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Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died

A man suspected in the slayings of two of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has visited Amatrice, a town devastated in the earthquake that hit central Italy this week and the place with the highest death toll

After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression Saturday in his first game as a graduate transfer at California

Bangladesh police have killed 3 suspected militants, including an alleged mastermind of a major terror attack last month in which 20 people were killed

Italian authorities say the death toll in an Italian earthquake has risen to 284 people after three more bodies were recovered overnight from the rubble of Amatrice, the hilltop town that bore the brunt of the devastation

Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to go with an earlier solo shot, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Friday night in the series opener between NL division leaders

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries

The government is telling The Associated Press it won't finish before Election Day releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Las Vegas to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state of Nevada

Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series

Wilmer Flores launched a grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and even Bartolo Colon had two helpful hits while pitching the New York Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night

NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children

A spokeswoman for the Kentucky-based congregation where one of two murdered Mississippi nuns will be buried has expressed thanks to those working to solve the case

Turns out, Syndergaard is awfully fast on the racetrack, too

Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the killing of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi

A judge has ruled that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico

Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation

The UN Security Council is strongly condemning four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity

North Korea has expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test

The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed

The U.S. Marine Corps' new commander for the Pacific said Friday he aims to advance his predecessor's work helping allies and partners develop their skills storming beaches and moving forces ashore

The U.S. Marine Corps' incoming commander for the Pacific says he needs to carry on his predecessor's momentum on helping allies and partners develop their amphibious skills

An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, says Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico

A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said

The ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO says he made anti-Semitic remarks when the couple was trying to get their daughters into a private school

The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" has filed a motion seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent

LEADING OFF: Orioles check Jones' hamstring, Mets see about Matz's shoulder, Tigers try for 6th straight win

The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed

The government is telling The Associated Press it won't finish before Election Day releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."

Organizers say the Oregon State Fair is the first state fair in the nation to allow living marijuana plants to go on public display

The New York Jets saluted the U.S. military by helping throw a green-and-white flag football game in Afghanistan

A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners

Federal prosecutors have charged dozens of Southern California postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes _ including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail

The oldest floating post office in the United States has run aground in New Hampshire

Alaska's largest city is nearing completion of a public art installation aimed at raising awareness of the grizzly and black bears that live nearby

The family of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was brutally murdered says the support and prayers of the community are helping them cope with the tragedy

Facebook is taking new steps to reduce the role of human judgment in its "Trending Topics" feature, which drew controversy earlier this year over claims the service was suppressing conservative views

A federal judge won't immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs

Alex Bowman has never finished in the top 10 in 72 starts at the Sprint Cup level, so this week's chance to race for Hendrick Motorsports in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s place gives him a rare opportunity to compete under the spotlight

Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge

Patrick Reed starts fast and hangs on for a 68 and a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

Floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded out of chest-deep waters earlier this month

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told entering Harvard Law School students on Friday that they shouldn't expect a predictable career path because life can take surprising turns

President Evo Morales and his political opponents trade recriminations over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a rural highway

Officials say a computer breach in a vendor's system that processes online sales of hunting and fishing licenses in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state exposed several million records containing buyers' personal information

A display of living pot plants is on display at the Oregon State Fair and organizers say it marks a first for any state fair in the nation

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries

Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith and stood up to her captors despite being tortured, raped and verbally abused

A Colorado mother enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell heard a scream and splash as her 2-year-old son slipped off their houseboat and into the water

Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska

A federal appeals court has revived a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who purchases the company's products and resells them in Canada at a store designed to mimic a real Trader Joe's

Biden, other officials announce government making $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along busy Northeast corridor

A new report says Texas allowed the drilling of oil and natural gas injection wells in some areas near drinking water sources starting more than three decades ago

The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire

American teen CiCi Bellis is back in the main draw at the U.S. Open

Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video

Correction: Climate Change-American Pika story

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish

Dozens of insurgents and their families begin evacuating a suburb of the Syrian capital Friday as part of a deal with government forces that ends a four-year siege and aerial campaign that left the area in ruins

Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake

The city-state's collaboration with a U.S. startup is ahead of initiatives by Uber and other companies.

The slayings of two nuns have plunged a poor, rural community in Mississippi into mourning and left a gaping hole in the health care system

Stocks end mostly lower, giving up earlier gains after Fed Chair Yellen said the case for raising interest rates has strengthened

Turkish officials and the state-run news agency say Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people

An Indianapolis man mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery says he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot

A small plane slammed into a home near a western Indiana airport, injuring two people on the aircraft

The U.S. wants to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can drive on the nation's highways

Jordan Spieth was no match for the National Spelling Bee co-champion _ with spelling and, ultimately, with putting

Authorities say three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed are back in California and in the custody of child welfare workers after being found safe in New Mexico

Rescue workers acknowledge they might not find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake as they confront a new obstacle to their recovery work: a powerful aftershock that damaged two key access bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to isolate it

Italian authorities say the death toll in central Italy's devastating earthquake has risen to 281

New rhetoric doesn't erase prior missteps or change his temperament.

Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better."

The Bush administration official best known for his support of the Iraq War could remind some voters why they are skeptical of Clinton’s hawkish tendencies.

Clashes this week between navy vessels demonstrate the continued strife between Tehran and Washington.

Again and again, Donald Trump has shown flexibility when it comes to his positions _ reversing his stances in the face of criticism and in front of different audiences

A judge whose six-month jail sentence of a former Stanford swimmer for sexual assault touched off a national debate over campus rape took himself off criminal cases _ but efforts to remove him from the bench are still moving forward

U.S. News breaks down the week's most notable economic updates.

Those involved took part in a balancing act between remembrance and recreating an economically vibrant downtown.

The government told all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus

The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the court ruling suspending a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach town doesn't put an end to what he says is a fundamental debate

A Pennsylvania woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb has been found guilty of third-degree murder

Convenience is the driving force behind these e-health encounters, experts say.

Yemen's rebel-run news agency says airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition have killed 11 civilians and wounded others in the northern city of Saada

U.S. health officials are reporting the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease

The White House says President Barack Obama will quadruple in size a marine national monument created by President George W. Bush a decade ago

Most of the victims of this week's earthquake were Italians, but foreigners were also among the dead: one Spaniard, eight Romanians as well as three British citizens who were killed in this devastated hamlet near hard-hit Amatrice

A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit and due to be married in three weeks has been charged in a bloody crossbow attack that left three people dead in a Toronto suburb

The ruling could serve as precedent nationwide, but many leaders are vowing to fight for its defense.

5 years after Storm Irene, family of missing teenager holds out hope for information

The United Nations says a small team from the U.N. and the Red Cross are going to a suburb of Damascus which is being evacuated "to meet with all parties and identify the key issues for the civilians."