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Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah

Former first lady Michelle Obama officially starts her national and international tour to promote her new book, 'Becoming,' by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls

Republican who lost US House race seeks to impound ballots

Japan's economy shrank in July-September as trade falls

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

Asian leaders push toward pacts on South China Sea, trade

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

PG&E sued over massive Northern California wildfire

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Democrat Harder ousts California GOP US Rep. Denham

Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club

Fake utility workers steal from PA man, police say

Cambodia accuses 11 pregnant women of breaking surrogacy law

'Game of Thrones' returning in April 2019 for final season

Warriors suspend fiery Green 1 game for detrimental conduct

Florida man dressed as Fred Flintstone pulled over for speeding in footmobile

To be perfectly clear, the traffic stop was clearly staged and all in good fun. Deputy H. Echevarria even posed for photos with Swartz during the mock arrest.

White man gets 4-10 years in prison for shooting at lost black boy who knocked on his door

Jeff Zeigler fired at 16-year-old Brennan Walker after he had knocked at his door looking for directions.

Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but experts say older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play

Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden's 3rd tier

Woman ‘pushed, punched, and choked’ McDonald’s employee over ketchup, police say

Sheriff: California wildfire’s death toll rises to 48

Players: Emotions will run high when Casey makes his return

Whitaker abandoned taxpayer-funded project in Iowa in 2016

Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000

A handwritten letter written by Albert Einstein warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis rose to power has been sold for nearly $40,000

Dems: Latino turnout up 174 percent over '14 in early voting

The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout numbers

Stung by election losses, House GOP weighs leadership choice

Stung by election losses, House GOP weighs leadership choice amid frustration and finger-pointing

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement

Winner of Mega Millions’ record $1.5 billion jackpot still hasn’t claimed prize

The winner must still come forward to claim the prize. And they do not have forever to do so.

Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

Trump's national security adviser says people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates the Saudi crown prince in his death

The Latest: Suspect in fatal Kansas hoax call pleads guilty

A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led S to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game

Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing pregnant wife and children was coerced, his mother says

Chris Watts, a Colorado man who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two children, was forced to take a plea deal, his mother said.

Trump right and wrong on 'French' wine tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleging the movie mogul raped her and then hurt her career

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold steady in CFP

The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week

Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

Christie's has sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond

Jimmy Butler ready to 'grind' and work hard in Philly

With his eye on a title, Jimmy Butler is ready to 'grind' and work hard in Philadelphia

Family fights for woman who ‘gives everyone a reason to smile’ after cosmetic surgery in Mexico gone wrong

Laura Avila was someone who bubbled with life, according to her sister, before a complication from her surgery in Mexico threatened her life.

Premier: Romania ready for EU presidency amid EU criticism

Romania's prime minister dismisses suggestions that the country is not prepared to take over the rotating presidency of the European Union next year

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Pilots say Boeing didn't tell them about features of a new flight-control system that reportedly is part of investigation into deadly crash

Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

All in for Democrats this fall, Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline for himself on 2020

Oakland's Melvin, Atlanta's Snitker voted top managers

Oakland's Bob Melvin was voted Manager of the Year for the third time, winning the American League honor, and Atlanta's Brian Snitker won the National League award

Bruins' goaltender Rask back at practice after 3-day leave

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice after taking three-day leave of absence to attend to family matter

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official

Disney World bans man who waved pro-Trump signs while on ride

Cini displayed a Trump 2020 sign on Splash Mountain and a Keep America Great sign on Expedition Everest last week, leading to him being banned from all Walt Disney World properties.

Melania Trump calls for firing of White House adviser

First lady Melania Trump is calling for a top national security official to be fired.

Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

Authorities say an air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift last week in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has quit

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

Trump's EPA aims to revamp truck pollution rules, saying technology will protect air quality

Trump picks replacement for Kavanaugh's appeals court seat

President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field

The NFL has moved the Los Angeles Rams' Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Nation's leading e-cigarette maker halts store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids

Dave Chappelle photobombs engagement photo shoot

Tommy Saunders and Emily Eldridge were doing their engagement photo shoot outside a brewery in Yellow Springs, OH, near where Chappelle lives.

US sanctions 4 Hezbollah operatives over action in Iraq

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on four operatives linked to the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah over its actions in Iraq

Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption

Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever _ $200 million

US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

Federal government records $100.5 billion October deficit, up sharply from year ago

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

Attorneys for North Dakota's Health Department say the agency didn't improperly discount its own concerns about a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered a drug that might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks against the United States

Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

Authorities say Macedonia will seek the arrest with an international warrant of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption

Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in the deadly wildfire blazing California, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her book tour at Chicago's United Center, home of the Bulls and Blackhawks

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign $14.4 million franchise tender, will sit out all of 2018

More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it

Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

Brooklyn Nets say Caris LeVert won't need surgery for what appeared to be severe foot injury and could return this season

Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell

The late Chris Cornell will be honored with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 that will feature members of his former bands along with Metallica and the Foo Fighters

US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia

More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season with torn ACL

Maryland woes continue: QB Hill lost for season with torn ACL, Pigrome to start vs No. 9 Ohio State on Saturday

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ancient city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek sack of Troy

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs

At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

Ethiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm

German Playboy regrets misquoting Morricone in interview

The German edition of Playboy magazine says a freelance reporter may have misquoted Ennio Morricone in an interview published in its latest edition, in which the legendary Italian film composer appears to blast director Quentin Tarantino

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer.

Trump eyeing staffing shakeup in Cabinet and at White House

President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

A Roman Catholic bishop at a meeting of his U.S. colleagues has suggested a nonbinding vote to convey a sense of their aspirations regarding anti-abuse efforts

Serena Williams’ GQ Woman of the Year cover draws backlash from fans

The tennis great adds to her accolades, but trouble follows.

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in family's slaying

Ohio authorities arrest a family of four in the gruesome slaying of eight members of another family, say custody dispute could have played a role

Bilas: College basketball players will one day be paid

College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he's not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the NBA's developmental league

Chick-fil-A will expand delivery nationwide, partnering with DoorDash

More than 1,100 of the chicken giant's locations will offer delivery through DoorDash.

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez speaks at Pelosi's office protest

Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has joined about 200 climate-change activists as they stage a protest at the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Girl’s last chemo treatment to fall on 6th birthday

A 5-year-old battling brain cancer has a birthday coming up and her family is hoping to make her day extra special with help from the community.