APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings
Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives ...
Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage
VISSO, Italy (AP) ? Officials in central Italy began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, as an appeal went out for temporary housing adequate for the cold mountain temperatures.
Rapper Kevin Gates gets 180 days in jail for kicking fanBARTOW, Fla. (AP) ? Rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after being convicted of kicking a female fan at a Florida concert last year.
Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple
WASHINGTON (AP) ? When Hillary Clinton secured her place in the history as the first woman to win a major-party nomination for president, Democratic politicians around Washington marked the historic moment with barrage of statements, formal endorsements and public cheers.
Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
Hundreds flee new earthquakes in Italy
Hundreds of people awoke in emergency shelters in Italy on Thursday after fleeing their homes following a series of strong quakes in the same region struck by a devastating tremor two months ago. After a night of heavy rain, rescuers workers were trying to assess the full extent of the latest disaster in central Italy, which toppled buildings and injured dozens. A series of aftershocks rattled the area through the night after two quakes with a magnitude of 5.5 and 6.1 struck on Wednesday evening and sent people fleeing their houses in terror.
IMF, US Treasury chiefs visit Gulf amid oil price slowdownThe heads of the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury have visited the Gulf in recent days. Both IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew traveled to Saudi ...
Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health careWASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it.
Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her releaseBy Minami Funakoshi and Ami Miyazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release. Elizabeth Aruoriwo Obueza was detained two weeks ago after authorities turned down an appeal against her asylum rejection, Obueza and her lawyer told Reuters. Obueza, 48, campaigns for asylum seekers and the 4,700 people on "provisional release" from immigration detention - a status that lets foreigners out from detention but bars them from working and travelling freely.
Trump, Clinton view his business career much differently