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Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota …

North Dakota

German intel agency: Russia is trying to destabilize Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday.<p>The warning was the bluntest public claim yet from Germany's BfV agency about Moscow's alleged campaign of …

Trump picks Scott Pruitt to head EPA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, his former campaign manager told reporters Wednesday.<p>"Attorney General Pruitt has great qualifications and a good record as the AG of Oklahoma, and there were a …

Clean Technology

Video shows struggle, then shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An unarmed black driver struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the motorist as he tried to get away in his pickup truck, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.<p>Driver Jerime Mitchell managed to get back inside the vehicle …

Cedar Rapids

Kiwi soldiers return from latest tour of duty in Iraq

When you pick up some bottles of Montana sav blanc, they're now made with grapes from Australia, not NZ.<p>Never afraid to think outside the square when …

New Zealand News

New Zealand boat accident: Seven dead, one missing after chartered trawler accident near Auckland

Seven people have died and another remains missing after a boating accident in New Zealand.<p>Police said a boat carrying 11 people got into trouble in …

13 detained in China over deadly construction collapse

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities detained 13 people over the collapse of scaffolding at a power plant construction site that killed 74 workers, as a preliminary investigation zeroed in on how the building company had rushed the job.<p>Most of the dead had been working on the interior concrete wall …

China

Trump slams recount push as 'a scam,' says election is over

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies.<p>The New York billionaire, …

Donald Trump

Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) — Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin.<p>Across a hushed capital, dozens of Cubans said they felt genuine …

Cuba

Dialing up deals: Black Friday online sales hit new high

Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said, driving online sales on Black Friday to a new high.<p>Consumers spent $3.34 billion shopping online on Friday, a 21.6 percent increase from the same day last year, according to …

eCommerce

Guns N' Roses Hint at 2017 Tour With Video Teaser

"The Machine Is Back at It in 2017," the band promises<p>Guns N' Roses fans had reason to be thankful this year as 2016 witnessed the previously …

Axl Rose

Miami's joyous Cubans hope for change with Castro's death

MIAMI (AP) — Wearing his "Bay of Pigs Veteran" shirt, 80-year-old Rafael Torre stood amid hundreds of Cuban-Americans celebrating the death of Fidel Castro and marveled that he remained in power for so long.<p>Cuban exiles such as Torre tried numerous ways to dislodge Castro after he took power in …

Cuba

Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so.<p>Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Presidential Suite: A Look Back at Obama’s Musical Milestones

Lin-Manuel Miranda

For smartphone-dependent world, Samsung troubles hit hard

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, you heard that right. Samsung is asking owners of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to do something crazy: "power down and stop using the device."<p>In an age when smartphones have become extensions of ourselves, the last thing we look at before falling asleep and the first thing we …

GOP Abandons Trump as Mike Pence Cancels Wisconsin Event

"I'd never withdraw," Trump says amid calls by Republicans to step down as nominee. "I've never withdrawn in my life"<p>The fallout from Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

Nancy O'Dell 'Saddened' by Donald Trump Lewd Comments

"I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better," 'Entertainment Tonight' co-host says<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Arianne Zucker, …

Donald Trump

Paul McCartney, Neil Young Deliver Powerful Sets at Desert Trip Night 2

Rock legends perform together onstage on second night of historic fest<p>Paul McCartney has learned a few important things about his fans, and there …

Kanye West

Taylor Swift to Headline Pre-Super Bowl Concert

Pop star signs massive advertising deal with AT&T<p>Taylor Swift will headline DirecTV's 12th annual pre-Super Bowl blowout, Super Saturday Night, …

Taylor Swift

'Deepwater Horizon,' 'Sully' and the Rise of Neo-Patriotic Blockbusters

From courageous military grunts to working-class saviors, our new American movie heroes don't wear capes – just blue collars<p>The new cowboy doesn't …

Deepwater Horizon

Killer Clown Scare Causes Student Frenzy at Penn State, Belmont University

Students respond to sightings with flash mobs, golf club patrols<p>America's "killer clown" epidemic caused students to panic after sighting rumors …

Penn State

Latest: LA mayor says video released for transparency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on fatal shootings by police in Los Angeles (all times local):<p>3:30 p.m.<p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a video showing an armed black man moments before he was shot dead by police was released for the sake of transparency.<p>Garcetti's statement Tuesday came hours …

Law Enforcement

After riff, Bill Clinton reaffirms health-care law support

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Bill Clinton tried to avoid muddling his message again as he campaigned for his wife in battleground Ohio a day after he described President Barack Obama's health care law and the resulting insurance markets as "the craziest thing in the world."<p>This time, Bill Clinton only …

Health Care

Google's new lineup of phones and gadgets: A quick glance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook by making a bigger push to build its own hardware.<p>Rick Osterloh, head of Google's new hardware group, said that in doing so, Google can take full advantage of capabilities it's designing with artificial intelligence and machine …

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Italy's earthquake damaged town

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to the site of the devastating August earthquake in central Italy, praying silently alone amid the rubble in the hardest-hit part of the devastated town of Amatrice.<p>The Vatican announced the pope's visit to the quake zone in central Italy shortly after his …

Opening Day of Oktoberfest: Pictures

Heavy Rain

London Fashion Week Opens: Pictures

England

These are some of the world’s most lethal waves

Some wave are downright ugly, some terrifying, some deadly and some just plain insane.<p>Here we take a look at the world’s most lethal waves. Be warned …

Big Night at the Emmys: Pictures

Jimmy Kimmel