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Momentum means everything at the Ryder Cup

Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country

The body of Israel's ninth President Shimon President is lying in state in the plaza of the Knesset, Israel's parliament

Gov. Jerry Brown says he'll approve a program to automatically enroll as many as 7 million Californians in retirement savings accounts to better prepare for retirement

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin are laying wreaths on the casket of Shimon Peres in the plaza of Israel's parliament, the Knesset

A man linked to the slayings of at least four women in Ohio is described by those who know him as a charmer with a dark side

A printing plant north of Paris is reopening for the first time since it was damaged during a deadly standoff between police and two brothers who gunned down cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper

An expert panel commissioned by Japan's capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken

A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skips his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed

The Boston Red Sox won the AL East, clinching the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead in the ninth inning of a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills

Jay Bruce hit his 32nd home run and James Loney also homered, and the Mets helped their NL wild-card chances by beating grieving Miami 5-2

Authorities say a teenager killed his father at his home before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher

A large painting from one of Willem de Kooning's most productive periods is going on the auction block in the fall

South Korea's military says a North Korean soldier has crossed the border between rivals to defect to the South

U.N. officials say the Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills

Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in California's Santa Cruz Mountains

A sailor at Pearl Harbor earlier this month didn't salute as the national anthem played, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem

The University of Missouri has temporarily suspended a fraternity over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year

Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut

LEADING OFF: Ortiz plays last game at Yankee Stadium, AL and NL wild-card chases hit home stretch, Nats hope for Harper's return, Urias gets one more start for Dodgers

At least 32 people are missing after two landslides struck villages in southeastern China following a typhoon

Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the enduring soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," has died at 93

Authorities say the grandparents of a teenager suspected of opening fire outside an elementary school in South Carolina found their son dead after receiving a call from the teen

President Barack Obama says he hopes the national anthem protests spark a conversation and that participants recognize the pain felt by people on both sides of issue

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus

Braves 1B baseman Freddie Freeman extends his hitting streak to 30 games, longest in the majors this season

Relatives of Jesse Owens and the 17 other African-Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics will be welcomed to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday _ an honor Owens and others didn't receive after they returned home 80 years ago

One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague

Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of embracing any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton

The national fight over sugar-loaded soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay

Dez Bryant has a slight hairline fracture in a bone in his right knee, though Dallas coach Jason Garrett says the receiver might not miss a game

President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags on federal property to be flown at half-staff in the memory of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed

Federal investigators have identified a person of interest as they hunt a driver who took an illegal joyride on a fragile, dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park, leaving 10 miles of swerving tire tracks

Sidney Crosby has been surrounded by the best hockey players on the planet at the World Cup of Hockey, and still seems as if he is in a class by himself

Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight

The Chicago Cubs have announced a five-year contract extension with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908

Union members are calling on customers to boycott Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with Las Vegas hotel workers

Plans that would widen concourses at New York City's Penn Station, raise ceiling heights and create a light-filled waiting area across the street have been greeted by commuters with cautious approval

Minnesota authorities have given prosecutors the results of their investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black man who was killed during a traffic stop

Jordan Zimmermann is set to pitch Friday night for the playoff-chasing Detroit Tigers in what would be his first start in nearly three weeks

Pete Rose is asking the Baseball Hall of Fame to alter its rules to allow him to become eligible to be elected

The man killed in a weekend shooting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Las Vegas was a naturalized U.S. citizen from the country of Georgia, where he served in the military and learned not to back away from conflict, a lifelong friend said Wednesday

Nebraska coach Mike Riley says he expects Michael Rose-Ivey to represent himself well when he meets with Gov. Pete Ricketts

New research has found that a Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands

A young man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather

Congress has approved legislation outlining a federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault

OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago.

The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and related charges

Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions of dollars in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses in place than he had in the last grilling

California's treasurer says he's suspending some of the state's business with Wells Fargo amid allegations bank employees opened millions of accounts without customers' permission

Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark

Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been brought to military mortuary in Delaware in an effort to try to determine whether they belong to militia members of a Tennessee regiment known as "The Bloody First."

They are demanding an increase in funding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research from $7 million to $250 million.

The House has approved an election-year plan to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system

HP Inc. has apologized to customers for a software update that made some of its printers stop working with ink cartridges from outside suppliers, even if the printers had accepted the same cartridges in the past

Liverpool owner John Henry says fan protests against ticket prices are causing the club to reassess plans to further redevelop Anfield

Serial celebrity accoster Vitalii Sediuk has struck again, this time at Paris Fashion Week, targeting Kim Kardashian's derriere as she was entering the L'Avenue restaurant

The U.S. Supreme Court has again been asked to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of the way it treats existing brain injuries versus future ones

The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died

Actor and activist George Takei is donating a trove of art and artifacts from his life and career to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

A medical examiner says an exit button inside a walk-in freezer in an Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out

With stakes at the Ryder Cup so high, players are under plenty of pressure

Overwhelmingly rejecting President Barack Obama's veto power, Congress has forced into law contentious legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon says that an Islamic State rocket that hit a military base used by hundreds of U.S. troops in northern Iraq did not contain any sulfur chemical agent, as initially feared

President Barack Obama says Congress' vote overturning his veto of Sept. 11 legislation was "a mistake" and "basically a political vote."

Tim Tebow made a powerful first impression for the New York Mets instructional league

J.J. Watt is out until at least December and possibly for the season with an injured back, leaving the Houston Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL's best defensive player

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes a rate hike will be appropriate before the end of this year

FBI Director James Comey is again defending the integrity of the now-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state

New designer debuts from powerhouses Lanvin and Saint Laurent _ and popstar Rihanna's first Paris catwalk show for Fenty Puma _ marked the start of Spring-Summer 2017 shows in the City of Light

It's a sprawling West Texas congressional district plenty big enough for the Republican who represents it and the Democratic former congressman looking to unseat him

DJ Khaled, the hip-hop producer and artist, radio personality, and Snapchat favorite has a deal with Crown Archetype for "The Keys," to be published Nov. 22

A group that combats Anti-Semitism denounced what began as an innocent internet cartoon.

The former bridge authority official testifying in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial says he told Republican Gov. Chris Christie's senior aides about the political revenge plot at a time Christie has said he was still largely in the dark

U.N. officials say the Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days

Phil Mickelson criticized another past Ryder Cup captain in explaining why he thinks this American team will be prepared to play its best

Trump has room to improve and that's bad news for Clinton.

The Bureau of Land Management has changed the signage on a trailhead located in a southern Utah canyon with a controversial name, taking a stance on the naming debate

A Trump adviser on Wednesday said his own views of the economy don't line up with the GOP nominee's.

Illinois regulators have suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gives patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka

Despite arm-twisting and vocal opposition from nuclear powers like the United States, six non-nuclear countries urged the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday to work toward a "legally-binding" accord to ban nuclear weapons

Tony Stewart has grown weary of the difficulties in overcoming what he says is an unfavorable rules package and tire combination

FBI Director James Comey says there have been additional "attempted intrusions" in voter registration databases beyond what was previously known, and that the agency is looking "very, very hard" at Russian hackers who may try to disrupt the U.S. election

Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using iPhones, iPads and Apple software in the workplace


Michelle Obama told a diverse, young and boisterous crowd in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and asserted America "needs an adult in the White House."

Cosi, the restaurant chain known for its flatbread sandwiches, says it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is seeking to sell itself to its lenders

"Saturday Night Live" has made a YUGE decision: It has chosen Alec Baldwin to impersonate GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump when "SNL" returns Saturday for its 42nd season

Shimon Peres, a young aide to Israel's founders in 1948, witnessed and shaped the country's history

Israel is mourning the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government begins preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries

Her plan to tax the wealthy is smart policy, despite the apoplectic cries from the business press.

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor

A court in Alabama must decide whether Chief Justice Roy Moore violated ethics by defying the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that gays have the right to marry in every U.S. state

Frisky, four-pawed cat-thletes take to a tiny football field for taping of Kitten Bowl IV

A senior U.S. official says pockets within the Myanmar military may still be cooperating with North Korea although the new civilian government and the military leadership oppose such ties

Video shows that a deer that was hit by an SUV in New Jersey wasn't going down without a fight