The Latest: Iraqi forces push IS out of town near Mosul
The Latest on the conflict in Iraq (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Iraqi commanders say their forces have pushed Islamic State militants out of a small town south of Mosul and are now 20 miles (35 kilometers) ...
Post-election unity? Clinton and Trump won't say yet
With a dozen days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are refusing to commit to working with each other after the election, putting in question their abilities to heal the country's ...
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APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? 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 restricted the militants' mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said.
Aetna tops Street 3Q expectations, narrows 2016 forecast
Aetna's third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8 percent to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer's Affordable Care Act coverage.
Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory.
NYC apartment building fire leaves 1 dead, 12 others hurt
Duterte says Philippines could join sea exercises with Japan, again vents anger at U.S
By Minami Funakoshi YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday his country could join naval exercises with Japan, but repeated there would be no more war games with long-time ally the United States and again gave vent to his anger against Washington. Duterte also said he had explained to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in talks on Wednesday just why he resented the United States, reiterating that Washington treated the Philippines like "dogs on a leash" and lectured about human rights in connection with his domestic campaign against drugs. The Philippine leader's visit to Japan coincides with jitters about his foreign policy after weeks of verbal attacks on the United States, including threats to end military agreements, and overtures toward China.
Report: Wildlife populations halved on average since '70s
LONDON (AP) ? Global wildlife populations have fallen an average of 58 percent from 1970 levels, with human activity reducing the numbers of elephants in Tanzania, maned wolves in Brazil, salamanders in the United States and orcas in the waters of Europe, researchers say.
Pope Francis accepts church leaders' invitation to visit South Sudan
Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit South Sudan to preach peace in the country embroiled in inter-ethnic and political strife, religious leaders said after talks with the pontiff on Thursday. "He accepted the invitation and said that in principle he really wants to come," said Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow of the SoutH Sudan's Presbyterian Church. Marrow and Paulino Lukudu Loro, Catholic Archbishop of the capital, Juba, and Episcopalian Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Yak held talks with the pope, who had asked them to come to the Vatican to discuss the situation in their country.