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Thu. 9:03 a.m.: UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal today, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now faces the Herculean task of selling the accord to his ...

Thu. 8:58 a.m.: Former Nazi SS guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — From his post as a teenage SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. And, Dey later told investigators, the carting of their lifeless bodies to the camp's crematorium was ...

Thu. 8:51 a.m.: ‘See you at the polls’: Trump and Pelosi have it out

WASHINGTON (AP) — He said she's a "third-grade" politician. She said he's having a meltdown. And with that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chalked up the latest explosive meeting that ended abruptly with a walkout at the White House. It's a familiar ritual, with Trump ...

Wed. 11:47 a.m.: GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and General Motors have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a monthlong strike that brought the automaker's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal was hammered out Wednesday but it won't immediately end the strike by more than 49,000 ...

Wed. 9:47 a.m.: US retail sales dip 0.3 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent last month following a 0.6 percent gain in August, the ...

Wed. 9:01 a.m.: Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — As Russia and the United States each launched diplomatic forays to end Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today defied pressure for a ceasefire and said the only way the offensive would end was if Syrian Kurdish fighters ...

Wed. 8:54 a.m.: Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos today showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained ...

Wed. 8:42 a.m.: Takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores the age issue

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville in central Ohio: ___ WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in ...

Wed. 8:37 a.m.: Global shares mixed as investors await more earnings

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mixed this morning as investors await another batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies and Brexit talks faltered yet again. Germany's DAX rose 0.3 percent to 12,666, while Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 7,202. France's CAC 40 was flat to ...

Tue. 2:17 p.m.: Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A representative for Felicity Huffman says the actress has reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in the college admissions scandal. The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin is a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco ...

Tue. 2:11 p.m.: Police chief: ‘absolutely no excuse’ for woman’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth's police chief reiterated today that a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home was inexcusable, as an arrest warrant was released quoting the victim's 8-year-old nephew saying she pointed a gun at a window when they heard suspicious ...

Tue. 11:16 a.m.: 6 questions looming over the crowded 2020 Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Just a month has passed since the last presidential debate, but the state of the Democrats' 2020 race has shifted. The political world is suddenly consumed by an escalating impeachment inquiry, one of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls is recovering from a ...

Tue. 9:54 a.m.: World shares mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose today as investors gauged the outlook for the U.S.-China trade dispute and looked to earnings reports from large banks. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4 percent to 12,537 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6 percent to 5,674. London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4 ...

Tue. 9:23 a.m.: Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced this morning that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie ...

Tue. 9:16 a.m.: Trump threatens Turkey’s economy and imposes sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. Britain's foreign ...

Tue. 9:07 a.m.: EU: Brexit deal still possible this week, UK must act now

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A Brexit divorce deal is possible ahead of Thursday's European Union summit but the British government needs to move ahead with more compromises to seal an agreement in the next few hours, the bloc declared today. A French diplomatic official says France hopes that a ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's son Hunter is rejecting assertions by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies that he did anything wrong in engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's ...

Tue. 8:54 a.m.: Fort Worth officer released on bond after murder charge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for ...

Tue. 8:48 a.m.: Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 ...