• Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to fighting in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Islamic Jihad militant group appeared to be holding Thursday despite an earlier barrage of rocket fire that briefly disrupted a truce to end two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and paralyzed parts of Israel.

    Updated: 6:09 am

  • Asian markets mixed after Wall Street high

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped Thursday amid doubts about a U.S.-Chinese trade deal and after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged.

    Updated: 5:58 am

  • Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia?

    Updated: 5:38 am

  • Female country acts across generations unite at CMA Awards

    The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.

    Updated: 4:51 am

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    Updated: 4:04 am

  • Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people.

  • Powerful hard-liner: Iran should stop honoring nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring all terms of the collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the United States.

  • Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, more violence

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities.

    Updated: 3:15 am

  • The Latest: New barrage of Gaza rockets fired into Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local):