LEADING OFF: Cubs' Lester seeks more Series dominance
Here are 10 things to know going into the NBA seasonMIAMI (AP) ? The offseason is over. And only 1,230 games are left until the playoffs start.
Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian filmsTOKYO (AP) ? Cannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations.
Cleveland's Ontario Street center of sports world Tuesday
Always up for a party, Cleveland's about to rock like never before. For more than 50 years, fans agonized while waiting for one their three major professional teams to win a championship, a drought that ...
Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, are battling Islamic State militants for a third day in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul.
Chinese firm issues US recall after massive cyberattackBEIJING (AP) ? A Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack that took down websites including Twitter and Netflix, but has lashed out at critics who say its devices were at fault.
Four dead after Australia theme park accident: police
Four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a water-based ride. The Dreamworld theme park, which has over 40 rides and attractions, said at least three people died, but police said four were dead. "Four adults have been confirmed as being deceased," Queensland Police said in a statement, adding the incident involved a conveyor belt.
Twelve killed in northeast Kenya bomb attack
A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, the same area hit earlier this month by Shabaab militants, police said. "We have found 12 bodies so far after we managed to access the building," one senior police officer told AFP. A local police chief, Job Boronjo, in Mandera County also confirmed the toll in Kenyan media.
Broncos whole again after ending 2-game slide vs. Texans
Japan wary over Philippine leader's policy, manners
TOKYO (AP) ? Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Their concern is not only about his foreign policy toward the U.S., but also about his informal style. They are paranoid about him chewing gum in front of the emperor.