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  • ADB raises Asia growth forecast as global conditions improve

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Asian Development Bank is raising its growth forecast for Asia’s developing economies because global trade and conditions in the world’s biggest economies are improving more than expected. The Manila-based lender said Tuesday it now predicts the region’s economy will expand 5.9 percent this year and 5.8 percent in 2018. That’s […]
  • Thailand’s prime minister will meet with Trump next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The prime minister of Thailand will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House next week. The White House announced Monday night that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will be making the visit on October 3. The White House says in a statement that Trump looks forward to reaffirming the relationship […]
  • Pacific Fleet admiral to retire after word of no promotion

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy’s top commander in the Pacific says he’s retiring after being passed over for potential promotion to lead all U.S. forces in the region. U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift said in a statement Monday he’s been told he won’t be the Navy’s nominee to succeed Adm. Harry Harris at […]
  • Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem. The Cowboys and their owner did kneel, though not during the anthem. Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across […]
  • Police officer shot, wounded in suburban New York City

    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer has been shot and wounded in suburban New York City. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday in Yonkers. The Yonkers Police Department confirms there was an officer-involved shooting, but has declined to give any additional information. A dispatcher at the Yonkers Fire Department says the officer was […]
  • Lakers are happy with the hype surrounding rookie Lonzo Ball

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — He has a Facebook reality show and a family shoe brand. His dad talks big on ESPN. He was the No. 2 overall draft pick and expects to transform one of the NBA’s glamor franchises. Other than that, Lonzo Ball is an ordinary teenager. The 19-year-old guard comes with otherworldly […]
  • Passenger jet has emergency at California airport

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Smoke filled the cabin of an Allegiant Air jet after it landed at a California airport on Monday, forcing coughing passengers to cover their faces with shirts and firefighters to board the plane, authorities said. None of the 150 passengers or six crew members was injured when the plane from Las […]
  • Florida man crashes small homemade helicopter into house

    ODESSA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has crashed his homemade helicopter into a house. A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office news release says 51-year-old Bradley Bates called 911 Monday evening after his small aircraft came to a rest on the roof of a Tampa-area home. No one was home at the time of […]
  • Steelers tackle Villanueva: mix up led to anthem flap

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL. The massive left tackle and West Point graduate has no interest in becoming a symbol in […]
  • For Trump and the GOP, a bleak start for a high-stakes week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes week got off to a bad start Monday for President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP. A key defection appeared to sink their health care drive anew, while another disappointment threatened Tuesday as the candidate backed by Trump and McConnell struggled in the polls in an […]