Brazil’s major cities lock horns for F1 race after 2020

SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. But the drizzly hometown of legendary driver ...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and ...

'Andromeda Evolution' is sequel to Michael Crichton book

"The Andromeda Evolution," Harper, by Daniel H. Wilson To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Crichton's epic novel, "The Andromeda Strain," the author's est...

Reports: Iran downs 'unknown' drone over Persian Gulf port

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media are reporting that Iran's air defense force has shot down an "unknown" drone in the country's southwest. The state-run IRNA news agency said Friday ...

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency says a hospital it runs in Yemen was damaged by a missile and drone attack. Yemeni military officials blame the attack, which targeted nearby...

Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents but he insists the country will not use them to threaten anyone. Speaking during ...

Iran unveils anti-American murals at former US Embassy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has unveiled new murals painted on exterior walls of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran ahead of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the embassy. Amo...

No time left to extend key US-Russia arms treaty: diplomat

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow and Washington are running out of time to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty. Vladimir Leontyev, deputy head of...

Yemeni rebels claim they have shot down a US-made drone

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim they have shot down a U.S.-made drone along the border with Saudi Arabia. The spokesman for the Houthis, Brig. Gen. Yehia Sarea, ...

Not out of woods yet, but winds driving California fires die

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment on wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California and led utilities to cut power to prevent winds f...

The Latest: Schools shuttered as Ventura County fire grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California fires (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A brush fire north of Los Angeles has quickly grown to more than 11 square miles (28...

40 years on, Iranians recall 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For those who were there, the memories are still fresh, 40 years after one of the defining events of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, when protesters seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehr...

Trump wants to honor dog from Syria mission at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is the first president since William McKinley not to have a dog live in the White House. But next week he wants to honor one by bringing Conan, a military working dog in...

Netanyahu says lack of response encourages Iran aggression

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in the region due to the lack of response to its recent actions. Speaking at a military ceremon...

Israeli drone comes under fire over Lebanon

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says one of its drones has come under fire in Lebanese airspace. In a statement, the army said an anti-aircraft missile was "launched over Leban...