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Debt limit, budget deals take shape in Congress

Oct 27, 2015 |
Congressional leaders raced to finalize a sweeping two-year budget deal and an extension of the federal debt ceiling until March 2017. ... Read more

Afghan earthquake rocks Asia, dozens dead

Oct 26, 2015 |
The 7.5-magnitude quake shook buildings across South Asia from Kabul to Delhi. ... Read more

Canadian officials: Whale vessel sinks; 5 dead, 21 rescued

Oct 26, 2015 |
The boat, with 27 people on board, sank off Vancouver Island, authorities said. ... Read more

Oklahoma woman charged with killing four people with car to appear in court

Oct 26, 2015 |
A woman suspected of plowing her car into a crowd at a homecoming rally for Oklahoma State University, killing four and injuring dozens, is set to make her first court appearance on Monday to answer ... Read more

Oklahoma parade crash suspect charged with four counts of murder

Oct 26, 2015 |
By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton STILLWATER, Okla. (Reuters) - An Oklahoma woman was charged on Sunday with four counts of second-degree murder a day after she allegedly crashed the car she was driving into a ... Read more

In Hurricane Patricia's wake, torrential rains move into Louisiana

Oct 26, 2015 |
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Torrential rainstorms battered Louisiana on Sunday, leaving thousands without power, after pounding southeastern Texas as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged ... Read more

4 dead, dozens injured in Oklahoma parade crash

Oct 25, 2015 |
A 25-year-old woman is arrested on a DUI charge in connection with the incident. ... Read more

Tony Blair: Iraq war contributed to rise of IS, but was justified

Oct 25, 2015 |
LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was partly responsible for the emergence of the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East. But he ... Read more

AP-GfK Poll: Republicans prefer an outsider candidate

Oct 25, 2015 |
WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge majority of Republican voters prefer an outsider candidate to one with experience in Washington, and most see political rookies Donald Trump and Ben Carson as possible general ... Read more

New video purportedly shows US-Kurdish raid against IS group

Oct 25, 2015 |
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq released a video Sunday purportedly showing the joint raid of a prison by U.S. and Kurdish peshmerga forces in which they released ... Read more

World would be better place if Saddam, Kadhafi still in power: Trump

Oct 25, 2015 |
The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Moamer Kadhafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired Sunday. The ... Read more

4 dead after car crashes into Okla. State parade

Oct 25, 2015 |
The driver of the car, a 25-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. ... Read more

Obama encouraging limits on standardized student tests

Oct 25, 2015 |
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing one of education's most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the ... Read more

Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage in Mexico

Oct 25, 2015 |
CHAMELA, Mexico (AP) — Just a day after menacing Mexico as one of history's strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday and quickly dissipated into a ... Read more

Houston braces for floods as Texas deluged by rain in Patricia's wake

Oct 25, 2015 |
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Heavy rains fueled by the meeting of two strong storm systems, one the remnants of Hurricane Patricia, pounded southeastern Texas on Saturday, triggering flash floods ... Read more

Car slams into crowd at Oklahoma parade; four killed

Oct 25, 2015 |
A car with a suspected drunk driver at the wheel barreled into crowds watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, killing four people and injuring more than 40 others, ... Read more

Patricia drenches Mexico as it weakens

Oct 24, 2015 |
Now a tropical storm, it pushes rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico. ... Read more