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The Latest: Serbia says its decision to send aid to Syria is humanitarian gesture, not sign of taking sides in the war

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

Spain's Socialist party is preparing for a crucial weekend meeting that could help end the country's near 10-month political impasse by allowing the rival conservative Popular Party to form a minority government

An Iraqi-born cleric can be extradited to Italy, which suspects him of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria, a Norwegian court said Friday

Professors manning the picket line at 14 Pennsylvania state universities as strike reaches 3rd day

The European Union was scrambling Friday to salvage a massive free trade deal with Canada that was being held up by a small region in Belgium

Iraq's top Shiite cleric has called on forces taking part in the Mosul offensive to protect civilians as they fight their way toward the IS-held city

Britain's Conservative Party has retained the seat in Parliament vacated by the former prime minister, David Cameron, but with a sharply reduced majority

Typhoon Haima barreled into southern China on Friday after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people

A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages but apparently no widespread damage

Syrian government opens key corridor for rebels, civilians who want to leave eastern, rebel held districts of city of Aleppo

Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, usually setting for light ribbing, turns into exchange of campaign barbsdential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside

IS launches deadly attacks to divert attention from Mosul battle, targeting Iraqi city of Kirkuk, power plant nearby

South Africa to exit International Criminal Court; arresting leaders is 'forced regime change'

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

Police say a train has hit a truck at a road crossing in southwestern Germany, killing the truck driver

People across Britain have fallen silent to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a Welsh village, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst disasters

World stock markets drifted Friday as investors increasingly factored in a Fed rate hike soon, based on the brightening U.S. corporate and economic outlook.

British American Tobacco has offered to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion cash-and-stock deal.

Trump stepping back only slightly from refusal to he'd concede if he loses presidential election

A Cyprus police spokesman says a boat with 83 people aboard including 37 children has been towed to a harbor on the east Mediterranean island's northwestern coast

Swedish networks company says "negative industry trends have further accelerated" to explain a third-quarter loss of 233 million kroner ($26.3 million)

LEADING OFF: Day off in NLCS as Dodgers, Cubs prep for Game 6; "Wild Thing" warming up in bullpen as AL champion Indians await World Series opponent; Mariners, Nationals bring back entire coaching staffs

Some notable injuries are forcing many fantasy football players into extra maneuvering to construct the right lineup this week

Federal prosecutors are seeking a five-year sentence for a former California state senator who took bribes in exchange for supporting legislation

Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half and the Green Bay Packers beat the offensively challenged Chicago Bears 26-10 on Thursday night

Brett Rypien threw for 442 yards and three touchdowns as No. 14 Boise State overcame five turnovers to hold off BYU 28-27 Thursday night

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

A 55-foot statue of a nude woman in the San Francisco Bay Area is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation

Donald Trump more than doubled his campaign spending last month, burning through roughly $70 million as his standing in polls and among fellow Republicans dropped

An AP Fact Check finds that Donald Trump's refusal to say he'll accept the results of the upcoming presidential election until the voting is over is unlike Vice President Al Gore's 2000 challenge of the race

Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the presidential nominee's string of controversial claims

Police officers have demonstrated for a fourth straight night over a lack of equipment and rising violence against them

German automaker Daimler AG said Friday that stronger sales of its technology-loaded Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and SUVs helped third-quarter earnings swell by 13 percent

Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Game 5 of the NLCS

The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, arriving in Turkey, says he'll tell Turkish leaders that it's important to respect Iraqi sovereignty

A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bags

Lady Gaga has returned to the New York City bar where she performed years ago as an unsigned act to sing songs from her new album

US military: American dies from wounds sustained in bombing in northern Iraq

It sounds like a Halloween prank but Sacramento police say it was all too real

Evan Bayh says that his Indianapolis condo has long been his home, and that he has spent "lots and lots" of time there since deciding to run for his old Senate seat

The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the controversial May shooting death of Harambe, the zoo's 17-year-old gorilla

Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half and the Green Bay Packers beat the offensively challenged Chicago Bears 26-10 on Thursday night

After silence in exile, South Sudan rebel leader says he could return to nation next month

A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison under a plea deal after prosecutors say an Ohio thrift store worker found photos of him sexually assaulting a toddler that were in a tote bag he'd donated

Nneka Ogwumike's short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx for their first title in 14 years in the deciding game of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night

Yoga pants-wearing women plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town to protest a man who says the outfits look tacky and ridiculous.

A fifth day of testimony in former assistant football coach Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State is set to get underway in a courthouse near the university campus

Goodyear is officially welcoming the second airship in the fleet replacing its famous blimps

A pretrial hearing is set with jury selection to begin next week for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop

A second-grader says a substitute teacher in Ohio threatened to cut off students' heads and bury them if they misbehaved

Lawmakers investigating New Jersey Transit are expected to focus on the role modern safety technology could have played in preventing last month's deadly crash

The former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who prosecutors say sent the "time for some traffic problems" email that started the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is expected to testify in her own defense

Asia stock markets drifted Friday as oil prices slid

South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide

Donald Trump more than doubled his campaign spending last month, burning through roughly $70 million as his standing in polls and among fellow Republicans dropped

Saying that too much sugar is a serious health problem, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told the soft drink industry to stop using his name in ads fighting proposed soda taxes in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election _ if he wins

Federal officials say a new contract being used by vessel owners in Hawaii's longline commercial fishing fleet to address concerns about foreign fishing crews is not within their jurisdiction to enforce

Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer was knocked out in the second quarter Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers with a left arm injury

Vin Scully has returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time since ending his 67-year career behind the microphone

Josh Brown's future with the New York Giants and possibly the NFL is in jeopardy after police released journal entries and emails in which the place-kicker admitted that he repeatedly verbally and physically abused his former wife

Venezuela's electoral authority suspended a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday less than a week before it was set to start, throwing the opposition's key campaign to oust the socialist leader into further disarray

First lady Michelle Obama has emerged as perhaps the most effective Donald Trump critic in the Democrats' lineup, and she's done it without ever uttering two key words: Donald Trump

The deep-pocketed super PAC backing Hillary Clinton had its best fundraising month yet, just in time for the final stretch of the election

Southern California was slammed with the second day of a heat wave Thursday that raised the risk of wildfires and left many schoolchildren to sweat it out in aging classrooms

Actor Charlie Sheen has offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at this year's World Series as Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, the character he played in the movie "Major League."

France warned British Prime Minister Theresa May at her maiden European Union summit that she would face a tough, unyielding bloc if she sought too many concessions during the negotiations to leave the 28-nation EU.

A Democratic-aligned group at the center of an Indiana investigation into possible voter fraud says it is focused on registering black voters because the state had the nation's lowest overall turnout in the 2014 election

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum

Francisco Marquez speaks of his four-month incarceration in his native Venezuela after reuniting with his parents in Southern California

EU leaders pledged to keep all options open to respond to any atrocities committed by President Bashar Assad's regime and Russia in Syria but stop short of threatening to impose sanctions

Campaign reports show political donors have spent a record $458 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on statewide ballots in a single year

Fearing final rejection by a small Belgian region, leaders of the European Union warned early Friday that if a free trade deal with a close partner like Canada fails it could mean the end of such agreements with any other country

The NCAA is accusing Louisville of four serious violations and criticizing the conduct of coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players

U.N. experts investigating the double bombing of a funeral hall in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Oct. 8 are accusing the Saudi-led coalition of violating international humanitarian law by attacking civilians and later the wounded and medical personnel

A firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for evacuating a building just before a powerful gas explosion in a popular Portland, Oregon shopping district says he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast

A prosecutor says a man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner showed a single-minded focus in his efforts to meet the model and reality show star

Proceedings have ended for the day in the trial of a man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner, and a defense attorney is expected to begin his closing argument on Monday

U.S. election day cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner

Correction: Campaign 2016-Debate story

Linebacker Pernell McPhee is back for the Chicago Bears for their Thursday night game against the Green Bay Packers

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot dead in rural northern California was killed by a man listed in state records as a registered sex offender

A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween

It's been quite a year in Cleveland, where the Cavaliers won the NBA championship and the Indians made an unexpected run to the World Series

Correction: LeEco Makes Its Move story

The debate-stage statement has attracted little notice.

Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its stock on a trajectory toward its all-time high

A former Penn State head football coach has testified that Mike McQueary told him years before Jerry Sandusky's arrest that he had made a complaint about Sandusky to university administrators

The final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reaches 71.6 million viewers

Pennsylvania's state higher education system says it wasn't in any official contract talks with its union on the second day of strikes at 14 state universities, but says negotiators still were looking for a way forward

Turkey escalates an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery

President Barack Obama is defending his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats

The Dodgers have changed their lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs

The president touted his signature health care law in Miami while pushing for adjustments under a new administration.

Iraq's battle-hardened special forces encountered a familiar foe when they pushed into an Islamic State-held town east of Mosul _ armored trucks packed with explosives and driven by suicide bombers

The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin revealed Thursday

A federal appeals court in San Francisco says used car retailer CarMax must tell buyers in California the condition of individual vehicle components it inspects

A firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for evacuating a building before a powerful gas explosion a Portland, Oregon shopping district says the blast tossed him up to 20 feet