Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — inclu...

Sex offenders want to be deported but California keeps them

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — At least 30 immigrant men who are living in the United States illegally and have sex crime records remain in custody in California despite having completed their sentences and wa...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher Thursday, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index to all-time highs. The Dow beat the mark its set in January, while the S&am...

The Latest: Judge puts limit on accusers at Cosby sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing for sexual assault (all times local): 4 p.m. The judge set to sentence actor Bill Cosby on sex assault cha...

Quincy Jones at 85: 'I'm too old to be full of it'

TORONTO (AP) — Quincy Jones holds out his hands. Like Jones, an easy raconteur, they tell stories. There's a small scar from when he, as a youngster in 1930s Chicago, accidently wand...

Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials are moving to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children in part because it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background ...

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal. That would make it one of the earliest known crea...

Unsafe lead, copper levels in water at half Detroit schools

DETROIT (AP) — Unsafe levels of lead or copper have been found in drinking water fountains and other fixtures at more than half of Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings. ...

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her stance on immigration policy ...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. ...

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated...

Markets Right Now: Dow industrials on track for record high

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era...

The Latest: Section of Interstate 95 closed

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A section of Interstate 95 in South Carolina has been closed because of flooding. ...

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching a...