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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.Abbas on Wednesday accused …
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance.Airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson says the accident happened late Tuesday morning in a …
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local):6:10 p.m.The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone.The brief video showing the Poseidon's test launch was released Wednesday shortly after …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations.Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned Wednesday's murder of Samir Flores Soberanes …
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India halted a key bus service with the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, cutting the only land route linking the divided Himalayan region, Pakistani and Indian officials said Wednesday.According to a Pakistani official, Shahid Mehmood, Indian authorities …
RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.That torrent is …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican holding a slim lead in the country's last undecided congressional election is expected to explain why he stuck with a North Carolina political operative with a shady track record that even the GOP candidate thought about protesting in the past.North …
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, security officials said.The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Hisham Barakat, the first …
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruth E. Carter may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on "Black Panther," but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheroes throughout her illustrious …
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl's physical attributes, including largest breasts or buttocks.The American Civil Liberties Union says an annual banquet has been held at Tremper …
LONDON (AP) — British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain.It also serves as yet another regulatory blow …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are wavering in early trading on Wall Street as investors sized up the latest company earnings reports.Garmin jumped 13 percent Wednesday after reporting better sales. Cadence Design Systems …
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — A 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort, police said Wednesday.The man was one of four injured people who were rescued after being swept …
NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak is modifying its Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, because of the impending winter storm.On Wednesday, Trains 647 and 651 will terminate in Philadelphia. Train 656 will originate in Philadelphia and Train 620 is canceled.Amtrak says …
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy.At a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, Putin says "ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it …
BERLIN (AP) — Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.The move is a sharp reversal for a company that has long championed the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and …
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):1:45 p.m.A European human rights group says nine Syrians have filed a criminal complaint in Sweden against senior officials in Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, …
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have charged a prominent philanthropist businessman and 15 other people with seeking to overthrow the government by allegedly supporting anti-government protests in 2013.Anadolu Agency reported Wednesday that the …
HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded supervisor of a New York City police detective killed by friendly fire last week is among the mourners attending his funeral.Newsday says NYPD Sgt. Matthew Gorman was brought by wheelchair to a Long Island church on Wednesday for the funeral of …

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