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Tropical Storm Seymour getting stronger in the Pacific

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:01:03 -0700

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Seymour is getting stronger in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast and is expected to become a hurricane. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday have increased to near 65 mph (105 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is expected and Seymour is forecast to become a hurricane […]

Belgian region: unable to clear EU-Canada trade deal by Mon

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:56:04 -0700

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leader of the legislature of a small Belgian region that’s holding up a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada says the deal cannot be met by a Monday deadline. The EU and Canada want to sign the deal at an official summit in Brussels on Thursday but the […]

Robots at center of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:14:05 -0700

BEIJING (AP) — The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and “dance” as it plays Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips. China is showcasing its burgeoning robot industry at the five-day exhibition in […]

Philips net profit up 18 percent thanks to health care

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:13:04 -0700

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch electronics and health care giant Philips says net profit rose 18 percent to 383 million euros ($417 million) in the third quarter from the same three months last year as its health care technology portfolio recorded solid sales growth. The company, which is in the process of spinning off […]

Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, 5 aboard killed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:11:08 -0700

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. Part of the burning wreckage ended up […]

North Korea lashes out at threat of more sanctions

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:06:03 -0700

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials lashed out Monday at efforts in the United Nations to strengthen sanctions following the North’s latest missile launches and nuclear test in September. The officials told an Associated Press Television crew in Pyongyang that sanctions targeting the nuclear and missile tests are “criminal documents” and accused the […]

Dog alerts neighbors to fire, unconscious owner and pet

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:03:02 -0700

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal rescue group says a barking dog alerted neighbors to a first-floor blaze at a Philadelphia home where the dog and its owner were later found unconscious inside. The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the dog was uncharacteristically barking early Sunday, waking up neighbors who called 911 […]

Obama campaigns in Nevada, visits California

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:00:10 -0700

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is stepping up the pace of his campaign to boost Hillary Clinton as his successor while pushing as well for Democrats to retake the Senate, visting tightly contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers Monday in California. Getting into the Las Vegas spirit Sunday night, Obama told Nevadans they […]

With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:51:08 -0700

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders? “Consider what would happen,” Assange wrote in 2006, if one of America’s two major parties had their emails, faxes, campaign briefings, internal polls and donor data all exposed to public scrutiny. […]

WHERE THEY STAND: Clinton, Trump on the issues

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:49:05 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on three dozen issues: ABORTION Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in some way by the next president […]

Trump’s ‘nasty woman’ remark rallies Clinton voters

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:47:07 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — “Such a nasty woman.” Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week’s presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. But when DiVito heard Donald Trump say those four words to Hillary Clinton, she shot up in her seat. “The interruptions were so absurd, but […]

WHY IT MATTERS: Beneath the fury, issues that matter

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:45:10 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a presidential campaign about trust, temperament, honesty, judgment, character, personality and, some are convinced, a personality disorder or two. It’s pocked with Donald Trump’s ballistic-missile tweets in the middle of the night. It’s enlivened by the spectacle of Hillary Clinton’s campaign innards spilling day after day into public view, quite […]

Arizona, long a Republican bastion, targeted by Clinton

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:40:04 -0700

PHOENIX (AP) — There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party’s nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years. Encouraged by Donald Trump’s failure to unite the GOP in Arizona, long-hungry Democrats are scrambling to capitalize in the campaign’s final […]

Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:39:06 -0700

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day. And with just a handful of competitive races around the country, the outcome in Missouri could help determine control of the Senate. The contest […]

Democrats, GOP think Trump could cost GOP House seats

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:36:09 -0700

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress. “We’ve got to get everybody out to vote,” the Florida Republican told supporters last week. “Don’t let it get caught […]

Defamation trial over Rolling Stone rape story enters week 2

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:36:07 -0700

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors are heading back to court for the second week of the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its 2014 story about a rape at the University of Virginia. University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo is seeking $7.8 million from the magazine over its portrayal of her in Sabrina Rubin […]

Clinton aides suggested email jokes, say hacked messages

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:34:14 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign official show her aides considered inserting jokes about her private email server into her speeches at several events — and at least one joke made it into her remarks. “I love it,” she told a dinner in Iowa on August 14, […]

13 killed, 31 hurt in one of California’s deadliest wrecks

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:31:08 -0700

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus […]

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:29:05 -0700

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 […]

As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:25:06 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid, long the stepchild of government health care programs, is finally coming into its own. The federal-state program for low-income people has been scarcely debated in the turbulent presidential election, but it faces real consequences depending on who wins the White House in the Nov. 8 vote. Under President Barack Obama, Medicaid […]