Police look for links in deadly LA-area homeless beatings

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after they were beaten last weekend i...

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

DALLAS (AP) — America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. It has long been conventional wi...

Russia looms in background as pope travels to Baltics

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to the Baltic countries this weekend amid renewed alarm about Russia's intentions in the region it twice occupied for decades. Francis' 25...

Taiwan spying propaganda an exercise in rank CCP hypocrisy 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- A collection of falsehoods, baseless statements, concocted case studies, and Communist Party propaganda. That is about all that can be said about the ludicrous Taiwanese spy...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say t...

Baker Mayfield Era begins as rookie leads Browns past Jets

CLEVELAND (AP) — At some point, Baker Mayfield was going to assume Cleveland's starting job and become the franchise quarterback, the future. That moment arrived Thursday night. ...

Tropical Storm Trami could pose threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm Trami (潭美) within 24 hours could pose a threat to Taiwan, experts said Friday. The depression was located near Guam...

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showd...

Are Raiders that bad? Are Dolphins that good? They meet next

There have been some classic games between the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. While Sunday's meeting doesn't carry the weight of a playoff contest between two powers, it certainly brings plenty o...

Davidson's 11th-inning single sends Sox past Indians 5-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, Chicago's first victory at Prog...

Red Sox clinch 3rd straight AL East title with win at Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox won their third consecutive AL East championship Thursday night, clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees. ...

Big Ten title hopes take hit with out-of-conference losses

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven't been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost no...

Denmark quake slightly stronger that initially recorded

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Officials say that the rare earthquake that hit Denmark over the weekend was a tad stronger than first believed. The Geological Survey of Denmark and Green...

WORLD SPORTS AT 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES: OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING VICTORIA, Seychelles — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponso...

Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3 straight losses

Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio P...