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Authorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48

Authorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48

KABUL — Separate attacks by suicide bombers — one targeting President Ashraf Ghani's election rally and a second that ripped through the centre of the Afghan capital — killed at least 48 people and wounded scores more Tuesday in the deadliest single
Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'

Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'

NEW YORK — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said on Tuesday that her client is not without sin — but he's also not "a rapist.
Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness.
Renzi splits Italy's Democrats, shaking govt coalition

Renzi splits Italy's Democrats, shaking govt coalition

ROME — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has left the ruling Democratic Party to set up a new centrist force, in a risky move that further weakens the already shaky government forged only two weeks ago by the centre -left Democrats and the populist
Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling Taiwanese camp.
Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.
AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.
GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

DETROIT — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S.
Propane blast kills firefighter, injures his brother, others

Propane blast kills firefighter, injures his brother, others

FARMINGTON, Maine — A fierce propane explosion levelled a newly constructed building after fire crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday, killing one firefighter and injuring at least eight other people, including fellow firefighters, off
'SNL' rescinds cast invitation to Gillis over YouTube video

'SNL' rescinds cast invitation to Gillis over YouTube video

NEW YORK — "Saturday Night Live" has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.