Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise,” in which a high school romance is spun out into a web of memories and perspectives, has won the National Book Award for fiction. ...

UN expert corrects claim on kids in US migration detention

GENEVA (AP) — An outside expert working with the U.N. human rights office has corrected a figure he cited claiming that over 100,000 children are being held in migrant detention in the United States. ...

US official says IS leader believed dead in US raid in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world's most wanted man, is believed dead after being t...

US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is believed dead a...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2019. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 17...

After withdrawal, Trump shifts focus to Syria oil fields

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russian and Turkish leaders divvy up security roles in northeast Syria following an abrupt U.S. troop withdrawal, President Donald Trump is focused on oil fields elsewhere in the ...

Chaotic scene as Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition

Republicans briefly brought the Democrat-led impeachment investigation to a halt Wednesday when around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department offic...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Oct. 27: Actor-comedian John Cleese is 80. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 77. Director Ivan Reitman is 73. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 70. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Sp...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2019. There are 89 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 3, 18...

Warnings over Trump inquiry fly between Pompeo and Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress' access to impeachment witnesses, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeach...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Sept. 29: Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 84. Actor Ian McShane is 77. TV theme composer Mike Post is 75. Actress Patricia Hodge is 73. Guitarist Mike Pinera of Iron Butterfly is 71. Singer-guitarist Mark F...

Drought in northern tropics not caused by global warming: Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A research team at National Taiwan University (NTU) has reconstructed 2,700 years of rainfall in Southeast Asia by analyzing stalagmites from caves in southern Thailand, U...

After pair of mass shootings, Trump remains out of sight

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, s...

US House Speaker Pelosi to meet Ghana's president

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana as the head of a Congressional delegation to hold discussions with President Nana Akufo-Addo Monday and to address Ghana's lawmakers on ...

Move on? No thanks. Both sides aim to keep talking Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — "It's over," President Donald Trump declared after former special counsel Robert Mueller ended hours of testimony about his two-year investigation into Russian election interference....