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MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj.Some 2 million pilgrims packed shoulder to shoulder early Monday for an emotional day of repentance and …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.More than 90 percent of economists surveyed by the National Association …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Poland's president met with Australian leaders Monday on a visit focused on security and trade.President Andrzej Duda met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten at Parliament House before laying a wreath at the Australian War …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of U.S. business economists finds concern about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies. Many say they worry that his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.More than 90 percent of economists surveyed by the …
TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner, leaving Urban with second- and third-degree burns and wounding seven others.Nearly two …
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.The changes start to …
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an accident early in a race at PoconoIndyCar said the Canadian sustained a pulmonary contusion Sunday and will undergo an MRI and probable surgery at …
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down …
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.A shallow magnitude 6.9 …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War.The weeklong event at North Korea's Diamond …
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation.The Chicago Tribune reports that police say 15-year-old Steve Rosenthal fled Friday when officers …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday abandoned plans to legislate to limit greenhouse gas emissions to head off a revolt by conservative lawmakers.Malcolm Turnbull on Monday conceded that he could not get legislation through the House of Representatives where his …
MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.Hoping to open up a side of North Korea rarely seen by outsiders, a New Zealander who has extensive experience climbing the mountains of North …
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road.Protecting the highway through the park is officials' priority, with firefighters installing hoses and sprinklers to prevent …
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):8 a.m.A strong earthquake Sunday on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed at least two people.National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted …
For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children brought him to the conclusion that he can no longer justify giving.Brice Sokolowski helps small Catholic nonprofits and churches …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A group of South Koreans has traveled to border ahead of reunions with relatives in North after being separated by war.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his first televised speech in office that Pakistan is in the worst economic condition it has seen and pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.A day after he was sworn in, Khan promised reforms across …
BOSTON (AP) — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over.USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under …

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