Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both ...
IS assault on Iraq's Kirkuk ends after 24-hour battle
Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attackAn international team has determined that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation, according to a report released late Friday. In August, the team from ...
Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in JordanAMMAN, Jordan (AP) ? FIFA's president says the U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that "women's football is not only confined to some parts of the world."
US star Wagner seizes Skate America lead
American Ashley Wagner, runner-up at this year's World Championships, won the women's short program Friday at Skate 1America, the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix figure skating season. Wagner won with 69.50 points while Japan's Mai Mihara was second on 65.75 and American Gracie Gold, the reigning US women's champion and a Chicago hometown favorite, took third with 64.87 points. Gold led the women's world championships after the short program but a poor long program saw her fall to a fourth-place finish.
Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with KabulISLAMABAD (AP) ? Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday.
Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry
No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced.
Cyber attacks cripple Twitter, Netflix, other websites
Cyber attacks pounded the underpinnings of the internet Friday, crippling Twitter, Netflix and other major websites with the help of once-dumb devices made smart with online connections. Waves of attacks incapacitated a crucial piece of internet infrastructure, hampering or outright blocking access to popular online venues. "When I see something like this, I have to think state actor," said Carbon Black national security strategist Eric O'Neill, a former "spy hunter" on the FBI counter-intelligence force.
Clinton warns Trump is 'threatening' US democracy
Hillary Clinton excoriated rival Donald Trump as a threat to American democracy Friday for not pledging to honor results of the upcoming presidential election, as the bitter rivals battled for supremacy in battleground states. The 2016 election cycle pitting the Republican nominee against the former secretary of state has turned increasingly toxic, with Trump fueling wild conspiracy theories about vote "rigging" and Clinton warning that the provocative billionaire was straying into authoritarianism. "We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart," Clinton told a rally in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the key swing states up for grabs on November 8.