More>>

Polish govt gets more power over the courts, defying EU

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Poland's outgoing prime minister says she will hold a job in the new government that is to be led by current Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. More>>

Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

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Like President Trump, Roy Moore is breaking all the rules of modern-day politics in turbulent Senate campaign. More>>

Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump

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A Slovenian magazine has apologized to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she worked as a high-end escort while working as a fashion model. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'

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Grammy Award-winner John Legend on fatherhood: 'You want people to have justice'. More>>

The Latest: Labour leader says 'wait and see' on Brexit deal

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is lauding a breakthrough in Brexit talks and says he will recommend expanding negotiations to future relations and trade. More>>

Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

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An Arkansas judge has halted the state from issuing new birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents. More>>

Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

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The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding its investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. More>>

US team still planning for Olympics despite confusion

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The U.S. Olympic Committee still plans on bringing teams to the Pyeongchang Games next February despite U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley calling U.S. participation in the Olympics an "open question.''. More>>

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year. More>>

Brexit deal a much-needed win for UK's embattled Theresa May

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Few people will be more relieved at Friday's long-sought U.K.-EU deal on Brexit than British Prime Minister Theresa May. More>>

Lebanon PM seeks international support at Paris summit

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The United States says it will voice support for Lebanon's "sovereignty, stability and independence" during a gathering of world diplomats in Paris. More>>

Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings start in Jan

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Gay marriage in Australia has become a law as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: San Diego area is latest front of southern California wildfire fight; Palestinian groups call for mass protests on Trump's Jerusalem decision; Britain and the European Union say they are moving to new phase of Brexit talks. More>>

Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

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A Michigan sports doctor who admits he molested gymnasts and kept a staggering collection of child pornography is getting the first of three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for decades. More>>

2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

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A judge has sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach. More>>

Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

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A former priest has been convicted of the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. More>>

White ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

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A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death. More>>

Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

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Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago. More>>

Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

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Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. More>>

'Not a drill': Students hid in classrooms as shooter kills 2

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Authorities say a shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead. More>>

Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

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Southern California wind warning reaches unprecedented purple or "extreme' level, pushing wildfire danger into uncharted territory. More>>

Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

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Palestinians, Israelis and wider Middle East brace for fallout after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. More>>

Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

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Deion Jones made an interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, setting up a three-way race for the title in the NFC South. More>>

Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

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Police say three people have died in a stabbing attack at a prominent shrine in Tokyo, including the head priest and the attacker, who apparently took his own life. More>>

Australian prime minister rushes gay marriage into law

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Gay rights have advocates celebrated outside Australia's Parliament House in anticipation of same-sex marriage being legalized within hours. More>>

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

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Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. More>>

Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation

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Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio shouldn't have dismissed him last week without investigating what the radio station has called "multiple allegations.". More>>

Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with his arrival overshadowed by comments he made on the eve of his visit concerning the peace treaty that determined regional borders. More>>

Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appears on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him over mounting allegations of sexual misconduct. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Minnesota's Al Franken to quit Senate; House, Senate pass stopgap spending bill; unrest follows US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump

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A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her. More>>

AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Senate approves bill to avert shutdown Video included

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The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over. More>>

FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

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FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency. More>>

Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

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Modern low-dose birth control pills, available since the 1990s, have fewer side effects than the earliest oral contraceptives. More>>

Poland: Time abroad, in finance seen as assets of PM nominee

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Finance minister tapped to be Poland's next prime minister has economic and international experience seen as assets amid criticism from other European Union members. More>>

The Latest: Walter Scott's family finally sees justice

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A federal judge has ruled that a former South Carolina officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death. More>>

The Latest: Michigan sports doctor gets 60 years in prison

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A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts. More>>

The Latest: Sanders says no discrepancy between Trump, Wray

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FBI Director Chris Wray is defending his law enforcement agency amid persistent criticism from President Donald Trump. More>>

Pantone picks deep purple 'Ultra Violet' as color of year

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Look for it in the purple rain: Pantone picks deep 'Ultra Violet' as color of the year. More>>

On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home Video included

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Trump sees decision on Jerusalem as important way to make good on a promise to his political base. More>>

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister. More>>

Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees

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Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees. More>>

Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

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The administration of President Donald Trump is certifying Honduras' progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption even as the country struggles with a deepening electoral crisis. More>>

NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

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Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024. More>>

Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

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Some GOP lawmakers are offering brutal assessments about parts of their massive tax packages, even as the legislation speeds toward approval in the Republican-controlled Congress. More>>

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Garrison Keillor story

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An attorney for former "The Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor says MPR to "set the record straight" about the allegations against the humorist. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Mideast braces for fallout from Trump's move on Jerusalem; California wind, and fire danger, hits unprecedented high; Sen. Al Franken faces fresh accusations, weighs future. More>>

Putin undecided whether to run as an independent or not

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The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president has not decided yet whether to run for office next year as an independent candidate or secure support of the ruling party. More>>

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

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North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticize a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea. More>>

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. More>>

As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation Video included

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Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006. More>>

Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect has intensified the attention on a legal showdown before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration's efforts. More>>

Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown Video included

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Top Republicans are trying to quell GOP divisions and line up support for a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown Saturday. More>>

Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California Video included

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The same vicious winds that were making three Southern California wildfires so destructive were also making the firefight itself more difficult by keeping water-dropping planes and helicopters grounded. More>>

Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

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A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions. More>>

The Latest: 5 register opposition to Australian bill

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The Australian Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage, following a divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change. More>>

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery Video included

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Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage. More>>

Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions Video included

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Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences if President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric. More>>

UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

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Senior United Nations official and North Korea's foreign minister hold talks in Pyongyang on the second full day of the rare, high level U.N. visit. More>>

Latest: Keillor attorney: MPR must 'set the record straight'

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Garrison Keilor's attorney says the humorist is aware of only one woman making allegations of inappropriate behavior against him and wants the president of Minnesota Public Radio to "set the record straight" on that point. More>>

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday declared his intention to seek re-election next March, the vote he appears certain to win. More>>

House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

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The Republican-controlled House is taking up a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. More>>

Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique Video included

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Jerusalem, newly crowned by US as capital of Israel, is unique in many ways. More>>

As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines

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As North Korea hosts a senior U.N. official, a look at the ways it is engaging the world that don't involve launching long-range missiles. More>>

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

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Rare skeleton of human ancestor displayed in South Africa; said to be 3.6 million years old. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Sen. Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation; LA poised to become largest US city with recreational pot; NFL's Goodell signs 5-year contract extension. More>>

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids Video included

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Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids. More>>

America's homeless population rises for first time in years Video included

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A surge in homelessness on the West Coast has pushed the annual national count to nearly 554,000, the first time the number has gone up since 2010. More>>

6 women file lawsuit alleging 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

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Six women sue Harvey Weinstein, seek to represent class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of assault victims. More>>

The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign

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Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign. More>>

Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. More>>

Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals

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Hundreds of thousands of poor people detained in hospitals because they can't pay: New report. More>>

The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill

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Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty says Republicans are catering to gun industry lobbyists by combining a bill on background checks with one making it easier to carry concealed guns across state lines. More>>

Black political machine tested again in Atlanta mayor race

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The race for mayor in Atlanta is too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. More>>

79-foot Montana Christmas tree lit outside US Capitol

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A 79-foot Christmas tree that was transported more than 3,600 miles from Montana's Kootenai National Forest has been lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. More>>

'Silence Breakers' named Time magazine's Person of the Year

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The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. More>>

APNewsBreak: Accusers take on toxic culture in TV newsrooms

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Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news are banding together to form a support network aimed at changing newsroom culture. More>>

For Tillerson, a lonely job defending Trump's Jerusalem move Video included

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is getting hit from all sides as U.S. allies deplore President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. More>>

Trump's attacks put new FBI director in tough spot

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FBI Director Christopher Wray is facing a tough test four months into his leadership of the nation's premiere law enforcement agency. More>>

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