Government And Politics

World shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed pick

Oct 20, 2017

World shares are pushing higher on optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice of the next Fed chief

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

Oct 20, 2017

Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows entire neighborhoods turned to rubble, with little sign of civilian life

The Latest: Senate GOP backs budget

Oct 20, 2017

President Donald Trump hailed the vote as "Great news" in a post-midnight tweet, calling it a "first step toward delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for the American people."

Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

Oct 20, 2017

Gallup-Sharecare survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

Oct 20, 2017

Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate

Chinese party figure accuses fallen leader of plotting coup

Oct 20, 2017

A top figure in China's ruling Communist Party has accused a dismissed regional leader of plotting a coup against the party leadership

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is off the mark about Maria

Oct 20, 2017

AP FACT CHECK: When it comes to grading hurricanes, Trump is off the mark about Maria

Astros' Gurriel goes from Cuban star to World Series hopeful

Oct 20, 2017

Yuli Gurriel is savoring his place with the Houston Astros as they chase their second trip to the World Series

Pakistani court indicts ex-PM Sharif in 3rd corruption case

Oct 20, 2017

A Pakistani court indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third case of corruption after an official probe concluded he concealed assets abroad

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi

Oct 20, 2017

Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3-and-a-half hour marathon speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet