• Trump brand loses luster with affluent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of “preferred vendors” and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog.

  • County rejected $384M offer to buy Palace of Auburn Hills

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Suburban Detroit officials say they rejected a $384 million offer in June to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, the amount of carbon dioxide emissions is written on a Volkswagen Passat Diesel at the Frankfurt Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. A federal judge in San Francisco is facing a deadline on whether to approve a nearly $15 billion deal over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal that gives most affected car owners the option of having the company buy back their vehicles. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said at a hearing last week that he was strongly inclined to give the deal final approval and would issue a ruling by Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

    Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don’t cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.

    Updated: 3:30 pm

  • Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, left, and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, embrace after a joint press conference at the presidential residence in Olivos, a northern suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Argentina, Uruguay reiterate hopes to co-host 2030 World Cup

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presidents of Argentina and Uruguay say they are still planning to go ahead with a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup.

  • 3 US senators want women’s golf open moved from Trump course

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The United States Golf Association is continuing its plan to hold the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump.

    Updated: 3:49 pm

  • Children converse inside the Baharka camp for displaced persons on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Nearby Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State group, is still home to more than 1 million civilians. The government and international aid groups fear that a sudden mass exodus will overwhelm the few camps set up on its outskirts.(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of “spoiler attacks” had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq’s second-largest city.

    Updated: 1:57 pm

  • People arrive at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if not months, to drive Islamic State militants out of Iraq's second largest city, which is still home to more than a million people.(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    The Latest: France’s Hollande calls for vigilance on IS

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):

  • In this April 21, 2016 file photo, people stand outside the entertainer Prince's Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minn. Following a Chanhassen City Council rezoning vote on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum. The museum's website said tours will begin again Friday, Oct. 28. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP, File)

    Council: Prince’s Paisley Park museum can open permanently

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince’s Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum this week, following a Minnesota city council rezoning vote.

  • Israeli army: Man wounded by gunfire from Egypt

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says an Israeli man has been shot and wounded by gunfire emanating from neighboring Egypt.

  • Police from Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke County, as well as Virginia State Police and the Roanoke Sheriff's Office, responded to a fatal shooting at FreightCar America in Roanoke, Va., Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, 2016. Police say a man fatally shot someone and wounded several others inside the rail car manufacturing company in Virginia before apparently killing himself. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

    Police: Gunman kills 1, himself, in workplace shooting

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A refugee from Kenya killed one former co-worker, wounded three others and then killed himself Tuesday in a workplace shooting that authorities are still trying to unravel in Virginia, police said.

    Updated: 7:12 pm