'I'll accept result - if I win'

Oct 20, 2016 / 11:32 pm
Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election — if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton...

Debate 3rd most watched

Oct 20, 2016 / 11:08 pm
The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71.6 million television viewers, meaning two of the three most-watched presidential debates in history occurred during this campaign. The debate from Las Vegas, moderated by Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace, exceeded the 66.5...

Monkey see, monkey do

Oct 20, 2016 / 5:00 pm
It’s cool... she doesn’t inhale, say zoo officials. Much to PETA’s chagrin, a 19-year-old chimpanzee in North Korea is continuing a nasty habit as trainers aim to increase zoo visitors. Azalea smokes a pack a day and can light cigarettes herself if tossed a lighter. The...

4th cop killed in California

Oct 20, 2016 / 2:45 pm
Authorities identified the suspect Thursday in the shooting of a deputy killed while responding to a family disturbance call in Northern California a day earlier —becoming the state's fourth law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty over the last two weeks. Modoc County...

'I want my country back'

Oct 20, 2016 / 2:25 pm
The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air, Rick Roberts' show has reached an impassioned...

Fast work saved lives

Oct 20, 2016 / 11:50 am
Firefighters responding to a call about a gas leak in Portland, Oregon, saved lives when they ordered evacuations and pulled a fire alarm to warn holdouts just minutes before a powerful explosion levelled a historic building in a popular shopping district, officials said. The blast injured eight...

A record-breaking sundae

Oct 20, 2016 / 8:40 am
Guinness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sundae that was gobbled up in Michigan this June was the longest ever. The Ludington Daily News reports that the sundae measuring a little over 2,970 feet in length and fed thousands of people lining eight blocks in the Lake Michigan...

Winds blow in heat wave

Oct 20, 2016 / 6:46 am
Southern California residents were bracing for another day of gusty Santa Ana winds, along with a chance of record high temperatures from a fall heat wave. Temperatures could reach 100 in the hottest coastal and valley locations, according to the National Weather Service. Red flag conditions...

Carrier caught, dumps mail

Oct 20, 2016 / 6:37 am
The U.S. Postal Service has launched an investigation after a metro Atlanta resident says she filmed a worker dumping hundreds of pieces of mail in the woods. Kellie Campbell of DeKalb County tells WSB-TV she recorded the postal worker walking near a fence and dumping several bins of mail into a...

Typhoon kills at least 7

Oct 20, 2016 / 6:33 am
Super Typhoon Haima weakened and blew out to sea Thursday after smashing the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain overnight. Flooding, landslides and power outages were evident, but large casualties appeared to have been averted after nearly 100,000 people fled to safer...

Do it over, make it funny

Oct 20, 2016 / 6:25 am
Bitter presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have one more face-to-face showdown before Election Day. And they're supposed to make it funny. The venue just 24 hours after their third and final debate is the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, a...

App helped save his life

Oct 20, 2016 / 6:16 am
If your heart is going to stop, right outside a hospital is not a bad place for it. And if 41 people within a 330-yard radius have a cellphone app alerting them to your distress, so much the better. That's what happened in Seattle last week when Stephen DeMont collapsed at a bus stop in...

Will Trump accept result?

Oct 19, 2016 / 10:04 pm
In an exchange that instantly swept the news headlines emerging from the final U.S. presidential campaign debate of 2016, Donald Trump refused Wednesday to promise he will accept the election result if he loses. The moderator and Trump's opponent both expressed astonishment over a statement...

Scaffold collapse kills 1

Oct 19, 2016 / 9:51 pm
Construction scaffolding fell to the street from a downtown Miami highrise Wednesday afternoon, causing one death and five injuries, authorities said. A man in his 50s had a fatal "cardiac episode" while running from falling debris near the approximately 50-story Echo Brickell...

Gas explosion rocks city

Oct 19, 2016 / 5:21 pm
A powerful natural gas explosion rocked a busy Portland, Oregon, shopping district Wednesday, injuring eight people and igniting a fire that sent a huge plume of smoke over the heart of the city. Three firefighters, two police officers and three civilians were hurt, and one of the firefighters...

Mars probe fate unsure

Oct 19, 2016 / 4:51 pm
UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. The European Space Agency lost contact with an experimental Mars probe shortly before its planned landing on the red planet Wednesday. Scientists said that wasn't a good sign for the Schiaparelli lander, but it was too soon to give up on the craft. ESA successfully put...

Dinosaurs of politics

Oct 19, 2016 / 3:33 pm
Dinosaurs have become an issue in Montana's race for governor with a renowned paleontologist who consulted with Steven Spielberg on the "Jurassic Park" movies criticizing the Republican candidate for his beliefs. A new television ad features Jack Horner saying candidate Greg...

NBA star cleared of rape

Oct 19, 2016 / 1:45 pm
Jurors have cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the...

Actress pleads not guilty

Oct 19, 2016 / 1:13 pm
Actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty in a North Dakota court to criminal trespass and riot charges after her arrest in a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Court records show the "Divergent" star entered her pleas on Tuesday through her attorney Alexander...

Man broadcasts sex assault

Oct 19, 2016 / 11:24 am
A Pennsylvania man has admitted he sexually assaulted a six-year-old boy after Canadian authorities intercepted an Internet broadcast of him raping the child. U.S. authorities later discovered 10 other recorded assaults of the boy. PennLive.com reports 20-year-old William Byers Augusta...

One final showdown

Oct 19, 2016 / 8:54 am
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's ugly and acrimonious battle for the White House is barrelling toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday night for one final prime-time showdown. The last in a trio of presidential debates, Wednesday's contest in Las Vegas...

The search for MH370

Oct 19, 2016 / 7:03 am
A ship involved with the deep-sea sonar search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is being fitted with a drone that will examine several sonar contacts of interest on the remote seabed west of Australia, officials said Wednesday. None of the sonar contacts exhibit the characteristics of a...

Want to watch world burn

Oct 19, 2016 / 7:00 am
A new poll finds about a quarter of millennials would prefer a giant meteor to strike Earth than see either of the U.S. presidential candidates win. The national poll by the UMass Lowell/Odyssey Millennials asked those 18-35 years old – apparently tongue-firmly-in-cheek – to choose...

Obama: 'saved best for last'

Oct 19, 2016 / 6:55 am
"Bittersweet" was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama's final State Dinner. "We saved the best for last," he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House. He...

Gun controls to tighten

Oct 19, 2016 / 6:43 am
Australia's tough gun controls will be further tightened to restrict access to new rapid-fire shotguns, the prime minister said Wednesday. But a pro-gun independent senator warned Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the move will add to the government's difficulty in getting legislation...

No joke for real clowns

Oct 19, 2016 / 6:39 am
This year's creepy clown craze has become a nightmare before Halloween for actual, working clowns, who say their bookings at parties and other events have dropped sharply, even after many of the social media-fueled scary clown sightings have turned out to be hoaxes. Some fear going out with...

4 shot outside schools

Oct 18, 2016 / 10:46 pm
Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools Tuesday, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said. The shooting occurred as students were being let out of school for the day from the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts...

No dogs for Auntie Anne's

Oct 18, 2016 / 8:37 pm
Hot dogs, or at least the name, will soon be off the menu for a U.S. fast food chain selling the popular snack in Malaysia. The chain, Auntie Anne's, has been told by Islamic authorities that its popular Pretzel Dog, which contains no dog meat, has to be renamed as it is confusing for Muslim...

30 days in space

Oct 18, 2016 / 7:52 pm
China says a pair of astronauts have entered the country's orbiting space station for a month-long stay. The official Xinhua News Agency said the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft that blasted off Monday morning docked early Wednesday with the Tiangong 2 station. It said veteran mission commander...

Thousands attend memorial

Oct 18, 2016 / 6:04 pm
Thousands of people gathered Tuesday to remember a rookie police officer just back from maternity leave and a veteran only months away from retirement who were shot to death in what authorities called an ambush by a gang member. Relatives and a co-worker told officers from across the country and...

Fancy cookie thief busted

Oct 18, 2016 / 3:43 pm
Police say a bandit with a taste for espresso and fancy cookies has been nabbed because he asked an officer for directions to a Connecticut pastry shop. Stamford police Lt. Thomas Barcello tells the Stamford Advocate that Donald Newman-Smith's face was covered with a bandanna when he robbed...

Training video porn glitch

Oct 18, 2016 / 1:01 pm
At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several second later, a pornographic clip appeared. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambling in late August to disable...

72-hour cease-fire

Oct 18, 2016 / 12:07 pm
The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire that will take effect shortly before midnight Wednesday, the UN special envoy to Yemen said. Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said he hopes the temporary truce can lead to "permanent and lasting end to the...

Mom rejects plea deal

Oct 18, 2016 / 11:43 am
The mother of a two-year-old Ohio girl who was starved and beaten to death has rejected a plea deal a day after the girl's father was sentenced to death for aggravated murder. Thirty-year-old Andrea Bradley refused a plea deal Tuesday in a Cincinnati courtroom. Bradley's attorneys told...

Hitler's house spared

Oct 18, 2016 / 8:47 am
The building where Adolf Hitler was born may be spared demolition, but emerge heavily disguised. On Monday, Austria's interior minister, Wolfgang Sobotka, told the daily Die Presse that "the Hitler house will be torn down." On Tuesday, he told reporters that the term "torn...

Weather aids fire fight

Oct 18, 2016 / 8:41 am
Cooler and calmer weather on Tuesday should help crews fighting a wildfire in southern Colorado that mushroomed to 24 square miles in its first day, officials said. The fire was reported before dawn Monday east of the small town of Westcliffe near the Rocky Mountain foothills. Gusty winds...

Aleppo airstrikes halt

Oct 18, 2016 / 8:37 am
Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria's besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defence minister said. According to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, the...

The 'first' mass shooting

Oct 18, 2016 / 8:26 am
When Charles Whitman climbed to the observation deck of the University of Texas clock tower and opened fire, the first "mass shooting" in modern American history had begun. But no one called it that because it was a concept that hadn't before been conceived of. The new...

Refugee sues to marry

Oct 18, 2016 / 8:16 am
Two weeks before their wedding, Viet "Victor" Anh Vo and his fiancee were stunned when a court clerk rejected their application for a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate. The couple had spent thousands of dollars on a wedding planner, caterer, florist,...

Wildfire forces evacuations

Oct 18, 2016 / 6:31 am
A fast-growing wildfire in southern Colorado has destroyed structures and forced the evacuation of more than 150 homes, officials said. The fire was reported before dawn Monday some 25 miles southwest of Pueblo, the Custer County Emergency Management Office said. And by Monday evening it had...
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