Pakistan asks UN to help defuse tensions with India

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister has written a letter to the U.N., asking it to help de-escalate and defuse tensions with India after a suicide bombing last week in India's sector of dispu...

W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist, dead at age 89

NEW YORK (AP) — W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, died Feb. 12 at 89. His de...

Authorities: Officer shot to death on Colombia border bridge

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities say gunmen in Colombia have killed a police officer stationed at a border bridge that connects the nation to Venezuela. Police say the attack happ...

Winning with Binnington: Blues goalie making most of chance

Jordan Binnington doesn't let much get to him. When junior goaltending coach Greg Redquest tried to put him through a post-practice skate, he came away seeing the same chill Binningt...

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault. ...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely ar...

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

LONDON (AP) — A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany. Fatah Mohammed Abdu...

To take on Ronaldo, Atletico could unleash attacking trio

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid could unleash an attacking trio in an effort to finally outdo Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League. Atletico coach Diego Simeone will be able to ca...

Top suspect in Istanbul nightclub shooting denies charges

ISTANBUL (AP) — The main suspect on trial for the New Year's Eve attack that left 39 people dead in Istanbul has denied being the shooter. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said ...

Saudi top diplomat assails Iran for blaming Riyadh in attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has assailed Iran for initially blaming the kingdom for last week's attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. ...

Nice coach Patrick Vieira is standing up to player power

PARIS (AP) — Nice coach Patrick Vieira is standing up for his beliefs in a soccer era increasingly marked by player power. During Vieira's heyday as a powerful, ball-winning midfield...

4 Indian soldiers killed in fighting with Kashmir rebels

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials say four army soldiers have been killed and one another wounded in a gunbattle with militants fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir. Secur...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2019. There are 316 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 20...

7 Vietnamese workers arrested after fatal stabbing of 'peacemaker' in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Seven Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested yesterday evening (Feb. 17) in Taoyuan, Taiwan after two of their countrymen were stabbed when trying to mediate a dispute, one o...

Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near Iran

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran. Local police o...