NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. dotard."
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support — including the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany, which is set to become the most right-wing party in parliament for 60 years.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's judiciary overhaul as being a threat to the rule of law.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives with Swedish telecoms company Telia were charged on Friday with corruption involving contracts in Uzbekistan, Sweden's prosecution authority said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The location of three Confederate memorials standing on North Carolina's old Capitol grounds for over a century could depend on a panel of professors and historic preservation boosters asked by the governor to move the monuments to a Civil War battle site.
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of pro-independence supporters in Catalonia are protesting outside a courthouse to demand the release of regional government officials arrested in a crackdown by Spanish authorities over a planned secession referendum.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's political and military leaders are due to meet to consider possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum on independence.
HONG KONG (AP) — Most world stock markets fell Friday as investors turned cautious following new U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea and credit rating downgrades for China and Hong Kong.
TAUPO, New Zealand (AP) — Sitting on his campaign bus as it rattles through some of New Zealand's struggling smaller towns, Prime Minister Bill English says the meteoric rise of his young opponent, Jacinda Ardern, took the nation by surprise and made him question himself.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers — about 1,250 miles— capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit talks, proposing a two-year transition after Britain's formal departure from the European Union in 2019 to ensure there are no problems during the changeover.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore, a firebrand jurist who is close to snagging the state's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama, once called homosexuality an "inherent evil" and referred to ethnic groups as "reds" and "yellows" in a speech lamenting racial and political divisions in the country.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — They eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm's devastation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A fishing boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's coast in the Black Sea early Friday, killing at least four and leaving 20 others missing, the Turkish coast guard said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):
The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams to get going this season as the league gets up and rolling again.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to believe when it comes to the Republican health care bill?
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man faces life in prison at his sentencing Friday for killing his ex-wife and seven others in a shooting rampage at the hair salon where she worked.
MADRID (AP) — A man was arrested Friday for alleged links to the extremist cell in last month's attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16 people, Spain's Interior Ministry said.
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
There is a sense of impending mayhem going into this weekend of college football.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by U.S. President Donald Trump by calling him a "deranged" old man who will "pay dearly" for his insults.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The pressure was on and Javier Baez delivered for the Chicago Cubs.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, calling North Korea a case study of the failure to prevent rogue states from obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.
BEIJING (AP) — China's Finance Ministry on Friday criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor's rating agency's credit rating on Chinese government borrowing as a "wrong decision" and said it ignores the country's economic strength.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs (all times local):
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will make the Republican case for a federal tax code overhaul during a speech Friday in his home state of Indiana.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay walked into the postgame news conference and immediately asked, "Anyone have a beer?"
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Thursday to pay respects to fallen American soldiers.
BOSTON (AP) — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide.
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.
DETROIT (AP) — With a postseason berth tantalizingly close, the Minnesota Twins snapped out of their mini-slump in emphatic fashion.
HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets fell Friday as investors turned cautious following new U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea and a China credit rating downgrade.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee were injured Thursday in a car accident south of El Campo, Texas.
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images, made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, published in the past week.
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Standard & Poor's cutting credit ratings for China (all times local):
Today in History
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her.