Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers
Iraqi forces battled on Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country. Kurdish forces announced a new push at dawn on Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul, where some 10,000 fighters are engaged in a huge assault to take the IS-held town. Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the peshmerga had requested and received Turkish military assistance.
Obama says Nevadans have drawn a winning hand with Democrats
Bill Murray accepts humor prize after gentle roast
WASHINGTON (AP) ? In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy.
Clinton looks to consolidate lead over Trump
With just over two weeks to go before Americans vote for a new president, Hillary Clinton -- who has widened her lead over Donald Trump -- is stepping up her efforts in key battleground states to consolidate her lead. "We are behind," Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," nevertheless insisting that the race was not over. At an evening rally in Naples, Florida, the 70-year-old Trump called on his supporters to turn out en masse to "get rid of Crooked Hillary once and for all," using one of his favorite nicknames for his 68-year-old rival.
Asian stocks drift, dollar near nine-month high
By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks drifted without clear direction on Monday after Wall Street's sluggish performance late last week, while the dollar hovered near nine-month highs as fresh comments from a Federal Reserve official boosted bets of a rate hike by year-end. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent. Japan's Nikkei treaded water and last stood little changed.
Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) ? A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said.
The Latest: Bill Murray receives prize at Kennedy Center
The Latest on Bill Murray being honored at the Kennedy Center (all times local): 10:43 p.m. Bill Murray accepted a bust of Mark Twain for his lifetime achievement in comedy ? and immediately handed it ...
AP Top 25: Ohio State slips, Penn State in, Houston out
Ohio State dropped four spots to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its first loss of the season, and Penn State moved into the rankings for the first time since 2011 after upsetting ...
LeBron's Cavs, Durant-led Warriors favored as NBA season begins
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will celebrate their city's first sports crown in 52 years on Tuesday, raising their championship banner as the 2016-17 NBA campaign opens. The Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, will welcome superstar forward Kevin Durant to the fold as they set out to avenge their loss to Cleveland in last June's NBA Finals after coming one game shy of back-to-back titles. The Cavaliers and Warriors open the season as favorites to play each other in the finals for the third campaign in a row, an unprecedented feat, even as 28 rivals try to fight their way into next June's title showdown.
Poet and novelist Lucia Perillo dies at 58OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ? Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.