Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

BAGHDAD (AP) — A police official says masked gunmen have shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in the southern city of Basra. The official says S...

Faced with second accuser, Republicans fight for Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Mon...

Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Mon...

Box office top 20: 'The House With a Clock' is no. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — A trio of wide-releases sputtered while the gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, ticked its way to a weekend-best $26.6 ...

Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination try

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela says diplomats from three Latin American may have been involved in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro's life. Communications Minis...

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office. ...

Trump attorney blasts Iran's 'outlaws and murderers'

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, told members of Iran's self-declared government in exile on Saturday that the U.S. sympathizes with their efforts to overthrow that country's...

As he weighs 2020, Biden airs regrets of '91 Thomas hearings

Vice President Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called "character assassination" during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas more than a qu...

Timeline of political events leading up to Maldives election

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives on Sunday holds its third-ever multiparty presidential election, as political tumult continues a decade after democracy was introduced to the Indian Ocean archipelag...

'Assassination Nation' wants to get under your skin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer and director Sam Levinson creates a Salem witch trial for the digital age in his new film "Assassination Nation," which opens Friday. Starring a cast of up ...

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into...

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of...

Partial list of winners of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of winners at the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Monday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Actor, Comedy Series: Bill Hader, "...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in l...

'Saturday Night Live,' politics, diversity could rule Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one d...