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IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.

Oct. 21, 2016 7:08 AM EDT

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside.

Oct. 21, 2016 6:02 AM EDT


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Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian banks are scrambling to contain the damage after more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.

Oct. 21, 2016 7:09 AM EDT

IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight
Oct. 21, 2016 7:08 AM EDT

Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomaly

MOSCOW (AP) — Joggers, taxi drivers, players of Pokemon Go and senior Russian officials are seeking answers as to why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow.

Oct. 21, 2016 7:07 AM EDT

Germany reports scary clown incidents, fights hoaxes

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a man has been attacked by a person in a clown costume wielding a baseball bat, while a woman was accosted separately by a man in a clown mask with a chain saw.

Oct. 21, 2016 7:07 AM EDT

British American Tobacco offers to buy Reynolds in $47B deal

LONDON (AP) — British American Tobacco offered Friday to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and bring together brands like Camel, Dunhill, and Newport.

Oct. 21, 2016 6:54 AM EDT

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker 'staying' in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine says Russia is refusing to hand over jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit terror attacks by a Russian military court in 2015 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Oct. 21, 2016 6:49 AM EDT

Ex-Philadelphia mayoral candidate cited for pot at airport

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say authorities cited a documentary filmmaker and former Philadelphia mayoral candidate after finding small amounts of marijuana.

Oct. 21, 2016 6:48 AM EDT

18-year-old dies after Russian Roulette-style game at party

SANDSTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a teenager has died after shooting himself while playing a Russian Roulette-style game during his 18th birthday party.

Oct. 21, 2016 6:48 AM EDT

Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda says it remains "undecided" about whether to leave the International Criminal Court after two African states this week decided to pull out.

Oct. 21, 2016 6:48 AM EDT

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