Kickers miss short field goals, Seahawks, Cards tie 6-6
Seattle's Stephen Hauschka and Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro missed short field goals that would have won the game in overtime and the Seahawks and Cardinals settled for a 6-6 tie Sunday night. Hauschka's ...
Japan posts trade surplus in Sept; exports down 7 percentJapan's trade balance swung to a surplus in September, as exports fell less than expected. Customs figures released Monday showed exports in September totaled 5.97 trillion yen ($57.4 billion). Imports ...
Babies should sleep in parents' room first year: US doctors
To reduce the risk of sudden death, babies should sleep in the same room as their parents but in their own crib or bassinet for the first year of life, US doctors said. The new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics says babies should sleep on their backs, on a clean surface free of toys and blankets, a guideline that has been in place since the 1990s and has reduced sudden infant deaths by about 50 percent. "Parents should never place the baby on a sofa, couch, or cushioned chair, either alone or sleeping with another person," lead author Rachel Moon said on Monday.
Bill Murray accepts humor prize after gentle roast
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 ...
Judge to mull disbanding polygamous towns' police agencyPHOENIX (AP) ? A court hearing begins Monday to explore the federal government's bid to disband the shared police department for two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah that were found by a jury to have discriminated against nonbelievers on the basis of religion.
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
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.